BMW M Model – Race Track Power with Street Safety

The hard-working people of Urbandale depend on their vehicles to drive with precision and power, which is probably why there are so very many BMWs in this area to begin with. BMW is a name in excellence and elegance in the automotive industry, so it’s no big surprise that the first street-legal, practical race car came from their engineers.

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Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles through the BMW Certified Pre-Owned Program

While buying a used car may at first seem like a risky proposition, buying a car through BMW's Certified Pre-Owned program carries much less risk than the average used car sale. In fact, the program has been a popular means of purchasing a used car for quite a while.

Before any car can be sold through the program, it must go through a rigorous testing procedure, checking everything in the vehicle and making sure that it functions at the level required by BMW. 

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The BMW 6 Series Is Sleek and Safe

Among full-size luxury vehicles, the BMW 6 Series stands out as one that customers will want to look to purchase. The interior is one that a driver can customize to suit his or her particular style. There are many options offered by both BMW and ALPINA to get the exact look that you desire.

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The BMW X Model: Bold Style, Luxury Package

When you're ready to get off the beaten path while maintaining a high level of luxury, the BMW X Model could be the perfect Sports Activity Vehicle for your needs. With three different models to choose from, there's something for everyone.

There's no substitute for raw power, and the 445-horsepower engine in the X Model will make sure there's plenty to spare at both low and high speeds. 

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How to Brighten Cloudy Headlights

If your vehicle is several years old, you may have noticed that its headlights have dimmed. That doesn't bode well for driving at night, so what should you do? Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies that can decloud the casing of your headlights and restore brilliance to your light beams.

For headlights with plastic casing, try restoring them with toothpaste. Simply get a rag, wet it, rub toothpaste into the headlights and rinse. 

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Be Sure to Correctly Handle Towing Work

Our team in Urbandale wants to make sure that you always stay safe on the road, no matter what you are doing. There are some things that you can do to tow correctly and stay safe.

When you are connecting a trailer to your vehicle, make sure that the lights on the trailer work as they are meant to. Have someone help you check to make sure that they are functioning properly before you take the trailer on the road. 

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Steps to Replacing a Flat Tire

You never know when you’re going to have a tire blowout. It’s a good idea to know how to replace a flat tire. The good news is that it can be done in a few easy steps.

Your vehicle likely has everything you need: A jack, a wrench, and a spare tire. Use the wrench on the lug nuts first, then jack up the car. From there, remove the lug nuts the rest of the way. 

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The Importance of Timely Replacement of Belts and Hoses

Belts and hose are important parts of your vehicle that are in almost constant use. They are also components that are subject to replacement from wear and tear, especially as your vehicle gets older and puts on more miles. Timely replacement of belts and hoses will ensure that your vehicle does not break down and leave you stranded in Urbandale.

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Test Your Car's Battery Safely on Your Own

In order to test the battery in your car safely, you are going to need safety glasses, gloves, wire brush, and the voltmeter. The car engine and lights have to be off to work safely around the battery.

Once the hood is opened, put on the safety glasses and gloves, use the wire brush to remove any corrosion that may be present on the terminals of the battery. 

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Preventative Measures Help Avoid Tire Blowouts

Our technicians are often asked at our BMW of Des Moines service center in Urbandale, IA if there is any way to avoid a dangerous and expensive tire blowout. We always recommend preventative measures, which means paying attention to your tires on a regular basis so that small problems don't become big ones.

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