6 Tips to Help You Service and Maintain Your BMW

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(Newswire.net — June 19, 2017) — “My first car was a BMW. A white BMW.” – Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Are you a BMW aficionado? Furthermore, do you enjoy servicing and maintaining your vehicle? Do you like to repair and look after your BMW’s engine? All cars need to be serviced and maintained on a regular basis. For example; oil needs changing, coolant levels need to be topped up, air, oil, fuel filters need to be replaced. Ergo, either you do it yourself, or you take it to a BMW-certified service center.

All cars need to be serviced at regular intervals. Should you not know how many miles between services, your BMW’s manufacturer’s manual will contain the necessary information.  There is something quintessentially satisfying about being in control of your vehicle’s maintenance. And should you need any advice and guidance on what to do, Youtube has excellent step by step video guides.

If you do not look after your vehicle, you run the risk of being stranded while you are travelling to your destination. Furthermore, the cost of the repairs to an under maintained vehicle can end up being prohibitive.

Tips to help you maintain your vehicle

The following are six tips to help you keep your BMW in tip-top shape.

Make sure your vehicle’s fluid levels are topped up

Checking the coolant levels in your car is important; otherwise, your car could overheat and break down. Furthermore, if you see a wet puddle under your vehicle after it has been standing for a couple of hours, then you probably have a leak in your car’s cooling system.

Additionally, your vehicle’s brake fluid and gearbox fluid levels need to be checked regularly and topped up when necessary.

Check your car’s battery

Unless your vehicle has a sealed battery, it is vital to keep an eye on the battery’s internal water levels. Additionally, it’s important to maintain the battery’s connections as well as the battery itself clean as dirt can cause the battery to either overheat or overcharge; thus, reducing the battery’s lifespan.

Check your vehicle’s tires

It is dangerous to drive with over- or under-inflated, damaged, worn, or misaligned tires is very dangerous; resulting in a vehicle accident due to a blow-out. Additionally, driving with incorrectly inflated tires destroys your vehicle’s tires and increases the fuel consumption; thus, costing you more to drive your vehicle.

Inspect your vehicle’s brakes

Your BMW’s brakes are possibly one of the most important safety features your vehicle has. Ergo, worn out or faulty brakes can potentially cost you and your family their lives. Apart from checking the brake pad linings on a regular basis, it is important to replace them if you hear a grinding noise or the brake pedal becomes difficult to push down.

Replace the air filter at regular intervals

Your BMW should tell you when the air filter needs to be replaced. The car’s air filter prevents dirty air from entering the fuel intake system. Therefore, if it becomes clogged and dirty, your car engine’s performance and fuel efficiency will be compromised.

Change the oil at regular intervals

Engine oil is necessary to reduce the wear on the moving parts. Old engine oil gets dirty and abrasive; ergo, it needs to be replaced periodically; otherwise, it will end up causing more damage to your BMW’s engine.