How to access your BMW ConnectedDrive Store Houston Texas
BMw just released the connected drive store in the iDrive system! BMW is the first manufacturer that allows you access to a virtual store through the car directly.
With the connected drive store, you will be able to access:
-Your BMW assist information
-Ability to renew your services
-Abil...Read more »
Demonstration of BMW Park Assistant on a BMW i3 Houston Texas
The age of the self driving car will be upon us very soon! A great example of this is the ability of a car to park itself. By checking the box for parking assistant (a $500 option), you give your BMW the ability to self parallel park.
Once the feature is turned on, it will look for a sp...Read more »
How to check the weather on your BMW iDrive system #Houston
There are a lot of cool tricks that the iDrive system in your BMW can do. One of them is show you what the current weather is like where you are (and surrounding areas).
There are a few steps involved:
1) Make sure your map is showing at least 10 miles up;
2) Make sure you have the weather ...Read more »
BMW ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist Security update #Houston
BMW is releasing an update to all BMWs that are equipped with BMW assist. It will effect all BMWs that have been produced from March 2010-December 2014.
This update will increase the security of the data that is transmitted from your car to BMW. This update will NOT require you to go to...Read more »
Information on the BMW My Remote App #Houston
This post highlights some information on the BMW My Remote App. This free app that is available for both iPhone and Android devices called the my remote app.
The app lets you do a few things:
-remotely lock and unlock your car from the phone;
-Flash your headlights;
-honk your horn;
-Find...Read more »
How to check when service is due on your BMW #Houston
Did you know that there are 2 different ways to tell when service is due on your BMW? Most people know to check the iDrive system, but you can also just look at the dash for the first 5 seconds when you turn on your BMW. It will show on there when the next service is due, in both time an...Read more »
Opening and closing your door to cool off your interior?
I have been sharing some experiments to demonstrate just how much hotter (or not) a color can have on the effect of interior temperature. With this post, I have a video I created that shows you a way you can cool off your car dramatically!
All you have to do is open you passenger side window ...Read more »
How to check the tire pressure in your BMW using the iDrive
We will soon be coming to that time of year when the 1st cold fronts come in the area. That means that your tire pressure monitors will be going off soon! Did you know that you can keep track of your tire pressure just by going to the right menu in the BMW iDrive system? While the ...Read more »
How to access the owners manual in the BMW iDrive #Houston
Many people are unaware that they have a built in owners manual in the BMW iDrive system! It is a custom one and is based on only the options that are on your specific BMW. The manual features built in video and pictures in those instances you don't know the name of what you are look...Read more »
How to adjust the height of the tailgate opening on your BMW
Did you know that there is a way that you can adjust how high (or low) your tailgate opens on your BMW?
Available on the X3, X5, X6, 3GT, 4GT, and 5GT models, it allows you to determine just how to adjust the opening for the tailgate when you want it open. This is great for people that are co...Read more »
BMW run flat tires are great #Houston
I have a real life story about BMW run flat tires that I would like to share. A couple years ago, my wife was driving my 2011 550i from the University of Houston to Katy, Texas where we live. As she was leaving the university, she hit the side of the curb hard and immediately the tire sensor o...Read more »
How to Maintain the BMW frozen paint #Houston
How to maintain the BMW frozen paint?” a client of mine recently asked. I have sold a few BMWs with this paint finish, but he was the first one that wanted official information on how to maintain the frozen paint.
The BMW Frozen paint goes through the exact process as other paints when applie...Read more »
How to use your BMW Programmable Memory Buttons Houston
Do you know how to program the BMW memory buttons? I created a video that shows you exactly how to do it.
The memory buttons are the 8 presets that are available on the dash when you have the iDrive system. Most of the time, people just use them to preset their radio stations. How...Read more »
Is your phone compatible with your BMW?
With the influx of new phones coming to the market, a good question to ask yourself is, “Is my phone compatible with my BMW?” On occasion, I have seen this be a deciding factor as to if somebody would purchase a BMW vs. another vehicle.
Syncing the phone up is a very easy process....Read more »
How upcoming changes to Google Maps will effect BMW #MyInfo
Google will be releasing an updated version of their Google Maps in the near future. Some of the changes in the new interface will effect how people will be able to send navigation information to your BMW.
In the current version, there are some steps involved to get the information sent to yo...Read more »
How to send directions from Google Maps to your #BMW
ne of the most common features that clients ask me about is how to send directions from Google Maps to your car. I created a video that shows the exactly how to do this!
Using Google Maps to send information to your car is a great feature that can come in handy. Imagine these 2 scenario...Read more »
How to program homelink in your #BMW
Did you know how to program homelink in your BMW? Your car might have a built in garage door opener called Homelink. It consists of 3 buttons clustered together typically located by your rear view mirror or by the interior lights on the ceiling of your car. These buttons can be programme...Read more »