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Why We Love BMW: A Valentine’s Day Tribute To Luxury Cars

Why We Love BMW: A Valentine’s Day Tribute To Luxury Cars

Photo by Robert Nickson on Unsplash Why We Love BMW: A Valentine’s Day Tribute To Luxury Cars At our auto repair shop, we have a deep appreciation for the BMW brand and all it stands for. From superior engineering to luxurious design, BMWs are a symbol of excellence in the automotive world. From superior performance and reliability to a sleek and stylish design, BMWs are perfect for those looking for an exceptional driving experience. This Valentine's Day, we want to take a moment to express our love for BMWs and all they offer. The Benefits of Owning a BMW The benefits of owning a BMW are plentiful. From the superior handling and powerful engine to the luxurious interior and exterior design, BMWs are engineered for performance and comfort. In addition, BMWs are known for their reliability and longevity, making them an excellent investment for those looking for a car that w ... read more

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Preventative Maintenance Schedule For The New Year

Preventative Maintenance Schedule For The New Year

Photo by Nina Mercado on Unsplash It’s 2023, and things are off to a running start! While you take on your resolutions head-on, make sure to keep an eye on your car, too. Preventative maintenance is regularly checking and servicing your vehicle to prevent potential problems and keep it running smoothly. By taking the time to perform regular maintenance tasks, you can save money on costly repairs and extend the lifespan of your vehicle.    Regular preventative maintenance can also ensure your and your passengers' safety and improve your vehicle's overall performance. In this article, we'll review some key preventative maintenance tasks that you should perform on your car, truck, BMW, or SUV!  Replace Your Wipers Windshield wipers are essential to your car's safety features, as they help keep your windshield clear in rainy and snowy conditions ... read more

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Reflecting On BMW’s Performance During The Year (+ Speculations On What’s Coming)

Reflecting On BMW’s Performance During The Year (+ Speculations On What’s Coming)

Photo by Dillon Groves on Unsplash     Reflecting On BMW’s Performance During The Year (+ Speculations On What’s Coming) BMW has a lot to offer in terms of performance and technology. Their vehicles are known for being some of the best in the world now, and they continue to push boundaries with new innovations and developments. This article will explore some of the most notable developments from this year, including how they’re impacting the industry and speculations on what we might see in 2023 and beyond. BMW’s Electric Vehicles and Hybrids are on the Rise BMW is at the forefront of this change as the world continues to shift towards electric vehicles and hybrids. They have been producing electric vehicles for several years, and their popular X3 SUV is one of their most successful electric models.    It’s also more affordabl ... read more

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How To Prepare Your Car For The Busiest Month Of The Year

How To Prepare Your Car For The Busiest Month Of The Year

Photo by Dillon Groves on Unsplash How To Prepare Your Car For The Busiest Month Of The Year November is here, which means it’s about to get busy for all of us here in South Carolina. Weather changes, holidays, plans being made–you may feel pretty overwhelmed! The last thing on your mind may be how to ensure your car is ready for winter. But don't worry! Though our Winters are mild, our holiday season is bustling! We've a few simple tips to help keep your car running smoothly through what can be the busiest month of the year and keep it prepped for the season ahead.  Assess your tires. When it comes to tires, you want to ensure your vehicle has a set that will get them through the winter. You should be on the lookout for any significant changes in the following two things:  Tire pressure Tread depth If you've had your current set of tires for m ... read more

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BMW's Ugliest Blunders

BMW's Ugliest Blunders

Photo by Artiom Vallat on Unsplash BMW is known for making some of the best luxury cars in the world. The brand has been around since 1916 and has been producing high-quality vehicles. But even with a long history, BMW has had its share of blunders. From strange concepts that never made it past the drawing board to concept cars that were too far ahead of their time, here are five of my favorite ugly BMW's.    BMW i3. The BMW i3 is a city car, meaning it's designed to be used in urban areas and around town. The car has a range of about 100 miles, so you'll have to charge it more often than not if you drive long distances.   BMW Z18. The Z18 is a concept car built for the 50th anniversary of BMW's M1, and it's not just ugly; it's downright bizarre. The two-seater has a mid-mounted engine and carbon fiber body. It looks like the lovechild of ... read more

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Driving Habits That Save Lives and Wallets

Driving Habits That Save Lives and Wallets

Driving Habits That Save Lives and Wallets Photo by Farzanah Rosli on Unsplash Research psychologists define a habit as “a process whereby context prompts action automatically, through activation of mental context”--essentially, a habit is when we do something automatically because the situation calls for it. A lot of what we do while driving could be defined as “habit”, though we may just think of them as road safety rules. We barely think about turning on our blinkers, checking both ways before crossing a street, or braking at stop signs. Through experience and lots of practice, these are just habits we’ve built.  Habits are simpler to build than you think.  Your basic driving habits keep you safe on the road. Though they might not feel easy to do at first, the more you practice, the more automatic they’ll feel–just like turning on you ... read more

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BMW And The American Identity

BMW And The American Identity

BMW And The American Identity Photo by Josh Naidoo on Unsplash   BMW and the American Identity go hand-in-hand. You know we appreciate our BMWs at Brown Motor Works Northeast in Columbia, SC. But even for those less interested in the BMW, it’s hard to deny the influence BMW has had on American culture and tradition. Let’s take some time to highlight historical reasons why BMW is foreign-made but could still be considered an American classic. BMW and American History BMW is short for Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, and their first vehicles were designed and manufactured in Germany in 1916. This was just before the 1920s when America would become the international hot spot for automobile innovation and manufacturing ... read more

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AC Services To Help You Survive The Cruel Summer!

AC Services To Help You Survive The Cruel Summer!

Photo by Sofia on Unsplash AC Services To Help You Survive The Cruel Summer! Summer is finally here, and most of us are ready for the adventures ahead. However, summer is also a time when cars experience many heat-related issues. We have your back on how to be prepared and ahead of the game to survive the cruel summer! Tips For Surviving And Thriving The Cruel Summer Test your AC: If you are driving your car out and about and your vehicle fails to cool you down from the summer heat, you might need to check your AC. You will most likely need more refrigerant or to replace your air filters.   Get a fresh car wash: This might be obvious, but car washes help get rid of road slats and grime that can cause damage to your car's paint and undercarriage, which is hard to see.    Check your tire pressure: The road is extra hot during the summer, and drastic temperature cha ... read more

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If You Are Planning To Buy A BMW, Here’s What You Should Know

If You Are Planning To Buy A BMW, Here’s What You Should Know

Photo by Zan on Unsplash  If You Are Planning To Buy A BMW, Here’s What You Should Know When we plan on buying something, like a car, we like to do the most research we possibly can. A car is an investment that can possibly pay off when and if you want to sell it.   When you plan on buying a luxury vehicle, one of the top brands that come to mind is BMW. BMW vehicles have a long and prestigious history known for their sophisticated appearance and comfortability. They have a wide variety to choose from, including high-performance SUVs and sports cars. Luckily, we will go over our best tips on what you should know before buying your first BMW. Things to know about BMW One of the best and fastest ways of getting to know BMW cars is to go to a dealership and ask the salesperson questions. Ask them things such as mileage, maintenance cost, and warranty information. It ... read more

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Why Changing Your BMW Battery Should Be Done At Brown Motor Works

Why Changing Your BMW Battery Should Be Done At Brown Motor Works

Photo by Artiom Vallat on Unsplash Why Changing Your BMW Battery Should Be Done At Brown Motor Works Spring is here, and April is National Vehicle Maintenance Month. Most of us have gotten through spring cleaning and preparing for the warmer months ahead. One thing that could be easily missed, especially if you own a BMW, is checking the status of your car battery.   Now, why is a car battery so important? Your car's battery is extremely important as it powers your car's electrical systems, including powering up your car and turning on all your lights. It is crucial you get your car's batteries checked during spring because your car's battery may have drained faster than usual if you live in a colder climate.    There is a pretty common thought around car batteries; that is, you can do it on your own. That might be true for most car owners, but for BMW o ... read more

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