As fall begins to wind down, many parts of the Northern Hemisphere get ready to face a number of challenges to everyday life, not the least of which is simply keeping your BMW running smoothly.
Snow and sleet, the most common phenomenon in winter, make life unbearable for the car owners. To avoid running into such trouble, it’s high time to bring your car in for BMW service.
Put a “Winter Supply” Box in Your Car:
This is the most important thing you can do for your car and for your personal safety. Having a box full of winter supplies in your trunk makes sense to avoid getting stranded in the middle of the road while traveling on a cold winter day.
Pack your box with the following items such as a flashlight, road flares, a first-aid kit, a few blankets, a change of warm clothes for the driver, a few extra pairs of gloves, a radio, an extra ice scraper and some high energy snacks, before you hit the road.
Check Your Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Levels:
Antifreeze is a bright yellow substance that is added to water to keep the radiator from freezing or overheating. Made of either ethylene glycol or propylene glycol, this mixture lowers the freezing point.
Collect a kit for checking your engine coolant levels from your nearest auto supply store. It will help you understand if you have an appropriate coolant mix. Besides, you can directly check your antifreeze levels by following the instructions in your car’s manual. If required, you can add more antifreeze.
Check Your Tire Pressure and Tread Depth:
Driving on overinflated tires is something similar to riding in a covered wagon. Check your tire pressure with a simple gauge. Similarly, under inflation can also cause reduced fuel efficiency and increased heat built-up. Inspect the tires for obvious tread. Take your vehicle to the nearest auto body shop for BMW service Greensboro.
Use Winter Windshield Wiper Fluid:
You may require different windshield for different season. The ones you use in the spring, summer, and fall, prove ineffective in the winter, as it freezes quickly upon contact with the windshield. So, use specific winter windshield wiper fluid which is particularly designed to resist the onslaught of winter weather.