Yes to BMW 3 Series, No to Pollen

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replacement of air filterWe hope that everyone has enjoyed the first weekend of spring, we know that we sure did! If you look closely you can see those first few blades of glass start to break through the earth. It is an exciting time. The earth is renewing itself which means soon there with be pretty flowers everywhere, this also means there will be lots and lots of pollen around soon. For some people that pollen will make their spring not fun or enjoyable at all. If you are one of these allergy sufferers you may wonder what you can do to help yourself and we would like to offer you a few suggestions. If you own a BMW 3 Series from Otto’s BMW near Media you are already ahead of the game as BMW models come with one of the most sophisticated air filtration systems on the market. This system is better at trapping allergens than most other vehicles on the market, there is just one catch – you have to regularly change the air filters! If you filter is dirty it will catch less allergens and allow more pollen into your vehicle. Sometimes it is crazy to think that as far as we have come with technological advances and yet if you do not do something as simple as switching the air filter the entirety of the system does not work as it is supposed to. A lot of people know how to change out their air filters but just do not want to. In this instance we suggest you make an appointment with the Service and Parts Department at Otto’s BMW and let their knowledgeable technicians handle it for you. As a matter of fact, if you have your regular maintenance already scheduled they are probably already handling this for you! Otto’s BMW has it covered!

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Sunshine on My BMW Makes Me Happy!

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Bmw Black BonnetThank goodness that the hard days of winter are almost over! We are already beginning to experience warmer temperatures and longer hours of daylight. The longer it is lighter outside and the warmer the air gets, the more we want to get outside and get a break from the cabin fever. A great way to get out, because we all know that it is still pretty chilly in Pennsylvania, its to get behind the wheel of a BMW 3 Series from Otto’s BMW near Media! A BMW 3 Series will allow you to see all of the freshness of spring from the comfort of a BMW cabin. We all know that Pennsylvania is a little tricky during the first part of spring; it will only be in the low forty but be deceptively sunny. You think it is super warm outside but when you walk out you get blasted with chilly air! This is no problem in a 3 Series. Your cabin can be adjusted to the your perfect temperature and with the options for sun and moon roofs available you can let in all of the sunshine with out letting in the cool air. The set up is really ideal. If one of those sudden rain showers pop up you will not get soaked and you can still enjoy the scenery. You never have that luxury when you go for a walk. Since you are driving, you will be able to go further distances and maybe get lost in the Pennsylvania countryside. Of course you are never really lost in your BMW 3 Series, just turn on your in dash GPS and you will be on your way back in no time at all. If you are ready to experience all of the loveliness of spring while enjoying the comfort you deserve stop by Otto’s BMW today!

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Springtime Adventures in Your BMW 3 Series

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Skyline Drive And View Of The Blue Ridge Mountains, In ShenandoaSpring is coming! No more snow and ice before long! After being cooped up all winter it will be nice to finally get out and take the BMW 3 Series from Otto’s BMW near Chadds Ford for a long, relaxing drive. Or maybe you are up for a more adventurous drive? Staring at the same walls day in and day out for months may have given some of you cabin fever and a relaxing drive is not going to calm that need to get out. May we suggest a drive through the Pocono Mountain Range? Your BMW 3 Series will be able to handle the climbing as it has a spectacular engine so there are no worries there, but are you up to it? Granted the Poconos are not the most extreme mountain range in this country but they are extremely beautiful. This trip might also give you the thrill of a little danger without actually putting yourself in danger. You can drive up to the peaks or hike a trail, even see Niagara Falls if you want. Be sure to take your honey with you on this trip as after a day of hiking and driving up to see the beauty of the peaks you will want a snuggle buddy at one of the romantic hotels and motels that the Poconos is known for. There is nothing like spending the day taking in the natural beauty that Pennsylvania has to offer in a beautiful BMW 3 Series. Before you take on your mountain adventure be sure to schedule your appointment with the service and parts department to make sure your BMW is in tip top shape for your trip. Your BMW 3 Series is up for whatever adventure you dream up. It is up to you to determine your journeys end, let your BMW handle the getting there.

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Otto’s BMW is Fantastic!

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New Entire Model Line Of Powerful Bmw 535 Family And Business ClAfter learning about all of the great features that are available on the BMW 3 Series we hope you find yourself ready to purchase one. We also hope that you are ready to make that purchase from Otto’s BMW near Glen Mills. You may be thinking to yourself  that it does not matter where you buy your BMW 3 Series from, you just want to buy from whomever is closest or cheapest, or what ever. Please do not make the mistake of assuming that every BMW dealer is the same! They most certainly are vastly different from each other. What you may not know is that Otto’s BMW is a family owned and operated business and has been for over forty years. On any given day there might be three generations of Otto’s family on the lot. Because they are a family dealership their business practices are a little different than what you would probably expect from an automobile dealer. Otto’s BMW takes great pride in treating each one of their customers like a member of their family. They are courteous, patient and kind. The employees always greet the people who come by with a smile and a warm handshake. This philosophy and ideology are not common place in the automotive world. Otto’s BMW believes that if you treat the people who come to look at your automobiles like you would treat close family members then you have a customer for life, not just a day. Their concept of customer service must be spot on to have been able to grow the initial, single, small dealership into multiple large dealerships. When you buy a BMW 3 Series from Otto’s BMW you can rest assured that you will have a great experience, enjoy excellent life long customer service and a warm greeting every time you stop by the dealership.

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So Many Lovable Options on the BMW 3 Series

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Bmw's WheelValentine’s Day is just a few short days away but there is still time to head over to Otto’s BMW near Glen Mills and pick out your BMW 3 Series! Just make sure that you have a little bit of time available to pick which of all of the options you would like. You might be thinking, “Can’t I just show up sign some papers and drive it home?” You can do that if you find a model at the lot you are fond of and the friendly staff at Otto’s BMW would be happy to help you. With so many different options available you might want to customize your BMW to perfectly suit you. You are an individual, special, one of a kind. You should have a have a vehicle that is reflective of the unique person that you are! With the BMW 3 Series this is very easy to accomplish. Of course you can select the exterior color and the interior colors, but did you know that you can also select the level of engine fuel efficiency? You will have the option between driving in Eco Pro Mode which will get you an additional twenty percent in fuel efficiency or you can choose a more dynamic driving experience that makes it seem like you are driving a sports car. There is also an option that will allow you to have the internet at you finger tips on the touch screen that is mounted in your dash board. This is very helpful if you find yourself traveling and find yourself trying to find lodging or a fine restaurant in an unfamiliar area. It also has Intelligent Emergency Call that will automatically alert the authorities in the event you are in an accident. For more information and to see these options and more for yourself, visit Otto’s BMW.

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You Have Got to Love the BMW 3 Series

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Geneva Motor Show 2010We all know the saying, “If loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right.” At Otto’s BMW near Chadds Ford, we do not see why you have to be wrong to love something. In fact, loving the BMW 3 Series is a great idea, especially since there are so may things to love. Let us start with the outside, you know, the part that initially draws your attraction. The BMW 3 Series follows the traditional styling that we are accustomed to seeing in a BMW. In essence, it looks like how we thing a BMW should look. The 3 Series takes that traditional styling and adds in a level of sportiness that you might find to be a little unexpected, but none the less enjoy. This exterior design is probably the reason that the BMW 3 Series is the model most purchased the world over. Remember though, it is not just what is on the outside that counts. When you get to sit in the inside of a 3 series you will feel instantly transported to the cockpit of an airplane, which is what the drivers seat view was designed as. Each and every component from the dash board to the radio system are all orientated toward the driver. This gives the driver the most control and the most comfort while driving. This may seem like no big deal but it provides a driving experience that is second to none. The BMW 3 Series has an interior so any levels of customization that you may begin to view your pilot’s seat as a lounge chair. Choose from supple leather or plush cloth in a variety of colors to make this vehicle uniquely yours. It is not just the interior you can customize; you also have a wide variety of extra features that you can add to the engine, drive train and fuel system that allows you to have a driving experience as dynamic as you want it to be. All of these are great reasons to love the BMW 3 Series.

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Overview of the BMW 3 Series

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Bmw M3 TachometerThe BMW 3 Series is often imitated but never duplicated. In this post we will be doing a brief overview of what makes this car so great. Let’s work from the outside, in. The exterior continues the design tradition of the BMW brand. It looks as though the vehicle is coming out of a single mold that illustrates the dynamics and aesthetics at first glance. A fun fact about the BMW 3 Series Sedan is that it is in its sixth generation and is the most frequently sold BMW model in the world. As we begin to look at the interior we see that it kind of resembles the cockpit of a plane. This was no accident as the design allows for optimal driver comfort and ease of use. Examining the various suspension models that BMW offers, the 3 Series comes equipped with the Adaptive M Suspension. Part of what makes the Adaptive M Suspension so wonderful is that it is adjustable! You can change the low-set suspension to one setting designed for driving comfort or to the other, more dynamic, setting. You might also opt for Sport Mode. While in Sport Mode the engine and driving dynamics react more directly allowing for a more enhanced sports driving style.Another great feature is the Variable Sports Steering. According to bmw.com, “Sports driving dynamics meet maximum comfort: variable sports steering adapts the angle of the front wheels to the actual conditions so that the new BMW 3 Series Sedan reacts more or less directly to the driver’s steering commands.” How awesome is that! The car will respond directly to how you drive; true genius. Part of why this is the most popular selling BMW model is because of its versatility and adaptability to a wide variety of drivers. Be sure to stop by Otto’s BMW near Exton and test drive the BMW 3 Series Sedan for yourself!

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Teen Drivers

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Young Woman DrivingSo it has finally happened, your sweet angel is old enough to drive. They are excited, you are excited and scared out of your mind all at one time. You have a lot of conflicting emotions. They will have some independence but you will not be there for every little thing that could go wrong. Take some pride in yourself! You raised them right! Of course it would not hurt anyone if you just gave them some helpful teen specific driving tips. Otto’s BMW near Glen Mills offers you a few suggestions to pass along to your teen before they get behind the wheel of the BMW Car.

  • If your teen can drive without a parent in the automobile, make sure to limit how many passengers are in the vehicle. Teen drivers have a tendency to get easily distracted by the people around them. Some states do no allow for more than one passenger with a driver under the age of 18.
  • Make sure your teen knows to keep the cell phone put away, there is no text or phone call that is more important that driving. There are too many teen driving deaths each year from a teen driver checking a text message.
  • Educate your teen about local driving laws. Not every county or city has the same rules of the road so give your teen a heads up about what is expected on the road.
  • Do you have AAA or a system that aids drivers in the event of a flat tire, breakdown or emergency? Make sure you teen is aware of what services you have and how to use them appropriately. If you do not have these services it might be beneficially to teach your teen how to change a tire themselves, might get them out of a jam one day.

Otto’s BMW near Glen Mills hopes you have found these tips helpful. Safe Driving!

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How to Avoid Distracted Driving in your BMW 3 Series

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BMW F10 interiorWith all of today’s technology it is common place for everyone to have a cell phone. Sadly, it is also becoming common place for people to drive while distracted. What is distracted driving exactly? According to distraction.gov, distracted driving can include any of the following activities: texting, using a cell phone or smartphone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, grooming (please don’t apply make up in the car), reading, including maps, using a navigation system, watching a video or even the simple task of changing the radio station, CD player or MP3 player. If you are thinking to yourself, “Wow! I do a lot of those things!” then maybe you need to remember that your primary task is driving your BMW 3 Series safely. But not all of those things are really that distracting; I enjoy talking to my fellow passengers. That is true, the most distracting activity listed is texting because it requires you to use visual, manual and cognitive attention.

How can I cut back on my driving distractions? Luckily Otto’s BMW near Glen Mills offers some of the newest features on their 3 Series vehicles. One of these features is hands-free driving. This allows you to call and answer phone calls without ever having to touch a button. Everything is voice controlled! Even some of the new navigation units that are installed in Otto’s BMW 3 Series Cars are voice activated and voice controlled. Even when it comes to reading in your car you can purchase recorded books or books on tape, as they used to be known, to listen to your favorite novel while on those long road trips.

Otto’s BMW can’t do anything about those pesky back seat drivers distracting you but they can put you in a vehicle that makes driving distracted a thing of the past.

 

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Spotlight on the BMW 3 Series (Part 3)

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Wall with spotlights and wooden floor. Showroom concept. VectorInitially, the current BMW 3 Series near Glen Mills was offered in 328i or 335i trim with rear-wheel drive. In 2013 they added to the roster an all-wheel drive model. The 320i and ActiveHybrid 3 also debuted in this year. For 2014, the wagon and diesel engine were introduced. Notably, even though these newer models were released, the older models were still sold along side them.

In 2006, the previous, fifth-generation 3 Series debuted in both sedan and wagon form. When it was compared to the earlier 3 Series it boasted bigger dimensions, new styling, updated electronics and improved performance. The original names were the 325i and the 330i. Then 325i models were powered by a 215 horsepower 3.0 liter inline-6 engine. The 330i, had a 255-hp, 3.0 liter inline-6 engine.

In 2007 BMW introduced the 328i and 335i model designations and associated engines. They also redesigned the coupe and convertible. This year was the first that the 328i had a 230 horsepower 3.0-liter inline-6 and the 335i had a 300-hp engine. In this year there was also an optional all-wheel drive model.

For 2009-’11, a 335d sedan model was sold that featured a 3.0-liter diesel-powered inline-6 that produced 265 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque. At the time its blend of power and fuel economy was unmatched. In 2009 the freshened the styling for the sedan and wagon and debuted the xDrive for all-wheel-drive model. This replaced the 328xi and 335xi models. In 2011 the high-performance 335is arrived, with it came better fuel economy for the turbo engine in the 335i.

These models work back in history all the way back to 1998 proving that this model has not only a long history to prove it worth, but a client base that will vouch for it as well.

 

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