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BMW 6 Series Active Cruise Control Backs You Up

The creators of the BMW 6 Series of luxury sports sedans dedicate themselves to creating vehicles that pack power and provide high levels of safety. To this end, members of the 6 Series family include the innovative Active Cruise Control system.

The BMW Active Cruise Control system acts as a backup safety source for drivers operating under various traffic conditions. The Active Cruise Control system can easily handle highway conditions that require little attention. That said, this system can take some of the workloads off of drivers in dense stop and go city traffic. 

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BMW 4 Series 2018 - Overview and Features

The new BMW 4 Series has been totally refreshed in 2018. BMW has gone all out fine-tuning their luxury small cars, and the lineup of trims and engines has never been greater. The 4 series is a bit larger than the 3 series but has a bit more features included with the standard trim. In addition, BMW has revised the suspension, added more safety features, and upgraded the infotainment system.

You get a lot more with the standard trim these days with BMW models. The 4 Series is no exception. With a powerful twin turbo engine at the base, you…

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BMW 5 Series Overview

Midsize luxury sedans have long been a popular selection for consumers due to their features as well as top of the line handling. That is why our team is so excited to announce our new line of 2018 BMW 5 Series midsize luxury sedans for sale. 

This vehicle has 456 horsepower, which means it will have plenty of pick up and speed on the open road. Its acceleration is also impressive too, boasting a zero to sixty time of just 3.9 seconds. 

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Discover the Unmatched Beauty and Performance of the BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series line of luxury small vehicles is well-loved throughout the world. Auto enthusiasts, professional drivers, and even teenagers all have something to love about the BMW 3 Series. Despite the fact that these vehicles were born on the racetrack, they are very popular off the track as well. 

One reason for the smashing reception the BMW 3 Series receives is the fact that BMW seamlessly mixes luxury alongside driving and handling. As anyone who has driven a high-performance vehicle can tell you - it is hard to balance a smooth ride with incredible performance. 

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Motor Oil Myths - Debunked!

Motor oil changes are vital to the well-being of your vehicle. With so many myths surrounding motor oil, it’s hard to know fact from fiction. But knowing the facts is as important as the actual oil change itself. Stop in at BMW of Birmingham and speak with our trained auto service technicians.

Two myths that have been around forever are that oil must be changed every 3,000 miles and if it’s black it needs to be changed. The oil is black because it’s been doing its job, which is cleaning your engine. 

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How to Replace a Flat Tire

If you have ever gotten a flat, then you know the initial panic of not being able to get where you are going on time. You don't have to worry about that if you know how to change your tire and replace with a spare. All you need is a spare tire, jack, lug wrench, and wheel wedges. Alternatively, you may want to have a can of Fix-A-Flat or a flat tire repair kit as well. This can help in emergency situations when you need to get to the shop fast.

Once you have placed the wheel wedges, you…

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Tips for Checking the Battery of Your Vehicle

The scorching temperatures in summer and the frigid cold temperatures in winter are draining to the battery of a vehicle. To check the voltage on your battery, you will need to have a voltmeter. The following steps will assist you in monitoring your vehicle's battery.

  • Turn off the ignition and all the lights on your vehicle.
  • Connect the voltmeters red lead to the positive battery terminal and the black lead to the negative terminal. 
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How to Tell if a Fuel Pump is Failing

If the fuel pump in your vehicle is about to fail, you can spot the trouble easily if you know what to look for. Let the BMW parts experts here at BMW of Birmingham help you notice the signs of a failing fuel pump.

  1. When traveling at higher speeds, if the fuel pump is about to fail, you'll feel the engine sputtering like you are just about to run out of fuel.
  2. If you are trying to tow something or haul something very heavy, signs of fuel pump trouble will reveal itself when the vehicle loses power and can…
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Types of Engine Gaskets

With so many different parts in your car’s engine, it is easy to overlook the importance of gaskets. Below is an explanation of the different gaskets and what they do:

  • Cylinder Head Gaskets - Often referred to as a head gasket, this part is responsible for preventing combustion gases from entering the cooling system. The head gasket is located between the cylinder head and the engine block. 
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Three Signs Your Starter Might be the Problem

It's never fun when your vehicle won't start, and it always seems to happen when you're in a hurry to be some place. Oftentimes it's a dead battery, but sometimes it might be your starter that has gone bad. There are, however, a few signs that can alert you to potential starter problems.

One of the first signs that there is something wrong with your starter is if you hear a grinding noise. If you hear this noise, you will want to take care of it before you damage your flywheel. A second sign is if…

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