Caring for your BMW (10-19-2011)
A BMW can be your pride and joy. Proper car maintenance means that your BMW will run for a very long time. With proper maintenance, you can forget about the car breaking down or having to replace it five years after buying it. Proper maintenance protects a BMW so that it rides well and looks as good as new, even years after the purchase.
Get your oil changed
You’ve heard it before and it’s no different for your BMW: get your oil changed. Every 3,000 miles or every 6 months, bring your car in for an oil change. Getting your oil changed will prevent problems with your oil filter and can even prevent engine damage.
Check your breaks
Every year, it’s a good idea to bring your car in so that our team of mechanics can take a look at your brakes. Brake pads can wear out over time, so it’s a good idea to bring your car in for our mechanics to take a look. Especially if you hear your brakes screeching, it’s time to bring your car in!
When you bought your BMW, the dealer no doubt gave you a calendar of all the routine maintenance you need for your car. Keeping up with this routine maintenance can prevent you from having bigger problems with your car. Transmission and engine problems can be easy to fix when caught early, so keeping up with your scheduled routine maintenance really can prevent major damage to your car – and your wallet!
Taking turns too sharply, breaking too hard and speeding through pot holes can really damage a BMW, so drive carefully. If an accident does happen, it’s important to bring it into our shop right away. A small issue can become a big costly problem if it’s not dealt with in a timely fashion.
Protecting your BMW means taking care of it. Proper oil changes, routine maintenance and careful driving ensure that the car will last as long as you want it to. If properly cared for, your BMW will look as good as new, too. Don’t find yourself needing to spend thousands on car repairs. Bring your car down to German Auto Center and let us keep your car in tip-top shape!