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BMW 4 Series Overview and Features

The 2018 BMW 4 series gets a refresh this year with a newer suspension and better handling than previous models, as well as new sensors that detect pedestrians, other cars, and provides warnings to the driver through the new infotainment system. You can connect any drive to the infotainment system through Bluetooth. It's best with your smartphone, which gives you voice-enabled commands to do most of the things from your vehicle, hands-free.

The trims also have upgraded horsepower starting from the base engine. You can get a twin turbo with the base and go up to a twin turbo…
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Why Buy A Crossover?

Shopping for a new vehicle can be such a daunting task when you realize how many different vehicle options there are on the market. Not only do you have to choose what type of vehicle you would prefer (truck, SUV, sedan, etc.) but then you have to select a manufacturer and a specific model. If you are confused as to what to buy, but know that you want something with ample interior space, plenty of power under the hood, towing capabilities and great safety features, you might want to look into one of the crossovers that we have here on…
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The road ahead in your BMW X Model

Our team here at Rick Hill BMW understand how important the features are when selecting a new vehicle. Selecting the right SUV requires choosing the right features, design, and performance, and we’re here to help you find one that fits your style.

When you walk up to one of the BMW X models, you can see their signature kidney grilles that accent their aerodynamic design. Once you open the door, you see a spacious interior of this popular luxury SUV.

The X models give you the option of customizing the seating arrangements to adapt to your next trip. 40…

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How is synthetic oil made?

The myth of synthetic oil is that it is entirely devoid of any crude oil components. The base of synthetic oil comes from fossil fuels. In one case, that fossil fuel is natural gas. In other cases, the fossil fuel base comes from crude oil.

Synthetic oil begins as a refined oil from some sort of fossil fuel. Further steps are taken in a laboratory to distill the base oil and purify it to its basic molecular structure. The process of purification removes the impurities that remain in conventional oils. The base molecules are sent through a chemical process to…

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The Reasons Getting Tires Rotated and Inspected are Important


If you are driving on car tires that are either underinflated or have too much in the way of air pressure, you are putting more than the health of your car tires at risk.

Tires with not enough air are going to make more of the outer edges of the tires come in contact with the road. These areas don't have thick enough tread so that friction will wear away those areas especially quick. That will only increase the chances the tire could experience a blowout at high speeds.

If the car tires have too much air, now you…
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Everything You Need To Know About Timing Belts

The more a car owner knows about their vehicle, the more value they typically get out of it throughout its lifetime. This usually involves them learning about lesser known parts of their vehicle such as the timing belt.

That is why our team located right here at Rick Hill BMW of Kingsport are so excited to give you the basics of your vehicle's timing belt. The timing belt is what keeps your engine running efficiently. It does this by opening and closing the valves of the engine at precisely the right times. On average, experts agree that a timing…

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Winter Ready Windshield Wipers To Improve Your Commute


The last thing you need is a glare from the headlights of another car and you have a dirt windshield. Our team of highly trained car technicians know how to match your car with the right wipers. In fact, having good wipers is important based on the type of windshield washer fluid you use also. Driving responsibly is dependent on how well you can see out of your windows, but most people only consider the conditions of their car mirrors. Our professionals will work hard to improve your vision during the rain, snow, and other extreme weather conditions affecting your…
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Picking Between Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive Options


It can be difficult to pick out the kind of vehicle that you want to purchase, and it can be hard to know if you will prefer a vehicle with front-wheel or rear-wheel drive in place. You need to figure out which one benefits you more than the other.

Rear-wheel drive is going to give you better balance and better handling. It can help you drive better and feel more confident behind the wheel. Front-wheel drive is going to give you better traction. This will help you get through rain and sleet and snow without as much chance of getting…
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