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Get Up Close to the BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is the unquestioned ruler of the luxury small car market. These high-end roadsters were originally developed to challenge their rival, Mercedes-Benz, on the racetracks of Europe and the United States. Eventually, they filtered out to the consumer market and the rest is history.

Two sets of features make the new 3 Series fun to drive. The first is the all-encompassing tech system that is built into every model. The technology center allows you to use all mobile devices, smartphones, etc with your 3 Series. 

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Breaking The Mold With The BMW 7 Series

Time to break the mold with the BMW 7 Series, full of luxury performance vehicles that high-class people will love. The 740i and 750i, 740e, M760i, and Alpina b7 models all have v12 engines generating approximately 320 to 601 horsepower from 0 to 60 in 3.6 to 5.1 seconds.

Airstream is pulled in by the Active Kidney Grille and used as power to increase the performance ability. Flaps will open inside the grille and the air will cool down for a better boost in performance. 

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The All New BMW 2 Series is the Sportiest Yet

Have you driven the new BMW 2 Series? Drivers are raving about the luxury small car that packs a punch. BMW refreshed the look of their sporty favorite with all new steering, powerful engine, and spacious, luxurious interiors. With a variety of different trims, you can customize your BMW 2 Series model to be exactly the type of sports car that you want.

The BMW 2 Series delivers a lot of power with the standard model. You'll get 248-horsepower from a twin-turbocharged four-cylinder engine. You can always upgrade that to the M240i, and get a six-cylinder engine that delivers…

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When Does Your Ignition Need to be Serviced?

Your vehicle’s ignition has a significant influence on your engine performance and daily driving experience. Although you should have routine service inspections performed on your ignition, there are warning signs that may let you know it needs to be serviced by a trained BMW service mechanic immediately.

Some common warning signs with your ignition includes engine stalling, a key that isn’t able to turn when placed in the keyhole, and flickering dashboard lights. In addition, the most common symptom is when your vehicle fails to start. 

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Emergency Kit Items You Should Stow in Your Vehicle

A breakdown is a stressful event. Being prepared can help keep you, your passengers, and your vehicle safe. In the event of a breakdown, having some emergency essentials in your vehicle can keep you prepared. Let the BMW service team at Century BMW help get you started.

You’ll want to carry a few emergency items in your vehicle with you always. A good emergency kit will have jumper cables, a flashlight with batteries, and signal flares to warn other drivers that your car is broken down. 

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How to Prevent Premature Gasket Failure

Gaskets may be small in size, but they have a large role under the hood of your car. They form a bond and keep certain components together while also preventing liquids and gases from escaping. It's important to make sure your gaskets are not on the verge or blowing. Stop by Century BMW in Greenville and ask about the gasket maintenance we provide.

Sometimes our gaskets break or blow, and there really wasn't anything we could have done to prevent it whereas other times a little caution would have been beneficial. Things that can help prevent damaging gaskets…

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Replace Your Flat Tire Safely

Despite how diligent we are about buying good tires and following good tire maintenance, sometimes we still find ourselves with a flat tire, whether it's from improper inflation or bumps on the road. At Century BMW, we offer various tire services including tire replacement.

Changing a flat tire, although an inconvenience, is not that difficult if you know the correct steps. Of utmost importance is to be as safe as possible while following these steps.

  • Pull car to side of the road away from traffic.
  • Put on emergency brake.
  • Remove tools, jack and spare tire from trunk
  • Loosen lug…
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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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