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Tire Pressure and PSI


A tire’s pressure is measured in PSI. PSI stands for pounds per square inch. The tire pressure level can be found in several locations. It is printed on the inside door jam on the driver’s side, and it is in your owner’s manual. Check the sidewall of the tires also. Some manufacturers will stamp the PSI there.

The pressure is tested with a tire gauge. The gauge looks like a pencil, and it attaches to the stem valve. If possible, check the pressure first thing in the morning before you drive the vehicle. A cold tire gives…
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BMW of Bridgeport Welcomes Sam Hajjaj as a Client Advisor


Sam Hajjaj recently joined the BMW of Bridgeport team after 8 years with Mercedes Benz of Fairfield as a client advisor. He has 18 years of experience in the highline automotive sales market in Fairfield County and surrounding communities. 

During his downtime, Sam enjoys spending quality time with his wife and daughter going to the movies Friday nights. He is also a foodie and loves cooking, his favorite cuisine in particular is Mediterranean food.

Sam is passionate and knowledgeable about all things BMW.  So, stop by and see Sam for a cup of coffee and to learn about all of…

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BMW of Bridgeport Welcomes Paul Garofalo as a Client Advisor

We would like to welcome another new member to the BMW of Bridgeport family, Paul Garafalo! Paul is now a Client Advisor at BMW of Bridgeport and we are glad to have him on our team. 

He started off in the car business as a client advisor with Acura of Milford. He has 2 years of experience in providing outstanding service to Fairfield & New Haven County. He simply fell in love with the BMW brand and couldn't be happier to be our newest Client Advisor.

Paul was born and raised in Waterbury, CT and currently still resides there. During…

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Why Are Gaskets So Important?

Even the smallest components of an engine help it to function properly. Although they are easy to overlook, gaskets are an essential part of your car's design, and while they are engineered to be durable, they eventually age and need to be replaced.

Gaskets function as a seal where two separate engine parts meet. They provide a barrier that keeps unwanted liquids or gases from mixing inside your engine. If a gasket fails in the exhaust system, for example, you may see white smoke emerging from the tailpipe. This sort of failure should be addressed immediately by a qualified…

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Car Not Starting? Your Ignition Could Be The Problem!


When your vehicle doesn't start, you might assume that your battery has died. However, that isn't always the case. Sometimes, the issue isn't the battery, but the vehicle's ignition. But, how can you tell if the issue is your ignition system, and what can you do if your ignition is going bad?

There are a few tell-tale signs of ignition problems. These include a grinding noise coming from your starter drive gear; freewheeling, when you crank the engine, and it simply gives you a whining noise; the presence of smoke; an oil leak that has soaked…
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Tire Rotations


Routine maintenance is key when it comes to protecting the overall investment of your new vehicle. You might think you have a few years before you have to get anything done to your vehicle since it is brand new, but this isn't the case. The more proactive you are now, the longer you will own your vehicle. In addition to having routine oil changes done, inspections and changing out things like air filters, you will want to get your tires rotated periodically as well. The point of this maintenance item is so that your tires will get even use…
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How Your Exhaust System Helps the Environment


The exhaust system in your car is responsible for cleaning the toxic air that comes from your engine as it is running. When your catalytic converter is working properly, your car will be able to pass an emissions inspection. If the catalytic converter is clogged, there can be problems with your ability to pass an emissions test.

A good exhaust system helps keep the environment clean. Regulations for toxins coming from your vehicle have become more stringent in recent years, making it even more important to keep your exhaust system working well.

 
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BMW Releases Its Own 'Spy Shots' of a Camouflaged BMW 8 Series

More often than not, pictures of new car development mules are taken by renegade spy photographers or eagle-eyed forum jockeys which are then not-so-sneakily passed around on the automotive interwebs like funny cigarettes in a suburban basement once the adults have left town for the weekend. To save us all the trouble, BMW decided to bring its own photographer when it took the upcoming 8 Series for a spot of testing in Italy. From the looks of things, the revived Bavarian grand tourer seems to be coming along nicely. 

Providing yet another glimpse of the sleekly proportioned 8er, BMW took…
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Don't Leave Home Without Your Sand


It may sound strange, but sand, cat litter, or salt may be your saving grace in the winter. You should always bring a bag with you in your car in case you get stuck. If you get stuck, you will be able to spread some around your tires and get enough traction to get out of a slippery spot on the road.

Be sure also to come visit us here at BMW of Bridgeport so we can get your vehicle all ready for the winter season. We will check your battery and make sure that all of your fluids are…
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Wait a little while longer before your next oil change


Some newer vehicles can now reach up to an astonishing 10,000 miles before it needs its oil changed. Many people are not sure how this can be, but once they realize that research and development in the automotive and oil industries have led to an increase in the effectiveness of oil and newly constructed internal combustion engines.

Long gone are the days that millions of barrels of waste oil need to be refined every day. Instead, if more people were to implement the practice of waiting longer before getting their oil changed and abolishing the 3000-mile rule they...
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