Auto Care Knowledge: Wiper Blade Replacement

Windshield wiper blade replacement is a cinch for our BMW of Fairfax service team. Knowing when and how to replace your wiper blades is part of our job. However, we think it's good for you to know what we look for when making this determination.

Wiper Blade Integrity

Usage during inclement weather and general exposure to the elements can wear wiper blades down. Oils from car wax, environmental debris, moisture, ultraviolet light and high heat/cold can make wiper blades brittle, hard or too eroded to function properly. 
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What to Know About Your Car's Alignment

If you feel your car pulling to the left or to the right, it may be time to get its alignment checked. Vehicles may start to pull after hitting a curb, running over a pothole or because you turned the steering wheel too aggressively.

The good news is that checking a car's alignment is a relatively easy and affordable process. In a matter of minutes, a technician can likely diagnose the issue and take appropriate action to fix it. However, failure to fix an alignment problem could result in a car that gets fewer miles to the gallon or…

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BMW 5 Series Overview

The newest 5 Series is a study of BMW refinery and power. It’s their most popular luxury vehicle, and it earned the number one spot in the class thanks to its performance, safety, and interior features. The spacious, quiet cabin offers supreme elegance and up to 617 horsepower. With rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options, the BMW 5 series gets up to 36 mpg on the highway. The new design is also extremely aerodynamic, sporty, and elegant with all new headlamps, front grille, and body style.

There are several trims available with the new 5 Series as well. The…

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Springtime Tips for Caring for Your Vehicle

At BMW of Fairfax, we want to make sure your vehicle is properly prepared for the spring. Whether you visit our service center or take the DIY approach, there are a few things you will want to do.

Be sure that you prep for the warmer months by flushing and refilling the cooling system with new coolant. By taking care of the radiator, it will ensure that it's capable of cooling down your engine properly.

It's also a good idea to refer to your owner's manual for preventative maintenance. You can be sure to get your vehicle…

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Your New BMW is Covered under BMW’s Generous Service and Maintenance Plan

If you’re not yet familiar with the many levels of protection offered by the BMW service and maintenance program, the staff here at BMW of Fairfax is standing by to tell you more. Our location in Fairfax is your local BMW service center, and we’ll gladly provide with you all the details regarding how this comprehensive maintenance and repair plan can benefit you.

Whether you choose to buy into the Ultimate Care plan, the Ultimate Care+ plan or the Value Service plan, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be repaired and maintained by fully 

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Reasons Why Your Engine Overheats: A Look at Common Causes

An overheating engine is frustrating and has the potential of causing serious damage to your car. There are a trio of more come caused for an overheated engine.

First, a frequent cause of engine overhearing is an issue with the water pump. When a water pump begins to malfunction, coolant stops flowing appropriately through the system. Second, coolant itself can be the culprit underpinning engine overheating. Inadequate coolant results in overheating. Finally, a thermostat on the fritz impairs the proper flow of coolant through the system, resulting in an overheated engine.

 

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

When looking at a new to purchase, you probably have noted some different parts of the performance package, but do you know the significant differences between an FWD design and an RWD design? In a front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicle, the transmission sends power from the engine to the front wheels, which causes your wheels to pull the weight of your car forward. This happens effortlessly and instantaneously, so you may not even feel the pull when you drive.

However, it’s much different to drive a rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle as it is pushed forward instead of being pulled.

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This Overview of the BMW X1 Should Motivate You to Go Take a Look

From its plush seats to the sheer amount of technology contained throughout, the BMW X1 is a popular luxury subcompact SAV you will be proud to own. There is a great deal to talk about with this vehicle. It is very comfortable and practical, making it ideal for a number of different situations.

You can now get rid of the wires you used to need to power your mobile devices. With the included wireless capabilities in the X1, you will be able to charge your smartphone, key, and other devices just by laying them down in the right place. Now…

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The Remarkable BMW 5 Series

Straight out of the gate, the new BMW 5 Series is coming with exceptional good-looks and sleek styling. This popular mid-size sedan has it all from sophistication to elegance. BMW offers multiple trim levels as well as multiple engine sizes. Let's dive in for more in-depth details.

The new BMW 5 Series is a road machine that's meant to be driven on a regular basis. Despite its stunning good-looks, this luxury sedan has plenty of power to play around with. The new 5 Series has better throttle response and more precise shifts than its predecessor. This car offers…

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Explore the New BMW X5 Model

The BMW X5 is a mid-sized luxury SUV that is captivating and wonderful to drive. It comes with some deluxe features that anyone would love to explore. Looking at two of the features, we can see why this may be your dream model.

The iDrive Operating System and the lane departure warning are just two of the features that hold true in what’s so special about the X5. With the iDrive Operating System, you get tabs that you can choose to customize yourself with a navigation system, and its makes for a great source of entertainment where you listen…

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