Category Archives: Vehicle Owner Education

Edmunds Reports Summer 2020 Increase in Used Car Prices Bucks Historic Seasonal Trends

Edmunds Reports Summer 2020 Increase in Used Car Prices Bucks Historic Seasonal Trends

Since we don’t sell cars here at Pacific Motorsports, and only pay occasional attention to this market, we found the following rather surprising. Data collected by the online car buying guide Edmunds reports that used car prices of all types of vehicles increased last month. They called it, “an unprecedented historical shift in the used vehicle market, where listing prices typically decrease during this time period due to depreciation.” Factors driving this change include increased consumer financial responsibility (keeping debt levels low) and decreased new car availability due to Covid-19 related production shutdowns. As always, Pacific Motorsports is here to safely service your BMW or MINI, so that you may enjoy that which you already own, and avoid this unique and abnormally high market. We respectfully remind everyone to wear a mask when visiting our facility. Thank you.  

Interior Vehicle Water Leaks - Diagnosing & Repairing

Interior Vehicle Water Leaks - Diagnosing & Repairing

Interior Vehicle Water Leaks - Diagnosing & Repairing One of the vehicle issues that only come up when the problem is present is interior vehicle leaks, as they do not telegraph their impending arrival. Preventive maintenance is therefore seldom in the picture, this is usually a reactive repair. There’s nothing to fix if everything is dry, after all. Water, penetrating through the bodywork, finds its way wherever it wants, and it's relentless; think the Grand Canyon, or any recent hurricane or flood. Unlike a squeaking belt or brakes, simple diagnosis and replacement of obviously broken or worn parts are unlikely to immediately follow. Properly determining the source(s) of all the leaks can be challenging. Active ongoing diagnosis can sometimes take a few hours, and, in the case of trunk leaks, possibly include a person with a flashlight inside looking while the car is being constantly showered. Modern cars are rolling computer networks, with electronic modules s ... read more

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