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Time to Check Out Your Transmission

Here at BMW of Birmingham, we have a professional service department staff that is always happy to take care of all your car maintenance needs. We encourage you to learn more about how your vehicle works and how to recognize problems when they arise.

Your vehicle's transmission is an important part that uses special gears to allow your engine to power your wheels. Keeping your transmission in good repair with fresh fluid is essential for good vehicle performance. 

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Keep Your Cool With Regular Radiator Checks

If you are hesitant about checking your car, then one of the reasons that should motivate you is the cost of replacement parts. Even more importantly, checking the cooling system is sort of a step that should never be missed.

Overheating a car engine is never a small problem, because it could result in replacement of cylinder heads and head gasket repairs. Both of these parts, plus labor, easily runs into thousands of dollars. 

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Discover Your Car’s Ideal Wiper Fluid

Your windshield wipers are an important component on your vehicle during the winter and they work best according to the type of fluid you choose to use with the system. The fluid in your windshield wiper reservoir keeps your lines clear and should never be filled with water. Unfortunately, if you choose to fill your reservoir with plain water, you may discover that it freezes over. Windshield washer fluid is meant to maintain a certain temperature during the arctic chill.

Windshield washer fluid rids your car of debris, bugs, and dirt particles. 

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Troubleshoot Common Headlight Glitches

Irrespective of the amount of care and maintenance that is done on a car, automobile headlights have problems once in a while. However, they are somewhat easy to fix at home or with the assistance of a seasoned professional. 

 

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Is There Really a Difference Between All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive?

Contrary to popular belief, All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) are completely separate systems. They’re similar in the fact that they optimize driving dynamics, but the overall functionality of each is what sets them apart. Our staff at BMW of Birmingham is here to tell you the basics as you explore new transportation.

  • An AWD system is most common in sedans, performance cars, and small SUVs. This system is always "on," meaning it constantly optimizes your drive. AWD sends power to all four wheels, implementing traction and stability between the tires and the road. 
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It's Time for Seasonal Vehicle Maintenance

Winter is fast approaching in many parts of the country, and that means that the time for driving in inclement weather is upon us. It's a good idea to bring your car or truck to BMW of Birmingham to have some important seasonal maintenance done before you head out on your cross-country travel to visit with family.

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Tire Tread More Complex Than Most Car Owners Know

When it comes to caring for your tires, you have to take care of your tread. Your routine care plan includes tire rotations to ensure they all wear evenly and monitoring your tire's tread regularly to make sure it is in good shape. The BMW of Birmingham service team is willing and eager to help!

Having good tire tread is essential to your safety when driving. Tires with poor tread depth or bald tires are in danger of hydroplaning in wet weather or having a blowout. 

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Avoid Mechanic Expense by Checking Your Vehicle Fluids

Your car needs fluids just as much people do, and keeping clean and appropriate levels in your car times extends the life of your vehicle. Next time you’re in the area, see us for a test drive! Here at BMW of Birmingham, we care about your safety.

As a responsible car owner, keeping yourself informed about the different fluids used in vehicles can save you a trip to the mechanic.

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Get the Details: Have Your Auto Loan Pre-Approved

Here at BMW of Birmingham, we are always looking for ways to help our customers out when it comes to buying automobiles, so we have instituted an online financing pre-approval program. All you have to do is fill in a short form with your basic information at our website. You will have the results very quickly, and you will be all set to get that new vehicle you have been wanting.

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Tips for Safe Holiday Travels

Some may say that it’s the most wonderful or joyous time of the year, and we could not agree more! Picture this: You load your vehicle up with gifts and then head off to see family members. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? The holiday season can bring a lot of traveling with it, and you need to be prepared to travel in a safe way during this special season.

 

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