Caring for Leather Upholstery | Park Place BMW


Part of the fun of purchasing a high-end car, such as a BMW, is sliding into the luxurious interior, enjoying the sleek design and settling into comfortable seats. If your BMW features leather seating surfaces, you want to keep them clean and looking like new – both so the inside of your car always looks nice and also to avoid expensive upholstery repairs and replacement.

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Traveling with your Dog | Park Place BMW

For many dog owners, their pups are prized members of the family. They get on the couch, sleep in the bed, get fed scraps under the table while mom isn’t looking, get presents and go on trips. However, bringing Fido along for the ride can sometimes be more trouble than it is worth...

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BMW at the 2015 North American Auto Show | Park Place BMW

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit is always an exciting event for car lovers because it is the time when new models and concepts are revealed for all to see and experience. This year, BMW revealed two new models, the all-new M2 and the all-new X4 M40i.

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BMW European Delivery Program | Park Place BMW

If you want to take your BMW experience to the next level, do more than just drive it off the lot – meet it where it was made. With the European Delivery Program, you can fly to Germany and enjoy exclusive VIP tours of BMW facilities, take your new car for a spin across the Autonbahn, choose from a selection of Driving Adventure packages and stay at world-class hotels all before meeting your vehicle back home.

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Apps for the Road

Technology has found its way into just about every facet of our lives these days. Sometimes it’s helpful and sometimes it’s less than ideal, but for good or for bad, it’s here to stay. One way to embrace the constant presence of technology is to put it to work when you’re on the road.

Long gone are the days of paper maps, phone books and asking gas station attendants for directions or restaurant recommendations. Our cell phones are our go-to tool for any kind of information we want while out and about and that should especially…

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BMW EnLighten App Predicts Traffic Lights | Park Place BMW in Rochester, MN

Driving is the most convenient things we do every single day. However, getting from point A to point B quickly and comfortably (usually in a vehicle that is an extension of a driver’s personality) is usually laced with frustrations and minor inconveniences – other drivers, road construction and, when you’re in a big hurry, traffic lights.

Connected Signals, a technology startup based in Eugene, Oregon, has developed an app that helps you travel through traffic lights with ease. The EnLighten app gathers traffic light information in cities that link lights to a regional network.

BMW has taken this app…

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Rochester Architecture: Mayowood Mansion | Park Place BMW in Rochester, MN

When hearing about Rochester, Minnesota, most people will associate it with the Mayo Clinic and never give it much more thought. However, Rochester’s rich history and unique style are full of history and tradition that can be found in some of its many beautiful and historic buildings.

If you’re looking for something to do in the area, consider skipping the movie and visiting one (or all!) of these sites to learn more about their history and take a step into some of Rochester’s most famous spots.

Mayowood Mansion

While Rochester has more to offer than the Mayo…

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Ideas for a Memorable Labor Day Weekend | Park Place BMW in Rochester, MN

Labor Day Weekend 2015 is right around the corner, so many people are trying to make plans for their 3-day weekend. Some are perfectly happy using that time to relax and rest at home; however, many more are looking to spend their weekend doing something different and fun with friends and loved ones.

If you’re still looking for that weekend activity for the holiday weekend, here are some ideas for what to do during Labor Day Weekend.

Go camping.

Even if you aren’t a camping kind of person, consider getting into the great outdoors for the weekend! Borrow…

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