Plan Your Road Trip With Tips From BMW of Visalia

With the holiday season approaching, it just might be a great time for a road trip. Whether it's "to grandmother's house you go," or maybe to visit old time friends, these pre-trip tips will get you "over the river and through the woods" without fail.

The skilled technicians at BMW of Visalia right here in sunny Visalia, CA will be glad to assist you in any maintenance or repairs you may need to ensure a safe and happy journey. Prior to the trip, be certain to check the following items:

  • Tire pressure, tread and alignment
  • Gauges 
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Tire Tread Is A Must

We all know what tires are, and most of us know how important they are. However, not everybody understands how tires’ tread works, or when to replace tires.

Although mud and winter tires can be deeper, the average car’s tires come equipped with 10/32 inches of tread. That can be worn down to under 4/32 inches of tread in just a few months’ time, if not sooner. This is why replacing tires regularly can be integral to your vehicle.

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Get on The Path to Success and Get Your Auto Loan Pre-Qualified

We here at the BMW of Visalia strive to help our customers with a better buying experience, so we have initiated an online financing pre-qualification process. All you have to do is go to our dealer website, and you will find a form to fill out to begin this process. The form only takes a few minutes to complete, and you will receive your results in a short period of time.

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Is Your BMW Lease Ending Soon? Here’s What You Need to Do

It’s about that time that your BMW lease expires. Having driven the car for months or years, you have gotten accustomed to the comfort you get from the BMW, how it operates, and you know how to detect even the smallest mechanical problems. Now, what do you do since the lease is almost expiring? Find out with the help of BMW of Visalia:

  • Return the car - When the lease expires, return the car, hand over the keys, and walk away.
  • Lease another car - If you got so much accustomed to the car, lease another vehicle of the same model…
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Tire Rotation Keeps Your Vehicle Safe

Getting the tires on your BMW rotated frequently ensures that you are driving as safely as possible. The following reasons to get the tires rotated should convince you to get to the service center every other oil change:

  • One reason you must get the tires rotated is because if they wear unevenly, it can be very challenging for your vehicle to be able to grip the road when there are wet or slick driving conditions.


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Great BMW Service is an Art

Great automotive service is an art. Our technicians at BMW of Visalia are aware of that. They hone their skills by furthering their factory education. Our experts get more knowledge from working with your make and model on a daily basis. We take pride in being more efficient than any other non-specialized service department. Contact our BMW service team to schedule your seasonal service!

We want you to have a great experience. You'll feel comfortable in our spacious waiting room.

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Consider the Total Cost of Ownership When Buying a Car

When buying a new BMW, it's easy to just think about things like the purchase price of the car and how much your monthly payments will be. Of course, you will definitely want to consider these things when determining whether or not you can afford a BMW vehicle. However, these aren't the only costs you should think about.

You also have to think about the total cost of ownership when you buy a car.

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To Buy or Lease Your Next BMW – What You Need to Know

It’s hard not to be enticed by the winning blend of luxury, performance, and technology available in our BMW models. But if you’ve been crunching the numbers and wondering if you can fit one into your budget, the question of buying versus leasing has probably occurred to you. Depending on what kind of driver you are, your needs, and your habits, we can give you insight into which would be the best fit.

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Enjoy an Uncompromising Ride with the 2017 BMW X5


What do we here at BMW of Visalia appreciate about the 2017 X5, our beloved Bavarian brand's midsize luxury crossover?


Well, to be totally transparent here ... practically everything. It seems to us that BMW pulled out all the stops in building this one.


And if you're at all wondering what we mean, we suggest you scope the clip below. Here now to enumerate some of the X5's most salient qualities is carwow reviewer Mat Watson:

Scale the X5 trim totem pole to its summit and it is there you'll be met by the feature-rich xDrive50i.



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BMW M Series Engine Maintenance is Key

Maintain your M Series engine with intermediate oil changes.


  • What are intermediate oil changes? These are oil changes made in between suggested oil change mileage.
  • Why do I need intermediate oil changes? They keep your high-performance BMW engine working at peak capacity.
  • What oil does my BMW use? BMW vehicles use BMW specific motor oil or a BMW recommended oil.
  • Use a Service Center with BMW-trained technicians? BMW-trained technicians have the tools, technology and expertise, and BMW original parts to keep your vehicle in top performing shape.
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