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Why Changing Your BMW Battery Should Be Done At Brown Motor Works

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Why Changing Your BMW Battery Should Be Done At Brown Motor Works

Spring is here, and April is National Vehicle Maintenance Month. Most of us have gotten through spring cleaning and preparing for the warmer months ahead. One thing that could be easily missed, especially if you own a BMW, is checking the status of your car battery.


Now, why is a car battery so important? Your car's battery is extremely important as it powers your car's electrical systems, including powering up your car and turning on all your lights. It is crucial you get your car's batteries checked during spring because your car's battery may have drained faster than usual if you live in a colder climate. 


There is a pretty common thought around car batteries; that is, you can do it on your own. That might be true for most car owners, but for BMW owners, you should seriously consider going to car mechanics that specialize in BMWs. We highly recommend going to BMW mechanics because your car battery has to be "registered" or matched to the onboard ECU for proper operation and battery longevity. 

What Do Brown Motor Works Mechanics Do?

By coming to us for a BMW battery replacement, you can rest assured that our expert mechanics know what to do when replacing your car battery. Our mechanics will program and register your new battery in your BMW by doing an ECU matching test. This ECU matching test will ensure that the new battery is recognized as a new battery and runs the alternator accordingly. When we successfully match your car's battery, it will let the car know the age and mileage of the battery, which can also boost the fuel economy in your BMW!


Now that you know why you should let our experts replace your BMW's car battery, you might be asking yourself if your specific BMW model needs battery registration. Luckily, it is a straightforward question to answer! BMW models from 2002 and newer are equipped with what BMW calls Intelligent Battery Sensors and require battery registration.


Here at Brown Motor Works, we understand it is hard to keep track of everything your car needs. We highly encourage you to give our friendly staff a call or stop in whenever you have any doubts about your car battery. Brown Motor Works Northeast is located at 520 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC 29229, but you can also schedule an appointment online. And don't forget to Like us on Facebook for news and updates. We specialize in BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mini Coopers, so you can feel confident your vehicle is in good hands with our highly skilled technicians.


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