If you clicked on this article, chances are you have a beautiful BMW that you love and care for. A BMW is a vehicle to be proud of! If you want to keep your BMW running at its optimal performance, a little bit of work is required. Here are some maintenance services that you and your mechanic can keep up with to make sure your BMW gets the love it deserves:
Maintenance You Can Do Yourself
Here are a few things you can do everyday to make sure you BMW stays in pristine condition:
Check Tire Treads and Pressure
Over time, your tire treads are going to naturally wear down from being driven. Low tread can be dangerous, making it more likely for your car to hydroplane on wet roads, and makes it more difficult for a car to efficiently brake in wet driving conditions. Tire pressure is equally important because low pressure increases the likelihood of your tire blowing out on the road.
Keep it Shaded
To prevent sun-damage, especially here in Florida, you should try to park your car somewhere in the shade to protect both the inside and outside of your BMW. If you can’t find a shady spot, you should at least try to use a car shade in your windshield while it’s parked.
Buy Clean Fuel
What we mean by this, is find a gas station that has gas filtered at the pump and that changes its filters regularly. Lower quality stations won’t follow these rules and may even water down fuel. Optimal vehicle performance requires the best, cleanest fuel so once you find a trustworthy station, stick with it!
While do it yourself maintenance can be easy and fun, sometimes there are services that should be left to the professionals, here are a few to keep in mind:
Keeping your car running at its best means making sure it’s most important components are healthy and doing their jobs! The engine is the most important and should be checked several times a year to catch any small problems that could later become giant problems (and bills). Without the engine, your BMW would just be a nice driveway ornament.
While your engine is vital for the functionality of your car, your brakes are vital for your safety and the safety of others around you. Brakes should be checked with every regular servicing to make sure they are functioning correctly and completely. BMW experts also suggest flushing the brake system every two years to replace contaminated brake fluid that could cause brake system failure. Brake pads should also be consistently monitored to ensure functionality and replacement when needed.
BMW tires should be rotated at least once every 6 months to avoid the premature wearing down of your tires. Tire malfunction is one the leading causes of car accidents in the U.S. today. Tires should also be frequently inspected for unexpected punctures and correct tire pressure.
Optimal performance is preferred and made possible with a little car TLC. Your BMW will thank you for following these maintenance tips and tricks!