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Spend some time with the new BMW 3 Series at Bert Smith BMW

The BMW 3 Series is the pinnacle of the small, luxury sedan market. Since debuting on racetracks all around the world, the 3 Series has made an indelible mark on the small car market. You can find a BMW 3 Series in every world city. Not only are 3 series loved for their performance, they are also renowned for their forward thinking yet classic design features.

The exterior styling on the BMW 3 Series has changed over the past few years. Gone are the rounded edges and minimalist lights. The new 3 Series comes with more aggressive headlights and styling…

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Experience the BMW 2 Series

The name BMW remains synonymous with style and elegance. The popular new 2 Series coupes and convertibles uphold the reputation for excellence. However, the BMW does not disappoint when it comes to power. The impressive 335 horsepower engines enable you to go from zero to 60 in little over four seconds. Sport-styled steering technology ensures the vehicle handles like a star. Customize your 2 Series with a stylish moonroof or the attractive sports package.

The cockpit was specially designed with driver convenience in mind...

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See What the BMW 7 Series Offers

Luxury vehicle owners appreciate the style and elegance that comes with the BMW. The latest 7 Series models do not disappoint. However, luxury does not mean a lack of power. The full-sized sedans come with your choice of an inline V6 or a turbocharged V12. Simply choose the amount of muscle you want. The advanced technology ensures you get the smoothest ride possible thanks to the internal mechanisms that automatically adapt to your driving habits, road conditions and navigation needs.

The grilles on the 7 Series are designed for more than just stylish looks. A series of flaps hide...

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Tread Wear is No Laughing Matter

Your vehicle tires provide support and traction for your car. In order to operate properly, they need to be regularly rotated and inspected for damages.

Regular tire rotations can prevent the appearance of uneven tread wear. Under normal circumstances, well-balanced tires wear out evenly and slowly. In contrast to this, poorly balanced or inflated tires can develop areas of abnormal wear. This kind damage can cause tires to lose traction at key moments, and may even contribute to complete tire failures.

Tire rotations prevent the onset of uneven tread wear. By rotating tires on regular

 

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Big Difference Between Powertrain Warranty & Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

Drivers want to feel confident that they are protected by a good solid warranty but what's the major differences between the powertrain and bumper-to-bumper? Check out the major differences below.

Powertrain covers special component that brings power to the wheels such as engine, transmission, and differentials. This would also include the driveshaft as well as velocity joints. Components that wear out aren't included in fluids, battery, and clutch for manual transmission. Bumper-to-bumper warranty usually covers things such as air-conditioning, audio, and electronics...

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The Telltale Signs Your Exhaust Is Leaky

Problems with a vehicle's exhaust can develop gradually over time or seem to happen suddenly, depending on the nature of the failure. Exhaust pipes and mufflers corrode over time and can get louder as small holes develop, or your muffler can fall off and make your car sound like it's on a racetrack.

Usually, a car owner can detect exhaust system failures before they happen by paying attention for a few telltale signs. The most obvious sign is increased noise from your exhaust system, which can include hissing, popping, and engine noise. You'll also notice a loss…

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Invest in the safety of you and your family by having your tire tread checked


There has never been a better time than right now to visit Bert Smith BMW in Saint Petersburg for your tire needs. Did you know that the thickness of your tire's tread has a direct impact on how your car handles on the road? If you were not aware of that then perhaps it is time for you to come by and talk to the professionals at our service center that can educate you on the proper thickness for tire tread and what improper thicknesses can do to the safety and performance of your vehicle.

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Brake Fluid Makes Brakes Actually Brake


To say the brakes on a car are critically important for safely operating a vehicle would be an understatement. Brake fluid plays a large role in how these parts work. So, what exactly is brake fluid?

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid designed to create the necessary pressure to stop a car. Specifically, brake fluid pressure causes the brake rotors to press on the brake pads which, in turn, slow and stop the wheels. Brake fluid is found inside the brake lines. The fluid runs through those lines once the brake pedals are pressed.

Brake fluid can suffer from contamination…
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Minor Belt and Hose Maintenance Saves Big

The last thing you want is to be stranded on the side of the road because of a broken belt or leaking hose. This is especially true when simple timely maintenance could have saved you the trouble and expense. Your first step is to have an automotive professional can do a visual inspection.

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