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Car Battery – When it Needs Service

We tend to overlook the importance of our car battery until suddenly we have a dead battery. The battery is the important thing that sends power and energy to almost every other part of the part. Without it, the car wouldn’t run. Stop at Germain BMW of Naples and let us help you keep your battery in good shape or fit you for a new one.

Often things give us some warning when they’re starting to fail. Here are some warning signs that may indicate that your battery needs work or...

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What to Expect with the Engine Cooling & Radiator Maintenance


The cooling system in your vehicle involves more that topping off the coolant in the radiator from time to time. Your local mechanic will need to get eyes on the following parts to ensure everything is working optimally.
  • The radiator needs to be free from damage and the cap must be the right pressure to keep the coolant from escaping.
  • The belts that power the fan and the water pump will be inspected for damage. If they are too loose, they cannot power the equipment properly.
  • The thermostat has to be working properly in order to maintain the right engine…
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Stop worrying about if your tire tread is adequate


There are many people who are unaware that they are driving in their vehicles on a ticking time bomb: their tires. It is important for a vehicle owner to have their tire tread checked regularly to ensure that they are driving on good tires that can handle adverse road and weather conditions. That is why we, at Germain BMW of Naples make it our passion to ensure that your vehicle is in its peak condition to handle the roads by offering our services of tread inspection and tire replacement for those located in or around the Naples, FL area.

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Tire pressure light and why it's important


If you are ever driving through Naples, FL and you suddenly see your tire pressure light turn on, there are a couple of things that could be causing it to go on. The sensor could be legitimately telling you that there is something wrong with the tire. If the sensor does come on, you need to check every tire. Sometimes this will come on if the pressure goes down just a little bit. This is especially true if you are in a place that is going to see temperature changes quite a bit.

If you have checked your tires and…
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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.


Photo: press.bmwgroup.com

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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