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How About Spring Car Care Inspections?

Spring offers a chance to do many things the cold weather of winter prevents. And, sometimes, the winter weather causes troubles that carry into spring. A car's tires, for example, may suffer dry rot. Road salt may lead to corrosion on brakes and other metal. Getting the tires, brakes, and more inspected once springtime hits become advisable. So does performing other care steps.

A thorough washing, one that also hits the undercarriage and waxes the exterior, should be a priority. 

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Is It Time For A Wheel Alignment?

When a car gets knocked out of alignment, something that can happen easily, the vehicle won't drive perfectly straight. That's a problem worth correcting since out-of-alignment wheels present hazards. Also, poor alignment adds to tire wear. So, don't delay on the fix.

A wheel alignment isn't difficult work to perform, but it does rely on a skilled technician. Basically, the job involves returning the current alignment back to the manufacturer's specs. The process involves a three-step approach. Three angles, the caster, camber, and toe receive adjustments after being measured.

 

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BMW Service & Maintenance Is Unlike Any Other

BMW owners are a select group. The cars they own are built with superior mechanical construction and furnished with the most innovative features smart technology has to offer.

When you bring your BMW to an authorized service center, care for your vehicle will be handled by BMW-trained technicians only. The parts that need to be replaced will only be replaced with BMW parts. The tires are also BMW approved and are designed to be a perfect match to your particular vehicle. BMW's maintenance service programs---the comprehensive BMW Ultimate 

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What Do Lines, Hoses, and Belts Do?

The working parts of a car include several belts and hoses. Both are spoken about interchangeably, but they serve different purposes. Hose and belts, however, require proper maintenance to remain operational and safe. Replace such parts when necessary.

Belts and pulleys support engine parts and allow them to operate. The timing belt, for example, makes sure the engine pistons and valves run in sync. Depending on the car, if a timing belt snaps, the engine may end up totaled. Other belts run the water pump, alternator, and additional engine parts.

Radiator hoses carry coolant fluid. 

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Knowing Your Tire Type can Help to Reduce Damaging Tire Wear

Our BMW service technicians and our other employees enjoy spending time helping our customers operate their vehicles safely. One key to safe vehicle operation involves vehicle owners keeping a close eye on the tread wear patterns of their tires. While tire tread wear is inevitable, drivers can use this situation to their benefit by simply rotating their tires regularly.

Basically, tire rotation involves moving each individual tire to a different position on regular schedules.  

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Signs of a Bad Ignition

When you attempt to start your car, it may not turn over like you want it to. Often, people put this down to the car having a bad battery. However, there is a possibility that the car is having an issue with the ignition. There are some signs that you will notice when the ignition is going bad.

If you hear a bad grinding sound when you attempt to start your vehicle, that is one of the main signs of starter failure. This grinding noise is similar to when someone attempts to start a car when it is already running…

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Ultimate BMW Service for Parts, Maintenance and Accessories

One of the best features you are going to find out about the BMW brand as a whole is that you have a wide variety of options. Therefore, when you visit BMW of Chattanooga, you will be able to find something that brings out your own personality in the BMW brand. However, it still has the BMW signature on the brand.

For service packages such as the Ultimate Care packages, you will not only make sure that your vehicle is repaired with only BMW parts but will also experience thorough maintenance care at a competitive price that will leave you…

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Brake Pads Act as an Outside Force

Brakes are an important piece of safety equipment on the car. After a well-rested and highly-skilled driver, which all Americans believe they are, they are on the front lines. Without brake pads, brakes cannot stop. It is the pad that applies the force to stop.

Brakes work on a simple friction principle. Anyone who remembers the Laws of Motion remembers that an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. By applying brake pressure, the user applies outside force to bring the car to a complete stop. 

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How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Driving in the Winter

We at BMW of Chattanooga have a great list of things that you may need to check on your car prior to winter driving. While you are thinking about it, start getting ready for winter by checking the items on the list and creating a winter survival kit for your car.

Fluids are an important part of safe winter driving. Checking them while it is warm out is a good reason to start winter driving preparations early! Have your battery, tires, tire pressure, windshield wipers and heater checked to make sure they are in good working condition.  

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Learn How Oil Functions In Your Vehicle

There are many things that can affect how your vehicle performs over time. Because of how it keeps vital parts lubricated and working properly, your vehicle's motor oil is among these. Educating yourself about motor oil will help you use it to maintain your vehicle's health and performance level.

The viscosity of motor oil is a keep point to understand. Viscosity measures resistance to flow in oil. Lower viscosity oil flows more freely and faster than higher viscosity oil does. 

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