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Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The BMW Condition Based Servicing system indicates when and what service your car needs.
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How to Get BMW Dealership Certified
BMW car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) program.
Top Automotive News & Stories: July 27-August 3
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How to Use a BMW With Comfort Access Technology
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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 BMW X3
If you like high-end SUVs, the 2012 BMW X3 is definitely worth taking a look at. It’s a great mixture of luxury, utility and convenience. Key Features The Servotronic power steering on this...
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW X6
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW 335d
Of all of the BMW 3-Series models available in this model year, the 2012 BMW 335d is one of the most powerful and subtlest on the road. This 4-dour sedan may look...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW 5-Series
BMW has built a reputation for refined engineering, powerful performance and excellent fit and function. That’s exactly what you’ll find with the 2012 BMW 5-Series sedans. Composed and powerful, they provide a...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5
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The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Tropical Climate
If you live in a tropical climate, most of your vehicle purchasing concerns will be essentially the same as if you lived anywhere else – you want a car that looks...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Shorter Than Average
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