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Important Signs That It's Time to Schedule a Brake Pedal Replacement

The parts of your automobile must work together to create the best possible driving experience. Unfortunately, almost every driver occasionally deals with a part of their vehicle acting up. Here are X common signs that it's time to have a professional replace your automobile's brake pedal.

One of the most common signs your car needs a new brake pedal occurs when air gets into your brake lines. If this happens, it can make it harder to properly stop your vehicle. It's also a good idea to judge the health of your brake pedal by seeing how it…

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Simple Steps for Changing a Flat Tire, Brought to You by BMW of Visalia

Are you stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire, unable to get a tow truck or roadside assistance for a number of hours? BMW of Visalia has a quick list of steps that you can use to change your flat tire yourself. It's actually a very easy process when you know what to do.

  • Before you start, pull your vehicle off the road to a flat and safe area.
  • Remove the wheel cover on the flat tire and loosen (Don't remove) the lug nuts.
  • Use the jack stand to raise up that portion of…
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Tips on Waxing Your Car

When you want your vehicles body to shine for years, you should apply a fresh coat of paint about three times per year. There are numerous reasons why this is an important step in automotive detailing, and at BMW of Visalia, we want you to know about the best techniques for keeping your vehicle looking great for years. Here are a few more details that you should know about car wax.

Car wax is made from a combination of plant-based wax or synthetic wax and oils or solvents to make it malleable. 

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How to Handle a Roadside Emergency Situation

You don't know when your car will fail to start in the parking lot or when a tire will pop while driving home from work. However, there are actions that you can take to ensure that you're ready for an emergency situation when it occurs.

If a tires blows out suddenly, you can replace it with the spare in your trunk. It may also be possible to seal the puncture temporarily so that you can drive it to a nearby service station. If your engine won't turn over, a portable battery charger may be able to provide…

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What is synthetic oil?

Have you looked into the benefits of full synthetic oil? Conventional oil doesn't have the same performance and refinement of synthetic. Even though it's man-made, oil doesn't have to be organic to offer a cleaner engine, fewer emissions, and less friction. There are also differences between full synthetic and synthetic blends.

While a full synthetic oil has more additives and offers higher performance, synthetic blends are cheaper and don't have the same additives. While full synthetic oil offers the best performance and resilience to extreme temperatures

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Get Your Car Spring Ready

One of the first things that you should do when the spring season arrives is to check the oil level in your car and change your oil and filter. The transmission fluid should be checked to make sure it's not burnt and to ensure that you're not losing any fluid anywhere.

If you notice any leaks or any issues with the belts under the hood, you need to get them taken care of before taking your car for a drive in Visalia during the spring months. These issues can result in overheating and other damage to your vehicle…

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BMW Provides Comprehensive Maintenance for Your Ultimate Driving Machine

Owning a BMW has its perks. Drivers who buy or lease a BMW receive excellent customer care, and their vehicles are serviced by authorized BMW Technicians. BMW of Visalia can help you set up an appointment at any certified BMW Center.

There are three different maintenance options available: Value Service, Ultimate Care and the Ultimate Care Plus package. The Value Service package gives you upfront pricing from BMW Trained Service Technicians. The Ultimate Care and Ultimate Care Plus packages take things a step further. 

 

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Give Your Vehicle Exterior Protection and Shine By Applying Car Wax

Look down any vehicle care aisle and you're likely to see several brands of car wax. These products help protect your car from rain, sun, and pollutants, while giving it a beautiful shine. As a car owner, you need to understand what car wax is and why it's important for your vehicle's exterior.

A typical car wax is a mixture of wax, oil, and solvent. The wax can be natural or synthetic. The oil and solvents help soften the wax and make it easy to apply. Its primary job is protection. It provides a barrier between your…

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The Car Won't Start: Is the Ignition System the Problem?

The car won't start. You check the battery, but it seems fine. The next thing to check is the car's ignition system.

Inside the starter, you will find a drive gear and a flywheel. If the drive gear wears down, it starts having problems engaging the flywheel. The starter emits a grinding noise when this happens. You might get the car going after multiple tries, but the starter needs to be replaced soon. If the drive gear isn't engage the flywheel at all, all you will get is a whining noise. That's when the starter needs…

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Maintaining Your Vehicle Through Tire Rotation

It's often required by your warranty to keep your tires rotated if you want to keep your tires covered. Aside from warranties though, tire rotation is an important part of keeping your vehicle running safely.

Many times, the intervals when you should have your tires rotated will correlate with the times you should have your oil changed. The rotation means to change the position of each tire on your vehicle. This will assure that the tread wear on your tires is spread out evenly on all four tires. This is a very important element of vehicle care and will…

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