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Don't Put the Brakes on Critical Maintenance

Modern automobiles have sophisticated, long-lasting brake systems. Advancements in braking technology, such as vented rotors and anti-lock brake systems, have meant that cars have become ever safer with each passing decade. Today's cars have brake systems that are far safer and more reliable than anything that could have been imagined in the 60s or 70s, and this has led to an overall decrease in the number of serious accidents.

But your car's brakes are not something to take for granted, either. 

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What are Timing Belts?

There are many parts of your vehicle that are vital to making it work. Among the many components that function in tandem with your vehicle's engine is the timing belt. Because of the role that the timing belt plays, it is important to make sure that it is properly maintained and functioning as it should.

Your vehicle's timing belt connects the crankshaft with the camshaft. While the crankshaft controls the engine's pistons and the camshaft opens and closes valves, the timing belt provides the synchronicity that allows the engine to operate. 

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Be Prepared With a Full Tank of Gas

If you are like many motorists in the Greenville area, it is important for you to be prepared when it comes to winter driving. You may make sure that you have an ice scraper and snow brush for your windows, a blanket and other accessories in your emergency roadside bag, and a pair of battery cables on hand should you, or another motorist, be in need of them. We here at Century BMW would like to ask you if you make sure you have all of these items to prepare yourself for winter driving, then why don't you keep…

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Horsepower: The Same Here as Yesteryear

Coined in the 1800's by inventor James Watt, horsepower has functioned as a unit of automotive measurement for centuries. The term, which is the perceived measurement of the workload a single horse can muster per minute, was first used to build interest in steam locomotives. Since then, whenever the power of an engine has come into question, it has been assigned units of horsepower.

Cars with maximum horsepower are the strongest, fastest, hardest-working cars out there. Many are capable of going further and faster than all the others. 

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Why You Should Inspect and Replace Worn-Out Tire Tread

Do your tires exhibit worn-out tread, leaving you ready for new ones? If yes, then we here at Century BMW are here to sort you out. Your tires require adequate tread to block the tire from flexing and moving; the car, instead, grips the road. They also offer voids through which water can flow when the road surface is wet. The BMW service team at our Greenville, SC dealership will help you determine if your tires are bald.

Bald tires can easily cause road accidents. Measurement of tire treads comes in 32nds of an inch. 

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How to Use Sand and Salt to Keep Your Driveway Safe

When winter comes in to the Greenville, SC area, it sometimes brings unexpected friends with it. Cold temperatures and light snow flurries are two that usually come with the season, but some areas may receive icy rain which will ultimately make for some frozen and icy driving conditions. The Century BMW service team is ready to assist with your winter driving needs.

One of the unavoidable aspects of this time of year is the slick conditions that befall driveways. Every year, hundreds of people have serious falls that can be avoided with some simple and easy to acquire things applied…

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Benefits of Using OEM Parts from Ford of Uniontown

Our mechanics at Century BMW understand the reward of working on your vehicle, the feeling of satisfaction when you have successfully pointed out the problem and getting it solved. Being your own mechanic can be challenging as it will prove hard to get the right part to replace the worn out. This marks the reason our dealership is here to guarantee you of getting original parts you need to fix your car.

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Keep These Holiday Road Trip Preparation Tips Handy

If you want to make it to your holiday destination on time without any roadside incidents, take a look at these preparation tips before you pack the car and sail on down that highway. Our team at Century BMW compiled the following pieces of advice for local families looking to hit the road this Thanksgiving:

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The Total Cost of Ownership is Much More Than Just the Sticker Price

When you are looking to purchase a new vehicle it's important to not just consider the price tag but the total price of ownership. Owning a vehicle is much more than just the initial price tag that comes along in the form of a monthly car payment. The total cost of ownership includes several other things such as fuel costs, maintenance costs, and the cost of insurance.

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Holiday Season Travel can be Smooth Sailing with the Right Planning

The season of giving is upon us. The time to plan family gatherings and bringing the family together for gift giving is nearly here. The holiday season is here to bring those who cannot get together any other time of year are all together. If you are planning on getting together with the family, you want your travels to go as smooth as they can.

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