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Explore the 2018 BMW X series

Engineered for the road ahead, the 2018 BMW X series can handle both the city streets and the open road. But what makes the BMW X such a popular luxury SUV?

xDrive is the name of your BMW X’s intelligent AWD system. It adapts to the road conditions by adjusting the torque sent to each of the wheels.

Speaking of power, the X provides up to 445 horsepower from its dynamic engine and is designed to be fuel efficient without sacrificing power with up to 56 MPG.

With up to three rows of seating, your BMW X has room…

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Safely Jump-Starting Your Car with a Different Vehicle

To jump-start your car battery, you'll need to have another running car move into position nose-to-nose so the two batteries are as close as possible. Turn the car engine off, open both of the hoods and start unraveling the jumper cables.

The jumper cables have black and red clamps. First, attach the red clamp to the positive terminal on the battery holding the charge. Next, attach the red cable to the positive terminal on the battery in need of the jump-start. The one black jumper cable goes to the negative side of the charged battery. 

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Tire Pressure Lights Indicate Problems That Need to be Checked

The BMW service staff here at Medford BMW encounters many questions from valued customers about tire pressure sensors. They can use sensitive diagnostic equipment to tell if there is any malfunction in the sensor arrays, or if environmental conditions are causing concern for drivers in the Medford, OR area.

The main reason a tire sensor light comes on is low pressure in any tire. Vigorous driving in cities like ours tend to put a great deal of stress on tires and suspension systems. 

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How Does Synthetic Oil Work?

The average driver doesn't always think much about the type of oil put in an engine. Don't be average. Look closely at the value of synthetic oil. Understanding what synthetic oil does allow you to make an appropriate decision when oil change time arrives.

Synthetic oil provides greater protection than traditional conventional oil and even high-mileage oil. Synthetic oil delivers improved protection, performance, fuel economy, and even cleaning. An added benefit to synthetic oil involves its ability to help the engine in climates involving extreme temperatures...

 

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Keeping Your Exhaust System in Shape

Think of the exhaust system as your car's lungs--starting at the cylinders, it collects emissions, moves them past the oxygen sensors, refines them with the catalytic converter, and finally pushes them through the muffler. All of this keeps your car running smoothly and quietly.

Such a complex system, however, can develop problems anywhere down the line, and these problems can affect everything from gas mileage to surface damage and even the air you breathe as you drive.

Medford BMW has an extensive service department that can diagnose any issue your car's exhaust system might have...

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How to Know if Your Ignition Needs to be Serviced

It is important for your vehicle to get you around Medford without failing you. If you feel that your ignition is not working like it should, you should seek out service so that it will not fail you.

If you try to start up your vehicle and all you hear is a whining sound, your ignition needs help. If you try to start up your vehicle and you see smoke, you should have your ignition looked at and serviced. You need to have your ignition working correctly if you are going to get your car to start up and take…

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Fact or Fiction? The Truth About Oil Change Intervals

Over the years, you probably have heard a lot of purported "facts" about the correct time to change the oil. No matter if this advice was imparted to you by your mechanic or a relative, the truth is that modern vehicles are different from vehicles manufactured twenty years ago. What was true then may not be true today.

You may have heard that your oil needs changing every 3000 miles. This is a myth, as every vehicle needs to adhere to the schedule recommended by the manufacturer. Additionally, some vehicles today have motor oil monitors that will alert...

 

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How do Extreme Weather Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Each of the four seasons offers a special beauty, but there are certain steps that should be taken to keep your car battery in top shape. The extreme temperatures of winter and summer can cause excess stress on your battery if you don’t keep it properly maintained.

The cold requires both the battery and starter relay to exert more energy when starting the engine. The oil thickens when temperatures drop, and it takes longer to start your vehicle. Once it’s running, chances are you have the windshield wipers, headlights and heater running. That creates more work for the…

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What Drive Configuration Offers the Best Balance?

Each and every vehicle that operates on the road has its own power transfer system. These can route power to both front wheels, both rear wheels, or both the front and the rear wheels. Each of these power-transmission configurations brings its own set of benefits, and drawbacks, to the table.

One of the things to consider when surveying drive types is the balance of the vehicle and the intended use of a given vehicle. Balance involves how the dynamic weight of the vehicle is distributed over the tires. Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles usually have more weight over the front tires…

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Spare Tires: Are Compact Tires Better Than Full-Size Tires?


If you have had to change a flat tire, then you know it can be frustrating when a tire does not fit or cannot sustain a long drive home. Compact spare tires are typically included as a courtesy from a dealer. These are called donut tires. While they can fix an emergency situation, compact, temporary tires cannot be used for long-term driving. They are likely to pop or cause alignment issues.

Full-size tires can be purchased for an additional cost. Sometimes these are the same manufacturer as the original tires. With a full-size tire, you can achieve the same performance…
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