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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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Getting the Right Tires for Your Vehicle

Our team of service technicians is always looking to assist our customers in keeping every vehicle on the road flourishing and performing to their best at all times. One area of car maintenance most of us take for granted is tire maintenance, which often includes the need for a higher quality of care than most of us consider providing.

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Traveling with Holiday Foods and Treats

It’s the start of another beautiful, cheerful holiday season here in Irondale, Alabama. As you head out to visit the homes of family, friends, or friends who feel like family, you’re encouraged to bring along your favorite holiday-inspired dishes. The BMW of Birmingham team is eager to provide several tips you may not have considered for holiday food transportation.

If you have a cardboard box or plastic tote that will fit your food dishes, you can use this as added protection for your upholstery in case something spills.

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Back to School Days are Just around the Corner – Make Sure Your Car is Properly Serviced

 

 

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As you read this piece, it’s likely the middle of the dog days of summer. The season is coming to a close, and the kids will be back to school soon. You’re shopping around for school supplies, or if you’re lucky, enjoying the last days of summer to go on vacation somewhere exotic and fun. But don’t forget to take care of your back-to-school season car maintenance, too. 

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What’s New with BMW? A Concept Car!

 

 

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The BMW 8 Series is an acclaimed sports coupe BMW built from 1980 to 1999. It was based on the E24 6 series coupe the German automaker manufactured from 1976-1989. For nearly 20 years, BMW has had no 8-series variant. But more recently, it has been announced that a concept 8 series will be debuted during a world premiere at the Lodge at Pebble Beach. The big reveal will happen on Thursday August 17th.

 

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City Parking Becomes Easier with a BMW

City traffic complicates every situation, especially parking. It always seems that the only parking spots are three lanes from where you are and nobody will let you over to get there in time. BMW seeks to end this problem by partnering with INRIX for On-Street Parking services in the BMW 5-Series sedan.

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Keep Your BMW Running Smoothly with OEM Parts

Are you searching for the perfect part to fix up your BMW? There are a lot of options to choose from, but only one ensures an absolutely perfect fit for your vehicle: original equipment manufacturer parts.

OEM parts are genuine, certified parts that are specifically designed for your type of vehicle. Because they are created by the same manufacturer that brought you your beloved BMW, you are guaranteed quality, a correct fit, and reliability.

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Check Your Tire Health with These Easy Tips

Your BMW model is equipped with lots of features to help keep you safe on the road, but your tires reign over all of them. If your tires are in poor condition or under-inflated, you put yourself at risk and you sacrifice fuel economy.

Luckily, it's fairly simple to check and maintain the health of your tires with these steps:

Check tread depth with the Penny Test. Insert a penny into the tire tread. If you can see Lincoln's head, the tread is too worn. This presents a safety hazard and your tire should be replaced.

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