Take a Gander at the BMW 3 Series at BMW of Fort Lauderdale

The BMW 3 Series has been voted the best small car in the world for many decades. There are a number of reasons why this line of cars continues to have such astonishing success. One draw is the storied history of the 3 Series. They were originally developed as track cars and have had astonishing success on the raceway. The classic styling is another big draw for 3 Series owners and fans.

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It's Important to Clean Your Wheels and Tires

Many times, people forget to clean the wheels and tires on their vehicles. This is a mistake. Cleaning your wheels and tires is an important step in maintaining them. Caring for them properly can help extend their lifespans.

One common issue for wheels and tires is brake dust. Brake dust contains tiny metal shavings, adhesives and other dangerous particles. Over time, this corrodes your wheels and tires. 

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Signs Your Suspension is in Trouble

There is a system on your vehicle that helps absorb the bumps and impacts you encounter on the road. This system is your suspension and over time, this part of your vehicle may need to be repaired because of normal wear and tear. There are a number of indications that you can keep an eye out for that will let you know it is time for professional maintenance.

This can include:

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Motor Oil Myths You Should Know

When it comes to routine oil changes this item of service is a must if you want to make sure that your vehicle is going to be reliable and efficient for the amount of time that you own it. Unfortunately, there are some myths out there when it comes to your motor oil, how often you should change it and what type of oil should be used among other things. 

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Keeping the Vehicle's Cabin & Engine Air Filters Clean

Your home has a number of air filters in place to improve air quality inside the house. Your vehicle also has air filters working to improve the cabin air quality and what air reaches the engine.

Those cabin air filters will remove small particles from the air so the driver and passengers are not breathing in things like mold spores or allergens during the ride.

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A Number of Signs Your Car's Exhaust is Leaking

When the car's exhaust system is working perfectly, dangerous gases are taken from the block to the back of your vehicle by way of a pipe system. Here are some signs the pipes may be leaking.

While you are sitting in the driver's seat of the car, feel for a new vibration with your hands or feet. 

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What to Know About Your Tire Pressure Light

When your tire pressure light comes on this is something you don't want to ignore. Your sensor doesn't go on automatically when your air gets a little low. Rather, it needs to fall below approximately twenty-five percent of the recommended air limit before it will light up. This is a substantial amount of air and this is the time to make sure you give your vehicle a once over to make sure everything is ok before you continue driving it.

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What Role Do Brake Pads Play in Stopping a Vehicle?

If you’re like most people, you probably have a vague idea of how your vehicle’s brakes work. Nonetheless, you’re probably less knowledgeable about the various braking components and how they work. For this reason, here’s a brief overview of brake pads and their function in stopping or slowing your vehicle.

If your vehicle has disc brakes, each wheel will be attached to a brake rotor that spins along with the wheel. When you press the brake pedal, the brake caliper squeezes this rotor to apply pressure to the wheel in order to slow it down.

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Look for Tire Cracks and Splits in Your Tires

Cracked or splits in the side wall is a sure sign of tire trouble. You can inspect your tires from time to time to look for splits and cracks. Owners may be limited in that they cannot easily see the inside walls. When you have routine maintenance, the technician should closely examine the treads and the sidewalls.

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Vehicle Alignment Improves Gas Mileage, Ensures Smoother Ride

Have you recently noticed any vibration in your steering wheel as you have driven your vehicle around Fort Lauderdale? Have you noticed uneven tire wear, or that your vehicle seems to pull to the right or left when applying the brakes? These are all signs that you need to make an appointment at BMW of Fort Lauderdale for a vehicle alignment inspection.

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