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Tire Rotations

One of the most important aspects of car maintenance is making sure your tires are in good shape. Rotating your tires is one of the best ways to keep them performing well and lasting longer.

Tire rotations are important because they help evenly distribute wear and tear on your tires. When you rotate your tires, it allows the front tires to move to the back and the back tires to move to the front. This helps prevent uneven wear and tear, which can lead to premature tire failure. To rotate your tires, you will need to jack up your car…

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BMW Service And Maintenance Overview

BMW vehicles are designed to be durable and last for a long time. However, your BMW requires regular maintenance and service to ensure that it does not have any problems. You can get your vehicle serviced by a local BMW dealer. If you need your battery replaced, then the dealer will replace it with an original BMW battery. Your oil will be replaced with BMW engine oil. This will optimize the efficiency and protection of your engine.

If you get into an accident, then there is no need for you to worry. You can get collision repair. 

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Transmissions

Your transmission will show many signs when it has started to go bad. You don't want to ignore those signs because it will only get worse. A lack of response is something that you should look out for. It should not take you a long time to shift gears. This problem may be caused by a mechanical or a hydraulic problem. Some people say that the transmission is slipping.

You should also pay attention to the sound that your vehicle makes. It is normal for your vehicle to make some noise. 

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Tips to Help You Detail Your Car Properly

Spending the afternoon detailing your vehicle? Here are some helpful tips from BMW of Visalia to make quick work of some of the messes that you have going on.

  • Rinse the exterior of your vehicle before soaping up. This will get off some of the initial debris that could cause scratches if you immediately hit it with a sponge.
  • After washing, you can use a clay bar to remove small particulates from your exterior finish. This can be done a couple of times per year.
  • If you have leather interior, use products specifically designed to clean and treat leather. 
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Why Car Covers Are Important

A car cover can protect your investment. Your car will be protected from things like dents, scratches, animal damage and kid damage. The cover will take the majority of the damage instead of your car. Exterior protection isn't the only reason you should buy a car cover. You can deter people from stealing your car by installing a car cover on it. A thief wants to get into your car so that they can drive it off as soon as they can. However, the car cover can make it harder for them to steal your car. Many thieves do…

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How to Clean Your Car's Engine

Before you clean the engine, you will need to take the time to prepare it. If there is any debris trapped inside of the engine compartment, then you should remove it before you attempt to clean it. Cover the distributor, wiring and sensors so that they do not get wet. Loosen up the loose grease by running the engine for five to 10 minutes.

Let your engine cool for five minutes and then apply the degreaser. You can use a regular garden hose to wash your engine. If you choose to use a power washer

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Do You Know the Difference Between a Compact Temporary and a Full-Size Spare Tire?

There are certain things Visalia drivers should know about their vehicles. Here at BMW of Visalia, we believe in the importance of basic auto safety education. That's why we're going to share some information about the difference between a compact temporary and full-size spare tire in this blog post.

Each type of spare has its own benefits. A compact temporary, or donut, spare tire is best for small cars. It's much lighter than a full-size spare. Its construction means it must be used differently. You should drive no faster than 55 miles per hour on a donut…

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BMW Service & Maintenance Overview

Regular maintenance is one of the keys to keeping your vehicle in good shape. However, it is important to remember that all maintenance is not created equal. If you have a BMW, then it is a good idea for you to take it to the original dealer. The BMW maintenance covers all of the factory-recommended services. This includes things such as brake pad replacement, brake disc replacement, oil changes and blade inserts.

There are a number of benefits that you can reap from getting BMW maintenance. You can improve the fuel economy of your vehicle by getting regular maintenance

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BMW Tire Replacement Coverage

Our BMW of Visalia customers are all abuzz with questions about BMW Hazard Tire Coverage. What is it exactly? How does it work? What tires are eligible and for what reasons? We've got the quick, complete rundown.

Totally Covered Tire Replacement

Coverage includes replacement of BMW tires ruined during normal driving on state- and Visalia-maintained roads. The "road hazard" that the coverage title indicates refers to potholes, nails and glass. You can take advantage of the service through a licensed dealership like us or through a BMW Road Hazard Tire Coverage program administrator.

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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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