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Do You Know the Difference Between Compact and Full-Size Spare Tires?

When you get a flat tire on the road, you might open up the trunk to see what's inside. It is important to know if you have a compact temporary or a full-size spare tire. These are two different parts, and they have different limitations.

A full-size spare tire can be driven on just like your other tires. A compact spare cannot be driven on in same way. It is designed for speeds of no more than 40 miles per hour. They require more air pressure, and your anti-lock brakes might not work with the spare.

 

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Why You Should Consider Getting Your Tires Aligned


Wheel alignments are not always understood but remain highly important. That is why we here at i.g. Burton BMW in Milford, DE are here to give you the basics.

Failing to regularly get your tires aligned can cause your tires to wear extremely unevenly. This can cause weak spots in your tires which both pose a safety risk to you and your family as well as causing you to spend more money on replacement tires over time. While experts agree that there is no set mileage at which tires should be aligned, they do agree there are warning signs…
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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs Repair


We here at i.g. Burton BMW know how busy you are, but when it comes to your vehicle, it is important that you keep up with routine maintenance and the occasional repair that will be needed. It is easy to put this off but you invested in your vehicle and visiting our service center in Milford will ensure that your vehicle is safe and in good shape so you can rely on it for many years to come.

Your brake pedal is one area of your vehicle that may need to be repaired. You will notice a problem with…

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Cars and Battery Testing Importance

Is your car battery old and close to ineffective? Do you need to replace it as soon as possible? You can find out the answers to those important questions by learning how to test it yourself.

You should start by assessing the terminals of your battery. Do they seem to be defunct and out of order? You can rely on a couple of different options for battery testing purposes as well. You can depend on a power probe or a multimeter if you want. Be sure to think everything through with great care. Ask yourself the total number of volts…

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What Is Synthetic Oil?


When you invest in a new vehicle there are a number of different maintenance requirements that come along with this ownership. Routine visits to i.g. Burton BMW are beneficial so we can help you with topping off your fluid levels, performing inspections and servicing any repairs that need to be done. Every six months or so your vehicle will benefit from an oil change and when this is done we give you the option of choosing either synthetic oil or conventional oil. Both have pros and cons but if you're wondering what the difference is, let's take…
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Tire Maintenance


These days it isn't enough to just be aware that you need to bring your vehicle in for routine maintenance, you need to be aware of the various items that need to be addressed periodically in order to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. In addition to routine oil changes and topping off various fluid levels, you need to pay close attention to your tires. Routine tire maintenance can include checking the tire pressure in each tire and also keeping a regular eye on the treads on your tire. As long as your tire tread is wearing down at…
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You Shouldn't Skimp On Tire Tread


Tire tread is essential to staying on the roadway without crashing, sliding, or slipping. It’s true that tires with just one-fifth of their standard length are at a significantly higher risk than normal of crashing. You should keep up with how long your tires’ tread is, and make sure to change them if such tread isn’t of proper length. But how can you be sure your tires are in sufficient shape?

Mechanics use a tool called a depth gauge to measure tire tread. If you don’t have one of these tools, you can use a United States…
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Prepare for Winter Storms with a Full Tank

With winter quickly approaching, it's time to be prepared for the weather that comes along with it. To make getting through the winter stress-free, there are some things you can do to help ease the pain.

For starters keeping your cars gas tank full for the most part is a great idea. This simple thing seems like nothing major but can help tremendously in the event of bad weather. This can prevent you from having to plan a run by the gas station during an evacuation. You will be ready to pack the car and head out without worrying…
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