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Why Car Covers Are Important

A car cover puts a barrier between your car and the outside elements. This includes things such as tree sap, bird droppings and rainwater. If there is a barrier placed, then your car will be less likely to get dented or scratched. The car cover can also stop an animal from doing damage to your car. It can be expensive to repair the damage that is done by an animal. That is why you can save money by investing in a car cover.

High temperatures and ultraviolet light can damage the paint on your car. The heat can also increase…

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Car Detailing Tips to Protect Your Automobile from Rick Hill BMW

There are a lot of different steps that go into detailing your vehicle. Whether you're cleaning the inside or the outside, we want to make sure that you know the best way to do so. Here are some tips from the professionals at Rick Hill BMW.

  • When you're washing the outside, make sure that you're not cross contaminating the areas. For example, use different brushes and rags for the painted areas. Clean your tires with completely different items.
  • Change out your water and soap halfway through cleaning. This will prevent you with scratching your painted surface 
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Hydroplaning Advice for Kingsport Drivers

Here at Rick Hill BMW, we're committed to keeping you safe and informed. That's why we're sharing these tips for how to avoid hydroplaning. Having a basic understanding of this phenomenon and how to handle it can help you stay calm if it happens to you.

You can avoid your risk of sliding on wet roads if you make sure to replace your tires regularly and have them rotated and balanced as recommended. Slowing down in rainy weather and trying to avoid puddles or standing water are also good preventative measures.

If you find yourself hydroplaning, try…

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How to Clean Your Car’s Engine

Cleaning your car’s engine is as essential as cleaning its body. The benefits of cleaning the engine include spotting and repairing a minor problem before it becomes major. It also ensures that there is no accumulation of debris that causes corrosion. You should note that there are many methods that you can use to clean your engine. Here is one that you can consider.

Begin by removing any debris that might be in the engine. Doing this prevents any fire hazards. The next step is for you to cover all the exposed wires. This is to ensure that there…

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Save Time, Money and Hassle with the BMW Service and Maintenance Program

The BMW service and maintenance program is a perfect complement to any BMW-branded vehicle, and it’s something that you should consider taking advantage of whether you’re buying an X5, M3, i8 or any other popular model from the BMW line-up. You can get all the details today by visiting Rick Hill BMW for more information.

The BMW service plan makes caring for your vehicle more timely and cost-effective. You’ll receive preferential pricing for the work that your automobile needs, and you can count on being back on the road again in no time after routine service, in-depth…

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New BMW Tire Replacement Coverage

BMW outfits its vehicles with only the finest tires, each with a substantial dollar value attached. That's why our Rick Hill BMW team is stoked to learn about the BMW Road Hazard Tire Coverage. What is it? A gift. Read on to find out.

Full Tire Replacement up to $600

With the new BMC Road Hazard Tire Coverage, you get complete tire replacement up to $600. If you purchase tires from a BMW Tire Center or a BMW dealership, and a road hazard renders the tires useless, you can submit a claim and get brand new BMW tires. The…

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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.

Your vehicle’s manual will…

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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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