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Quick and Easy Guide for a BMW Checkup

Front view of a BMW car

Having a good old regular car requires quite a few routine maintenance check-ups to make sure it is running the way it should be. How much more does having a BMW do you think will need? All cars, whether it is a ten-year old second-hand clunker or a shiny brand new BMW, need proper care.

Here are a few tips on how to do just that (with a little more focus on BMW’s of course!).

The Fuel Tank

It is always a good idea to keep your fuel levels at least above the half tank volume. Top up your fuel as soon as it is down to a quarter of its capacity. Debris and contaminants gradually build up over time inside your tank, and with a low volume, the concentration of these bad things get higher.

Of course, BMW’s filters will get most of these pollutants out but over time, these can clog up your lines, and you will need your filters changed that more often.

The Tires

BMW’s are quite possibly one of the best cars out there, but no amount of advanced technology or superb handling will save you from disaster if your tires are out of commission. You should always follow the tire maintenance schedules. There is no exception.

Bad tires can mean the difference between road safety and horrible accidents. There are plenty of BMW service stations in Layton such as shadetreeautomotive.net that can help you with a more in-depth tire check but here are a few you can check on your own as often as possible.

Insert a penny between the treads of your tires so that Lincoln’s head is pointing (not facing) the tire. If the treads cover even a small part of his head, you are good to go. If not, it may be time to replace your tires. Check for wear from regular use.

If you notice uneven wear and tear on one side of your tires, you will need your alignment checked. Tire pressure can be verified using a pressure gauge and must be done at least monthly.

These are only a few quick and easy tips on how to keep your BMW running as smoothly as possible. If you have any doubts about any other potentially problematic areas, always consult a professional for help.

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