It’s after Labor Day, school is in session and your weekends are comprised of football games (at least mine is anyway). Traffic is abound and Autumn is here. The road conditions have changed, as have driving habits, be prepared and plan ahead. Prepare your BMW for the crisper Autumn months with these helpful tips.
Lights: The days are getting shorter and the nights longer, so for visibility and safety reasons, make sure your lights are properly working. You can walk around your vehicle to check, but also have your local BMW repair specialist check your headlights, taillights, parking lights, stop lights, fog lights and emergency lights.
Brakes: Braking can become more difficult in the Autumn months due to wet roadways and fallen leaves on the streets. Be sure to have your brakes checked by an expert BMW repair shop. Check brake fluid as well!
Tires: Tires need to have tread to grip and stop on slick roads in Autumn. Have your independent BMW technician inspect the treads to make sure they aren’t worn and provide enough grip on wet roads. Also make sure they are properly inflated. And don’t forget to check the spare tire too!
Battery: Have your battery tested by a qualified BMW service center to make sure you have enough charge and that it’s functioning properly. While you’re at it, have them check the cables for cracks, corrosion, dirt and grime, and the battery fluid.
Wiper Blades: Most of us don’t change the blades in our vehicles as often as we should, but Autumn is an excellent time to do so with rainy days ahead and leaves and debris falling from trees. Have your BMW mechanic examine blades to make sure they haven’t worn down, which is likely from the heat of summer. Also be sure to add or top-off washer fluid.
Defroster: Fogged windows are a safety hazard because they limit visibility while driving. Make sure all defrosters are operating properly by having a qualified BMW specialist examine the vents and electrical wiring.
Engine Coolant (Antifreeze): Make sure it’s at the right ratio level for your BMW. Your local independent BMW service specialist can help you with this.
Your trusted BMW mechanic can help you “Autumn-ize” your vehicle. If you don’t have an expert BMW specialist, find one in your area today!