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I Want to Work at BavAuto! Bavarian Autosport is Hiring

Oct 1 14

Dear fellow BMW enthusiasts,

Ever thought about how much fun it would be to make a living from your passion for BMWs? At Bavarian Autosport, we do it every day. Want to join us? We’re hiring! Here’s the pitch…

Bavarian Autosport is a leader in internet, catalog, and showroom sales of parts and accessories for BMW and MINI automobiles. We have an opening in our call center for an incoming customer Advisor.

Experience in retail (any field), wholesale or dealer parts sales, plus in-depth auto-hobby experience preferred. Basic automotive knowledge is required. Applicants must possess strong communication skills, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be computer literate and committed to customer satisfaction. This is a full-time in-house position with benefits and excellent earnings potential in a friendly environment. Some evenings and Saturdays required.

Please note: relocation expenses are not covered.

If interested, please forward your resume to Ian Nersesian (e-mail address: IanN at BavAuto.com).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Happy motoring,

Bavarian Otto

BMW and MINI DIY Videos – How to Change Under Car Fluids

Sep 29 14

While all of us know the importance of regular engine oil changes – and the penalties of neglecting this common maintenance task – there are at least two, and up to four, other important fluid changes that we tend to ignore. Perhaps the most neglected maintenance tasks on many vehicles, including our BMWs and MINIs, are the regular changing of the fluids in the under-car gearbox assemblies.  This includes the transmission (trans-axle on MINIs), rear differential (all current BMWs and 4wd MINIs), transfer-case (4wd models) and front differential (4wd models).

Like engine oil, the fluids in your BMWs or MINI’s transmission, differential(s) and transfer case perform two elemental tasks. They not only lubricate and prevent wear to the parts that are moving against each other, they also help cool the assembly by removing heat from the metal parts and transferring it to the case. Air moving over the outside of the read more…

BMW and MINI DIY Video – How to Change 4wd Transfer Case Fluid – Undercar Fluid Changes

Sep 29 14

While all of us know the importance of regular engine oil changes – and the penalties of neglecting this common maintenance task – there are at least two, and up to four, other important fluid changes that we tend to ignore. Perhaps the most neglected maintenance tasks on many vehicles, including our BMWs and MINIs, are the regular changing of the fluids in the under-car gearbox assemblies.  This includes the transmission (trans-axle on MINIs), rear differential (all current BMWs and 4wd MINIs), transfer-case (4wd models) and front differential (4wd models).

This DIY (Do It Yourself) How-To video shows how to change the fluid in a typical 4WD BMW or MINI transfer case.  See our other “Under Car Fluid Changes” videos for; front differential, manual transmission, automatic transmission, rear differential, MINI transaxle and standard under-car oil change.

The transfer-case, for four wheel drive models, is similar to the manual transmissions and differentials.  It typically has a fill and a drain plug.  As with the rear differentials, some models only have a fill plug and require special steps for fluid evacuation, which is shown in the DIY video for changing the REAR differential fluid.

Like the front differentials, most transfer cases contain read more…