You probably recognize that your BMW is a different kind of machine; it requires the care and attention that only a trained mechanic can provide. But it's not just about how many miles are on your odometer. There are also some behaviors that could cause problems with your car that you might not know about until it's too late. Here are three simple things your BMW mechanic expects you NOT to do:
Ignore warning lights.
Warning lights on your dashboard are there for a reason: to indicate problems with the car's systems. Ignoring them could lead to more significant issues down the road, so it's important that you pay attention to them. If a warning light comes on and you don't take care of it right away, here are some things that could happen:
- The car might not start at all or run very poorly until you get the issue fixed
- You may have trouble shifting gears properly
- The air conditioning or heating may malfunction
You may experience an engine light or fuel injection error. The battery could die and leave you stranded on the side of the road. Keep your oil changed regularly. If you drive a BMW, keeping up with regular oil changes is especially important. Most manufacturers recommend changing the oil every 3,000 miles or three months (whichever comes first).
Store your car improperly.
Store your car correctly. If you are storing your vehicle for an extended period, it is essential to ensure that the proper precautions are taken to prevent damage or unnecessary wear. Do not store your car in a damp garage, which can lead to rusting and corrosion.
Also, avoid parking in direct sunlight, as this will cause the interior of your BMW to heat up and result in premature foam degradation. Finally, ensure no puddles or spills on the floor when you park your BMW. Water has seeped into electrical components, causing malfunctioning computers and other critical systems within the car's bodywork.
If you have an indoor car cover, use it to protect your BMW from dust and moisture. If not, ensure the car is completely dry before storing it in a garage. This will prevent rusting and corrosion from occurring on metal components such as doors, radiators, and frames and interior components such as seats and carpeting.
Use the wrong fuel.
When you bring your BMW to a mechanic, they can guarantee that they'll check the fuel in your car. The reason is simple: it's important!
The wrong type of fuel can cause severe damage to the engine and the rest of your vehicle. It may also lead to poor performance, misfires, and other issues that could be expensive to fix. So it's important not only that you use the right kind of gas in your car but also that you fill it with pure gasoline without additives like ethanol or methanol (which is often added to regular unleaded).
With five years of experience in the automotive field and an ASE Master Certified Technician on staff, we have the tools, resources, and knowledge to get your BMW back on the road faster than ever before. Our experienced mechanics will take care of all your maintenance needs quickly and efficiently. We are dedicated to providing quality service at a reasonable price so that you can spend more time enjoying your vehicle and less money worrying about it.
Mellow Motors' technicians use only genuine BMW parts when servicing your vehicle. In addition to offering competitive pricing for these genuine parts. Furthermore, to provide our customers with peace of mind while driving their vehicles, knowing they are doing everything they can to take care of their vehicles properly.
These are some of the most common mistakes customers make when bringing their vehicles in for maintenance. While we can't say how much it will cost you if you don't follow these tips, we can say that ignoring these things can lead to having more expensive repairs down the road. If you want to keep your BMW running smoothly for a long time, then avoid these three things!