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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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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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The PlugShare website helps find charging stations in the #Houston area
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 09 Feb 2015
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For owners of electric cars, including the BMW i3 and i8, you always want to know where the charging stations are.  Knowing where the stations are especially comes in handy when you are planning a road trip! The website, www.plugshare.com, offers a comprehensive list of different types of...
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BMW ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist Security update #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 30 Jan 2015
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BMW is releasing an update to all BMWs that are equipped with BMW assist.  It will effect all BMWs that have been produced from March 2010-December 2014. This update will increase the security of the data that is transmitted from your car to BMW.  This update will NOT require you to go to...
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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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How to know if your vehicle is part of the airbag recall #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 23 Oct 2014
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There has been a lot of talk recently about recalls that are effecting a lot of the car manufacturers, including the huge airbag recall.  How do you know if your car is effected? The govenment has a website that you can check out to see.  All you have to do is input your vin number into t...
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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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Opening and closing your door to cool off your interior?
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 18 Sep 2014
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I have been sharing some experiments to demonstrate just how much hotter (or not) a color can have on the effect of interior temperature.  With this post, I have a video I created that shows you a way you can cool off your car dramatically! All you have to do is open you passenger side window ...
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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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How to adjust the height of the tailgate opening on your BMW
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 25 Aug 2014
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Did you know that there is a way that you can adjust how high (or low) your tailgate opens on your BMW? Available on the X3, X5, X6, 3GT, 4GT, and 5GT models, it allows you to determine just how to adjust the opening for the tailgate when you want it open.  This is great for people that are co...
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BMW run flat tires are great #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 12 Aug 2014
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I have a real life story about BMW run flat tires that I would like to share. A couple years ago, my wife was driving my 2011 550i from the University of Houston to Katy, Texas where we live.  As she was leaving the university, she hit the side of the curb hard and immediately the tire sensor o...
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How to Maintain the BMW frozen paint #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 08 Jul 2014
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How to maintain the BMW frozen paint?” a client of mine recently asked. I have sold a few BMWs with this paint finish, but he was the first one that wanted official information on how to maintain the frozen paint. The BMW Frozen paint goes through the exact process as other paints when applie...
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How to use your BMW Programmable Memory Buttons Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 24 Jun 2014
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Do you know how to program the BMW memory buttons?  I created a video that shows you exactly how to do it. The memory buttons are the 8 presets that are available on the dash when you have the iDrive system.  Most of the time, people just use them to preset their radio stations.  How...
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Is your phone compatible with your BMW?
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 27 May 2014
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With the influx of new phones coming to the market, a good question to ask yourself is, “Is my phone compatible with my BMW?”  On occasion, I have seen this be a deciding factor as to if somebody would purchase a BMW vs. another vehicle. Syncing the phone up is a very easy process....
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How upcoming changes to Google Maps will effect BMW #MyInfo
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 06 May 2014
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Google will be releasing an updated version of their Google Maps in the near future.  Some of the changes in the new interface will effect how people will be able to send navigation information to your BMW. In the current version, there are some steps involved to get the information sent to yo...
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How to send directions from Google Maps to your #BMW
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 15 Apr 2014
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ne of the most common features that clients ask me about is how to send directions from Google Maps to your car.  I created a video that shows the exactly how to do this! Using Google Maps to send information to your car is a great feature that can come in handy.  Imagine these 2 scenario...
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How to program homelink in your #BMW
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 10 Apr 2014
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Did you know how to program homelink in your BMW?  Your car might have a built in garage door opener called Homelink.  It consists of 3 buttons clustered together typically located by your rear view mirror or by the interior lights on the ceiling of your car. These buttons can be programme...
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