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Take the smart route and schedule a summer service appointment for your car today

Embarking on summertime adventures is always an exciting time, but no one ever wants to run into car trouble. That's why scheduling a service appointment with us here at Thompson BMW isn't a bad idea. Our team of expert technicians are prepared to make sure that your vehicle is operating in prime condition for the upcoming summer months, especially if you plan to travel extensively.

Our service center is located right at our dealership for your convenience. We'll happily help you out with any and all of

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Headlight Maintenance and Replacement

Having two functional headlights is necessary in order to drive safely at night. However, from time to time, problems may arise. The headlight lens may become cloudy after years of faithful service. If not cleaned, the headlights do not shine as brightly as they should. A headlight bulb may burn out, which requires replacement. The light's housing may crack or otherwise become damaged, which necessitates replacing the entire unit. If any of these problems arise, you can trust our technicians at Thompson BMW garage to make the necessary repairs or adjustments...

 

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What parts make up an auto exhaust system?

Auto exhaust systems have come a long way since the invention of the automobile. Early exhaust systems moved exhaust from the engine to the back of the vehicle; today the exhaust system has more duties than the mere movement of fumes. With the increased performance demands placed on the exhaust system, more parts were added.

There are five parts to the modern exhaust system. The exhaust manifold starts the process of exhaust ventilation by collecting the gases emitted by each combustion cylinder. Inside the exhaust manifold sits the oxygen sensor that sends information to the car’s...

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The Synthetic Oil Change

Many drivers have not tried synthetic oil in their vehicles. Perhaps they have heard the rumor that if you switch to synthetic oil, then you cannot go back. This rumor is not true, and using synthetic oil is a choice you can make and then reverse. You can go back to natural oil at any time.

Doylestown-area drivers know the importance of motor oil for the life of their engines. Synthetic oil offers longer oil life and improved protection. Drivers should also know that they can try a synthetic oil and then change to regular oil. All synthetic oil and…

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How to Safely Replace a Flat Tire

Flat tires are renowned for their danger and inconvenience. If you experience one, follow these tips.

First, if the flat tire occurs during a drive, safely stop the car in a breakdown lane or parking area. Avoid soft ground. Next, engage your hazards and the emergency brake. Use a heavy rock to chock a tire opposite of the one you must replace. Now, grab your jack, tools and spare tire. Before you lift your car, use your lug wrench and the ground's leverage to loosen the wheel's lug nuts. With the jack, raise the car. Unscrew the nuts…

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What You Need To Know About Hydroplaning

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?Hydroplaning can happen instantly and with disastrous consequences. Hydroplaning occurs when your tires have lost contact with the pavement and are slipping forward on a thin layer of water and an oily residue from the asphalt. You are no longer in control of the car and are at the mercy of the laws of motion. There are steps that you can take to prevent this:
  • Tires - worn tires with little tread left are a leading cause of hydroplaning. At Thompson BMW, we can make sure your tires are rotated and replaced on schedule. We can also help you choose tires…
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Tire Rotation Helps Combat Tire Blowouts For All Drivers


Tire blowouts are usually the result of negligence. While there are some freak accidents that happen out of the blue, many simple steps can be taken to avoid blowouts altogether. That is why we here at Thompson BMW in Doylestown are here to tell you all about how tire rotations help you avoid blowouts. So what exactly does a tire rotation do?

Tire rotations ensure that the wear on your tires is more uniform. Because humans are creatures of habit, we tend to drive the same roads each day meaning that our tires grow thinner in the same places each…
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What Are Move Over Laws And Why You Should Obey Them

Move over laws are laws that state you should slow down and change lanes when approaching vehicles stopped at a shoulder. This applies to emergency vehicles such as police cars, paramedics, fire trucks as well as to tow trucks and construction vehicles. Such laws exist in each state in the country, despite most people being unaware of them. In fact, the National Safety Commission found that 71% of people are unaware of move over laws.

 

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The Best Way To Melt Ice And Snow

Winter is here. It is time to make sure that your vehicle is stocked with all the winter gear required to get you and your vehicle through the tough winter storms. If you get stuck in the snow, would you be prepared? We recommend that you stock your car with a product of your choice to get you out of a jam.

What is the best way to melt the snow or ice? You have 3 choices. Select ice melt, sand, or kitty litter. Each product has its own merits. For example, ice melt will melt ice and provide traction…
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