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Don't Worry About a Blown Tire

If your BMW tires ever puncture, rupture or fail for any reason, it may be possible to have them replaced at no charge. Replacement OEM and other tires that were installed on Feb. 1, 2018 or later generally qualify for such coverage. It is usually good for one year after the date on which they were installed.

To take advantage of this program, simply take the tire to a BMW tire center with your receipt and VIN number. The tire may be inspected to ensure that it is damaged beyond repair and that it is covered under the tire coverage…

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Now's the Time to Get the Carpool in Order

To help your household run smoothly, you can consider setting up a carpool so that you can spend less time in the car, away from what you really want to be doing. Successful carpools can go a long way in reducing the toll taken on parents and their vehicles.

After you've found a few parents to join forces with, set up a schedule. One driver could take a day, a week at a time, or even just one morning. The miles can really add up, so the littlest bit of help is still useful. Once the parents are squared…

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Spring has arrived. Here's what that means for your car

Your car is one of your most important assets, so make sure you take proper care of it during each season of the year. When it comes to spring, you have an incredible chance to have proper maintenance performed on your car.

Do you have regular oil changes? These are one of the most important things you can do to maintain your car's engine and interior. In addition to an oil change, your spring maintenance routine should also include tightening of hoses and belts, a tire rotation, and an air filter change. These services will work together to ensure…

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How to Safely Drive Your Car in the Rain


The following safety guide brought to you by BMW of Rochester Hills will help you to drive better in the rain.

Make sure to turn on the headlights as soon as you put on the windshield wipers. This is now a law in many states, designed to allow other drivers to see your vehicle as visibility drops.

Add two more seconds to the distance between cars by simply slowing down. This allows everyone more reaction time on the roads. Oil patches on the road are most slippery as the rain starts, so it is a good practice to slow down…
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Extend The Life Of Your Tires With Regular Rotations

Tires perform a very critical function on your vehicle. As a result of this, they are also going to see some of the most severe wear and tear. This is due to a combination of the heat that they experience over rough terrain as well as supporting the weight of the car, truck, or SUV. Tires are not cheap to replace, either. So naturally, everyone wants to get the most out of them that they can.

The good news is that if you just take care of them, they will last longer. One of the most important things that you…

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Powertrain or Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: What's Better?

Buying a car is an exciting experience. You get to test drive your favorites, pick out the color you like, and drive home in a new vehicle. However, when you sit down with the sales manager, you want to make sure that your car is protected by a warranty. There are a number of warranties out there, and they are not all created equal.

A powertrain warranty covers the engine and transmission, which are the core components to making your vehicle run. This is best for used vehicles. Typically, a powertrain warranty runs up to 60,000 miles or 10…

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

Your brake pedal should give you a feeling of confidence that it’s going to be able to stop and hold your vehicle. If the opposite is true, perhaps the pedal feels soft, then it’s time to have it checked. There could be a number of reasons for the pedal to lose firmness.

You may have a small leak in the lines. The lines are constructed of steel and can corrode and rust over time. When there’s a block, or the lines are leaking, there isn’t enough pressure available to force the caliper to press the pads…

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Simple Steps for Testing Your Car Battery's Power Level

One way to be prevent being stranded roadside with a dead battery is to check the amount of charge your battery still has, either in a simple do-it-yourself procedure or stopping by BMW of Rochester Hills service department in Shelby Township for a complimentary battery test.

For testing your battery's charge, you need an analog or digital voltmeter that will provide an accurate reading. Be sure all lights and the ignition key are off and put on eye protection and gloves. The red test lead should be connected to the battery's positive terminal, then the black lead to…

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Let's Get your Motor Oil Change Sorted


Different cars use different conventional oils for their motors. As such, all these oils also come with different viscosity grades, depending on the needs of the vehicle in question.

It is important for drivers to have a routine schedule on changing motor oil, which can be derived from their driving habits. To get a good grasp of how regular you should be changing your oil, consult your car manual. Alternatively, you can talk to our dealership and find out the best oil for your car.

If your car is installed with an oil-refill monitoring system, ensure you are...
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Why Use Windshield Wiper Fluid Rather than Water?


As the cooler weather approaches, chances are you have been making arrangements to get your car ready for the dropping temperatures. Here is some valuable information about using windshield wiper fluid.

The problem with water in the washer reservoir is that it will freeze solid once the temperature gets cold enough. As the ice expands, it could burst or crack the reservoir and wind up costing you more than had you simply replaced the water with windshield wiper fluid.

The windshield wiper fluid is specially formulated with detergents that will easily wash away things like...
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