Enjoy the Ride of a New BMW 5 Series Model

The BMW name is one of the selling points of their high-end luxury vehicles. The 5 Series is a fantastic representation of that name. While the 5 Series is not nearly as large and not quite as luxe as it's big brother the 7 series, it has its own panache. Many of the things that make the 7 Series great are present in the 5 series.

The entertainment/computer control system on the 5 series is one of the best in class. BMW aimed to make seamless control and integration of the infotainment system a must. The automotive performance…

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Inspect the New BMW 3 Series in Wichita Falls

As one of the most critically acclaimed small car lines in automotive history, the division behind the BMW 3 series has a lot to be proud of. This small roadster originally made its debut on the track and later became a favorite of people all around the globe.

The new BMW 3 series comes with all top-notch safety features standard. This includes lane warning assist, auto stop, parking help, and many other features designed to keep you as safe as possible. Another major feature of the new 3 series is the upgraded cabin. There are numerous creature comforts and tech…

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Warning Signs the Vehicle's Belts and Hoses Could Fail

If the belts and hoses fail on your vehicle, not only will you be left on the side of the road disabled, there are many parts that could fail as a result. Here are a few warning signs to look out for before the hoses or belts on the engine do fail.

The belts on the engine need to be in good condition to be able to power parts like the fans or pumps. 

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Testing the Battery in Your Car Safely with a Voltmeter

Testing the power in your vehicle is easy, that is if you know how to use a voltmeter correctly. Before you do any type work near the car battery, it is important you are wearing work gloves and a good pair of protective eye-wear.

The lights and engine of the car need to be off before the testing can begin. The voltmeter is simple to use because it only has two cables, red and black. Red goes on the positive end of the car battery terminal first; then you can safely secure the black cable to the negative terminal of…

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Do You Know What to Do in a Roadside Emergency?

Roadside emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, and it is critical that you know what to do and not to do. Staying safe in a roadside emergency could mean the difference between life and death. The most important tip is to stay in your car unless it is in imminent risk of catching fire.

Move your car off to the side of the road if possible. Activate your hazard lights so that other drivers can avoid you. Keep your car's doors locked. If someone gets out of their car and approaches you, keep the doors and windows…

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It’s Time to Schedule Your Vehicle Alignment Check

A vehicle alignment is a part of your overall maintenance. It should be checked on a periodic basis to help maintain your tires, assist with fuel economy, and of course, to maintain a safe vehicle.

However, there are also occasions when your vehicle will be out of alignment because you’ve hit a pothole or slammed into a curb. You might think that it’s not a big deal until you discover that you need two new front tires. That’s because over time the damage that was done by the impact will affect your tires. At the time, you…

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Why Your Tire Pressure Light May Come On

Making sure your car tires are properly inflated is very important not just to preserve the tires but also for safety reasons. If you stop at BMW of Wichita Falls, we'll gladly check the pressure for you.

As reliable as your tire pressure monitoring system may be, sometimes your pressure light may still come one. One instance is first thing in the morning when it's cold. The tires may lose a little pressure overnight, but it generally comes back. On hot summer days, your tires may also over-inflate, which can trigger the light.

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Your Transfer Case Is the Key Component in Your 4-Wheel Drive System

Getting power from your engine to your wheels is a process involving many gears and transfers of power. And if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, it involves the use of a transfer case. Transfer cases are not present in 2-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicles. That is because they are only engaged when the driver of a 4-wheel drive vehicle makes the switch from 2-wheel drive to 4-wheel drive.

Once in 4-wheel drive, the transfer case will engage and send power to your front and rear differentials via the use of the vehicle's drive shafts. Normally, the vehicle…

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Stay on Top of Your Vehicle’s Differential Needs

Cleaning the differential could one of the most challenging things you can do on your car. However, it’s pretty easy if you know what to look for. Once you’ve drained the old oil, assume that the remaining oil is contaminated with metal shavings.

The first step would be to wipe out the remaining oil from the wet housing cover and the gears. It is important to ensure you have removed as much oil as you can because metal shavings often times hide in crannies and nooks. Also, clean the fill-hole plug, and use a magnet to grab as…

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