Once again, BMW affirms that beauty is in the details. While their head-turning X5 was a popular midsize-luxury Sport Utility Vehicle when it first hit the market, BMW designers were inspired to (try to) improve perfection. They accomplished that seemingly-impossible feat with both their 2019 BMW X6 and X7 SUVs.
Dear Business Owners, Residents, Visitors to, and BMW/Mini Cooper Owners throughout Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, and Santa Monica,
As BMW and Mini Cooper repair specialists and the owners of The HAUS – the Los Angeles area’s most uniquely-run and integrity-based independently-owned BMW and Mini Cooper repair shop, we wanted to take a moment this holiday season to thank you.
While you’re out and about holiday shopping this month, if you simply visit these three shops first, you’ll find the perfect present for everyone on your list and can enjoy the rest of the day doing what you love to do most — driving your BMW or MINI Cooper!
Although California will never be the same as it once was before the two wildfires simultaneously surged through different ends of the state – raging against acres, homes, structures, wildlife, and people – hope springs eternal. Californians are resilient, compassionate people of action. As quickly as the fires rushed through the land — destroying everything in their path, Californians rushed to provide aid during the devastation. Since the upheaval of thousands of lives directly and indirectly affected by these wildfires, fellow Californians continue to show their steadfast optimism and faith that they can and will rebuild, renew, and restore. Here are some of the many ways we can continue to help the families, businesses, homes, and rescuers affected by these fires:
As the owner of a BMW, running errands or venturing out of the community where you live or work for a night out or to visit family and friends never seems to feel like an inconvenience or a hassle, but rather — a welcomed opportunity and another excuse to be behind the steering wheel of your beloved vehicle. As much as you love to drive your BMW, however, sometimes everything you need is right there in front of you – or just around the corner. Such is the case for BMW owners living and working in and around Culver City – where favorite shops and services are just a few minutes away.
While the owners, staff, and team of Vintage BMW service technicians at The HAUS naturally love all-things-BMW-related, we do have some dream BMWs in our hearts of which we are particularly fond. Here are 4 of them:
Just because we don’t live in Cleveland from where our new L.A. Lakers player LeBron James hailed doesn’t mean we don’t experience some colder days and nights here in Los Angeles during the winter months. And for those who love to do a mini road trip up north to Big Bear Resort, Mammoth Mountain, or Lake Tahoe for winter ski adventures, colder temperatures are expected — and welcomed. Colder driving conditions – even a small decline in the temperature – can negatively impact a vehicle that has been performing just fine all summer long. To ensure your BMW or MINI Cooper is still running at peak performance this upcoming season, here are some winterization tips and tune-ups:
With a handful of thoughtfully-chosen changes and much-needed improvements made for this season, the 34th annual, FREE, and all-ages cool concert series held at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier is booked and ready to launch in September.
It’s no surprise that San Fernando Valley’s Sherman Oaks neighborhood attracts visitors from all around. What the residents and workers in the area experience firsthand about their beautiful town, inspires others to come back again and again. Near the 405 and 101 freeway interchange, Sherman Oaks is home to many one-of-a-kind destinations that make it worth the drive, regardless of your starting point.
Like any vehicle, the BMW also occasionally has its own issues. Here’s a look at two of them:
Variable Nockenwellen Steuerung (VANOS) Noise
Also referred to in America as the variable valve timing system, the VANOS is known to be the cause of the annoying engine rattle noises that so many BMW owners have experienced. Let’s face it, you can only drive so long with the speakers blasting to block out the sound of marbles rolling around in a tin can! VANOS modifies the position of the camshafts and is the source of the engine’s rattling noise when you’re driving at higher RPMs. While almost unnoticeable initially, with more wear to the VANOS, the noise gets louder (and more annoying)!