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Stay Safe and Prepared with BMW Road Hazard Tire Coverage


One of the top reasons for a car breakdown is a flat tire. And, most people aren't ever ready for an expense that is caused by circumstances out of their control. That's why the BMW Road Hazard Tire Coverage makes perfect sense. When you purchase eligible BMW tires, you're immediately enrolled in the coverage.

The complementary benefits include up to $600 for a replacement tire, a nationwide selection of authorized BMW Tire Centers, and convenient no-cost claim processing! While it's recommended that you take the damaged tire to the original dealership, having a...
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Understanding Various Vehicle Fluid Leaks

 

There are few things as distressing as noticing that your vehicle is leaking an unidentified fluid. The automobile enthusiasts at BMW of Honolulu want to make sure that you are educated about the various fluids in your vehicle so that you can determine solutions when you come across problems.

The most common fluids that might be leaking from your vehicle include water, coolant, differential fluid, motor oil, power steering fluid, and motor oil....

 

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What is a recall and why is it important?

Periodically, you will hear about a recall happening with a particular make, model, and model year vehicle. At BMW of Honolulu, we’ll always have the latest recalls available. You can bring your car in and get the needed repair.

When there is a recall, it is because the NHTSA or manufacturer has determined that a model (or several models) have a defect that is safety-related. Some recalls are mandatory, which means that you will need to bring it into a dealership for the repair to be made. In other instances, the recall is voluntary, allowing you to decide if…
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The Importance of Correct Tire Pressure

Correct tire pressure keeps vehicle occupants safer on the road along with enhancing gas mileage. A simple tire gauge enables vehicle owners to routinely check the pressure, which can fluctuate from month to month. Underinflated tires put more wear and tear on the outer edges of the rubber, which could lead to undue damage and flats. Conversely, overinflated tires put more stress on the center of the tire, which also leads to damage and flats.

When tires are not properly inflated, they also do not have sufficient traction with the road, which leads to handling problems. 

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Tips to Tell When Tires Need Replacing

Car tires work hard for you, which is why you need to regularly check them for signs of wear and tear. They don't last forever, and you need to know the signs that it's time for some new wheels.

Tread is a good indication of tires that need to be retired. Take a penny and slip it into the tire groove. Make sure Lincoln's head is facing down. Can you see the top of Lincoln's head peeking out of the groove? If yes, it's time for new tires. Another thing to look for is the…

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Vehicle Ignition Concerns


Don't be the person who has an ignition problem and doesn't know it. Ignition switches are responsible for giving your vehicle power. If there's something wrong with the functioning of your ignition, you may figure that fact out quickly.

Does your car stall seemingly out of nowhere after you start it? Are you noticing issues with any vehicle lights? Are electrical troubles an issue for you? These things can all point to possible ignition difficulties. Other things to look out for are key turning problems, inability to start, dashboard light flickering and a silent starter motor...
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What Are Gaskets Used for in a Car?

Gaskets are an essential part of every connection in your car. Gaskets provide an impenetrable seal between solid parts. Gases and fluids are subjected to pressures that seek to propel them through any opening-no matter how tiny. Solid parts like the engine body and the engine head cannot seal. You need a gasket for that.

A gasket is made up of a material that is crushable. Gaskets fill in the uneven spaces, no matter how small, between two rigid parts that are not malleable. With the ability to accept pressure that is uneven throughout its...

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Why is A Working Exhaust Important?

Everyone knows that when your muffler and exhaust system are not working, it can make for poor neighborhood relations. However, that is not the only reason to keep your muffler and exhaust system in proper working order. It can also affect the performance of your vehicle.

The muffler and exhaust system remove gases from the combustion of fuels into the atmosphere. Anytime this is obstructed, it causes back pressure to rise. This reduces the efficiency and power of the engine. Some exhaust systems are specially designed to increase the power output of the engine, or reduce fuel consumption.

 

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Why You Should Be Getting Your Tires Rotated


Having your tires rotated does not just help to ensure your tires have their longest life possible and are all wearing at the same rate, but it is also important for your own safety. Rotations are important for making sure your tires are hugging the road as they should, which makes driving safer and easier in all conditions, especially bad weather.

The recommended time intervals between rotations typically depends on your car's manufacturer, but you can easily find out how often you should have your tires rotated by coming out to your BMW of Honolulu.

 
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Save Valuable Time With Our Online Service Scheduler


Getting the most out of your vehicle is a must for most people. We at BMW of Honolulu understand that you want your vehicle to run at its best performance possible. Recommended maintenance and repairs (if necessary) are important to accomplish this. We also understand that time is valuable. We've come up with a solution to save you some time when life is keeping you busy.

BMW of Honolulu has made it possible to now schedule your maintenance appointments quickly. Simply go online, complete some basic information, and, you'll be able to schedule an appointment that works best…
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