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How Routine Oil Changes Can Save Your Vehicle’s Life

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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

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

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


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

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

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

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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A Look at the Upcoming MINI Superleggera


The MINI Superleggera, which stunned visitors at the 2015 Villa d'Este concours d'elegance, has been greenlighted for production. The car will be part of BMW's efforts to concentrate the MINI line on fewer, better vehicles. With two seats, a soft-top and the MINI's standard all-wheel drive, the Superleggera is positioned to deliver the classic MINI experience in an agile, elegant package. But, what should we expect from the upcoming "super hero" car?

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The Joy of Driving


Atlantic Autowerks Ltd. specializes in BMWs and MINIs because we love the passion the manufacturers of those cars put into their engineering, and the joy you get when driving them. You can see on our Specials page that we reward those drivers who share our passion with discounts for parts and labor if you are a member of either the BMW or Mini Car Club of America. We thought we'd take this opportunity to explain why we do that.

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Attention BMW Owners with a Car 2002 and Later with the 4.4L V8 Engine


Any motor that is running low on oil is a candidate for some major repairs. Some motors, like the 4.4 Liter V8 that is in a lot of BMW models, can sustain some damage but still continue to run--maybe not well, but nevertheless, still run. In a motor that is run low on oil, aerated oil may be flowing through all of the major engine oiling passages. Like the Mini Cooper, the BMW N62 (the 4.4 Liter V8) will suffer some major and expensive damage if not caught in time.

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