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See the BMW 6 Series

The BMW 6 Series remains the vehicle of choice for anyone wanting a full-sized luxury sedan. Potential owners have the option of choosing between the Alpina B6, the Gran Coupe or the Gran Turismo models. Each has distinct styling that is impressive and gets noticed. The curves and lines of the body styles exude elegance, energy and power. The 6 Series interiors are designed to be the ultimate in comfort and luxury for drivers and occupants alike.

Choose from full Merino or Nappa leather upholstery along with lacquer or wood trims. Go even more luxurious with an anthracite Alcantara...

 

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BMW 4 Series Overview

The 4 Series is the latest finely-tuned vehicle from the BMW team. Their engines features turbo horsepower even at the base, and in the premium trims, you get some of the best features, like new cameras and sensors that provide blind spot monitoring, departure lane assist, and voice-enabled commands. While the infotainment got an upgrade, so did the exterior. While the refresh is light, it also incorporated a new suspension that has nimble handling no matter the road.

There are some trims that beat out others in style and engineering, like the Gran Turismo...
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Know What You are Looking for as You Test Drive a Vehicle

The team at BMW of Chico wants you to make smart vehicle purchasing decisions. In order to do that, you must know how to handle a test drive situation. Make sure that you know what you are looking for as you climb into a vehicle for a test drive.

When you are test driving a vehicle, you should have a list of things that you are looking for in that vehicle. You can find sample lists online that will help you know what you need to consider. When you are test driving a vehicle, you should pay attention to the…
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How much power is delivered by the BMW X6?

For many, power is the primary factor in purchasing a vehicle. Though horsepower has traditionally been the premier question mark in purchasers minds, torque is important also. Horsepower is the amount of work accomplished during a set amount of time. Torque is the amount of force delivered from a distance. The engine delivers the horsepower that provides the force to drive the transmission and the wheels.

The BMW X6 trim comes standard with a twin-turbo 4.4-Liter V8 engine that delivers 450-horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. torque. The X6 carries a fuel mileage rating of 15 mpg in the city…

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Avoiding A Tire Blowout

A tire blowout can occur for a number of reasons. Sometimes these reasons are avoidable while other times they are not. You can decrease your chances of this occurring though by following some very simple practices when it comes to routine vehicle maintenance and how you drive. Let's take a look at some of them:

  • For starters, while you are driving you want to make sure that you are not running over anything large in the road that could harm your vehicle or your tires. You want to also avoid pot holes.
  • Make sure you inflate your tires when…
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How to Test Your Car’s Battery

When your car’s battery doesn’t appear to hold a charge, you can check it using a voltmeter. Whether you choose a digital or analog version, you should follow the same steps. The first is to make sure your car and lights are turned off. Begin by connecting the voltmeter’s red, or positive, cable to the positive battery terminal. Follow that with connecting the black, or negative, cable to the battery’s negative terminal.

When your battery registers above 12.4 volts, that indicates it’s able to hold a charge. If, on the other hand, it shows…

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Reasons Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System Lights Up

It can be challenging to tell by sight whether your tires are at the appropriate pressure. Radials, specifically, can appear low even when they’re not. Newer model vehicles are now equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that continually monitors each tire’s pressure and lets the driver know with an illuminated light on the dash if air pressure is too low.

Although most monitoring systems use a direct monitor that measures each tire’s pressure, there are some that operate as indirect monitoring systems. They alert the driver if one of the tires is out of alignment…

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How to know when it's time for pedal maintenance

Car maintenance could be daunting to those who are not well versed in the automobile world. Nonetheless, you need not be a car expert to know when you need to replace brake pedals. Below are the signs that will warn drivers about brake pedal quality.

The first warning sound are strange noises coming from the car when the brake is pressed. A high-pitched noise or grinding noise, a more serious sound, will indicate the need for brake pedal replacement. The second warning sign is pedal problems. The pedal should go down with ease. If it is hard to press down…

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