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Suspension, Shocks and Struts Affect Ride Quality

If your drive down the street or highway feels more like a boat bouncing over waves rather than a smooth glide, your suspension and steering system may have worn out parts. At our BMW service department in Baton Rouge, we can evaluate your vehicle's suspension system and recommend what parts needs replacement in order to restore smooth and safe handling of your car.

Shocks and struts replacement services result in improved safety, better vehicle handling, more control and stability, shorter braking distances and an overall smoother ride.

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Move Over Laws Protect Motorists Like You

The interstate highway’s network of bridges, roads, and underpasses handle a wide variety of vehicles, including those carrying hazardous materials. Trucks carrying high-risk chemicals have lots of security features and may even be armored. However, this should not lull ordinary drivers into a false since of security. Dangerous goods transported by commercial drivers can include the following:

  • Radioactive materials
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Ditch the Water and Stick With Windshield Wiper Fluid

In modern times, there are still people who are under the assumption that it is perfectly fine to fill your windshield wiper fluid system with common tap water. We here at Brian Harris BMW in Baton Rouge, LA see that they seem to go by the reasoning that water cleans things so it must be good for windshields. It is this type of logic that keeps cars and trucks in service centers getting their windshield wiper fluid systems repaired or replaced.

You are supposed to only use the proper fluid in these systems because that is how the system was…

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Check Your Tire Treads Before Your Next Adventure

Tire treads are prone to wearing out after covering a couple of miles. It is important to replace them when they wear out. Our expert team has prepared for you some of the benefits of having tire treads that are in good condition:

 
  • Braking - Tire treads that are in good condition have a better grip when braking than worn out tire treads. They also take sharp corners better than the worn out ones.
  • Off-road performance - Good tire treads perform better off-road. They have a strong grip on rocky, muddy and wet roads. 
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Are Your Headlights Fit for Your Road Trip?

Are your headlights fit for your next road trip? While many road trips are taken during the day, the return journey often occurs when the sun goes down. As a result, it is critical to ensure that your headlights are in good shape and ready for night time driving. Below are headlight maintenance tips from Brian Harris BMW that can help drivers better prepare for the road ahead.

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What is the Real Cost of Owning Your Dream Car?

When you think of the cost of owning a new car, do you just think about the cost of the loan or lease or do you think of all the other costs as well? It is important to realize a car costs more than just the monthly payment you make on it. There are additional expenses to consider, such as filling it up with gas, having car insurance, maintenance, tire changes and registration.

It is easy to overlook all of the additional expenses that come along with owning a new car.

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Have Your BMW Inspected At Brian Harris BMW Before Hitting the Road this Holiday Season

With the holidays fasting approaching, many of you will be driving to visit family and friends. While making plans and preparations for your trip, do not forget to get your vehicle ready as well. It’s better to take a little time to check out your vehicle now than to wait and possibly have a breakdown on the road.

 

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Keep Your Car Clean When Traveling With Food For The Holidays

If you live a distance from your relatives, you most likely will be traveling for the holidays. When your family gets together for a holiday dinner, most families will ask each person to bring a dish to pass around. If you are planning to attend the family gathering this year for the holidays, you want to make sure there is no mess inside of your car when traveling, and we have the tips to make sure that your trip goes smoothly!

 

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Maintenance at the BMW Dealership

To have your vehicle run properly and last a long time, you need to have regularly scheduled maintenance. It is best to get your vehicle serviced at the BMW dealership. It may seem like you get the same service for a cheaper price at a mom and pops garage, but it will cost you in the long run. Our dealership will have the proper parts and know the correct maintenance schedule for your vehicle.

The technicians at our BMW dealership are specifically trained on the parts and mechanics of the make and model of your vehicle.

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The Importance of Getting Your Car Tires Rotated Regularly

When you are going through tires more quickly than the manufacturer specifies, it might be due to the fact you are not getting the tires properly rotated on a regular basis. Here are a few things to consider about tire rotations:

If the tires are allowed to basically wear unevenly, what is going to happen is the tires lose the ability to grip the road in wet conditions, making it very dangerous if you are traveling at high speeds.

 

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