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Prepare for a Roadside Emergency

Even the best cars suffer malfunctions on the road. When your car breaks down, don't panic. Just put a smart preparation plan in action to address the situation. Taking a few safety tips into consideration helps with that planning.

With a mechanical breakdown, let a "safety first" theme guide you. Drive the car off the road or anywhere else safely away from traffic. When you can't drive the car off the road, move out of harm's way. If possible, use triangles and flares to make sure other drivers see your car.

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Does Your Car Need a Wheel Alignment?

Wheel alignment and rotation is important maintenance that must be performed on your vehicle every year. If you notice that your car is pulling to the right or left, it could be that your car is overcompensating for a wheel being out of alignment. This can lead to poor fuel efficiency and lack of vehicle safety.

You may also notice that your tires have strange wear and tear in different areas. If you notice that some of your tires are more worn than others, then you could have a wheel out of alignment as well. It's a simple fix…

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

It’s easy to take for granted that your brakes are going to respond appropriately when you depress the brake pedal. When the opposite is true, perhaps a soft pedal, it’s time to have the system inspected. Improper pressure on your brake pedal is typically an indication that fluid isn’t traveling through the lines as it should. There are several possibilities for this situation.

One of them is that the lines have gotten air in them. That air is causing a bubble of resistance which won’t allow the fluid to flow. Sometimes, bleeding and refilling the lines…

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Lay Your Maintenance Worries to Rest at BMW Seattle

Once you are done with cleaning the differential with our team of expert mechanics, how do you get it all sealed back again? Some cars come with premade gaskets. However, if your car does not have these gaskets, you can use liquid gaskets that are designed to withstand oil exposure and harsh conditions.

Just use a single layer bead on the mating cover then make a circular shape on each mounting hole before bolting the cover in place. Ensure you use just enough force to clamp the bead and flatten it. Allow the gasket to harden as described in the…

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Avoid Costly Repairs with a Full Fuel Tank This Winter

It is important to keep your vehicle topped up or better yet-always full of gas. By just keeping your gas tank full at all times or at least most of the time you will avoid some major and costly car repairs. This simple step is well worth it. By keeping a full tank, you'll prolong the life of your fuel pump substantially as well.

You will also avoid having your gas lines from freezing up. If your gas lines freeze up your car will refuse to start and that is not a good scenario-especially in the middle of winter…

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Get the Problems with Your Vehicle Fixed

There are many different messages that you can get in your vehicle. Most of them are minor, but some are more serious and require professional attention. If you need to get your vehicle serviced, be sure to bring it to us here at BMW Seattle so we can take care of the problem.

Some examples of the messages you may get include a lamp are out signal, or there is an ESP fault. That means that there is a problem with your vehicle's traction control and you should get it looked at. If you get a message that indicates…

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Why You Need Winter Wiper Blades

Driving in winter weather conditions in Seattle, WA brings with it many special considerations. Good visibility is especially important for your safety. When it comes to keeping your windshield clear in winter, your regular wipers may not be enough.

Regular windshield wipers often freeze up and stop working in winter weather. The cold conditions can also cause regular wipers to start to leave annoying streaks across your windshield, and the rubber on the blades can become weak and tear easily. Regular wiper blades are not strong enough to remove snow and ice from your windshield.

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Your BMW Feels Like a Race Car... And Now Your Service Can Too

As you rev your engine, and get ready to open up your BMW on the Seattle highway, you can sometimes mistake your vehicle for a race car. Whether you're heading into the final lap, or just to your office, there's no mistaking BMW performance. Now you can feel like you're driving a race car even when you have your BMW serviced, with BMW FastService.

When you bring your vehicle into BMW FastService, available here at BMW Seattle, you get your own pit crew that keeps it at top performance.

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Quality, Value, and Work That's Done on Time: That's Professional Auto Service

What sets the service team at BMW Seattle apart from our competitors? It starts with our legacy of quality. For years, drivers from Seattle, Everett, Renton and Lynnwood have trusted BMW Seattle with an entire array of automobile service needs. And while BMW is our specialty, we serve proudly serve drivers from across metro-Seattle regardless of their vehicle's make and model. From oil changes, tire rotations and brake testing to an array of complex service solutions involving diagnostic check
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Don't Let Regular Maintenance Drive You Crazy!

Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean life's craziness is. Between work and carting back and forth from family activities - time is a precious commodity year round. Of course, your car is a precious commodity all its own. Failing to keep up with your vehicle's regular maintenance schedule can cause the engine to prematurely age, ruining your investment and costing you money down the road. Wasting money - now that's crazy…

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