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Getting Your Car's Engine Cooling & Radiator Serviced Regularly

The reason that it is important that you are getting your car's cooling system maintained is because the system is basically comprised of several parts that all need to be working perfectly together.

The water pump will be inspected for leaks if the bearings fail, and if the belt is tight enough to allow the pump to move coolant through the system. The radiator will be visually inspected and then the fluids flushed and replaced so it can perform at a higher level. 

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Leaking Exhaust

Your vehicle can make a number of odd sounds when something isn't working properly. For your average person, determining where the odd sound is coming from and what the problem is may be impossible. That's why our staff of service technicians here at Hendrick BMW Northlake in Charlotte, NC can help you. Simply give us a call and bring your vehicle in. 

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How Often Should I Have My Fuel System Cleaned?

The health of your fuel system depends on cleanliness. Over time deposits develop in various places in your car’s fuel system while you are driving. Just like the arteries in your body, the fuel lines of your car can collect deposits that build to the point of near-closure. Such deposits reduce the fuel pressure at the point of injection into the combustion chamber.

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What is Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil is a chemically-produced compound developed by the scientists looking to provide your vehicle with great lubrication. Have you ever wondered why you must regularly conduct oil changes or your car may experience significant problems? Becuase, after a while, oil gets used up and must be replaced.

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Wiper Blade Maintenance

There are few things more frustrating than trying to drive while looking through a dirty windshield. In fact, doing so poses a hazard for you and others on the road. The problem commonly arises when the rubber blades on windshield wipers wear out. As the wipers move back and forth you may notice areas where the blades do not seem to make contact. This is a sure sign that one or both blades need replacing.

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Automotive Service – Alignments

If you are ever driving around Charlotte and you suddenly feel as though your steering wheel is vibrating in your hands, it might mean a problem that is going to lead to more problems. If that vibration is paired with your car pulling to one side or another, you are going to want to make sure you are getting your alignment checked out.

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Don't Ignore These Battery Symptoms

The normal life of a car battery is typically between three and five years. Many factors can affect the life of it, including mileage, proper maintenance, and the health of other electrical components.

When a battery begins to fail, it can exhibit a host of symptoms. The most obvious symptom occurs when your engine cranks more slowly as you start it, indicating lowered voltage going to the starter. 

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What do Those Dashboard Lights Mean?

Modern vehicles have an array of lights on their dashboard. Many of the lights you might see on your dash are warnings that there is some kind of problem. Here are some of the most common dashboard lights and what they mean.

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