Tips For BMW Maintenance

Tips For BMW Maintenance

You own the “ultimate driving machine” so its important to keep it well maintained to enjoy its peak performance. Have your BMW preventative maintenance performed according to schedule. Ignoring the service light on your dash can shorten the lifespan of your car and cost you more money the longer it sits. We understand most people need to budget their vehicle repairs, but typically, the longer you wait the more expensive vehicle repair becomes.

Here are some other service recommendations for your BMW to keep it maintained year-round:

1.     Brake Inspection

It is important to have your brakes inspected at every oil change service. Whether you’re driving to school, work, soccer practice, to the race track, or anywhere else, chances are you’re using your brakes quite a bit. These along with tires are the most important safety components of your vehicle, so it is important to check them often for the safety of you and those around you.

2.     Rotate Tires

Have your tires rotated at every oil change to ensure even wear and tear throughout your tire’s life time.

3.     Alignment

Annual alignments are important to ensure your BMW’s suspension is in its proper configuration, positioning, and adjusting components so that the wheels are aligned with one another and the road surface. During an alignment we will inspect for loose or worn suspension components.

4.     Fuel Injection Cleaning

Unfortunately, a lot of the gas being sold is less than perfect. The poor quality of gas being sold can create deposits in your fuel system faster than normal wear and tear alone would. It helps to keep your BMW clean, especially under the hood. Taking the time to keep dirt, leaves, and pollutants out from under your hood may help prevent those contaminants from working their way into your fuel system. Some signs you may need a Fuel Injector Cleaning service are:

-Bad gas mileage

-Poor engine performance or difficulty starting

-Rough Idle

5. Walnut Blasting

When the intake valves become clogged with carbon buildup, which is an unavoidable reality of owning a car with a gasoline direct injection engine, it restricts your BMW’s ability to breathe. When your car can’t exchange air, it affects its efficiency and power, generally making the driving experience less enjoyable. Walnut blasting is a common way to clear this buildup of carbon. It works like a sandblaster, but with the use of walnuts so your BMW can drive like it is supposed to again.

For more BMW maintenance tips specific to your vehicle schedule an appointment for a thorough inspection, today!