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Thinking About Buying Summer Tires?

You might also hear summer tires referred to as performance tires. The reason is that they are designed to perform well in less than optimal driving conditions, such as rain. If you live in an area that does not get extreme winter weather, then you should consider driving with summer tires all year long. They excel at gripping the pavement, especially in the rain.

If you live in an area that gets extremely hot during the summer, the material that summer tires are made of maintains the stiffness of the tires so that they do not give too much in…

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Belts and Hoses: Simple but Essential Car Maintenance

Your car or SUV is an excellent example of a modern engineering marvel. That doesn't mean that you should ignore the manufacturer-recommended service intervals for your vehicle. If you're like most drivers in the Santa Clara, CA area, your automotive knowledge may extend only to getting your oil changed every so often. However, there are other items that you'll need to inspect, repair, or replace from time to time, including your belts and hoses.

Bring your car to our BMW service facility so that we can inspect your belts and hoses. If may be time to replace…

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Is it Time to Replace Your Cabin and Engine Air Filters?

Your car's air filters serve a vital purpose: they keep harmful debris out of circulation from your cabin and engine. If you don't keep up with the recommended car maintenance schedule for your make/model, you could start to notice changes in your car's performance and comfort. Let the Stevens Creek BMW team help you replace your cabin and engine air filters, as needed.

You deserve clean air to breathe, as does your vehicle. Your filters catch dust, debris, mold spores, pollen, and more so that you can breathe easier. 

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Pay Attention to Your Exhaust System

There are many maintenance issues that can arise and present a danger to health as well as vehicle operation. One such issue occurs when there is a breakdown in the exhaust system resulting in a leak. There are signs, however, that can clue you to the presence of an exhaust leak.

One sign to look for is the sound of hissing and popping when the car is in operation. 

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Reasons Why You May Notice Your Tire Pressure Icon Light

If you are having an issue with your tire pressure light becoming illuminated over and over and you know the issue isn't actually the pressure in the tire, there are some other things that might be the culprit.

Santa Clara is a place that can have a change of temperature quite suddenly during certain parts of the year. When that temperature changes quickly, it can read as though the tire is losing pressure. 

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How Do Brake Fluid Levels Affect Your Vehicle?

Driving enthusiasts love the exhilarating experience of zooming down the roadway. Auto manufacturers detail the speed capabilities of vehicles, but stopping power is an often overlooked feature. Drivers expect their cars to stop when needed, which is very important.

The driver applies pressure to the brake pedal when its time to stop. Hydraulic fluids are released to the brakes that allow your car to stop. If your car shows any sign of hesitation, then you should immediately have it inspected. 

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Synthetic Oil: What's it Used For?

Synthetic oil is essentially the opposite of conventional oil, both of which can be used when getting an oil change at Stevens Creek BMW. We take the time to review the manufacturer recommendations based on the type of engine you have. Synthetic oil is made in a lab, choosing ingredients carefully. It is refined with customized molecules. This is in contrast to conventional oil that is crude oil with additives.

We love using synthetic oil in oil changes in Santa Clara, CA for an array of reasons. It's great for vehicles that are high-mileage. 

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Don’t Forget About Your Windshield Wiper Fluid

Windshield wiper fluid is an important component in all vehicles. The fluid is held in a reservoir waiting to be needed. There is a fluid pump that forces the specific liquid onto the windows just when you need it the most.

Don't forget to refill the reservoir with the specially-made cleaner, rather than typical tap water. The specially manufactured windshield cleaning fluid not only is formulated to clean up the windows, but also lubricates the pump and reservoir. The internal pump needs to maintained just like the windows and wiper blades. 

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Looking for Reliable BMW Repair in Santa Clara, CA?

Click. Click. Click. Uh-oh. Sounds like a dead battery. If you’re in need of a battery replacement for your BMW or any other maintenance or repair work, we hope you’ll immediately think of us here at Stevens Creek BMW. Our tidy, on-site service center is staffed by highly-trained BMW auto technicians. You can rest assured that these professionals know the BMW brand inside and out … quite literally!

 

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Vehicle Maintenance for Better Fuel Efficiency

The price for gas seems like it is on a roller-coaster ride. One week the price is up and the next week the price drops. Still, you are probably concerned about the gas prices and your car's fuel efficiency. Certainly, a poorly maintained car burns up more fuel than a vehicle that is properly maintained. Statistics show that a car that is not properly maintained might burn up to a third more gas.

Take a minute to check your vehicle maintenance schedule, according to your car owner's manual instructions. Begin with engine checks, especially air and fuel filters…

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