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Five Services that Can Help Your Vehicle Run Longer

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, every model needs something a bit different. That said, there are a few things that are common among every vehicle on the road that can help ensure longevity and reduce long-term problems down the road. At BMW of Chico, we’re here to help Northern California drivers keep their cars running well for years to come.

Oil Changes

 

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Free BMW Tires! Here's How it Works

BMW is practically giving brand new tires away for free as part of their Road Hazard Tire Coverage program. It's the most unique news of this kind that's come to our BMW of Chico in seasons. Here's the a brief explanation.

Road Hazards and Tires

Roads are rough on tires in general, but nails, glass, potholes and other objects or imperfections on the road can flat out ruin even the most premium tires in record time. If such a hazard happens to your BMW tires during normal driving on a state or Chico road, BMW replaces them…

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Dispelling Motor Oil Myths in Chico

When it comes to oil changes for your vehicle, we here at BMW of Chico encourage you to listen to advice from our pros. There are many motor oil myths that are on the internet. Here is the real truth that you need to know.

Motor oil will turn different colors when its being utilized by your engine. As the additives work, the oil may turn black. This doesn't necessarily mean it needs to be changed. You can choose a type of oil (synthetic or conventional) and still be able to switch later on. You're not stuck with…

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How You Can Replace Your Flat Tire on Your Own

If you haven't changed a flat tire before or it's been a number of years, BMW of Chico has a list of steps that you will need to take to safely return to the road. Before you start, make sure you're parked somewhere safe that you can easily move around your vehicle.

  • Wheel covers easily pop off, revealing the lug nuts that are holding your wheel on. Slightly loosen the lug nuts.
  • Use your car jack to raise the portion of your vehicle up that has the flat tire.
  • Take off the lug nuts that you loosened…
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Playing It Safe In The Rain Means Having A Plan Of Attack

Did you know that you should defog your windows when it starts to rain outside to maximize visibility for your drive? Have you thought about how much space you should put between yourself and other drivers? What about the fact that you should turn off your cruise control when the rain starts to fall? These are all factors that need to be addressed for the best possible results when driving in the rain.

People are rightfully scared of Mother Nature when they are driving and trying to deal with the rain. It makes sense because we know that rainy roads…

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The BMW Service Plan Program Helps Owners Out

BMW produces amazing cars and has done so for many years. Even the best cars do need routine services, such as oil changes, coolant exchanges, and more. Getting routine maintenance performed on time and at a qualified service center could improve the life and performance of a vehicle. That's where BMW service plans prove invaluable.

Paying in advance for comprehensive BMW Ultimate Care means you pre-book essential work on your vehicle. Bring the car in at the specified mileage or duration point and get the necessary maintenance done.

 

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Let BMW of Chico Service Your Transmission

Your transmission is a mechanical set of gears that are mounted to the engine of your vehicle inside of a housing. Servicing your transmission is something that needs to be done at different increments than the oil.

When to Have Your Transmission Serviced

Ask our service advisors at BMW of Chico when you should have your transmission serviced as every vehicle and manufacturer have different specs on when to service the transmission. You should also bring your vehicle to our workshop if you feel like your vehicle is shifting abnormally.

Service Your Transmission at BMW of Chico

 

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The Timing Belt Functions Properly For The Betterment Of Your Car

Your car has to have a timing belt in order to function properly. The timing belt controls the interaction between the crankshaft and the camshaft. Those two parts are used to make sure the valves function properly to let air and gas in and out of the engine as it is supposed to. Only when that is all working in tandem like this can the engine function properly and the vehicle get you where you need to go.

Consider keeping the timing belt up to date by getting it replaced approximately every 100,000 miles. 

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Control Your Pet's Hair Inside Your Vehicle

Taking pets in the car is something that anyone who has a pet might have to do from time to time. Here at BMW of Chico, we want you to be an informed vehicle owner so that you know how to keep your car clean from pet hair. Here are a few tips from us to you to help in doing so:

Prevent Pet Hair First

Preventing the problem is always a great solution. Brush the loose hairs off your pet before putting them inside the car, and remember that if you put blankets or seat covers down you will…

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Take Control of Your Car's Odor

Having a stinky car is no fun. Here at BMW of Chico, we want you to be an informed car owner, so we're here to educate you on some ways you can keep your car smelling great!

Clean and Vacuum First

Take out all suspecting items and vacuum the car first to make sure all possible smelly items are removed.

Use the Classic Methods

Next, you can try any of the classic methods for removing odor including leaving a cup of coffee grounds or white vinegar in the car overnight, or you can pour baking soda on the seats…

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