Your BMW has been engineered to exacting standards to offer you a driving experience like nothing else on the road. When big repairs become necessary, not only do you have to put up with not being able to drive your pride and joy for a while, but you need to brace your wallet as well. Sometimes costly repairs are unavoidable - but when it comes to maintaining your BMW and minimising the chance of needing any repair in the first place, there are a number of things that you can do.
It's easy to maintain a BMW in peak operating condition, providing you keep up with the small jobs regularly. Here's a few small, but highly effective, things that you can do:
- Keep fuel flushed - Regularly top up your fuel to ensure that it's as clean as possible going through the system. This helps prevent impurities from getting into the engine, and fuel line corrosion.
- Mind your tyres - Your tyres are your only point of contact with the road, so be vigilant to check for any damage you might encounter in your daily driving, and always replace, rather than repair.
- Keep it clean - Not only does dirt on your BMW make it look worse, it can also begin to have an effect on the paintwork over time. Minute particles floating in the air collect, causing scratches and damage.
- Regular oil changes - The oil is your engine's lifeblood. Keeping it clean and pure is essential to prevent costly engine damage. Make sure, also, to only use oil that is BMW recommended for optimal reliability.
- Replace wiper blades - Damaged, dry, or old wiper blades are not only ineffective at keeping the windscreen clear, but they can also risk damaging the glass. A new set of blades is much cheaper than a new screen.
- Prioritise minor repairs - It's easy to let small bits of damage or the occasional suspicious noise go unchecked, but that can often lead to worse problems. If anything is out of the ordinary, get it checked out sooner rather than later.
These key tips will help you keep your BMW on the road for longer.