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All-Weather or Carpet Floor Mats: Which to Choose?

Wondering which type of floor mats to put in your vehicles? At our dealership here in Traverse City, we want you to be an informed vehicle owner so that you get the most out of your accessories. Here are a few helpful tips for when the time comes to decide on floor mats:

Carpet Mats Are Cheap and Easy

There's nothing wrong with choosing carpet floor mats for your vehicle especially because they are cheap and give you an extra layer of carpet that you can take out and clean periodically.

All-Weather Mats: The Go-To?

Using all-weather mats are…

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The Best Appearance From Your Vehicle

Although washing your car can enhance its overall appearance, there are a few more reasons why you want to keep it washed on a regular basis. Removing all of the dirt and debris from your vehicle, especially if there is a lot of salt and sand after driving in Traverse City during the winter months, can keep the paint on your car from getting scratched.

If your vehicle looks its best, then it can make you feel better as a driver. You won't be driving or riding in a vehicle that has dirt on the sides or that has…

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Ways To Improve Your Gas Mileage

Fox Grand Traverse Lincoln knows that it costs a lot of money to keep your car fueled up. You don't want to spend any more money for gas than you absolutely have to. There are some easy ways that you can improve fuel-efficiency and save money.

The way you drive contributes to the fuel-efficiency of your vehicle. One easy way to make better gas mileage is to slow down. It takes more gas to drive faster. You should remove any additional weight from your vehicle to improve fuel-efficiency. Try not to let your car idle for long periods. This…

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How To Use A Roof Rack Without Losing Fuel Efficiency

One of the best ways for Traverse City drivers to haul lots of cargo without cramping their vehicle interiors is by taking advantage of their roof racks. A good roof rack can be used to store everything from luggage to your favorite canoe. Best of all, if you use and maintain it properly, it doesn't have to have a long-term impact on fuel efficiency.

Take The Rack Down When You Aren't Using It

Roof racks are manufactured with increasingly lightweight materials. Fortunately, these changes in design don't compromise their durability or reliability.
 
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Spread Joy This Holiday Season with Fox For Tots!

Here at BMW of Traverse City, we make it a point of pride to be a part of our community, to help local charities, and to built longstanding relationships with our drivers. That is part of the reason why we are partnering with Toys for Tots this holiday season!

 

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Watching Your Car Battery in the Summer

In the summer, you have to pay special attention to the battery in your car. This is so that you can avoid any sudden problems with your vehicle. Hot temperatures can actually shorten your battery life when it gets to the extreme level of heat. The life of a battery is reduced by 50% for each rise in temperature by 15 degrees.

In order to know what you can do to keep your battery working throughout the hotter days, you have to look at the major factors. One major factor is overheating in the vehicle. This could significantly reduce your…

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Technology Features That are Equipped With the Lincoln Navigator at Fox Grand Traverse Lincoln

The Lincoln Navigator is a preferred SUV among consumers because it offers a host of features. Among these features include innovative technology features that help make your drive more convenient and enjoyable.

To keep passengers in the back seat entertained, you can choose the available Lincoln Play Rear-Seat Entertainment System. This system enables your passengers to view content from their mobile devices on a 10-inch adjustable display screen. The screens are mounted to the back of each front seat. Another media technology that's featured with the Navigator is Lincoln Connect. 
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Gaskets Need to Be Maintained for Car Health

Keeping your gaskets in good health is an essential part of car maintenance. Gaskets are seals to keep fluids and gases contained in the appropriate parts. One of the most important gaskets is the head gasket, which prevents oil from leaking from the engine. In the worst-case scenario, this can cause your engine to overheat.

Gaskets are often made from chemically resistant rubber, copper or layers of steel. They are exposed to temperature extremes, high pressures and friction...

 

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Tire Pressure Is Important


Tires need to be in good condition in order for you to get the best traction and for you to be able to drive safely on the road. In order to keep your tires in the best condition for the longest period of time, you need to make sure that your tires have the right amount of tire pressure.

If your tires are over-inflated, there are problems that can occur. Over-inflated tires can blow out more easily. If a tire has too much air pressure, it can cause the tire to wear excessively in the center causing the tire to…
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How to Control Pet Hair in Your Vehicle

You can bring you cat, dog or other pet for a leisurely ride to the park, a vacation or a trip to the vet without sacrificing your car's interior. In fact, pet-proofing your car may encourage you to bring your pet along more often, which will be fun for both of you.

A quick brushing right before you leave ought to remove loose hairs and reduce the amount that could get trapped in your upholstery. Keep your pet in a carrier to really reduce the contact they make with the seats or put down a thick blanket, pet pad…
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