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What Kinds of Gasoline Engines Are Available in the BMW 3 Series?

BMW offers several engines in its 3 Series of cars. The volume of available power sources in the series is a reminder that this lineup of vehicles has been around since 1974. BMW offers its cars with gasoline drive, diesel drive, and hybrid electric drive units.

Engineers have included two very different engines in the BMW 3 Series. 

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Street-Legal Race Car? BMW M Model

Race cars epitomize power, precision and safety. They frankly have to, in order to handle the rigors of the track and ensure their drivers can come home to their families at the end of the day. Who wouldn’t love to be able to cruise – safely and responsibly of course – down the streets of Salem in one of those? Unfortunately, aside from the very prohibitive cost of owning a race car, they’re not exactly street legal.

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BMW 6 Series Overview

A full size luxury car offers drivers an experience like no other. Everything is of higher quality from the design under the hood to the leather on the seats. That is why our team here at BMW of Salem in Salem, OR is so excited about the arrival of the brand new 2018 BMW 6 Series.

The 20" wheels of this vehicle are sure to stand out and catch the eyes of your friends and family. 

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BMW 4 Series Overview

Have you test driven the new 4 series yet? You're in for a treat if you do. The latest 4 series lineup has some of the best trims available for the sporty luxury small car. With a top 10 rating from US News & World Report, the 4 series has many features that you won't find in the other competitors of this market. The 4 series received a slight refresh as well to beef up the suspension, giving the driver more of a nimble response to the road.

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What Does the 2018 BMW X1 Offer the Highway Driver?

As the base trim of the BMW X line of autos, the X1 packs what would be extras in another line of cars into its product as standard. From the engine to the seating, the BMW X1 is a step above other compact SUV models.

The BMW X1 comes standard with a 2.0-Liter I-4 engine that generates 228-horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. torque. The X1 gets 32 mpg highway which, when considering its 16.2-gallon fuel tank...

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Towing Safely

If you have a truck or an SUV, there may come a time when you want to tow a boat or a trailer. It is important that you follow some important steps so that you tow safely and don't have any problems with the trailer or your vehicle.

Before you tow, know your vehicle's towing capacity. Towing too heavy a load can damage your vehicle. Make sure that the load in the trailer is evenly distributed. 

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Getting Your Headlights Clean

When you are driving at night in Salem, you want your headlights to shine as clear and bright as possible. Over time, your headlights can get dirty and dingy, but there are ways that you can clean them up yourself.

One way to clean your headlights is to use toothpaste. Scrub your headlights using a wet rag and some toothpaste. 

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How to Know When Your Tires Are Going Bad

Tires are the only point of contact between your car and the road, so it's important to the safety of you and your family to make sure they are always in top condition. Even without the guidance of a tire expert, there are a few things to watch, listen, or check for that will provide clear signs that your tires should be replaced.

One of the easiest signs to notice is strange or excessive road noise. 

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