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Best Mechanics in Bellingham

Best Mechanics in Bellingham

Christopher is one of the best auto mechanics in Bellingham. Master Auto Tech is happy to welcome Christopher Wise. Christopher is a master mechanic with extensive background in Volvo and US made vehicles. This is quite a claim. How can you say such a thing? I guess the real question is what makes a good mechanic? A good mechanic loves what he does. A good mechanic is methodical and has a mind for the technical spacial aspects of the trade. You can always tell the really good technician/mechanic by the deliberate attitude. Another way to put it in the word of ancient eastern wisdom; wisdom is evidenced by the conspicuous absence of desperate activity. The best mechanics are never frazzled or if they are never show it. Mechanic or technician? A technician is a person employed to look after technical equipment or do practical work in a laboratory. A mechanic a person who repairs and maintains mach ... read more

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BMW Auto Repair

Check your car for safety recalls.

Check your car for safety recalls.

Let Master Auto Tech check your car for safety recalls. There are a number of safety related recalls in the news. I know you would like to think; my Mercedes, BMW or even Toyota would never have a factory recall. But all these manufacture have open recalls right now. Some are safety related. Toyota has a fire hazard recall so does Mercedes. Their is an Air Bag recall where the air bag instead of protecting the passenger can actually harm the occupant with it’s explosive device. A recall happens when an auto manufacturer discovers they have made a mistake. Some times the car maker recalls their cars to avoid potential law suits, sometimes the government forces them to bring a number of their vehicles back for inspection or repair. Some times the factory recalls cars just because it is the right thing to do. At Master Auto Tech we will check your vehicle by it’s identification numbe ... read more

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BMW Auto Repair

Brake Service Basics

Brake Service Basics

Replacing brake fluid when due is a brake service basic. Modern Brake are the most powerful system on your vehicle even if your car has a high performance engine like the one in the picture. It is one system we do not want to fail. When you push on your brake peddle ten pounds of pressure can equate to around 500 pounds of force at the actual brake. This creates friction and the brakes job is to remove or dissipate the heat which is generated. Notice the cars brake disks are glowing red. There is a lot of heat there. For the brakes to stop the car, the brake rotors must dissipate heat and the hydraulic fluid which multiplies the force of your foot on the peddle, must not boil. When it does you experience that uncomfortable feeling we call brake fade. You press harder and harder but the car just does not slow down. Thats why the Department of Transportation is very strict about brake fluid ratings. A Department of Transportation (DOT) fluid rated at 4, (DOT 4) boils at ar ... read more

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BMW Auto Repair

BMW Bellingham

BMW Bellingham

Dateline BMW Bellingham. Did you know that even changing the battery in your BMW requires the vehicle to be reprogrammed? To get the most out of a battery replacement the new battery must be “registered.” If this is not done battery life will be diminished as the charging system will charge the battery as if it was an old battery. Your Modern BMW is that smart. Over time as your cars battery gets weaker the alternator is told by the battery control unit to charge the older weaker battery differently that it did when the battery was new. So if you can’t even change the battery without the special computer how much more do you need the correct tool to properly diagnose and repair the engine management system. BMW Auto Repairs & Maintenance at Master Auto Tech in ... read more

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BMW Auto Repair
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