• Aging Vehicles, Thriving Independent BMW Repair Shops

    Published 6 days ago — by Lisa Federico

    Motorists are keeping their vehicles longer, according to a recent poll.

    Motorists are keeping their vehicles longer, according to a recent poll.
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    The average age of consumer vehicles on the road today has risen over the last few decades as more motorists are choosing to keep their vehicle longer. According to a poll by market research company IHS Markit, the average age of consumer vehicles on the road was 11.6 years in 2016. This number is up from 11.5 years in 2015.

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  • Summer BMW Preventative Maintenance Tips For Road Trips

    Published 2 weeks ago — by Lisa Federico

    Preventative maintenance tips for your BMW summertime road trip

    Preventative maintenance tips for your BMW summertime road trip
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    The kids are out of school and the temperature is rising, summer has graced us with its sun-shiny presence once again. Keep yourself and your travel companions safe on the road, whether trekking to the beach, going for a cross-country drive or visiting family and friends. Here are a few preventative maintenance tips to keep your BMW ready for the road…

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  • Where's My Spare Tire?

    Published 1 month ago — by Lisa Federico

    Changing a spare tire...do you know how to change one?
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    So the story goes, it’s a lovely Friday afternoon and you’re driving home from work on a jam packed interstate in the sweltering heat only to feel a thump vibration from the suspension, and maybe even a hard pull to one side, which can indicate a flat tire, leaving you stranded on the side of the interstate if you are not prepared. What a way to start the weekend! Do you know if your BMW is equipped with a spare tire? Or a tire inflator kit? Did the manufacturer install run-flat tires?

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  • BMWCCA – What Is It, What Can It Do For You?

    Published 1 month ago — by Lisa Federico

    BMWCCA, Join for perks, tech advice and more.
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    BMW Car Club of America, or BMWCCA, is an auto club specifically designed for those BMW owners and aficionados that are enthusiastic about the marquee. BMWCCA provides “services, support, information and activities to help promote camaraderie and encourage social awareness and responsibility,” according to the BMWCCA website.

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  • Don’t Fear, An Independent BMW Repair Shop Is Near

    Published 2 months ago — by Lisa Federico

    Build a trusting relationship today with your friendly BMW repair shop in your neighborhood.
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    Scenario 1: It’s Monday morning and your check engine light is still on in your BMW, and has been for weeks, and you’re hoping your vehicle won’t break down in rush hour traffic.

    Scenario 2: The weather’s just right and it’s road trip season, but you’re wary of how your BMW will perform on such a lengthy trip.

    Scenario 3: Last time you got your vehicle serviced from the BMW dealership it was such a hassle, from unnecessary repair recommendations, a long wait and a costly bill to round it out.

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