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How to Tell if Your Exhaust is Leaking

Properly maintaining your vehicle can be difficult, especially if you don't know if it is broken. A common fault that can happen to your vehicle is the exhaust will develop a leak. Your vehicle's exhaust is responsible for taking gasses from the engine, scrubbing and muffling them, then ejecting them out the rear of the vehicle. The roads can be rough on vehicles and can cause them to break down prematurely.

One sign that your vehicle may be having issues with its exhaust is if you hear random hissing or popping noises.  

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Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning During Rainy Weather

One of the most common reasons drivers lose control of their vehicles during rainy weather is hydroplaning. Hydroplaning happens when there is more water on the roadway than the car's tires can displace, causing the vehicle to slid or skid across the surface of the water. Because we value all of our customers at The Sharpe Collection], we offer the following tips for avoiding hydroplaning, which can cause you to lose control of your ability to steer or brake when driving. 

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What is the BMW M4 GTS?

Talk about a “zip” car. The BMW M4 GTS is the ultimate in small luxury cars with the power to compete on the track. The vehicle is street approved, so driving around town in a BMW M4 GTS is not a problem.

BMW included a unique water assisted engine in the M4 GTS to provide an added acceleration even at the low range. With a top speed of 195-mph, the M4 GTS exceeds all other high-speed limits of the other BMW models by 40-mph.  

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Luxury, Performance, and Style: Have it All With the New BMW 6 Series

Luxury, performance, or style - whatever has drawn you to the new BMW 6 Series, now you can have it all with this eye-catching, high-performance, luxury vehicle. It offers enhanced aerodynamic features, improved acceleration, and a powerful newly developed 3.0 liter, 6 cylinder engine for those who are ready to turn heads as they hit the road. And when you do, you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about. The all-new Gran Turismo has 335 top horsepower and goes from 0 to 50 MPH in 5.1 seconds. 

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Discover the BMW 5 Series

For a number of years, the vehicles that are part of the BMW 5 Series have been considered among the very best on the luxury market. The BMW 5 Series sedans provide elegant interiors along with sleek and aerodynamic exterior designs. When you view the 5 Series vehicles at The Sharpe Collection, you will see that these cars are designed with class.

One of the distinctive features of the 5 Series vehicles is that they are designed with comfort in mind. Many vehicles are equipped with heated front seats, but the 5 Series takes this to another level. 

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BMW 3 Series Overview

The BMW 3 Series is one of the most recognizable small luxury SUVs on the road today. Its classic and unmistakable look, paired with the latest and greatest technology in the automobile industry, make it truly something to behold. That is why our team of BMW experts at The Sharpe Collection are so excited to tell you all about the new edition!

This car comes equipped with a fully redesigned suspension system that allows for even smoother handling around even the tightest hairpin turns.  

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What is a “Move Over” Law?

“Move Over” laws are becoming more prevalent. Every state has a law that states that you need to move over when you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road, including police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances.

When you’re driving, you need to pay close attention to where emergency vehicles are located. If you see one on the side of the road, do your best to get to the other lane so that you’re not immediately adjacent to them. If you can’t get over, slow down considerably so that it’s safer for the emergency…

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How to Replace a Flat Tire

Having a basic understanding of your car and how it works has plenty of benefits, from saving you money to keeping you from being stranded for hours. Knowing how to change your tire in the event of a flat can save you both time and money.

Don't attempt to change a flat on a grassy or muddy surface. Make sure you car is parked on asphalt or similarly sturdy ground. Set your parking brake and turn off the engine before slightly loosening the lug nuts on the flat. Raise your car on the jack and loosen the lug nuts…

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Winter Tires: Made Specifically for that Season

You don’t have to change your tires from winter to summer, but you would be far better off for doing so. For those who don’t know, there are tires designed for the various seasons that occur. Winter tires are specifically crafted to have better traction on icy and cold roads.

Some people have taken this idea and decided that it might be smart to use winter tires all year long. However, that is not a good idea because of the very way that those tires are designed. Winter tires have trouble holding up when it comes time for…

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Learning How to Protect Your Car from Salt Corrosion

Salt used to melt snow and ice on the road can have the opposite impact on your vehicle. The team at The Sharpe Collection wanted to share some tips for keeping that salt from damaging your paint or undercarriage.

Make it a point to get your vehicle to a car wash at least every ten days this season. Hand washing the exterior is not enough because salt gets trapped under the vehicle and begins to corrode moving parts quickly. If left to rust, that salt will cause the brakes and suspension to fail in time, costing you far more in…

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