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Upgrade Your Commute in the BMW 3 Series

The 2018 BMW 3 Series is one of the top luxury cars on the market right now. Handling has been updated as well in the latest model, with responsive handling and firm steering that make it a dream to drive. There are also additional engine options, including an electric version that helps you get the most fuel economy and sustainability from the BMW 3 Series lineup.

The standard is a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, the top of the line in the mix is the 340i 3.0 six-cylinder engine that puts out 320-horsepower…

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Make Your 7 Series Your Own

When you sit inside the BMW 7 Series, you’ll instantly know why it represents the brand as the flagship full-size luxury performance car. Luxury and performance are built into every part of the 7 Series. With the Panoramic Sky Lounge it accents the interior lighting for a truly unique experience.

The rear seating allows you to relax in style with a series of options that allow you to customize the interior. In addition to the spacious leg room, you can add a rear seat entertainment system, heated armrests, and even massaging seats for added comfort. 

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BMW 2 Series Overview

Have you seen the new BMW 2 Series? German engineering and modern technology come together in this top-ranked luxury small car. Drivers like the fact that BMW came back with a refreshed design and put a lot of tuning into the engine, so that even at the base model, you get 248 horsepower on a four-cylinder engine. The interiors are impeccable as always with synthetic leather that comes standard along with BMW's infotainment system, power windows, power locks, climate control, and on-steering controls.

There are also some new driver assistance features to look out for in the BMW. 

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Is Your Car's Fuel Pump Failing?

A car that shakes, sputters, and stalls clearly has a problem. The problem could be a minor one, such as dirty fuel injectors or old spark plugs, or the underlying issue may be more involved. A failing fuel pump might be the root of the woes.

If your car loses pressure when driving uphill or when carrying heavy weight in the trunk, consider the possibility of a worn out fuel pump. Check your gas mileage, too. When stalling, sputtering, surging, and pressure loss accompany low gas mileage, suspicion falls on the fuel pump. 

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What Does an Alternator Do?

Many people think a car's battery powers all of its electric components, but all it really does is power the electric starter that gets the vehicle running. The part that provides electricity to everything else is the alternator. The alternator essentially works like a generator, and it was in fact called that at one time. As a vehicle's gas engine spins wheels under the hood, those wheels in turn crank a wheel on the alternator to generate the electricity necessary for operating your vehicle's electrical components.

Knowing if It's Your Alternator or Your Battery that Needs…

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Reasons for Illumination of Your Tire Pressure Light

Maintaining proper tire pressure is crucial to the safe, efficient operation of your automobile. If your tire light illuminates, you need to take the notification seriously.

Assuming your tire pressure monitoring system is functioning properly, a tire pressure light in an automobile typically is geared to illuminate when tire pressure falls below 25 percent of what is specified by the manufacturer of the vehicle. In some automobiles, the tire pressure light illuminates if the tire pressure is too high. 

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What to do When Your Engine Runs Hot

A number of issues can cause your engine to run hot. If the weather is hot and you’ve been running your car hard, the engine may be overworked. If you were experiencing a problem with your water pump, coolant won’t be able to go through your engine properly. In addition, any issues with your cooling system can cause your engine to run hot.

If you see the temperature gauge in your car begin to rise, it’s time to get some help. Visit our dealership at BMW of Fort Myers and speak to one of our technicians to…

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How is Synthetic Oil Made?

As engines become smaller and more efficient, they have to work harder, developing higher temperatures. These extreme conditions are why many automakers now require the use of synthetic oil. Contrary to popular belief, synthetic oil is not a single product. It is actually a range of products. Some are custom-designed inorganic compounds. Others start out as naturally-occurring crude oil or natural gas, then are purified and structurally modified in order to produce improved performance under extreme conditions.

 

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Your Timing Belt Helps Keep Your Ride Smooth

The engine in your car requires extremely precise timing in order to function properly. Your pistons are firing thousands of times a second, and the valves have to open or close to let in fuel at just the right time or your car will not run smoothly. The most effective solution to this problem is the timing belt. We are able to replace your timing belt at BMW of Fort Myers if you notice it isn’t running smoothly.

Timing belts have teeth that engage gears while they spin around a tension pulley. 

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Diverse Tire Options Available in Fort Myers

Buying brand new tires for your car shouldn't be a process that requires just a few minutes of your time. It should be something that you take 100 percent seriously. It's vital to understand that there are quite a few kinds of tires on the market nowadays.

Don't assume that tires all offer the exact same functions and applications on the road. They most certainly do not. There are all-season tires that can serve you well in the spring, summer, fall and winter months. There are all-terrain tires that are perfect for trucks. 

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