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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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Total Cost of Ownership More Important than Price Tag


Your vehicle's price tag is just one factor to consider when purchasing a car. Different vehicles have varying total cost of ownership that all buyers should consider. One such cost is insurance. Just by choosing a different color can save you thousands of dollars over the life of your vehicle. For example, the color red has a greater chance of being in an accident, so the insurance companies charge you more. Gas economy is another factor to consider. A vehicle that gets 10 mpg more than a similar vehicle can also save you thousands of dollars...
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Stay Safe When Traveling During the Holidays


When the holidays come around, there is a good chance that you will find yourself driving to someone else's house to celebrate. As many other people are doing the same thing, the roads tend to be very busy during the holidays. To stay safe, there are a few things you should take into consideration before leaving for your destination.

Try to avoid peak traffic hours. If you can, leave earlier in the morning...
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Keep Your Headlights Clean

You don't want to mess around when it comes to keeping your headlights clean. You depend on your headlights to light the way when it is dark out and when the weather is bad. Your headlights also make you visible to the other drivers on the road.

 

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Carefree Holiday Food Transport

Packing up those delicious holiday meals for family celebrations is a yearly tradition everyone looks forward to with excitement and fear. The fear comes from trying to keep the food from spilling onto upholstery and making a huge mess while driving. Here is an easy way to transport food with no mess.

 

This method of packing food ensures the food arrives safely with no spills or accidents from hot food. Have a joyful holiday from all of us at BMW of Bridgeport.

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