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Efficient Brake Lines Bolster Confidence on the Road

When a braking system has strong brake lines, the process of stopping a car won't be a hassle. If you maintain these lines by visiting a mechanic once you detect minor performance problems, you'll avoid many fender benders on the road.

A braking system needs hydraulic fluid in order to generate pressure. When enough pressure builds up in the brake lines, a vehicle can effectively slow down and stop. If air accesses the lines, the hydraulic fluid won't manage braking functions properly. 

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Grinding, Whining, and Smoke: Signs of Ignition Problems

Have you ever heard that whining or grinding noise when you try to start your vehicle? If you have, then you know that a dead battery isn't the only reason that your car sometimes won't start. Sometimes it's your ignition. If you've ever seen or smelled smoke from your vehicle and found out it was the starter, then you know that this problem can't be ignored. But what are the reasons that a starter might fail?

If you hear a grinding noise, it's likely that the starter is not engaging properly or is worn…

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Gaskets Protect Vital Auto Hardware

Gasoline is a very important resource for a vehicle because it powers the engine. As this fluid is distributed though an engine, the substance shouldn't spill. If gas leaks on other automotive hardware around an engine, the chemicals will react when the temperature underneath the hood heats up.

Gaskets help automotive engineers protect key hardware that supports an engine. Because gaskets are strategically measured and coated with a commercial-grade coating, they're able to prevent leaks that can occur around engine components. 

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Understand the Role of Your Thermostat

Your car's thermostat is a key player in your cooling system. It is a small part tucked deep inside the motor, and it is responsible for controlling the flow of coolant from the engine to the radiator. As such, your thermostat needs to make careful measurements of coolant temperature, only allowing radiator fluid to flow to the radiator when it is hot enough.

The thermostat also has a lot to do with your interior heating system, and if you notice a loss of heat during cold months, the thermostat may be the culprit. 

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Synthetic Oil: What is it?

Synthetic oil is commonly used during oil changes because of vehicle-specific recommendations. It is more refined than conventional oil, and is produced in a lab to ensure that there are additional chemical ingredients to help with performance. This type of oil will work in high and low temperatures and also help to keep the engine cleaner at all times.

At BMW of Chattanooga, we're here to help you and your vehicle. We use various synthetic oils to ensure you have what's needed to enhance the performance of your engine. 

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Windshield Wiper Fluid Can Keep You Safe

Our staff at BMW of Chattanooga wants to ask you: When was the last time that you checked the level of your windshield washer fluid? If you are unsure, then you are running the risk of being without it when you may need it most.

No one can forecast when environmental factors may deposit material on your windshield which will make the windshield hard to see through. Not having any windshield washer fluid will prevent you from being able to simply engage the system to rid your windshield of the debris. 

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Choose Tires Like an Expert

Buying tires doesn't have to make you feel tired and zapped of energy. That's because knowledge is power. You don't have to feel overwhelmed by all of the tire choices that are accessible to you here in Chattanooga, TN. You simply have to take the time to learn about them.

Some people prefer all-season tires that are perfect for all seasons, true to their naming. There are people, too, who prefer winter tires. These tires are pretty self-explanatory and can be highly dependable in times of severe and extreme weather conditions. 

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Monitor Your Tire Tread for Increased Safety

Tires and their condition are a considered a major part of safety with personal vehicles. Tires can reach dangerous conditions before owners even realize that the damage is done and their safety is compromised. Sometimes it's too late and accidents happen. These unfortunate accidents can be easily prevented with frequent checking of your tire tread by an auto service center, like BMW of Chattanooga.

Tire tread is a large part of tire safety. Tread is the component that keeps your tires gripping the road while you drive. Tread allows drivers to make turns and take curvy roads safely. 

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Does Kitty Litter Really Add Traction to Winter Driveways?

Here in Chattanooga, we don’t routinely get snow-covered driveways in the winter. Ice is a bigger threat each winter. However, if you add traction to your driveway during the next freeze or you plan to travel up North to a colder climate for the holidays, you’ll want to be prepared. Does kitty litter really add traction to driveways in the winter? Explore with the BMW of Chattanooga team!

Clay is the central ingredient in kitty litter, if not virtually the only primary ingredient found in most types in the United States. 

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