4 Simple Ways to Love Your Car in 2017

It’s that time of year when everyone’s vowing self-improvement as they make resolutions to start out the New Year right. But what about your car? Why not kick off the 2017 with a list of all the ways you’re going to take better care of the wheels you rely on to get you around town.

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Follow these four simple tips to keep your car running right!

Check the Wheels and Tires

Flat tires are no fun. They’re inconvenient, time-consuming and depending on where you have a blow out they can be downright dangerous. Make it a priority to check the tread on

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Checking air pressure regularly can help prevent blow outs.

your tires, examine the sidewalls for cracks and wear and watch for embedded nails or screws. Properly inflated tires are also key to performance. An overinflated tire tends to wear more along the inside of the tread and an under-inflated tire wears more along the edges of the tread. Incorrectly inflated tires can affect cornering, handling and stopping.

“Checking the air is important because tires wear faster with improper inflation,” said Florida Fine Cars service manager Chris G. “You’ll have to replace them much sooner.”

Also, if your steering wheel shakes while driving, it could mean your tires need to be balanced. Get it done or you can wear out the suspension components.

Top Off Fluids and Keep Them Clean

Lift up the hood and take a look! There are five basic fluids you need to keep tabs on to keep things running smoothly:

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Make it a practice to routinely check auto fluids.

  • Engine oil (Wipe the dipstick and re-insert for a clean read. It should register in the normal range. If not, add more!)
  • Brake fluid: the fluid level should register between the “low” and “high” marks
  • Coolant: This dumps into an overflow container near the radiator. If it’s below the “minimum” line fill it
  • Power steering fluid: located near the firewall at the windshield’s base. If low, add more
  • Windshield washer fluid: You want clean windows, don’t you? Add more if it’s low!

“Fluids are what keeps the engine alive,” the Florida Fine Cars service manager noted. “Pay attention. If any of the indicator lights go on, get it checked.”

Make It Shine

Filthy cars aren’t fun. Throw out trash, vacuum the floor and seats and clean the windows thoroughly, inside and out. And if you really mean business, get out the wax, roll up your

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A Florida Fine Cars employee polishes a used car.

sleeves and make it shine. As a car ages, the surface gets hazier. Wax will help bring that new car shine back.

“The interior is really the main focus of  your car,” noted Florida Fine Cars’ service manager. Clean up spills and stains quickly so they don’t become permanent. And if you have leather seats, condition them with a quality product every six months to keep the leather supple and extend its life.

Get It Serviced

Preventative care is always best and getting your vehicle serviced is good common sense. Having professionals check out your car on a regular basis can save you money on big repairs that started out as small problems but morphed into monsters because they went unnoticed.

“If you see a ‘check engine’ light go on, get it checked!” Chris advised. “It could be something serious or it could escalate into something serious.”

Brake squeaks are also something to never ignore.

“If you keep driving on worn brakes, you can damage the brake rotors if the brake pads wear down. You could save hundreds of dollars if you get the problem fixed in time,” he added.

Taking care of your vehicle properly will extend its life and making driving in 2017 a dream! Florida Fine Cars operates a AAA Approved Repair Center and a Certified Goodyear Service Center which handles everything from oil changes to 4-wheel alignments and brake services. Stop by today and be impressed!

Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,500 quality used cars for sale priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach near Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami

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3 Reasons Why a Used BMW M5 is the Right Ride!

When it comes to the BMW M5, it’s all about performance, power and style.

And if you love to drive, this sporty sedan is the perfect ride.

NewFCCLogo“It’s a driver’s car. If you like a combination of comfort and power, this car has everything,” said Rafael Espaillat, general manager at Florida Fine Cars in West Palm Beach, where the 2013 model car is available for thousands less than retail. Espaillat owns a 2013 BMW M5 and drives it everywhere he goes.

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Rafael Espaillat, Florida Fine Cars General Manager West Palm Beach

It’s an amazing car,” Espaillat said. Espaillat loves to drive fast and this sports car fits the bill.

1. BMW M5 Offers Performance and Power

The BMW M5’s 7-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission is part of what makes this car so sweet. This model is also manufactured with a 6-speed manual transmission.

According to Edmunds.com, the “gearbox is a vast improvement over the clunky single-clutch SM setup seen in the outgoing model.” The 2013 model has a twin-turbo 4.4 liter V8 engine. It’s output was increased from 500 to 560 horsepower and its torque has been upped from 383 to 501 pound-feet.

“The end result is a car that launches like a cannon shell out of the hole, yet overall fuel economy is 30 percent better, BMW claims,” said Edmunds.com. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds with a DCT.

“Power,” Espaillat said, referring to the car’s appeal. “It’s all about power.”

In fact, the car has so much power Espaillat regularly takes his own BMW M5 to Palm Beach International Raceway or Homestead-Miami Speedway to run it on the track.

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BMW M5 available for sale at www.floridafinecars.com

“The sheer brute force of the 2013 BMW M5’s V8 is enough to leave you shaken and breathless; even so the plant delivers this thunder with grace and sophistication,” Edmunds.com states. “As a result, the sedan is always a pleasant and easy companion, whether driven hard on winding blacktop or at a leisurely clip during mundane city travel.”

2. BMW M5 Looks as Fierce as it Drives

The BMW M5 looks sharp with its larger air intakes, chrome-trimmed vents in the front fenders, rear spoiler and sizeable quad exhaust pipes, Edmunds.com notes.

Other impressive components include:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • 16-way power sport front seats
  • Automatic start/stop function
  • Adaptive suspension dampers

Kelley Blue Book calls the BMW M5 a “perpetual motion machine” that drivers will love if they like an even combination of performance, comfort and practicality.

“BMW’s mid-sized offering is blessed with ‘all-weather’ performance, going tough when the going gets tough,” KBB states.

3. Used BMW M5s Are a Great Investment!

Finding a quality used BMW M5 can be challenging because many of the used models for sale show significant wear and tear. Florida Fine Cars’ BMW M5 models sell quickly because demand for the classy performance models is keen. Florida Fine Cars sells all its used BMW M5 models for thousands below retail.

BMW M5 models are economical to drive and they hold their value. Espaillat has owned several which he has resold for the same or more than he originally paid because their resale value is so strong.

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BMW M5 available at http://www.floridafinecars.com

Stop by any of Florida Fine Cars three locations in the Tri-County area and take a test drive.

Our inventory includes only the highest quality used cars so our customers can be confidant they are getting the best of the best.

Your BMW M5 dream car awaits.

Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,500 quality used cars for sale priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach near Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami. 

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