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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BMW Introduces the 2018 BMW i3 and First Ever BMW i3s

The most awarded portfolio of vehicles in automotive history is about to get a shot of performance. BMW has introduced the upcoming 2018 BMW i3, and the first ever 2018 BMW i3s. Among premium compact vehicles, the BMW i3 has been the bestselling compact battery-electric vehicle since its debut in 2014, and Portland drivers can join the movement.

The new BMW i3 features a synchronous electric motor that boasts up to 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. By the way, that level of torque is available right from start, giving you a jolt of speed as soon as you…

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A Certified Pre-Owned BMW Delivers Quality, Protection, and Security

When searching for a pre-owned vehicle, few offer the level of reliability and benefits as a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) BMW. Why do CPO BMW vehicles stand out in Portland? Not only because of their affordability, but also the quality, protection, and security they deliver. Explore the extensive CPO BMW selection available at BMW Portland.

What make BMW CPO vehicles such a great option? Not just any pre-owned BMW vehicle can be certified. We only consider those that have been driven for at least six months, and have between 6,000 to 60,000 miles on the odometer.

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The 2017 BMW 5 Series Earns the Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS

BMW vehicles are known for premium performance on the Portland roads. They're becoming known for exceptional safety, too. In addition to the BMW 2 Series and 3 Series earning top safety ratings, the 2017 BMW 5 Series has also been named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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