Modern BMW now fully computerize, more cable, and nifty engine covers,
make it difficult to diy repair. but that still easy diy that you can
do. To keep BMW running and looking good, and the most important
things is it simple to do.
1. Check oil level
Check oil level the first day of each month. newer BMW doesn’t have
oil dipstick. we can do an oil level check via the on-board computer.
oil level and oil change is essential to the longevity of BMW.
2. Wash, Clay, Wax BMW twice a years.
this job may need more time to do, you can do it in weekend or in long
holiday. for a year if drive BMW daily. the paint is continually
bombarded with dirt and environmental fallout that can destroy its
finish. some mechanic recommended that you have a complete detail done
to your BMW at least twice a year that would include claying the car,
followed by a waxing of the paint. Buffing the paint can also be
beneficial, but should only be performed by an experienced detailer.
3. Keep Gas in The Tank
“Quarter-tankers” are those who cruise into the gas station running on
fumes and put a whopping $10 worth of gas in the tank to get them
around. Unless you are selling your car tomorrow, fill the damn tank
up! While Jackson Browne loves “Running on Empty”, your BMW hates it
and will lead to future repair bills that can be avoided.
4. Check Tire Pressure
Buy a tire pressure gauge and keep it in the glove box. When you are
filling up your tank at the gas station, check your tire pressure. On
the inside of your driver’s door, there is a rough guide for proper
pressure. Just because it looks like there is enough air in the
tires, doesn’t mean there is. Check it regularly to save your tires
and maximize your handling and gas mileage.
5. Exercise All BMW Windows and Sunroof
if window or sunroof not working, it will take out money from your
pocket and in some dealers this repair is not cheap. Opening and
closing all of your BMW’s windows and sunroof on a regular basis will
keep them lubricated and functioning properly. Just don’t do it while
it’s raining out.
6. Be careful when in parking loots / garage
BMWs are low in the front, and have many plastic components that don’t
get along with bumper strips in parking lots and garages. I
constantly see and repair torn bumpers and fender liners due to these
bumper strips. If you frequent areas that have these, park the car
about a foot shorter into the spot as so you don’t introduce your
plastic to concrete.
7. Use A/C regulary
Aside from Freon in your air conditioning system, there is also a
decent amount of oil to keep the compressor and other components
working to full potential. If they sit for too long without movement,
it will lead to a noisy compressor ($$$) and dry seals. If you live
in a cold climate, at least turn the A/C on twice in the winter for
about 5 minutes to get it moving.
8. Open BMW Hood every weeks
Even if you haven’t a clue what you’re looking at, if you opened your
hood and saw a bird’s nest in there you’d know it doesn’t belong . You
might actually see something amiss such as an oil leak or cracked
belts and save yourself from a break-down. it also help you keep for
bad mechanic that said you have some miss or broken, but actually
there is a no problem.
9. Drive BMW in full speed sometimes.
BMWs hate to sit around as much as a kid with a wicked case of ADD.
These cars were built to be driven hard, not abused, but driven hard.
If you are driving around like a grandmother on her way to Sunday
mass, take it out on the freeway once in awhile and put the pedal to
the metal and let it run free a bit.
10. Know Maintenance and keep your bmw repair jurnal
Understanding what repairs you’ve done in the past and what is needed
in the future allows you to plan ahead and keeps your BMW running
strong. If you hear a weird noise that only happens once in awhile,
write down when it happens, how fast you are going, time of day, etc.
as it will greatly assist your BMW mechanic in getting to the root of
None of these things are difficult to do. Remember, I don’t have your
car on a daily basis, you do. Staying on top of these simple things
will decrease the amount you spend on service per year, prevent
avoidable damage to your BMW, and retain as much of the car’s value as
possible when you decide to sell.