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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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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

Have you seen the number of cars with all-wheel drive coming out lately? While front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive used to be the two main types of drivetrain configurations, you can now opt for customizable drivetrains such as xDrive from BMW. This allows you to change up your drivetrain for more fuel efficiency, acceleration power, or towing capacity.

In the older days, front-wheel drive was the most popular option. In an FWD configuration, your car’s transmission shifts power to the front wheels to pull your car as you drive. 

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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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Own The Highway In The 2020 BMW X1

The 2020 BMW X1 is a luxury-compact SUV to the highest degree. This amazing automobile allows for smooth driving on some of the most comfortable upholsteries. The new X1 offers a high-powered engine as well as advanced technologies. Let's dive in for more details.

The new BMW X1 can take your driving to the next level thanks to its twin-turbocharged engine. The available 2.0-liter engine comes with four cylinders, and it cranks out up to 228 horsepower. High-precision direct injection is also offered as well as variable valve control. You can zip from zero to 60 mph in…

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Read This Brief Overview to Learn More About the BMW 5 Series

Before you start looking at cars, it is helpful to know what specific models are all about. You will like what you hear about the BMW 5 Series. This is a midsize luxury sedan that continues to be popular because of the new features that keep getting added to its design.

With the Live Cockpit Professional, you will always know what is happening inside your car. This is thanks to a system of technology that is connected throughout the car. The instrument panel and entertainment system work hand in hand so that you can always feel in control of the…

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The Mystery of Auto-Dimming Mirrors Revealed

We’ve all experienced the blinding reflection of the headlights of the car behind us in the rear-view mirror. It can be not only annoying, but also dangerous. Luckily there’s a simple solution to this problem: Auto-Dimming rear-view mirrors. And we at Flynn BMW can explain how they work.

Auto-Dimming rear-view mirrors are electrochromic. They are usually equipped with two sensors: one on the front of the mirror that detects a direct glare from headlights, and one on the back of the mirror that detects an ambient reflection from the windshield.

 

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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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