Get Smart and Best Choice About Car Seats

Recent recalls of infant inclined sleepers have some parents worried that babies falling asleep in car seats   might be dangerous, too. Our experts explain  MORE THAN 5 MILLION infant inclined sleepers, including the Fisher Price Rock ’n Play Sleeper, were recalled last spring after a Consumer Reports investigation linked them to dozens of deaths. Consumer … Read more Get Smart and Best Choice About Car Seats

How to Safely Kill and Clean Coronavirus in Your Car

Washing hand and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces are two of the best ways to defend against spreading the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As COVID-19 spreads, you’ve probably already learned the proper technique for washing your hands and heard about which household cleaners can destroy the coronavirus. You … Read more How to Safely Kill and Clean Coronavirus in Your Car

Troubleshooting BMW N45, N55 and M57N Engine Problems

We explore N45, N55 and M57N engine problems, plus rusty subframes on relatively modern BMWs. BMW Engine N45 Timing Chain I heard of a problem recently that I hadn’t encountered before – a 2006 BMW 116i with the N45 non-Valvetronic engine that ran like a pig after timing chain replacement. The garage had done everything … Read more Troubleshooting BMW N45, N55 and M57N Engine Problems

Troubleshooting Engine BMW E36/5 1994-2000

It’s now 20 years since the final first generation E36 Compact came down the production lines but it remains one of BMW’s most successful gambles – it could so easily have flopped in the market place but in essence it took the place of the old two-door four-cylinder E30, opening up the special BMW experience … Read more Troubleshooting Engine BMW E36/5 1994-2000

Troubleshooting Electric Windows of BMW E36

There cannot be many E36 owners who haven’t suffered the disheartening ‘clunk’ of an electric window runner letting go, the glass dropping down at an angle andthe resulting drive home with the glass half open – if you’re lucky you can manhandle the window shut but you still have to fix it. This repair is … Read more Troubleshooting Electric Windows of BMW E36