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Getting Your BMW Ready for Spring – and Summer – Driving

BMW Repair
5/10/2016

With winter out of the way and relatively clear skies ahead, it's time to get your BMW in shape for spring and summer driving. As most people know, these two seasons can be troublesome, as traffic is generally more common and - frustratingly - the roads are in need of repair. Cracks, fissures and potholes abound, leading even the soundest of vehicles to experience issues. In this post, we're going to look at a few quick, easy fixes that you can implement to reduce your chances of incurring a costly, unexpected repair.

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Navigate Snowy Roads in Style with the New MINI Clubman ALL4

MINI Clubman
4/27/2016

Last week, BMW announced the addition of an exciting new option to their MINI line: the MINI Clubman ALL4. Undoubtedly attractive to anyone challenged with driving on icy, snow-covered roads, the Clubman ALL4 features a newly developed all-wheel drive system. With the time-tested design features of standard MINIs, the Clubman ALL4 is a stylish, sporty and versatile vehicle that aims to transform harrowing winter drives into safe, enjoyable journeys.

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Changes to the BMW Maintenance Program That Every Owner Should Know

BMW Car
3/22/2016

Earlier this year, BMW took a hard look at their maintenance program and decided to make some rather drastic changes in regards to second owners. In short, the new program states that model year 2015 BMW cars will include the company's maintenance program only for the initial purchaser, owner or lessee. Additionally, the program will not be transferrable to subsequent owners. But, what does this mean for would-be buyers of a preowned 2015 BMW?

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How Routine Oil Changes Can Save Your Vehicle’s Life

Oil Change
2/16/2016

It's probably no surprise, but your vehicle is a collection of moving parts. Moving parts require lubrication to maintain efficiency and prevent wear and tear. In your engine, this lubrication is provided by motor oil. However, oil doesn't last forever: as time passes, it breaks down and becomes contaminated which means that it can no longer perform its role in your engine's operation. In this post, we're going to discuss why oil changes are so critical to your vehicle's health.

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Why – And When – You Should Have Your BMW Tires Balanced

BMW Tire Balancing
12/16/2015

If your tires are out of balance, they could be wearing unevenly, creating harmful vibrations and causing unsafe driving conditions. Because of this, it's important to regularly have your tires inspected, mounted and balanced. Today, we're going to talk a little bit more about what tire balancing is, why your BMW vehicle needs it and how regularly you should have the service performed.

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BMW and MINI Shine on 2016 Wards 10 Best Engines List

2016 BMW
11/17/2015

In its 22nd year, the Wards 10 Best Engines competition has released its list of nominees for 2016. With 31 nominees, MINI and BMW car engines appear on the list four times, twice for each brand. The BMW i3 engine, with its unique powertrain, appears, as well as the BMW 340i's new B58 Twin-Scroll Turbocharged engine.

The BMW B58 is easily the company's flagship engine, at this time, it incorporates many of the features of the company's N55 engine: direct-injection and the Valvetronic and Dual-Vanos systems. Offering 326 horsepower, the engine is a true wonder - both in theory and practice - and has certainly earned its position on Ward's yearly list.

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BMW Announces the New 2016 MINI Convertible

10/26/2015

Earlier this month, BMW released the first images and specifications of the upcoming MINI Convertible. Scheduled for release next March, the convertible will be available in the Cooper and Cooper S models and will be powered by the same performance-driven engine found in the company's other front-wheel drive vehicles.

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Maintenance Advice to Ensure Your BMW Car Stays in Great Shape

bmw maintenance
10/6/2015

When you invest in a nice car, it's important to stick to a regular maintenance routine to keep its performance levels up and to prolong its life. As a BMW owner, you should be very familiar with the manufacturer's recommendations: when to get your oil changed, when to check the brakes, when to add fluids and so forth. Thankfully, BMW maintenance schedules are well documented and simple to adhere to, especially when you visit a specialized service center like Atlantic Autowerks. To help you better understand what your BMW needs and how we can help, let's take a closer look at what the manufacturer recommends...

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2015 Mini Cooper: Fuel Efficient and Feisty

2015 mini cooper
9/10/2015

With their unique design, compact size and overall cool factor, Mini Coopers are instantly recognizable. From contrasting roof panels and a distinctive profile to seventeen-inch wheels and bonnet stripes, a host of factory options allow Mini Cooper owners to customize their vehicle into a polished, truly one-of-a-kind phenomenon. However, the Mini Cooper isn't just another pretty face: they are loaded with premium technologies that promise their drivers more than a stylish ride.

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BMW to Celebrate 100th Birthday at 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

BMW 100 Year Anniversary
8/21/2015

Around this time next year, BMW will be celebrating its 100th birthday. And what better place to celebrate than the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion? With the BMW car brand built upon being considered the "Ultimate Driving Machine," racing circuits across the globe have helped the company forge that identity for the last century.

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