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Be a Planner on Your Next Road Trip

When you are traveling, the more prepared you are the better. You never want to be caught off guard and you want to avoid car trouble as much as you possibly can. By planning your trip, you will avoid a lot of trouble.

Come see Germain BMW of Naples to get your car tuned up before you go and be sure to always have an emergency kit in your vehicle. You never want to leave home without it.

Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination as well. You never want to travel rushed. Plan ahead and plan…
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BMW Recap from the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

For BMW enthusiasts, the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS, held January 14-28 in Detroit) was a triumph of German ingenuity and industry. The luxury car maker premiered its updated BMW i8 Coupe and new BMW X2 at the Detroit Auto Show. They also paraded around a host of future model offerings, including the Concept X7 iPerformance, i8 Roadster First Edition, X5 M Black Fire, and 6-Series Gran Turismo.


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Here’s a recap of what BMW accomplished at this year’s NAIAS in Detroit, including highlights from the upcoming new BMW models.

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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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The 2018 BMW X1: An SUV Built to Impress

Car and Driver's reviewers are some of the toughest in the business, consistently averse to handing out compliments as though they were nuggets of pure gold. Yet, reviewer Drew Dorian is making an exception when it comes to the 2018 BMW X1, calling it "quick, nimble, spacious, well built, and undeniably upscale." His overall verdict on the X1? "All hail the boy king: among its peers, the X1 reigns supreme."

That certainly says it all, doesn't it? For any normal car, that snippet might be enough to sell you, but a singular sentence could never sufficiently explain how…

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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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