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Automotive Exhaust Hardware Impacts Engine Efficiency

If a car doesn't operate efficiently, the exhaust system could be the problem. The exhaust hardware is important because a vehicle won't run properly if various fumes and gases aren't distributed into the air away from vital automotive components. Also, by maintaining an optimum exhaust system, you'll boost gas mileage since the vehicle won't struggle to function on the road.

The process of keeping an exhaust system in peak condition is easy, as a typical vehicle will develop specific problems when a muffler needs maintenance or repairs. For example, if your motor generates a loud…

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Regular Rotations Help Maximize Your Tire's Lifespan


Your tires get beat up on the road out there. Being that they are what make contact with the pavement while you drive, it is understandable that they would see some of the harshest wear and tear on your vehicle.

But there are some things that you can do to maximize their lifespan and get the most out of them that you can before you have to replace them.

Doing a regular tire rotation every 3,000-5,000 miles is crucial to ensure an even wear on your tires. Helping your tires to wear evenly will help to extend their…
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Help Our Community By Donating to the Frostbite Food Drive



Fox Motors is proud to be a collection site for the Father Fred Foundation's Frostbite Food Drive! Stop by the Fox Grand Traverse collision center from January 27 - February 4, 2018 with a non-perishable food or monetary donation. All donations will get a ski pass at The Homestead Resort.

Best items to donate include: 5 oz. canned chicken, 5 oz. canned tuna, oatmeal, peanut butter, dried beans, 1 lb. bag of rice, spaghetti/pasta…
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Keep Your Fuel Tank Full in Winter


Many drivers tend to ignore the level of gas in their cars during winter. Without a full tank in the icy season, your vehicle's longevity is limited due to various reasons.

If your car has an empty fuel tank, the level of condensation will be high. Your car's fuel lines freeze due to the low temperatures. Many have reported this issue, and you should learn to ensure the longevity of your engine and car as a whole. With an empty tank, the fuel pump starts sucking air in, and it causes it to heat up which may lead…
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Pack Sand on Your Journeys


When you drive in the winter, it is pretty much inevitable that you will get stuck at some point. It's hard not to with all the snow, slush, and ice. Since you can't do much about it, you need to be prepared to deal with it. Be sure to always have a bag of sand, salt, or litter in your car so that when you get stuck, you will be able to get some traction and get out of a difficult situation.

Comes see us here at BMW of Traverse City so that we can get your car…
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What Exactly Is Horsepower?

The term horsepower is used a number of times when describing vehicles. What exactly does the word horsepower mean? Is it related to the power of a horse? Does it refer to physical power? How is horsepower measured? These are the questions that come into play when horsepower is mentioned.

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Don’t Get Blinded By a Dirty Windshield

Drivers who are driving without windshield wiper fluid in their vehicle's wiper system could run the risk of not being able to see when they need to; especially at dusk and dawn. These are the times when the sun is low in the sky and the glare from it can make a dirty windshield almost impossible to see through.

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Some Information Concerning Expenses Of Car Ownership

Vehicle ownership sometimes involves a lot of car expenses. When shopping for a car to buy, some car owners may find it helpful to consider how much money it may cost them to buy a car and maintain and repair a car. Some car buyers may find that total cost of ownership of a vehicle is a helpful thing to consider.

The total cost of ownership of a vehicle is the total amount of money that it costs to buy a car and the estimated amount of money that it may cost to maintain a car and to repair a…
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Your Vehicle: A Well Oiled Machine


Engine oil is just as important to your vehicle as fuel is. Your vehicle consumes and runs through engine oil just as it does fuel. When it comes to making your vehicle run efficiently, a proper amount of oil is required. Not only do you need to have the right amount, it should be changed regularly.

It is important to check your oil level at least once a month to make sure it is at the recommended level. How many quarts of oil your vehicle requires depends on your vehicles make and model. The right grade of oil is just…
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