No need to be a mechanic or a perfect handyman to take care of your vehicle! Proper maintenance of your car is first and foremost by simple daily actions. This will give your car better performance, longer life and greater safety. It will also be easier to resell it later if it is kept in good condition … Here are 4 great tips to proper BMW Car Servicing.
AN EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE OF THE BMW
It is very important to regularly wash the outside of your car and especially the bodywork, to preserve the condition of the paint, especially if you do not have a garage. Pressure jet washing is the most recommended. A polishing product will also guarantee a lasting protection for the varnish. If you want to repair a scratch on the body yourself, different products will be needed: degreaser, paint, resin and polisher. A protective wax can also prevent small scratches caused by dust, washing rolls, etc. Prevent rust from settling by treating the impact of gravel and other blisters. Avoid too much exposure to the sun, to preserve your body, but also the mechanics.
Also treat your windshield with a protective cleaner and replace the wiper blades regularly. To give a real boost to your car, you can also deoxidize your headlights yourself. This is to clean the headlights become opaque with time (dust, mud, insects, etc.) and that eventually blur a little light. You can use hot water and soap. For a deeper cleaning of yellowing headlights, use a polishing product.
CHECK THE CONDITION OF THE TIRES
Checking the condition of the tires is essential for regular maintenance of a car. It’s about your safety, as well as fuel consumption. Regularly check the tire pressure for good handling. Also examine the wear (depth of the grooves, cracks, bumps, etc.) and if necessary, replace your wheels to ensure a perfect grip on the road. These include reducing rainwater aquaplaning or avoiding punctures!
CHECK THE OIL AND BRAKE FLUID LEVELS
After every 1,000 km or so, make sure that the oil level is sufficient, so that your engine lasts longer. The method: open the hood, pull the dipstick and wipe it with a cloth. Then, put the dipstick back in, remove it again and observe where the oil level is. It must be above the “Min” marker (Minimum level). Refill when needed. Overconsumption of oil may mean that there is a problem with the engine sealing. The good reflex: lean under the car every morning to check for leaks!
Do not forget to also check the brake fluid: if the level drops abnormally, there may be a leak in the brake system. Also, inspect the brake response by pressing hard on the pedal at low speed and on a clear road.
Also check the coolant and the washer. This is a very important security element.
CARRY OUT REGULAR OIL CHANGES AND REVISIONS
It is essential to carry out regular oil changes, in accordance with the maintenance booklet of your car. This ensures a good quality of the oil present in the engine, whose role is to lubricate the moving parts and to limit the friction between them, but also to evacuate the dirt.
You can do it yourself or at a garage. The garage can also carry out a complete overhaul of your vehicle. This will allow you to anticipate possible failures by identifying the defective elements: brake pads, exhaust system, suspension, shock absorbers, undercarriage, battery, spark plugs, gearbox, etc. Auto Revision is also a good way to prepare your car for technical inspection.