BMW Car Servicing Specialists
Car-nect is a family business established in 1994, and recently became part of the Bosch Service Network. Bosch supply most of the parts used in BMW cars, so you can be assured that replacement parts we fit are of the highest quality.
Find out about our fixed price Bosch servicing packages or contact us to arrange your BMW service now.
Service Interval Indicator (SII): the system monitors the mileage of the vehicle and time since the last service and indicates when a service is due by displaying dashboard icons: https://www.bmw-service.co.uk/service_icons
Inspection I: intermediate service
Inspection II: major service
Condition Based Servicing (CBS): service schedules are based upon driving conditions and is a cost saving feature. This system is used on current models. The CBS icon will illuminate when a service is due.
BMW recommend that the microfilter/pollen filter is renewed at every service, even though the icon may not be displayed on the dash.
Diagnostic: we can interact with your vehicle via the digital communication system for all ECUS (Lin Bus) since we have full diagnostic coverage.
Brake fluid should be renewed every two years.
Air conditioning should be serviced every two years as odours can build up in the system and it also needs cleansing and checking that it is working effectively. Also, the gas dissipates over time and requires topping up.
"My cars have been serviced and looked after by Car-Nect for nearly twenty years. The longevity of this association speaks of a well run business that is trustworthy, will give honest advice, exemplary workmanship in a very friendly atmosphere. Well done Chris, Clare and the team."
Joye Sessions, Canvey Island, Essex
"We have been using Carnect for over 16 years and would not take our cars anywhere else. You will always receive an honest, professional and friendly service, together with excellent quality and value for money."
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Please refer to your Service Record book to check the relevant service intervals recommended for your vehicle by the manufacturer or alternatively give us a call if you would like some friendly assistance.
Common Faults with BMW Cars
N47 engine on Series 1, 3 and 5 (models 2007-2009) can suffer with engine failure due to snapped timing chain.
5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series, M Series & Z Series (1999-2004) are all prone to ABS module faults.
1 Series (E87) & 3 Series (E90 & E91): prone to ABS, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and ACS common faults. The ABS module causes the DSC and ACS lights to come on with the fault recorded in brake management ECU of “hydraulic pressure sensor internal fault” (5E20). Remedy: the brake management module requires replacement.
1 Series & 3 Series showing a Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) warning light (triangle with an exclamation mark inside): common fault with the DSC control unit.
3 Series diesel (2005-2010) suffer with intermittent power loss. Remedy: replace turbo actuator.
3 Series 320TD (E46): non-starter fault and engine management indicator light does not perform the self-test function upon start up, ie illuminate briefly and then extinguish. This is a common fault with the engine management control unit (ECU).
X5 3.0 diesel: non-starter fault: the engine management system does not communicate/respond during a diagnostic test. Remedy: engine management ECU requires replacement.
E36 Convertible: when renewing the car battery ensure that the new battery is a vibration resistant battery as on this model the battery and it’s carrier tray act as vibration dampers.
1 Series (2006): common fault is that the climate control is in-operative: often the climate control unit requires replacement.
BMW diesel models: idle surging and stalling but diagnostic shows no faults recorded: possible electronic diesel control (EDC) pump fault.
Convertible Roof Faults : Usually easily rectified.
We have extensive knowledge of servicing & fault diagnosis of all BMW cars.
Call Carnect on: 01268 777778
Mon-Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm, (Late night opening Thursday until 8pm) Saturday & Sunday Closed.
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Car-Nect is a Bosch Network Car Service garage located in Rayleigh, Essex between Basildon and Southend on Sea.