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This Part in Your Vehicle Does More Than You Think

Your battery does not actually power your vehicle's internal and external lights, windows, sound system, defroster, and many other powered features of your vehicle. Surprisingly, it's your alternator. Your battery only provides the initial burst of electrical power to start your car.

The alternator is a part that contains a belt-controlled pulley, and it is bolted on the main engine block. While an engine runs, the spinning pulley causes the alternator to generate the required electricity for many vital engine functions. 

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The Value of Brake Service and Repair

Your vehicle's brakes are one of the most important safety features. Without them, you wouldn't be able to stop your car and would surely get into an accident. To avoid this, it is wise to make sure to keep your brakes maintained and in optimal condition to help avoid any potential problems.

The general recommendation for when to have your brakes serviced is if they either haven't been serviced in the past year, or in the last 12,000 miles. 

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Avoid a Bumpy Ride: Service Your Suspension

Winter driving is not only stressful, with black ice and drivers who think they are all in four-wheel-drive snow trucks, but it can also be a rough ride. The extreme changes in temperature, combined with salt and snow plows, can create large pot holes and uneven driving services. There is an advantage to this, however. Winter provides a great opportunity to pay attention to your suspension and determine whether or not it may need to be brought to BMW of Nashville for servicing.

As the shocks and struts on a vehicle start to wear out, they become less stiff. 

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Why is Windshield Wiper Fluid Important?

Windshield wiper fluid can make your driving experience much more satisfying by giving you a cleaner windshield to look out of as you navigate the streets of Brentwood, TN. A growing number of fluids that are out on the market have advanced detergents in them that help to clean even the most stubborn of windshield gunk off of a windshield without streaks. Water simply cannot do that.

Windshield wiper fluid also can be bought in a variety of colors. 

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Replace the Fluids that Help your Vehicle Run

Our cars, big rigs, tractors, and trucks have many fluids that keep them running. Just like our bodies, if we didn’t have fluid in them, we wouldn’t make it. Make yourself aware of these fluids and how to best deal with maintaining regular levels in them with the help of the service team here at BMW of Nashville.

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OEM Parts Provide Incredible Value

People sometimes don't know whether or not they want OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or aftermarket parts for their vehicles. If your vehicle needs any type of part replacement, you need to explore both options with care and dedication. Our team here at BMW of Nashville is happy to help illustrate some of the key differences.

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Which is Better for Winter Driveways: Salt or Kitty Litter?

If you live in Brentwood, TN, then you know winter is upon us and it is time to get your driving winter emergency kits ready for your vehicle. This kit should include things like snacks, water, blankets, jumper cables, and something to add traction to your tires in case you get stuck in the ice. The BMW of Nashville service team is eager to assist.

It can be difficult to decide what to use to increase traction for your tires. Rock salt can easily melt the snow or ice that your car is stuck in and it also provides the…

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Why Should You Use OEM Parts in Your BMW?

If your BMW is in need of a part, there are two directions in which you could go to find one: the straight, reliable route towards OEM parts or the twisted, winding path towards aftermarket parts. We tend to think the first path is the best one as well as the easiest.

What are OEM parts?

Original equipment manufacturer parts are parts designed by the manufacturer for your type of vehicle. The same care and quality that went into your BMW also go into genuine OEM BMW parts, resulting in parts that are guaranteed to suit your vehicle the way…

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Stay on Top of Your Tire Health with These Tips

Have you noticed that the tire tread on your BMW model looks worn down? It might be time to replace your tires. Tires are the most important safety features your car has, so checking on them regularly to make sure they're in good condition is imperative.

How worn is too worn?

Use a penny to find out! Insert the penny top-first into the tire tread. If you can still see Lincoln's head, your tire tread is too worn down and it is time to replace the tires.

How do I keep my tires from wearing down?

Tire tread…

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