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What to Put in Your Roadside Emergency Kit

With cell phones and roadside assistance services, few people think they'll ever find themselves in an emergency situation on the road. Truth is, it probably won't happen to most people, but it's always better to be prepared for something that may never happen. That's why it's a good idea to have a roadside emergency kit in your car.

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Moisture is the Enemy of Brake Fluid

Here at Flynn BMW, we want you to understand exactly why certain maintenance tasks are undertaken for your car. Most of us understand out cars use the oil regularly and the filters oil passes through can become clogged. What we think about less are the reasons why our brake fluid needs to be changed every one to two years.

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Keep Your Car Running By Testing Your Battery

The battery on your car has a lifespan of roughly 4 years. As your battery gets older, it isn't able to retain the charge like it used to. In order to see if your battery is still in good shape, you can test your battery using a voltmeter.

Make sure your car is completely turned off, including the lights. Start with the red battery terminal, or positive terminal, first. Connect the voltmeter to the red terminal, then connect the black, or negative terminal to the voltmeter. Look at the measurement. If your battery is lower than 12.4 volts…

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Does your car's battery need replacing?

When it comes to the battery in your vehicle, it's one of the most important components for running your car. Our team here at Flynn BMW understand the need to keep your vehicle running properly and are here to help when your car needs service.

Which battery is right for you? There is a wide range of batteries available such as the lead-acid battery common in most vehicles. Lithium batteries are another as well and is a larger version of the lithium batteries found in your electronic devices. Lithium batteries in general will last longer than its lead-acid counterparts…

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Tips For Removing Pet Hair From Your Car

Going on a ride with your pet can be a blast, but cleaning up the hair afterward is a chore. Our team in Pittsfield has plenty of tips to help you spend less time cleaning up after your pet and more time playing with them.

One of the best things you can do is to apply preventative measures. There are plenty of seat covers that are made specifically for pets that will save you a lot of time cleaning up after a road trip. If you don't want to get a seat cover, or you still have a hair…
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Potholes and the Berkshires

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Think driving will get easier once the winter season ends? Think again. Warm spring weather melts away slippery snow and ice, but it also brings out one of the most problematic elements on the road: potholes. You might encounter dozens of potholes on your daily commute, and they can only be avoided for so long. You’re bound to hit one eventually, which can seriously damage your car.

How potholes form

Potholes are road imperfections…

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Spring Car Car Tips


Warmer days seem to be upon us (though we could get some more snow here in Berkshire County). Either way, Spring is just around the corner and that means more driving. Whether you're heading out for the weekend, taking more trips to the lake or driving up one of the beautiful mountains of the Berkshires, ensuring your vehicle is in peak performance condition is vital.

Winter’s cold temperatures and icy conditions have been…

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Winter Fuel Savings Tips

(1) Inflate the car's tires regularly.

Cold air decreases the pressure in tires; poor tire pressure increases resistance to rolling in snow and slush. To maximize your gas mileage, keep your tires' air pressure at the level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Two missing pounds of air in one tire equal a fuel consumption increase by 1%. Improperly inflated tires will prevent faster rolling. In addition, under inflated tires may cause a loss of…
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The Difference in Seasonal Tires

We wanted to find you the most information regarding choosing the right tire for the upcoming winter. Take a look at this article we found at Edmunds.com.

Tire Test: All-Season vs. Snow vs. Summer

Will It Grip or Will It Slip?

It's a chilly February morning in northern Minnesota, and a broad expanse of groomed snow stretches before our thermally booted feet. We're standing on the 54-acre snow VDA (Vehicle Dynamics Area…

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