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Tire Warning Signs

Most tires, if they are maintained, will last for around 50 to 60,000 miles. Some will wear down quicker than that. There are some signs that you can look out for that will let you know when it is time to get new tires for your vehicle.

When the tread on your tires is worn down close to or at the tread bar, you need to get a new set of tires. If you notice that there is cracking along the tire sidewall, that is one indication that you will need new tires. If you notice a screw, nail…

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Proper Tire Maintenance

It's important to perform regular checks on your vehicle, in order to prevent bigger problems further along. Checking the tires should be part of this routine maintenance, as having good tires means a safer drive. Tire pressure and tire wear can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle.

The tires should be inflated to the tire and vehicle's recommendations. This information can be found in the owner's manual and also on either the glove compartment door, the fuel door or the doorsill. Overinflated tires can cause the tire wear to concentrate in the center of the…

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Keep Your Gaskets in Good Shape

Gaskets are a critical component of your car's engine. They create an impenetrable seal to keep fluids, gasses, and other liquids from mixing or leaking. Though gaskets can last a long time, with use, they can fail and cause potentially serious damage to your engine. Learning to recognize signs of gasket problems can help you minimize any issues and possibly prevent more costly repairs.

Common signs you may have a problem with a gasket include

  1. White smoke coming from the tailpipe
  2. Foaming, bubbling, or gurgling in the radiator
  3. Oil mixing with coolant
  4. Low cylinder pressure
  5. Rapid pressure...
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Some Tell-Tale Signs Your Ignition Requires Servicing


Your ignition, also known as a starter, is one of the most important aspects of your vehicle. Without it, you are going nowhere fast. That is why we here at BMW of Northwest Arkansas of Bentonville, AR are here to give you two signs that your ignition may have going bad and needs to be serviced.

First, a malfunctioning solenoid could be the reason for the starter not working. The solenoid is what transmits electrical current to start the car. Second, if any smoke can be seen coming from the starter, you should seek the assistance of a dealer as…
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Tire Rotations Save You Time And Money


Have you ever wondered why we are always told to rotate our tires? That is why we here at BMW of Northwest Arkansas want to be sure that you know all the basics of tire rotations. Tires should be rotated because they do not wear at the same rate. Depending on your normal commute the front or back tires may wear more than the other, and thus you'll end up replacing the more worn tires more frequently. By rotating them, you'll be able to replace all four tires at the same time saving you both time and money…
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Exhaust System Safety


Many are familiar with the sound of a muscle car roaring down the road. Odds are the vehicle does not have an adequate muffler and tailpipe. The components might also be missing in order to express the power of the machine via the noise. However, mufflers and exhaust systems accomplish far more than dampening noise. The components of the system are needed to take the danger out of the noxious gases produced by the engine. Otherwise, these fumes pose a danger to a vehicle's occupants and the environment. Fuel efficiency also suffers.

Over time, exhaust system parts become corroded…
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For the Safety of Everyone Involved Be Sure to Follow Your State's Move Over Laws

When passing by an incident on the side of the road that involve any kind of responders it is our duty as drivers to try to change lanes and give everyone involved as much space as possible. These are called "move over" laws and even though many of us do not realize that they even exist, the fact is that they are in place in one form or another in all 50…

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Remember to Check Your Belts and Hose Maintenance Schedule

You probably have reminders set up in your phone or on a calendar somewhere to remind you when it is time to perform routine car maintenance. Generally, that includes things like checking your oil, air tire pressure, and coolant levels. Here at BMW of Northwest Arkansas in Bentonville we also like to remind people to regularly check their belts and hoses as well.

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The Benefits of Scheduling Your BMW Service Appointment Online!

What are the benefits of scheduling your next service appointment with BMW of Northwest Arkansas online? Well, we all have busy lives with busy schedules, so we figure that anything that enhances your convenience is something worth doing. Here are just a few of the many benefits of utilizing our online scheduling tool!

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Fluids that You Check Regularly

Checking car fluids in a car is very easy and quick, and everybody can do it. It is part of car maintenance that you should do regularly. It may save you costs on major repairs due to significant damages. The following are fluids that you should check periodically.

 

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