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Eight Tips for Preventive Maintenance on Low Annual Mileage Cars

by Brian England on Wed, Aug 07, 2013

Does your car rarely leave your parking spot, driveway, or garage?  If you aren't logging many miles on your vehicle then there are some adjustments you can follow when having your car serviced to ensure you're getting the most for your service dollar. 

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Topics: preventative maintenance, low annual mileage, carbon eliminator, check fluids, oil changes

BMW Repair, Service, and Technology Tips to Consider Before You Buy

by Brian England on Mon, Aug 22, 2011

Considering purchasing a new or used BMW?  Like any major purchase, it pays to do your homework.  On the plus side, BMW manufacturing is outstanding.  They are quick to try out new technology, and they are also one of the best handling, mass produced cars on the market today. Here are some of the innovative systems that you can get on a new BMW:

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Topics: preventative maintenance, BMW service, advanced automotive technology

A Reminder -- Older Cars Need Preventative Auto Maintenance Too

by Brian England on Thu, Aug 12, 2010

The other day I was taking someone home to Oakland Mills Village and we were chatting about the Oakland Mills Village Center. When my wife and I first came to Columbia in 1973 our first home was in Oakland Mills. We loved the village center that had everything, bank, hardware store, grocery store, shoe repair, pub, photo shop, baker, barber and butcher. It used to have a busy gas station and an auto repair shop too. Oakland Mills went through a hard time a few years back; if you ask people now most remember the negative. In this instance however, I was delighted to here a customer rave about Oakland Mills Village. She loved the walk-a-bility, the shopping center had most of her needs and now they have just finished a nice walkway connecting the Village Center with the Interfaith Center. On top of this a Farmer's Market comes to the village on Sundays from 9am - 1pm. She pointed out that it is a quick walk to downtown Columbia and then on July the 4th they have the best view in town! Now this lady was not the first person last week to talk about how they liked living in Oakland Mills, one of our automotive service writers just moved there and was saying how great it was to be in walking distance of downtown, he said he and his friends could have a night out at the new pub downtown and walk home in just 10 minutes. It is great to see that the revitalization of Oakland Mills has started and that people are finding out it is a great place to live.  

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Topics: Oakland Mills Village Center, preventative maintenance, revitalization

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