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Explore the BMW 5 Series in Portland

In the midsized sedan market there are many options for luxury vehicles. Some people do not want the stress of having a large vehicle and opt for something more in the middle. This makes parking easier, storage, and is great for mileage. The 5 Series manages to have all of the creature comforts of larger cousins while not being a land boat.

A standout set of features for the 5 Series is the hardcore safety protection. Very few vehicles in this class have anything comparable to the 5 Series standard safety features. All of the same features that are on…

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How to Replace a Flat Tire

Have you noticed your tire looks a little flat or are you getting tire pressure warnings? You don't want to ignore a tire that continuously goes flat. You should have some tools in your trunk to help you remove the tire and place a spare, or you can purchase a can of Fix-A-Flat if you are in a pinch.

Replacing a flat tire requires a lug wrench, spare tire, and a jack. All three are very important. You also want to have wheel wedges that you can place on your wheels before removing the tire to keep your car…

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How to Identify Trouble with Hoses and Belts in Your Car

If you can identify a potential failure with the hoses and belts in your car, you'll be in a better position to avoid serious trouble.

There are a number of belts on the car that is responsible for powering things like the water pump or the radiator fan. If you can hear squeaking from these areas, you want to get a mechanic on the job because if the belt snaps, you lose the ability for those parts to work.

The hoses have to allow engine coolant to travel from the radiator to the engine block and back. 

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Signs Your Car Needs a Wheel Alignment

Has your car been driving funny? Is your wheel pulling to the left or right? Proper wheel alignment is one of the ways that your car controls fuel efficiency. If your car is off center, you could cause damage to the other wheels. These are some signs that you may need to get your wheels rotated and aligned.

If your steering is off center and your car veers to the left or right, then you probably have a wheel off-balance. An alignment can return to your wheels to their proper position, ensuring your vehicle's safety and efficiency. If you…

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Always Be Prepared for a Possible Roadside Emergency

Just like the Scout motto, you should always be prepared. When it comes to roadside emergencies, the unpredictable nature of these incidences means that it is essential for you to have necessary emergency items in your vehicle and know how to use them.

Firstly, make sure you have water, jumper cables, emergency lights and flares, kitty litter for traction, tire tools and a reliable, charged cell phone. Acquaint yourself with using jumper cables and the tire tools. Secondly, if an emergency occurs, stay well away from the traffic if possible. If someone stops to help, stay in the vehicle...

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Know the Warning Signs that Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

When you press on your car’s brake pedal, it should feel firm, as though there’s enough strength to stop and hold your vehicle. A spongy pedal can be the result of several possible situations occurring within your brake system. They usually involve the brake fluid not reaching its destination to operate the parts properly.

Air in the lines is one scenario. When that occurs, the air bubble blocks the fluid’s continuous flow. To solve this situation, may only require bleeding the lines. Other problems caused by corroded lines or parts could have created blockage from rust.

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Follow These Tips to Keep Your Engine from Overheating

When a vehicle's engine overheats, it signals an immediate need to have the car looked at and serviced. Typically, your vehicle will run just fine and then suddenly start to feel like it's breaking down. If you begin to see steam coming from your engine, it's overheated.

Many things can cause your car's engine to overheat. A leak, either in your vehicle's water pump or elsewhere in your cooling system, is a common cause of engine overheating. A blockage in your cooling system will prevent it from adequately circulating air, causing your vehicle's engine…

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Stay Safe When Driving with These Items This Winter

The winter season is arriving, and for many of us who drive regularly, that means driving through cold, icy and snowy conditions. These can be some of the worst elements to drive through, and many people can end up stuck on the side of the road, trapped by ice and snow because the vehicle cannot get any traction.

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Should You Buy or Lease a New BMW in Portland?

When you're shopping for a new BMW in Portland, one of the biggest financing decisions you'll need to make is whether you want to buy or lease. The finance team here at BMW Portland wants you to make the best decision possible, so here are some of the benefits of both options!

The Benefits of Buying a New BMW

  • You own your BMW! That means when your loan is paid off, you won't need to make any more monthly payments.
  • There are no limitations on mileage or alterations. You are free to do with your vehicle as…
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