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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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Is Your BMW Ready For Spring?

Is Your BMW Ready For Spring?

Photo by Rodan Can on Unsplash Spring is the season of new beginnings. With spring beginning in the month of March, we want to remind you that there are always some preventative measures you can take to show your BMW some love.    After a winter season, your car could have experienced some undetectable damages that you could have easily missed, such as freezing engine fluids, dying car battery, decreased tire pressure, and so on. That is why we are here to give you some great tips to have your car ready for spring!    Schedule an oil change: How long has it been since your car received an oil change? Getting your oil changed might be an obvious tip but oil changes after a winter season are extremely important because it gives your car an optimal chance for longevity and performance.   Have your battery tested: Getting your car battery tested is a great way to do ... read more

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Are You Getting The Most Of Your Tax Returns? Here’s How You Can Use Them To Help Your BMW

Are You Getting The Most Of Your Tax Returns? Here’s How You Can Use Them To Help Your BMW

Photo by Leon Dewiwje on Unsplash   February is the month of love, black history month, and the beginning of tax season. Thinking frugally is sometimes seen as cheap, but we know that's not necessarily true. Being frugal can lead to saving money for a rainy day or even your BMW.  Why would you want to wait till the last minute to do your taxes when you can get ahead of the curve and start the year off strong! If you get a tax return of any kind, your BMW could use the extra love that your tax return can bring. We always recommend you upkeep your BMW to have the best return on your investment.  Preventative maintenance is the key to keeping your BMW in tip-top shape. What things should you look out for as your BMW ages?  Faulty Coolant Systems: Your BMW's coolant system is important because it keeps the engine at an optimum temperature that prevents it fro ... read more

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Gifts for the BMW Lovers in Your Life

Gifts for the BMW Lovers in Your Life

Photo by Fernando Marques on Unsplash   What do you get for the BMW lover who has everything they need in their car? Accessorize. There’s lots of wonderful add-on products to enhance a BMW fan’s driving experience!   The BMW driving club is one of the most active across the whole car industry, and if we had to make a list of all the gifts the fandom would enjoy, a book would be the more appropriate medium, instead of an article! However, we’ve never been ones who would run from a challenge. Here are four gifts that we think are some of the best gifts for BMW lovers!   BMW Fusion Tumbler - Let’s face it, most of the bottles and cups ... read more

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Handing the Keys Over to a New Driver

Handing the Keys Over to a New Driver

Photo by Liviu C. on Unsplash   So it’s time to hand over your precious BMW to the next generation of drivers in your family. This is both an exciting and slightly scary process because it’s not so simple as people make it out to be. Incredibly irritating is the fact that your kid (inheriting your car) will have to pay a used car tax which has never been a fun experience.    Keep in mind, most states can allow you to avoid this tax, but only if you are gifting it to an “immediate” family member, such as your spouse, kids, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblings. But, as we said, that’s in MOST states.   Although there are a lot of steps to take and a lot of paperwork to do when passing ... read more

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October Fun in Columbia

October Fun in Columbia

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash   It’s Halloween time! South Carolina has much to offer during Autumn. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most exciting festivals and places you can attend, that are at most, on a two-hour drive from Columbia!   Fall Festival and Corn Maze and Denver Downs Farm, Anderson - Fan of Halloween? Well, this festival is for you. The farm at Denver Downs masterfully combines the day-to-day activities of farm life, as well as the spooky traits of the Halloween tradition! Singing pumpkin lights, corn maze trips during the night and barnyard bonfires are only part of the whole experience!   Boone Hall Fright Nights, Mount Pleasant - Boone Hall is the state’s l ... read more

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What To Do In A Hurricane

What To Do In A Hurricane

Photo by Wade Austin Ellis on Unsplash   Hurricanes are both terrifying and devastating. Throughout its history, South Carolina has been hit by a total of 30 hurricanes, some of which caused the state to go into an emergency (most notoriously Hazel in 1954 and Gracie in 1959). This month, we wanted to look at what to do in a hurricane, as a refresher course in case something big and unexpected hits the Carolina coast in September.   Before we get into what you’ll need to protect yourself and your loved ones during a hurricane, we have to make something clear: you need to stay informed. Check your weather news an ... read more

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What the history of BMW tells us about the Future

What the history of BMW tells us about the Future

Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash   BMW has established itself as one of the most forward-thinking car brands in the world. With sales going through the roof, the company has plenty of space to cook up new ways to reassert its dominance in the market. Innovation and technological advancement are coming, and looking back at BMW’s history, we can see that they may be ready to take another big step forward.    What we’re focused on today is their 100 Year Vision, the Bavarian Motor Works manifesto for the next 100 years of automotive creation. The vision, in a nutshell, is to create a line of individualized and connected drivin ... read more

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5 Tips for a Summer-Ready BMW

5 Tips for a Summer-Ready BMW

Photo by Khusen Rustamov from Pixabay   We’ve got summer on our minds this month, specifically getting ready for another hot summer in Columbia. South Carolina heat can be pretty serious. However, there are lots of steps you can take to protect your BMW (or your Mercedes or your Mini Cooper), your passengers, and yourself when out in the summer heat.    The key to getting through a hot summer is good planning. That may mean making more decisions than you’d like to make, but those decisions can spare you and your car a lot of oppressive heat. Here are some of the things you can do to get ahead of summer’s heat!   Plan your trips. The less you have to go out, the ... read more

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