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Get the right battery in the right place – your car’s life depends on it

Written by maryp posted on Monday, March 9th, 2009

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Your modern BMW battery needs special care when being replaced. Once again, we are hearing of electrical units such as NAV systems being completely destroyed by improper procedures during battery replacement and/or “jumping”.

Depending upon the year and model, there are technically specific and timed sequenced procedures that MUST be followed, to avoid damage! So, to be on the safe side, make sure that your battery is replaced, (not only with the specific/correct battery), but also using the procedures as specified by BMW. In hearing from new clients and others in our field, we know that this is a problem for tow drivers, body shops or mechanical shops who do not have the experience, the knowledge, and the technical information from BMW to handle these situations.

We are suggesting that in the event you need to call a tow truck, at any mention of battery, you may not want to have it replaced right then and there. We are strongly suggesting that it is the time to tow to an experienced and qualified BMW specialty shop. When it comes to your late model BMW, it is not a quick “in and out” battery swap. Forgettaboutit!

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