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The True Facts About Motor Oil

The kind of motor oil you use in your vehicle can be almost as important as the actual oil changes. If you have concerns about what your vehicle needs in regards to regular vs synthetic motor oil, stop at BMW of Myrtle Beach and let us check your vehicle and advise you accordingly.

Synthetic motor oil has long been the subject of dispute and myths. Two myths are that it causes leaks and that if you use it once, you have to continue using it. 

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Towing Guide

Towing is for the rugged at heart. You do not, however, want to wear out your truck because you were careless with your actions. Here are two things to remember when you are hauling extra weight.

1. Make sure your turn signals on your vehicle are in sync with those on your trailer

You do not want a car to run into the back of your extra load because the driver did not realize that you were slowing down to make a right turn. , SC for a more detailed discussion!

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Rotate Your Tires to Avoid a Blow Out

When a tire blows out on the road, it can be a dangerous situation, particularly when it happens at high speed on the freeway. The best way to avoid the possibility of a blowout is to maintain your tires with some good practices.

One habit that can save you the trouble of handling a tire blow out is to rotate your tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. 

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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

Most drivers are vaguely aware of motor oil’s importance to their vehicle’s engine. At the very least, you probably know that oil helps to keep your engine’s moving parts lubricated to minimize friction and prevent damage. However, it is not simply enough to make sure that your engine has plenty of oil, as you also need to ensure that you use the right type of oil. For this reason, here is everything you need to know about motor oil viscosity ratings.

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Signs Your Fuel System May Be Failing

The fuel pump in your vehicle is continually working to pump fuel from your tank to your engine. When the fuel pump starts to fail so will your vehicle. Being aware of the signs of a failing fuel pump may prevent you from being stranded on the side of the road.

  • Noticing a loss in power when going uphill or pulling a heavy load.
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Brake Fluids: Silicone or Glycol-Based

You probably already know that brake fluid is pretty important to the functioning of your brakes. You might even know that brake fluid is pushed along in your brake lines to create pressure on your rotors when you push the pedal. What you might not have already known is that there is more than one kind of brake fluid.

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Why You Need GAP Insurance for Your Vehicle

Imagine your car getting totaled or stolen. Your insurer can compensate only to cover the cost up to the market value of the car regardless of the initial value. GAP or Guaranteed Asset Protection is a vital policy to help you plan financially for your wheeled investment. Furthermore, it offers additional help where your insurance has failed.

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Where Does the Term 'Horsepower' Come From?

One safe assumption to make is to say that your beloved BMW model possesses a tremendous amount of adrenaline-inspiring horsepower that always puts a smile on your face.

However, a lot of BMW drivers and vehicle owners are unsure of what the term "horsepower" means or how it refers to driving. You hear the term on TV, the internet, and from the mouths of car enthusiasts. Here at BMW of Myrtle Beach, we decided to break it down so that if you don't know what horsepower meant or the origin of the word before, you will know now!

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