Winter is the season that tests the patience and endurance of drivers with its frosting nights, foggy days, and snow-filled slippery roads. Drivers need to be extra cautious while taking their BMW cars out on roads. Even a minor issue with the car can lead to serious outcomes.
The season is just at the corner, so make sure this year, your BMW doesn’t spend the rest of the season packed in the garage. Winterize your BMW and show the chilled and icy-cold winter that you can drive your Car Insurance without any damage no matter what the season is. Here is how you can prepare your BMW to drive as smooth on the roads in winter as it does the whole year.
Check Refill Fluids
Fluids such as brake fluids, fuel, and oil should be checked thoroughly so that the risk of engine failure, ignition issues, and brake failures can be lowered down. The brake fluids must have a limited water content of three percent so that the hydraulic fluid of the brake will not get compressed under the pressure of the brakes.
A fresh oil change can help you remove all the dirt and debris stuck in the engine so that your car runs smooth. As for the fuel, make sure the fuel tank of the car is filled. The older BMW models still have sheet metal tanks that can leak due to damage. Make sure you keep s spare fuel canister with you for long winter drives.
Winter tires are almost compulsory to keep your car safe during the condition of the roads in winter. Changing from your regular tires to winter safety tires will not only provide safety on slippery roads, but they also give your great control even on dry roads. They are designed to reduce the braking distance that is much needed on winter roads. Try to change your tires when you are upgrading your BMW for winter use.
Freezing, Clogging, And Corrosion Prevention
Some of the most common issues faced by car owners in winters are the clogging or blocking of the BMW performance exhaust, corroded metal sheets on doors and bonnet, and freezing of the engine due to no anti-coolant.
Ensure that your car has the right balance of radiator anti-coolant so that your engine will not get stuck in the midway. Sometimes your engine gets freeze overnight and it won’t start unless the anti-freeze coolant is refilled. Make sure you keep your car covered even in the garage. Check the car’s exhaust system and take it for cleaning to unblock it.
Check The Lights
Another problem that drivers face while driving in extreme foggy nights and snow-covered roads is due to poor lighting. Winters can be so unpredictable and you can never tell when a snowstorm or rain starts. You have to make sure that all the lights including headlights, rear lights, backlights, blinkers, and sidelights are working so that you can see and be seen even in zero-visibility.