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Regular Tire Rotations Are Key To Your Tire's Longevity

Your tires take a pretty severe beating out there on the road. Between the heat, rough terrain, and the weight that they support it is no wonder that they would suffer some of the worst wear and tear. Tires are not cheap to replace either, so it would only make sense that you would want to get as much use out of them as you can.

Fortunately, there are things that you can do in order to achieve that goal. One of the easiest yet most effective things that can be done is to regularly rotate them. Performing these rotations…

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Don't risk a blowout! Know the signs of worn and damaged tires


Every driver should know the signs of a worn or damaged tire. At BMW of Ridgefield, we want you to have high quality tires to keep you safe while you drive.

Tire wear happens naturally as you drive. If the tread depth gets too small, your tires will need replacement. To check your tread depth, stick a penny into the treads head-first. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it's time for some new tires.

Damaged tires can blow out, creating a dangerous situation if you're driving. Look for cracks and bulges on the tire…
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Brake Pedal Signs


Investing in a vehicle can be a huge undertaking, especially if this is the first vehicle that you will have owned. There is a lot of routine maintenance that comes along with this ownership, but there are inevitably going to be repairs that will need to be done as well. This is simply because of the normal wear and tear that occurs with the daily driving of your vehicle. Just one of the many items of your vehicle that may need to be repaired is your brake pedal.

Your brake pedal is the simple tool you step on when you…

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What Are Car Gaskets?


A knowledgeable car owner will usually get more usable life out of their car than one who is not. That is why we here at BMW of Ridgefield are here to give you the basics on your car's unsung hero, the gaskets.

Gaskets are placed to make the space between two different materials in your engine completely flush and airtight. This is designed to keep all engine fluid in and other fluids, like rain, out. While gaskets can easily last upwards of 200,000 miles, this number can be far lower if the engine frequently overheats throughout their lifetime…
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Spring Cleaning

As we know, it is almost that time of year when the snow melts, the temperatures begin to rise, and the worries of salt on the roads begin to decline. After dragging sand, salt, dirt, and snow into your BMW, I bet yours can use a little bit of a cleanup. Here at BMW of Ridgefield, we offer some services to help you get your car cleaned up for spring. You can also check out…

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Extend the Life of Your Tires: Rotate Them Regularly


Your tires are an absolutely vital part of your vehicle, and replacing them can be a big expense. One of the best ways to ensure that you get as much use as possible out of your current set of tires is to regularly have them rotated according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule.

Constant contact with the roadway while driving causes your tires to gradually lose some of their tread. This tread gives you better traction and better overall vehicle control. Naturally, the tires that have the most weight on them, whether it is the front set or the back…
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Use Our BMW of Ridgefield Online Service Scheduler


The best thing that you can do to help keep your vehicle rolling along this season is to get to BMW of Ridgefield using our online service scheduling app. Here is what you can expect when maintenance is scheduled for your vehicle.

The battery in your vehicle is now doing more than ever. In addition to having to start the car in lower temperatures, it powers the doors, windows, radio, navigation system, and all those phone charging stations. That battery will be tested to make certain it is able to continue powering all these added devices without issue.

All of…
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Keep Your BMW's Gas Tank Full this Winter

As you know, we get very cold winter seasons here in Connecticut. But what you may not actually know is that it is a very good habit to always make sure that you keep your gas tank full at all times during winter, or at least more full than empty.

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Include Winter Wiper Blades As Part Of Your Winter Prep

As the seasons change and we head full on into winter, the road conditions change as do the needs of our vehicle. That is why it is so important to add a set of winter wiper blades to your to-do list this year as you get ready for the upcoming inclement weather.

Winter wiper blades differ from standard wiper blades in many ways. One thing that you might notice is that they are much more heavy duty than the ones you keep on your car in the spring, summer, and fall. This makes them much more durable so that they…

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Include Winter Wiper Blades As Part Of Your Winter Prep

As the seasons change and we head full on into winter, the road conditions change as do the needs of our vehicle. That is why it is so important to add a set of winter wiper blades to your to-do list this year as you get ready for the upcoming inclement weather.

Winter wiper blades differ from standard wiper blades in many ways. One thing that you might notice is that they are much more heavy duty than the ones you keep on your car in the spring, summer, and fall. This makes them much more durable so that they…

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