Explaining Auto Finance Terms

Auto finance can be intimidating. It involves a credit check, not to mention plenty of uncommon words. Our Autohaus BMW decided to explain common auto finance terms as courtesy. Take a look.

The Lender

The lender or the lending institution is the party that gives you the auto loan with which you purchase your vehicle. The lender may be a bank or some other such institution that makes loans of different types. It might be a small credit union or, sometimes, the vehicle manufacturer. Until you pay off the loan, the vehicle technically belongs to the lender.

 

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What do different vehicle safety ratings mean?


To understand the different car rating safety systems, it is essential to follow the article below.

Who Should You Trust to Rank Your Car?

One thing is that the United States Federal Government has only authorized the National Highway Testing Safety Administration(NHTSA) and a famous non-profit organization called the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Their ranking systems may vary, but the results are the same.

NTHSA

NTHSA is a government agency that tests the safety of a car after a collision. They give a star rating, with the highest being five stars.

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BMW Service and Maintenance Delivers Confidence

When you invest in a premium BMW, you are also investing in your own peace of mind every time that you take to the roads of Saint Louis and miles beyond. The various BMW service and maintenance programs provide this confidence to you. We invite you to learn more about these comprehensive programs when you visit us today at Autohaus BMW.

BMW boasts a variety of service programs designed to fit your individual needs. These include the BMW Ultimate Care, the Value Service, the Ultimate Care Scheduled, and the Ultimate Care+ programs.

All of these programs are offered at your…

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Check Out The BMW 4 Series

If you're looking for a road-going machine that's elegantly styled, then the BMW 4 Series is the vehicle for you. This vehicle will grip the highway with fury while providing instant acceleration. Of course, forced induction is built into the powertrain, and there are multiple engines that are available. Its driver-centric cabin looks magnificent thanks to all of the fine materials. This includes wooden accents, aluminum trim and genuine leather.

The BMW 4 Series is equipped with quad LEDs at the front, and they will provide an illuminating effect. There are L-shaped LEDs at the rear

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BMW 2 Series Overview: Performance and Technology

The BMW 2 Series is an impressive new design that offers more than 5 different powertrains, as well as endless technology features. The interior features luxurious leather interiors in a variety of colors with lots of little extras thrown in. However, it's the performance and fuel economy that BMW lovers will really enjoy.

The 2 Series is a luxury small car with incredible options built right into the standard trim, including iDrive infotainment and a 6.5-inch display in the center console. The 230i xDrive Coupe offers all wheel drive and lots of 

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Find Much-needed Protection with BMW Road Hazard Tire Coverage

If you have a vehicle that’s equipped with tires purchased from an authorized BMW tire service center, you can drive with confidence in Saint Louis, MO and beyond. The BMW Road Hazard Tire Coverage plan is there to protect you from an array of commonly encountered tire mishaps, and you can learn all about the program’s many benefits from the team here at Autohaus BMW.

Whether your tire sustains damage from a collision with the curb or from hitting an open pothole, the Road Hazard Tire Coverage plan will take care of it. 

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A Closer Look at BMW i8 Offerings

If you want a hybrid sports vehicle for driving around Saint Louis, consider the BMW i8. Hybrid sports cars from Autohaus BMW have been getting more popular , and it gives a glimpse into the future. Learn what the BMW i8 has to offer.

Featuring the notable U-shaped taillight and a 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, it comes with an 11.5 kw b and a 1.5 3L/369hp gas engine. Though it only has two seats, it has plenty of room to ride comfortably with rear storage nets and front passenger storage net. The unique scissor style doors enhance the…

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Discover the BMW X3 at Autohaus BMW

Have you had your eye on the BMW X3 in Saint Louis? The X3 is a sports activity vehicle that offers exceptional all-terrain capability thanks to impressive performance features, and you also get a host of technologies that make the ride more enjoyable for you and your passengers.

The Live Cockpit Professional is available with the X3. This innovative cockpit has a fully integrated display cluster that helps you keep watch on vehicle stats. With Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, you can connect your smartphone to the display screen to access content from your smartphone.

 

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How to Drive Safely Around Bicyclists

If you spend a lot of time on modern Saint Louis roads, then you may have noticed that the number of local bicyclists is increasing. As a responsible commuter, learning to share local roads with these individuals is of great importance. As bicycles move slower than cars, there are some key steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of causing an injurious accident with them.

The easiest step is to simply look for potential bicyclists around you. This is true not only when your vehicle is moving but also when you need to open your doors.

 

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There Are Some Reasons To Buy a Used Car

While you might have a new car on your mind, you might want to stop for a moment and consider the value of buying a used one. There are some excellent reasons for doing so. In addition to saving money, you will find various benefits associated with used vehicles that are not there with new ones.

To begin with, you will not pay the depreciation when you buy a used vehicle. The original owner will have already paid that cost for you. Aren't they lovely? This means that you will get a car that is probably worth a bit…

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