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If your new BMW is your pride and joy, then you are going to want to keep it looking like it just came off the forecourt for as long as possible! Whatever model you have, BMW’s are engineered to last and to offer you excellent reliability, but taking care of how your BMW looks is down to you! No matter how clean and shiny a car is on the outside, a dusty, dirty or clutter filled interior makes the car look older and less appealing.

bmw interior 3 Ways to Keep Your BMW Looking Like New on the Inside

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You may think only passengers will notice this, but actually, if people stop to admire your car when it’s parked and see a less than spotless interior they are going to be far less impressed! Here are some ways to ensure your car’s inside areas look like new for years to come:

Keep the Inside Clean

Every time you clean your car on the outside, take care of the interior too. Clean any leather upholstery and apply a leather treatment to help keep it in its best condition. Machine wash your floor mats from time to time, and use a small vacuum cleaner to get rid of crumbs, dirt from your shoes, and other particles on your carpet. Sometimes, you may also want to do a more thorough clean and clean things like the parcel shelf and ceiling.

Make Sure it Smells Good

You should also make sure your car smells fresh, especially if you smoke or eat in it or carry your dog. Air fresheners are all well and good, but to remove stubborn smells try sprinkling baking soda in your car and leaving it overnight. Hoover it out the next day and it will have neutralized any odors. It is far better to neutralize smells than attempt to cover them up with fragranced air fresheners, and this method is far cheaper than using odor neutralizing sprays like Febreze. On a warm, breezy day, if you have a driveway or another suitable place to do it, you should also leave all the doors open just to let the car air out (stay with your car when you do this, for security reasons).

Luggage Spaces

Different BMWs have different spaces for carrying luggage and shopping, for example the trunk. These areas can very easily become damaged or dirty, just because they often have bulky things in them that shift around as you drive and can scratch or wear down the upholstery. A lot of people carry tools and auto body supplies in these spaces, which can be chunky, hefty pieces that can easily mess up the interior of the trunk, and can also leave traces of dirt and oil when they have been used. Use a good trunk liner which can be easily removed and cleaned as a way to defend the original trunk upholstery of your BMW car.

Keeping your car clean and fresh on the inside, as well as protected from damage, will keep the car looking and feeling as good as new for longer.

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Trading in your old company car? Then do we have a treat for you. We have compiled a list of what we think are the best cars for business use on the market today. Yes, of course, there is a BMW on the list but we want to let you know there is a wide range of possibilities. Remember, your business car is an important decision. It is the first thing your clients, customers or potential investors will notice. If you are looking to encourage investors to join your cause, then you are probably looking for a little luxury and class. If you are trying to be a man of the people you may think about leasing a car they can afford. Whatever you require, we are sure the right car is on this list.

BMW I8
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You see, we told you there was a BMW, and this one will take your breath away. It has a classic look that is absolutely to die for. The machine itself manages to mix raw speed and power with a little nod to helping the environment. Yes, this fantastical beast is a hybrid that will happily do 0-60 in, oh, about four seconds! If you want to impress some clients or get that wow factor this one is sure to do the trick. On the other hand, even leasing, this car is a rather expensive package. Let’s take a stab at something a little more cost friendly shall we?

Honda Civic

Now we are being just a tad more reasonable. But make no mistake. The Honda Civic is still an excellent choice for your next business car lease. It has a fuel economy that rivals the best with some added comfort features to make it look just a touch more professional. Not as many people as you would think drive them, so they are still quite a unique choice.. If you are looking for a company car that will also be a fantastic little fuel friendly cruiser on the weekend this is the car for you.

Porsche Cayenne

Looking for a little muscle? The Porsche will pack a punch and have the miles to the gallon required for those, long business, drives. Not exactly subtle this one. Although they may not hear the hybrid engine, they will certainly see this sleek monster gliding towards them. The Porsche in an effortless drive and though not many try, it is also a fantastic offroader. If you have to drop the kids off at school before you drive to work in the morning, this is probably the extra comfort you are looking for. Again, just a tad on the expensive side. Your employer may not offer it as an option so let’s have a look at one more.

BMW 114d SE 3dr

Did we hear you clamouring for another BMW? Well then look no further because this one is sure to slot nicely into your price range. For just under £20,000 you can select this fun little cruiser with either three or five doors. The car is still fuel efficient for those business meetings across town. This BMW will also take you through the paces on those winding bends. You will also be happy to hear it has a low tax rate. If you are looking for an affordable adventure for your next business car, then start researching this classy choice now.

Whichever car you choose to lease for your next work day we hope you have as much fun as you can. Enjoy the drive to those long conference meetings.

 

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BMW cars are twice honored in a recent study from Business Insider UK, which revealed the top ten most expensive cars to insure in the US.

The ranking is calculated based on a single 40 years old male, commuting 12 miles every day and bearing in mind that prices also depend on location (for instance, insurance in Hawaii is cheaper than in Montana).

In 8th place, we have the BMW M6 convertible, for which you’ll have to shell out on average around $3,115 for an annual premium rate.

With just $32 more per year, the BMW 760Li comes in 7th place.

It’s the Nissan GT-R Nismo that tops the list by a relatively small margin with its $3,574 per year.

So you really have to evaluate your car budget taking into account your car insurance from the start. This can prove to be a rather big hole in your pocket if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford a sports car in the first place.

With such high figures on the luxury and sports car insurance market, you might have to hunt a little bit harder to find the best deal to stay well insured in the event of theft or road accident.

A car usually falls into the luxury and sports vehicle category in the world of car insurances when its price tag climbs over $35,000.

For all other ordinary cars, a basic insurance plan is likely to be enough, but for more expensive vehicles, a more costly all-risk coverage option is often compulsory — which is probably in your best interest anyway.

This is a direct consequence of the fact that sports car are more powerful than ordinary vehicles and are considered more dangerous and much more prone to road accidents by insurance companies.

Considering that car accident claims can be filed up to 3 years after the initial crash by all people involved, it’s easy to realise the impact of the sports car market on the expenses of insurance companies.

What’s more, a shiny new sports car is also more likely to be stolen or damaged. For instance,  happy BMW M5 owners might need to find the best theft insurance around. With a theft rate of 7.58 per 1,000 sold, the M5 has one of the highest theft rates according to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Ordinary car insurance companies might also request that you invest in specific equipment to deter thieves and vandals, such as a high end car alarm or a GPS to localise the vehicle in the unfortunate event of it being stolen.

Sports car insurance rates for inexperienced young drivers are also rather high: you might want to wait an extra few years before you pass the keys to your sixteen years old.

One last factor that can radically send car insurance rates through the roof is the frequency of use. If you drive your sports car to work every day you’re also going to pay a lot more. So maybe keep it just for the weekends or special occasions?

At any rate, if the many restrictions and conditions are making it hard for you to find a car insurance on the market, your best bet is to take a look at specialised sports car insurance companies.