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Trust Patrick BMW for Your Important Transmission Services

Along with the engine, the transmission is one of the automotive components responsible for powering a vehicle. Our knowledgeable team is standing by to help you take care of your vehicle’s transmission and much more, so stop in at our location in Schaumburg, IL any time you need regular or emergency automotive repairs.

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Does Your Car Battery Have the Power You Need?

Your car's battery is what gives you the power to start the engine. If it's not working properly, you may find it hard to start your car. Here's the proper way to test your battery.

Obtain a digital or analog voltmeter. Digital is easier to read, but analog works just fine. Put on goggles and rubber gloves before working on the battery. Connect the positive side of the voltmeter to the positive terminal on the battery. Then, connect the negative side of the voltmeter to the negative terminal on the battery. Check the reading on the voltmeter…

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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

When looking at different performance options, you commonly see drivetrain configurations listed as FWD or RWD. Front-wheel drive (FWD) refers to a car that sends power to the front wheels, which pulls the car forward. This is the easiest to design and works best for small, compact cars and sedans. While it does not have the same power as other drivetrains, you get more gas mileage and some cars with turbocharged engines can achieve faster acceleration.

Rear-wheel drive (RWD) options refer...

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Did you know that if you allow brake dust to sit on your wheels for a long time, it can eat away at the coating and cause browning? This is because brake dust is made from carbon fibers and adhesives, which come off of your brake pad and rotor. 

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Ride In Style In The 2020 BMW X1

The BMW X1 is back, and it's better than ever. This luxury vehicle comes in a compact structure, and it delivers on all promises. This includes exceptional handling, smooth gear shifts and a plethora of comfort features. Here's a better breakdown, so keep reading.

The 2020 BMW X1 has a stunning exterior that will capture the attention with relative ease. The entire exterior has been redesigned for better aesthetics. This includes new front and rear bumpers. Of course, BMW has implemented its iconic front grille that's kidney shaped. This particular grille has been enlarged, especially

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There Are Some Really Cool Features You Will Encounter With the BMW 5 Series

As far as popular midsize luxury sedans go, the BMW 5 Series is often mentioned near the top. A good reason for this is that the car-maker seems to keep adding new and relevant features to the car with each new model. You will want to take a look at some of these in the near future.

There is the remote control parking feature that comes with some of the BMW 5 Series models. You will be able to stand outside of the car and direct it into a tight parking space. This is done via an innovative remote control…

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The Importance of Knowing How to Use a Roof Rack

We know that there are people who love to use their vehicles for traveling. With that in mind, some of our adventurous customers do require a roof rack. They use that for their luggage and other items that are stored away on top of the roof of the vehicle. 

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The Best Presents for Every BMW Fan

Welcome to your personal holiday gift guide at Patrick BMW!

 

The holidays are an exciting time and this December, Patrick BMW wants to be of great help when it comes to choosing unique gifts for everyone your life. Whether you’re searching for Christmas gift ideas, Black Friday deals, or a new car for your loved one, Patrick BMW has you covered! Don’t celebrate Christmas but want the season’s deals?! Our gift guide has something for everyone!

Some of the best Christmas gifts of 2019 would obviously be BMW’s end of the year deals on new cars…

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BMW i8 Overview

Get to know the BMW i8, a popular performance EV and plug-in hybrid. You don’t have to wait for the future of electric vehicles because it is here at Patrick BMW. The i8 captures all the good feelings that you expect from a BMW.

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Find your BMW 3 Series at Patrick BMW


The all-new BMW 3 Series brings a new set of features and styles to build on its legacy as a popular small luxury sedan. With power and agility under its hood, the seventh generation brings forward the 3 Series.

The redesigned BMW 3 Series gives you a striking exterior that has a wider and lower stance compared to previous generations. When you walk up to the 3 Series Sedan, you'll find a modern update to its iconic kidney grille along with a range of exterior colors to choose from.
 
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