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TIPS FOR SAVING ON GAS

 

No More Lead Foot

This is one of the oldest and easiest methods to keep the cost of fuel down for your vehicle. By taking it easy on the acceleration in your car as opposed to pressing on the gas like a maniac, you’ll decrease fuel consumption dramatically. The truth of the matter is… light acceleration saves more than moderate acceleration. End of story.

Top speed also plays an important role in this. For…

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COULD BMW BE SUCCESSFUL IN TODAY’S FORMULA ONE?

 

Formula One (F1) race cars carry the prestige of being the “highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA),” (Wiki). After recently making some changes to its engines, F1s are also quite fuel efficient.

BMW was a major contender in Formula One auto racing until 2009, when they withdrew after a disappointing season. Now that F1 has made so many changes to its standard…

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Tips for Driving in the Heat

 


Summer heat has officially hit the Capital Region, and with that heat comes many dangers with vehicles.

With temperatures growing, heat advisories are to be taken very seriously. But what happens when you have to be in your vehicle during these extreme temperatures? Here are some tips to ensure safety!

Always Bring Water

Water can save your life. Literally. Make sure you’re always prepared and have a few bottles of water in your car…

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BMW’s to Put on Your Bucket List

Everybody has a bucket list. Many are filled with dream vacations, adventerous activities, and maybe even a road trip or two. If you’re like us, there’s also plenty of room for cars you want to drive on that list.

Picking between our inventory was tough, but finally, we selected two models here at BMW of South Albany that are worthy of being on our bucket list:

  1. BMW i3

      

    The i3 is known for…

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The Best Driving Roads for Your Test Drive

 

When you take a test drive in one of our cars, we want to be sure that you’re getting the full-experience. It’s hard to enjoy a good driving road without a car that handles it properly, and it’s hard to enjoy a good car without a winding, scenic road to drive it on.

Although none of our local roads make the big “drive before you die” lists, there are plenty of satisfactory roads to take your test drive on. Here are our Top 5:

River Road – Take a drive along the Hudson River! This 55 mph road…

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Summer Car Care Tips

 

With a new season comes a new list of car care tips, and during the summer it almost seems as though the maintenance is just as much as during the winter months. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the crucial summer maintenance you should be doing for your car!

Check your tires

This is pretty much an all-year round maintenance tip, but especially important during the summer months. Tires are one of the most overlooked parts of a car, and one out of ten people supposedly know how to check tire pressure correctly. The problem…

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Guide to DIY Interior Detailing

 

While getting a professional detailing job on your car is nice every once in a while, let’s be honest – we can’t all afford to do it every week. If your car needs a detailing and you’re feeling ambitious, here are some tips for DIY detailing at home!

Refer to Owner’s Manual

Before attempting to clean the interior of your car, first and foremost you should always refer to your owner’s…

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