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How to access your BMW ConnectedDrive Store Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 21 May 2015
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BMw just released the connected drive store in the iDrive system!  BMW is the first manufacturer that allows you access to a virtual store through the car directly. With the connected drive store, you will be able to access: -Your BMW assist information -Ability to renew your services -Abil...
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Demonstration of BMW Park Assistant on a BMW i3 Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 15 May 2015
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The age of the self driving car will be upon us very soon!  A great example of this is the ability of a car to park itself.  By checking the box for parking assistant (a $500 option), you give your BMW the ability to self parallel park. Once the feature is turned on, it will look for a sp...
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2016 BMW X4 xLine features Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 05 May 2015
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When the BMW X4 came out for the 2015 model year, it featured 3 distinct lines that help give it different visual looks: standard, xline, M sport.   In the video below, I highlight some of the features that makes it unique, including: -Xline designation on door sills and headrests; -silver f...
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BMW X4 M sport features Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 04 May 2015
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When BMW released the 2015 BMW X4, they included 3 different lines to give the X4 3 different looks: standard, XLine, and M sport. In the below video, I highlight what makes the M sport unique vs. the other lines.  Some of those differences include: -Satin alunimum kidney grille -body color ...
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Benefits of BMW's Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 24 Apr 2015
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Starting with the 2014 model year, BMW has integrated a more advanced system to give you information on any traffic in your area.  Called the Advanced RTTI (Real Time Traffic Information), it uses a faster connection and multiple sources to give you the latest information to help you avoid traf...
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Features of the BMW drivers guide app Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 14 Apr 2015
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BMW has recently released an app to help people answer their questions on their personal BMW.  The app is call the Drivers guide.  The great thing about it is that it is vin specific so the information will tailor specifically to the options that are on your BMW. Available for most BMWs a...
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How to check the weather on your BMW iDrive system #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 26 Feb 2015
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There are a lot of cool tricks that the iDrive system in your BMW can do.  One of them is show you what the current weather is like where you are (and surrounding areas). There are a few steps involved: 1) Make sure your map is showing at least 10 miles up; 2) Make sure you have the weather ...
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Should you consider BMW M sport brakes? #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 12 Feb 2015
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For people that want a little more "bite" out of their brakes, BMW offers the M sport brakes!  These brakes are available on the 2 series (standard on the M235i), 3 series, and 4 series.  These brakes offer excellent pedal feel, good fade resistance, and an awesome response. The...
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BMW i3 Super Bowl Commercial
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 29 Jan 2015
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BMW will have a commerical featured in the superbowl highlighting the BMW i3.  The commerical features Katie Couric and and Bryant Gumbel (former Today hosts). In the commerical, they are comparing how people viewed the internet in 1994 vs. how people are viewing electric cars today and how th...
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Spotify now integrated into BMWs! #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 01 Jan 2015
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For people who drive in their vehicles for long periods of time and are looking for alternative music to listen to, you now have another option available!  Spotify is now available to use seemlessly through BMW apps. Just like other apps that can be used through the BMW apps feature (ex. Faceb...
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Information on the BMW My Remote App #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 02 Dec 2014
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This post highlights some information on the BMW My Remote App.  This free app that is available for both iPhone and Android devices called the my remote app. The app lets you do a few things: -remotely lock and unlock your car from the phone; -Flash your headlights; -honk your horn; -Find...
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Why your tire pressure monitors go off during the winter months #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 21 Oct 2014
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Have you ever wondered exactly why your tire pressure monitors go off the 1st time there is a cold front that hits the area?  The simple explanation is because the air on the outside is cooler then the inside of the tire, which will cause the air inside the tire to compress.  This is what ...
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Why BMW keys are expensive to replace Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 18 Oct 2014
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Every once in a while, I hear people complain as to why the cost to replace a BMW key is so expensive.  The reason why is because it is not just a key that lock and unlocks your car like other keys; it is literally a computer that fits in your hand! The key stores over 150 settings of your car...
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2015 BMW X5 X line features #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 26 Sep 2014
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If you are looking for a more "rugged" look to your X5 and plan on doing some very light off roading, then you might want to consider the X Line trim on the BMW X5.  Some of the unique features include: -Stainless Steel underbody cladding -unique 19 and 20 inch wheels -satin finish...
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2015 BMW X5 M sport features Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 25 Sep 2014
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The 2015 X5 comes in 4 distinct models lines: standard, Luxury, X Line, and M Sport.  The lines give the exterior different looks and helps to distinquish your X5 from others.  In the below video, I am highlighting the features available on the M Sport.  Some of the unique cues includ...
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2015 BMW X5 Luxury Line Features #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 24 Sep 2014
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When the all new BMW X5 was introduced, there were 4 lines introduced as well: standard, Luxury, X Line, and M sport.  All offer different exterior cues and are available with all the engine choices. In this video, I am highlighting the options that come with the Luxury Line.  Some of the...
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How to check when service is due on your BMW #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 19 Sep 2014
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Did you know that there are 2 different ways to tell when service is due on your BMW?  Most people know to check the iDrive system, but you can also just look at the dash for the first 5 seconds when you turn on your BMW.  It will show on there when the next service is due, in both time an...
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How to check the tire pressure in your BMW using the iDrive
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 16 Sep 2014
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We will soon be coming to that time of year when the 1st cold fronts come in the area.  That means that your tire pressure monitors will be going off soon!  Did you know that you can keep track of your tire pressure just by going to the right menu in the BMW iDrive system?  While the ...
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How to access the owners manual in the BMW iDrive #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 12 Sep 2014
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Many people are unaware that they have a built in owners manual in the BMW iDrive system!  It is a custom one and is based on only the options that are on your specific BMW.  The manual features built in video and pictures in those instances you don't know the name of what you are look...
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The Waze app is a great to use to avoid #Houston traffic!
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 04 Sep 2014
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Like many people that live in the Houston area, I do a lot of commuting.  I drive on average of about 60 miles a day round trip.  One of the most frustrating things is to be stuck in traffic, especially if you think there is a faster way to get to your destination. When I was speaking of ...
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Motortrend reviews the BMW #i8 Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 02 Sep 2014
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Motortrend recently did a review of the all new BMW i8.  Like all the other reviews you see online, they are amazed at the modern interpetation of the sports car.  They even went so far as to call this the new "M!"  Not bad considering that this is a gas/electric hybrid. &nb...
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