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Dashboard Warning Lights: Keeping You Safe


You're driving along, and your car's dashboard suddenly lights up with a warning symbol. What do you do? Ignore it? Pull over? Keep going until the nearest service station? That would depend on which warning light it is and what it means to your car. Since you can't get out the owner's manual while driving, Germain BMW of Naples is providing you this information to read ahead of time. It may just save your life.

The most important warning signs and their meanings are listed below:
  • Circle With an Exclamation Point: Brake system/brake fluid warning…
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Genuine BMW Parts Cost More But They Last Longer


Here at Germain BMW of Naples, we occasionally have a customer or two who want to get their parts elsewhere when they have their car in for maintenance. Sometimes they will bring an aftermarket part along, swearing that the problem is because of a defective part of the same variety.

Many times, however, the problem is not the part itself, but it could be a loose connection or a malfunction somewhere else. Our technicians are the best trained in the world for the brand and model of car that the customer brings in. They work on only one brand. Aftermarket…
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There Is Nothing Wrong With A Used Car

Everybody at some point gets to where they simply cannot afford that car they most desperately want. Some people might be able to borrow the finances they need to get that wanted vehicle then there are those might not be able to. This is the time that a used car and its pricing comes in handy. We here at Germain BMW of Naples pride ourselves on offering the best used cars that are out there. We do all kinds of pre-inspections of the vehicle to make sure that because it is a used car does not mean that is not…
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Avoid Food Spills in Your Car This Holiday Season

Traveling anywhere during the heavy holiday traffic season is never simple, and traveling with food presents particular challenges, like preventing spills and leaks on the interior of your car. Take some advice from the Germain BMW of Naples team to ensure smooth cruising this holiday season.

Transporting a dessert is much easier than carrying covered dishes. If taking a cake, cookies or pie, pack them in a large pastry box or plastic dish with a lid.

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Should I Worry About Tire Tread?


Every car has something in common with every other vehicle, and that is that they all have tires. Those tires depend on tire tread to keep them on the road. A tire's tread is important because it helps to keep the car moving forward in the snow, sleet, rain and even on dry days.

It is important to keep a check on your tire's tread and make sure that it is passable at all times. This is one reason the service center will offer to rotate your tires when you get an oil change.

If your tire rotation…
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What Happens if Your Washer Fluid Reservoir Is Empty?


Let’s face it, when it comes to vehicle maintenance, windshield wiper fluid is often something that is overlooked. The fluid in your windshield washer reservoir not only ensures that you’re able to clean your windshield, but it also acts as a lubricant for critical parts including the washer fluid pump, wiper system, hoses, and much more.

What happens if the washer fluid reservoir is left empty? Just like any other component, over time the lack of fluid will cause your washer fluid pump to stop working. This can be the result of corrosion and the degradation...
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Holiday Travel Tips for the Upcoming Season

Don't pack up the car and start rolling as close to the holiday as you can, or you might find this year you are stuck in miles of traffic. Here are some helpful holiday travel tips that should help you to get to your destination in a timely manner.

The one thing many drivers overlook is checking the spare tire before the trip. 

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The importance of Fluid Service

Servicing your car regularly is important if you want it to run well, and run well for a long time. This means checking the fluid levels in your car regularly. And if you are not able to do that yourself, then rely on Germain BMW of Naples to do that for you. Although all the fluids in your car are important in their own way, I will cover a couple of fluids that I think are more important than the rest.

 

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How to Always Travel Safe With Pets

If you are one of the millions of Americans who is a pet owner, you may find the need to travel with your furry family members from time to time, especially with the winter holidays on the horizon. Visit our BMW dealership in Naples, FL to explore our wide range of new BMW SUV models for sale and find one that will accommodate your pet’s crate while turning heads this holiday season!

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