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Prepping for The Vintage

 Prepping for The Vintage

Happy Friday!  Welcome to the blog!  Today we're taking a look at one very special vintage bimmer that's in the shop, as well as one that will be traveling (by trailer) to North Carolina for The Vintage!   Let's start with the former, shall we?  She's a 1957 BMW Isetta 300 sliding window cabrio.  Doesn't she immediately bring a smile to your face?  She's been through a cosmetic restoration and some light mechanical work over the years.  While she's here at the shop, we are diagnosing and repairing an intermittent no-start issue caused by a failing Dynastart and a leaking carburetor.  We are also re-routing some control cables.  The passenger window will be adjusted so it slides easily.  Turn signals will be checked for proper working order, along with a small list of other miscellaneous adjustments to be made.  It's the month of May, which only means one thing...ok, it means a few thi ... read more

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BMW

Keep, Sell, or Trade - What Makes the Most Sense?

Keep, Sell, or Trade - What Makes the Most Sense?

This is a tricky subject, as there are a lot of opinions and a surprising amount of emotions involved in making this decision. Your car is one of your single largest investments (using the term loosely), and most of us must have at least one. If you are a “car guy/gal”, then it can be even more difficult. My goal in writing this is to share my perspective on the economics of auto ownership. I maintain and fix cars for a living, so of course, I want you to keep your car and let us take great care of it! At the same time though, as a company, we want you to make decisions based on your best interest. Number one, no one likes to pay a mechanic to maintain or repair their car. Sometimes maintenance, although less expensive than repair, is worse because you don’t even “feel” the difference. At least when something is broken and you fix it, you notice what was done!   So here’s the scenario: You have a car and it needs something. We’ll get ... read more

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Fastimes Indoor Karting with Hoosier BMW + Remington's First Driving Experience!

Fastimes Indoor Karting with Hoosier BMW + Remington's First Driving Experience!

With track events coming up this Spring, it's a fun time to hop in a go kart for some practice!  This past weekend Hoosier BMW club members joined us for the 5th annual Fastimes Indoor Karting Challenge!  Each driver participated in at least (3) 8-10 minutes races, with the top drivers advancing to a run-off and a feature race.  Now 8-10 minutes of track time may not sound like much, but having driven go karts here myself before, I can tell you it is both a mental and physical challenge!  After heated races, several participants enjoyed a tasty lunch at Scotty's Brewhouse, while sharing their experiences on the track that day as well as in years past.   While drivers were encouraged to wear "driving gloves", gardening gloves with rubber grips would do the job as well.   Some drivers captured their efforts with a GoPro camera mounted on their helme ... read more

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HoosierBMW

How To Prepare for A Spring Road Trip

How To Prepare for A Spring Road Trip

Happy Friday!  We're back this week with a little something different than the norm!  Spring is just around the corner, and I thought it may be helpful to share some tips on preparing for a road trip!  There's nothing quite like driving on the open road with blue skies and blossoming trees in sight!  Bonus points for being able to drive with the windows down and sunroof open!   Whether we're planning a road trip to Chicago or Cincinnati, there are several things that I keep in mind.  1. Packing.  Let it be known that I'm somewhat over an Over-Packer.  Not quite "everything but the kitchen sink," but almost!  I like to be prepared!  Especially with two kiddos in tow!  I know that not all of these items may need to be on your list, but just in case, I typically pack the following items:  Sunglasses, snacks (fresh fruit, Kind Bars, pretzels, bottled water, etc.), favorite toys (stuffed animals, bl ... read more

We're at Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo!

We're at Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo!

Happy Friday!  It's the first Friday of March, which means that Spring is most certainly on its way!  At least, we hope so!  I stopped by the shop earlier this week to catch some of the action, because the RMW crew were gearing up to travel to Kansas City for Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo.  We believe in continuing education in order to provide excellent service to our clients.  Normal business hours will resume on Monday, March 5th.  Thank you for your patience during this important training experience! Let's begin with the deep black pearl 2012 Audi Q7!  She's in for the 85,000 mile maintenance, as well as the addition of BG Fuel System Cleaner in the fuel tank. A bi-annual service was on the list for the schwarz II 2004 BMW 330xi:  Diagnosis of a check engine light brought the black sapphire metallic 2003 330i in to the shop.  Vacuum leaks were found, leading to replacement of the air intake boots.  In addition ... read more

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BMW

Audi, BMW, and Mercedes in the Mix!

Audi, BMW, and Mercedes in the Mix!

Happy Friday!  We've got a short and sweet post for you this week, so let's get straight to the good stuff! This ibis white 2012 Audi Q5 came in for an annual service:  Diagnosis of a check engine light was in order for the ibis white 2011 Audi A4: Next up, the 2009 Mercedes ML350 in iridium silver metallic.  She came in for diagnosis of a check engine light and to have the thermostat replaced.  Repair of a turbo boost issue, walnut shell blasting, replacement of ignition coils, replacement of a worn transmission mount, replacement of a cracked front brake hose with a brake fluid flush, replacement of a leaking valve cover gasket, and repair of an exhaust leak were on the list for the sleek alpinweiss III 2009 BMW 335xi. Here is a 2010 BMW 535i in spacegrau metallic that came in for diagnosis of a check engine light.  This resulted in replacing the fuel tank vent valve.  The headlights are being reconditioned, a bi-annual service is being ... read more

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BMW

More than BMW...Mercedes (and Audi, VW, Mini, Porsche) too!

More than BMW...Mercedes (and Audi, VW, Mini, Porsche) too!

Happy February, friends!  Welcome back to the blog! It’s Groundhog’s Day...do you predict more winter weather? Regardless of the weather, we’ve got you and your vehicles covered!  Schedule your next appointment by calling 317.773.0074 or schedule online at your convenience! Click here!  Let’s get right down to business! First up, the lava gray pearl 2014 Audi Q5 cane in for an alignment.  We have featured this Euro-model Mercedes here in the blog (read about it here and here). Progress is underway!    This white 2007 Mercedes ML350 came in for analysis of transmission performance.    This Mercedes, a pewter metal ... read more

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BMW

In the Mix: Mercedes, Audi, VW, BMW

In the Mix: Mercedes, Audi, VW, BMW

Happy Friday!  We’re back this week with a quick look at a mix of vehicles in the shop this week!  It’s been a cold, icy, and snowy week here in Noblesville with temperatures rising to the 50s this weekend!  That’s the crazy Midwestern weather we’re accustomed to here! Enough about the weather, let’s see some cars! We’ll kick things off with this classic white 1984 Mercedes 280SL, which you may recall seeing on the blog before.  She’s a Euro model that was not available here in the States.  She’s having her cylinder head rebuilt as a result of failed valve guides.  In addition to that, she’s getting new front brake hoses and a brake fluid flush, along with a power steering fluid change and new odometer gears.  She’s got 59,000 miles on the clock.   Inspection for fluid leaks and d ... read more

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BMW

2017 Recap: Thank you for a fantastic year!

2017 Recap: Thank you for a fantastic year!

Happy New Year!  We hope that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with family and friends!  From all of us at Reggie's Motorworks, we'd like to wish you a fantastic 2018!  Cheers!   This week we'll be taking a look at 2017!  What a great year it has been!  We've welcomed awesome technicians, we've upgraded some technology and equipment allowing us to serve you better, we've participated in continuing education around the country, we've hosted fun events, we've attended fun events, we've made new friends, we've worked on amazing vehicles, and we can't wait to see what the New Year holds!  Thank you to all who support us!  It's an honor to serve you! And we'd be nothing without each member of our crew!  A huge thank you to Nick Howard, Nick Sartor, Travis, David, Shane, Brandon, and Andy for all of your hard work, day in and day out!  We couldn't ask for a better team!  ... read more

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BMW

From Reggie's Motorworks to You...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From Reggie's Motorworks to You...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Happy Friday! Welcome back to the last blog post for 2017! From all of us at Reggie’s Motorworks, we would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Please note that we will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.    A warm thank you to everyone who donated to Toys For Tots this season!  Everything was picked up early this week and will be distributed to so many boys and girls for Christmas!      Let’s take a look at some of the happenings around the shop this week! We’ll kick things off with the titansilber 2003 BMW 745Li. She received a new battery and had it registered. Also on the list for this bimmer: new hood release cables, latches, and locks; new lower radiator hose; new coolant; bi-annual service; new front brake hoses and a brake fluid flush; new front control arms and new front strut assemblies; new rear control arms; an alignment; new engine air filter and new cabin air filter; ne ... read more

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BMW