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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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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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New Year, New Future. The Apple Car And What It Means For The Automotive World

New Year, New Future. The Apple Car And What It Means For The Automotive World

Photo by Andy Wang on Unsplash   Few initiatives have been as speculated and discussed last year as “Project Titan.” We know so far that this project will serve as Apple’s official attempt to conquer the automotive world and potentially compete with the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Tesla Inc.    Although the hardware empire of Tim Cook is still relatively silent regarding its self-driving technology ambitions, Tim Cook has previously hinted at it, including in this interview with the New York Times, saying:    “In terms of work we’re doing (in that field), I’m g ... 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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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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Five Things Every Driver Should Know

Five Things Every Driver Should Know

Photo by Jo Zef Mrkwa from Pixabay   Welcome to the June blog for Brown Motor Works! It’s time for summer fun again, and with people returning to the highways just in time for the 4th of July, it’s a good time to go over some of the basic knowledge drivers should have.   Your BMW works in a similar way to most combustion devices. The more you know about it, the more prepared you will be for the challenges drivers face. Here are our top 5 things every driver should know!   Know how to check the air tire pressure -- This is the number 1 item for a big reason. Your tires are the point where your car connects to the road. Tire pressure can decide your fuel efficiency, but ... read more

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