BMW Maintenance TipsI love BMW, don’t you? Since you are reading this post you probably do. Having a BMW is great, but unfortunately it is impossible for them not to break down, this article aims to help you take better care of your vehicle, so that it is with you longer, without requiring repairs every other month.
As some of you know, newer models have CBS and SII systems, which are extremely handy when it comes to maintenance of the vehicle. They help you keep track of upcoming due dates for servicing, or existing problems with the components of the vehicle, but there are still things you have to remember to do yourself.
Let us begin with the tires, you should never overlook them. Check the pressure of the tires monthly, note that if you own a newer BMW model, the computer system will monitor the air pressure. However, the system will not monitor and recognize unever wear. Depending on the wear your vehicle may need an alignment. In addition to this point, let me just add that you should make sure you have purchased the proper tires for your BMW, according to model and season.
You should be checking engine rubber hoses and gaskets. They need to be checked for cracks or faulty seals, which may lead to worse performance of the vehicle, or a potential breakdown. If you do not know how to examine those components have them checked by a mechanic, perhaps even while you are having another service done on your vehicle (two birds with one stone).
As a BMW owner you probably know to change the oil every 15,000 miles or so, but did you know that it is actually better to change it every 7,500 miles? Why is it better? Put simply, it increses the lifespan of the internal parts of the engine. Also, do not forget about the air filters, the better you maintain them, the better they will be at catching any outside clutter that may find itself inside your vehicle.
When it is time to have your BMW serviced it would be best to take it to a certified auto repair shop that deals with BMWs on a large scale, or even one that specializes in BMW vehicles. I hope this article has been helpful to you, and lets you in on some things you didn’t know before.