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BMW Fibre Optic system repairs and idrive faults

Lakeside garage carries out repairs and software updates to the fibre optic entertainment system on your BMW. These repairs are normally only carried out by the dealer. We can save you time and money. Common problems are bluetooth not working…

IMI Master Technician Status

Lakeside Garage now have an IMI (The Institute of the Motor Industry) Master Technician. Our company Director, Jay Wheatley, has now joined the top 3% of the technicians in the country and gained this coveted qualification. However it does…

Regular maintenance, do or don't?

Is failing to care for your car is a false economy ……..?     Our cars are not dissimilar to how we have come to rely on our devices. Take either of them away from us for any period of time and it is like having an arm removed…

Diagnostics de-mystified

When you go to a garage, are you paying for a Diagnostic assessment or merely a  fault code reading? There is a big difference! There appears to be some confusion around what a diagnostic check actually means from garage to garage. A proper…
Air Filter change

What do you know about the Air Filter in your Vehicle?

This is an image we have taken here at the garage to show the contrast between a dirty Air Filter  on the right and a new one. The Air Filter was supposedly changed only a year ago. It is possible that it was changed and that extensive…
Garage Tech Spot

Why you cannot afford not to have the oil in your car changed regularly!

Interesting information regarding the consequences of not changing the oil in your car regularly.  The photo you can see here shows an oil filter that has not been changed according to the vehicle’s schedule. It has totally disintegrated!…

Lakeside Garage While you wait service

Lakeside Garage has launched it's improved "While you wait service". With it's comfortable waiting area, Free tea and coffee and free WiFi Access. All of our appointments are prebooked at specific times to ensure that the car is started immediately…