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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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Don’t Follow the Aged 3,000 Mile Oil Change Advice

You've probably heard the myth from friends, relatives - maybe even an automotive business. It's the one that says you should have the oil in your car or truck changed every 3,000 miles. While that may have once been true, it no longer is. Here's why:

There are a couple of reasons why you no longer need your oil changed every 3,000 miles. One is the improvement in the vehicle engines themselves, which means they are more efficient and burn less oil. The other is an improvement in the chemical makeup of automotive oils. Most these…

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Move Over and Slow Down on Local Highways

Most drivers know to pull over if they see flashing lights in the rear-view mirror, but very few know what to do when they see that same vehicle pulled over on the side of the road. A poll that was released by the National Safety Commission shows that 71 of all drivers in the United States have never even heard of a Move Over law.

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Shorten Your To-Do List with Our Online Service Scheduler

You might feel as if you always have a list of a million things to do, and one thing that you might not get around to is calling to set up routine maintenance appointments for your vehicle. Fortunately, here at BMW of Wichita Falls in Wichita, Falls, TX, we have found a way to make it easier for you to take better care of your vehicle while shortening your to-do list.

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How The Term 'Horsepower' Came To Be

Whenever you go to a car dealership or hear an advertisement on the television or radio, chances are you have heard them use the word 'horsepower' but do you know what it really means? Most of us know that it somehow is meant to express how much power the engine can produce but few know its origins.

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Purchase Car Parts through Our Dealership

You are looking for parts for a car that you own, but not just any parts will do. The parts that you purchase have to be made for a car like yours, and they have to be made out of quality materials. We know how to set you up with the right kind of parts.

When you purchase parts from us, we will make sure that you are set up with just what you need. Our knowledgeable staff will talk with you to make sure that they know what your needs are. We will help you feel comfortable with the…

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