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Good Vibrations? Probably Not. You Should Have Your Exhaust System Checked

Have you ever had a vehicle with a steering wheel or foot pedals that vibrated? It's pretty annoying, right? Of course it is, but it could also be a sign that you have an exhaust system leak, and those leaks are more than just annoying; they could be potentially fatal. You see, when an exhaust system leaks, the fumes that your vehicle emits can enter the cabin of your vehicle, exposing you and your passengers to dangerous fumes.

You can also pay attention to the sounds that your vehicle is making. If you hear a popping or hissing sound…

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

Pressing on your vehicle’s brake pedal should provide you with a confident feeling that it’s going to stop and hold your car. When the pedal feels soft, for example, there’s an issue with the fluid not reaching the parts it needs to in order properly function.

The parts of the brake system are constructed of steel, and they can corrode over time. This can happen in the lines, calipers, or cylinders. The fluid is the driving force that flows through the brake system and provides the pressure for the movement required. When you notice that your brake…

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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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