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Keep Tabs on Tire Tread and Pressure for Better Performance

Without good tires, your vehicle certainly won’t be able to go very far. The team here at Rick Hill BMW are experts when it comes to tire maintenance and repair, and we want every driver to keep the following facts in mind when performing their regularly scheduled automotive maintenance.

The condition of a tire’s tread pattern is a good indication of how well the vehicle will handle on slick, wet or icy pavement. Worn treads are visible to even the most untrained observer and can easily be measured using a ruler or penny.

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What to Know about Car Wax

When it comes time to wash your vehicle, you should take a moment to evaluate the current condition of your automobile from an exterior standpoint. Washing your vehicle will remove a lot of the dirt and grime that has built up on the surface, but there are some other products you can use to really protect your vehicle. For example, car wax is something you should apply just after washing your vehicle. You just have to make sure that the surface is completely dry.

Car wax is designed to protect your vehicle from things like UV rays and other corrosive…

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Useful Information Regarding Motor Oil, and What You Should Watch Out For

There's a lot of information on the internet right now regarding motor oil and what you should do about oil changes. Unfortunately, a lot of this information isn't true. Rick Hill BMW wants to ensure you know what to do when it comes to obtaining routine maintenance, so let's talk a bit about motor oil myths.

A lot of people think you have to stick to a schedule of one oil change every 3,000 miles. In fact, oil changes should always be performed according to what's detailed in your owner's manual

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Getting Your Windshield Wiper Blades Replaced

How do you know when to get your windshield wiper blades replaced? That's the main reason our Rick Hill BMW team decided to file this brief blog post. Here's a basic intro to windshield wiper issues and suggested replacement intervals.

When to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

You should replace your windshield wiper blades every six months, once annually or whenever wiper blades show signs of malfunctioning. When wiper blades malfunction, they may chatter or squeak, skip over or streak your windshield. Poorly squeegeed windshields reduce 

 

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Service Your BMW the Right Way at Rick Hill BMW

We want you to take care of your BMW after you purchase one from our dealership in Kingsport. Here are some service tips for you as a BMW owner:

Comprehensive Maintenance Plans Available

Why not take advantage of service plans that ensure that your vehicle will be serviced correctly and at the right time? Keeping your vehicle services recorded and performed at the dealership maintains the value of your vehicle.

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Winter Tires Are Worth Looking Into

When driving in the snow and sleet, your grip on the road is everything. You always need to feel safe when you're driving, and confidence is a key part of that. Winter tires could give you the confidence you need in your vehicle's traction control. At Rick Hill BMW, we can definitely vouch for that.

The reason driving in the winter can be so dangerous isn't just because of the snow and ice on the road. When it gets cold, your tire's rubber becomes stiff and solid, and is therefore unable to grip the road as…

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Restore Your Headlights With These Simple And Easy To Use Remedies

The headlights of your vehicle illuminate the road in front of you. When they get cloudy, the light may get dimmer and reduce your visibility when driving at night. We at Rick Hill BMW have compiled a quick guide on how you can restore your headlights on your own with a few simple touches.

The first DIY remedy for clearing headlights involves the use of insect repellents containing the substance DEET. Simply spray the insect repellent containing DEET on your headlights and then scrub for a little while. Be careful not to get the repellent on your vehicle's paint…

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Two Things That Every Driver Should Know About Fuel Economy

While efficient driving and good car maintenance are both key parts of getting good fuel economy, there are many other factors that can affect your gas mileage. Kingsport drivers who find themselves spending more at the pump than usual, simply have to identify the underlying cause of their increased fuel use and make the necessary changes. At Rick Hill BMW, we're eager to help local motorists cut their spending in this area.

Outside Temperatures Can Affect Your Fuel Economy

Surprisingly, gas use for many people often fluctuates in accordance with the outside weather.
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Tire Replacement When You Need it the Most


Getting a flat tire can almost ruin your day, especially when you're unprepared financially to have the tire replaced. We have great news for you! With an eligible BMW tire purchase, you may be entitled to a benefit of up to $600 for each tire replacement!

The BMW Road Hazard Tire Coverage provides this benefit at no cost to you, and it extends to all travel outside of Kingsport. There is a nationwide network at your disposal, for choosing a participating BMW Tire Center that is convenient for you. This benefit can be extremely helpful when on vacation or…
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Utilize BMW Service and Maintenance for Proper Vehicle Care

If you want to have your BMW vehicle around for many more years to come, you will need to take on the responsibility of service and maintenance. Utilizing the services of a reputable BMW dealership service center will allow you to have things like an oil change done routinely. It is important that you get these things completed on time. This will ensure that your vehicle is going to be reliable. You can also prevent some major repairs down the line if you take care of problems and maintenance when needed.
 

 

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