Extreme Temperatures Are Bad For Batteries

What Happens To A Battery In Extreme Temperatures 

The typical lead-acid batteries that are in our vehicles weren't designed to thrive in extreme temperatures. Read below to learn more about how high and low temperatures affect your battery.

High Temperatures = Reduced Battery Life

The battery may give off more power when it is extremely hot, but it will also lose some of its lead-acid due to evaporation and expansion. 

That's why it's important to park in shaded areas and avoid driving in hot temperatures if possible.

Low Temperatures = Reduced Power

 

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Car Wax Explained

If you're a car owner, our team at BMW of Sioux Falls wants to help you keep it in good condition. Not only are oil changes and other mechanical services essential for extending the life of your vehicle and retaining its value, it's also necessary to keep the exterior in optimal shape. Waxing your vehicle is an important part of maintaining your vehicles exterior paint because it creates a shield between the paint and elements that can cause damage to the coat.

What is car wax? It's a combination of solvents, oils, and waxes that can come…

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Be an Informed Driver with This Information About Gaskets

You may not have given much thought to gaskets and the role they play in your cars performance. BMW of Sioux Falls thinks that all drivers should know more about these vital automotive parts.

100 or more gaskets can be found on most car and truck models. Each of these small, thin parts is performing a crucial job. Gaskets are placed between parts on a car to create an air-tight seal. They prevent foreign matter and air from getting into a vehicle, and they also prevent important lubricants from escaping. Your car's engine has multiple gaskets, and they are…

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The Easy Way to Replace a Flat Tire

When you get a flat on the road, you may begin to worry. However, you can put those worries aside if you know how to replace a flat tire. Here is how you can replace your flat tire in a few minutes.

The first thing that you will want to do is move to the side of the road. Once you are in a safe away, away from traffic, get out of the car and get the tools that you will need. Your tools will be included with the spare tire in the truck. You will want to use the…

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Choose Your Favorite BMW 4 Series

The BMW 4 Series remains a popular choice among small car enthusiasts for the body style options that BMW provides. The vehicles are manufactured as coupes, convertibles or sedans. Each ensures plenty of power under the hood, state-of-the-art technology and spacious interiors.

The 430i models have a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that achieves up to 248 horsepower. The vehicles also have automatic eight-speed transmissions. But, new owners may prefer the optional six-speed manual transmission. The 440i models are equipped with turbocharged six-cylinder

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An overview of the BMW 6 Series

People who like luxury cars know that one of the top producers of them is BMW. The German automaker is known for producing quality, elegant cars, and the BMW 6 Series is no exception. The popular full-size luxury car has a range of features for drivers to choose from.

One of the big things that attracts buyers to the BMW 6 series is its engine. There are both six-cylinder and eight-cylinder models to choose from. The six-cylinder gives you plenty of power while also offering better fuel efficiency. For those who want even more power, the V-8 offers that option…

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Become Prepared for a Roadside Emergency

No driver wants to deal with a car suffering from mechanical failures or other operational problems. Getting stuck on the road miles from home is not a joy, and it comes with serious risks. Calling for help doesn't automatically eliminate any problems. After all, it takes time for a tow truck to arrive. Will you be safe during that time? The very least, keep the doors locked.

Driving at night comes with additional risks. Properly maintaining your car's headlamps and other lights, such as brake lights and turn signals could cut down on accidents in Sioux Falls and…

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Lots of Investigation is Required when Buying a Used Vehicle

Our dealership wants to make sure you get the best deal possible when it's time for you to purchase your next used vehicle. We would like to offer you a few tips that might save you money or at least help you make an informed decision.

It's a good idea to check the reliability of the make and model. Just because a vehicle has more miles on it, doesn't mean it will need more maintenance. Some vehicles are more dependable than others. Checking the vehicle's history report can point out any major accidents the vehicle has…

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Why Choose a BMW X3?

If you’re not yet familiar with the BMW X3, you’re certain to appreciate the many luxury amenities that you’ll discover inside and out. The latest version of this popular compact SAV line are on the lot at BMW of Sioux Falls today, and we’ll gladly tell you more and offer you a test drive when you stop by our showroom here in Sioux Falls.

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Windshield Wiper Replacements Improve Safety

When you go out on the road, you surely want to feel safe. Hoping the car works as expected calms nerves. You'll likely get your tires and brakes checked to make sure the parts perform as expected. What about your windshield wiper blades, though? If blades are in bad condition, you might not be able to see the road once the weather turns sour. That's not good.

Wiper blades are not made from the magical material. Rubber does the job, or at least it will until breaking down. And it will break down. The sun's rays do…

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