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Understanding Your Engine's Timing Belt

A key component of your engine is its timing belt. Your timing belt coordinates the vital operation of the crankshaft and camshaft. The crankshaft coordinates the pistons on the engine. In addition, the camshaft opens and closes the valves in the engine.

A timing belt doesn't last forever. You must make sure that it is replaced in a timely manner. If allowed to worn, the timing belt is susceptible to breaking and snapping apart. If that happens, a busted belt can cause severe damage to an engine. Your owner's manual contains recommendations about when a timing belt should…

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What Winter Tires Can You Choose?

Driving in the winter comes with scores of hazards. Having the right tires, ones capable of dealing with snow and ice, may improve traction and safety. Just as there are many different cars, there are different winter tires.

Studdable tires have the option to add metal studs. The studs aren't for looks, though. They increase traction, especially in ice. The tires work on snow without studs, but won't be as effective on icy roads when minus the studs. Studless ice and snow tires might not fit the metal studs, but they are designed for severely harsh winter conditions…

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Get Your Windshield Chip Repaired and Save Money in the Long Run

While there are many things you can put off in life, fixing the chip on your windshield should not be considered one of them. You never know when a rock is going to fly up and damage your windshield. It might not be in your line of vision, but that does not mean it shouldn't be fixed right away.

BMW Portland can tell you that you will want to get your chipped windshield repaired soon after that incident occurs. If you wait, that little chip can spread throughout the entire windshield. At the point, it can no longer be…

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How To Perfect Apply Touch Up Paint

No driver wants to own a car that's marred by countless chips and dings. Quality paint and an impressive finish don't just look good; they're also essential for preventing various forms of structural damage, like rust. At BMW Portland, we want locals to know how to perfectly apply touch up paint so that their cars are always protected, and always looking their very best.

Use The Factory Color Code To Choose Your Touch Up Paint

For a flawless and aesthetically beautiful finish, you want to order touch up paint that blends seamlessly into the the car's…
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The Elegant and Sophisticated BMW 5 Series

Many people prefer mid-sized sedans for the more spacious interiors that the vehicles provide. But, when sedan owners want luxury, they choose the BMW 5 Series. The latest models are on display at our BMW Portland location. Make an appointment to take a test drive.

The vehicles come in 13 different body colors. Choose between the BMW M or the electrified model. The base models come equipped with 4.4-liter, eight-cylinder engines capable of providing up to 523 horsepower and 553 pounds of foot torque. The hybrid combines the efforts of a traditional gas engine with an electric motor. 

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City Rides and Long Road Trips: Get Both with the BMW X1

The BMW X1 is a popular compact SAV, ready to take you on any adventure you desire. It comes with all the features you need for a comfortable ride and a fun driving experience.

The driver gets an elevated vantage point that makes it easy to see the road ahead. If you want all-wheel drive, the available xDrive offers reliability on top of BMW intelligence. The X1's adaptive suspension keeps the tires on the road while giving the passengers a smooth ride. Intuitive handling gives control to the person behind the wheel.

 

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The BMW i8 Is Packed With Features

Are you in the market for a new vehicle? At BMW Portland, we want you to be aware of all the options in Portland. The BMW i8 is a popular option and for good reason. Not only is the i8 nice to look at, but it also performs well. It’s powerful enough to help you zip along the highway on your daily commute, but also safe enough to be a car for the entire family.

One of the most popular safety features on the BMW i8 is automated emergency braking. If the car in front of you suddenly stops…

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Step Your Game Up In The New BMW X3

The BMW X3 is back, and it's better than ever. This luxury-based SAV is in a class of its own. It would be extremely hard trying to find another SAV that can outperform this machine. Consumers can expect multiple trim choices as well as multiple exterior colors.

The new BMW X3 is finely tuned to produce the best driving experience possible. The lower-tier trim will generate up to 248 horsepower while the upper-tier trim will generate as much as 355 horsepower. Exterior colors are vast and colorful. Consumers can choose from many vibrant paints...

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The BMW 3 Series Is Your Perfect Everyday Vehicle


The BMW 3 Series is a popular luxury sedan or wagon that drives down the road with futuristic comfort, safety, and performance. If you are in the Portland area and looking for a speedy commuter, or efficient road trip vehicle that is well suited for the highway, come into our dealership where you can have a closer look at the BMW 3 Series.

Whether it's the wagon or the sedan that you choose, you are going to like driving in the 3 Series, there's no doubt about it. With a 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds and an…
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The 2020 BMW X5 Makes Its Presence Known

If you are looking for a vehicle that is impressive, one of these types of vehicles is the 2020 BMW X5. This vehicle has been designed to make its presence known and unmistakable. We at BMW Portland are especially pleased with the features that are offered by the BMW X5.

The very appearance of the BMW X5 is that of confidence. One of the confidence inspiring features of the vehicle is the improved aerodynamics. This comes thanks to the active kidney grille and the air breathers in the vehicle which make things a little easier on the vehicle.

 

 

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