What do you think about when you’re driving home from work and you see a car broken down on the side of the road? Hopefully, even if you’re stuck in traffic as a result of that break down, you’re not being harsh with the person who is now stuck and unable to get to their destination, whether it was work, home, or even to a friend’s house.
It can happen to anyone, regardless of the type of vehicle they have, and even if it’s brand-new. BMWs are some of the finest machines on the roads today and even they are subject to potential breakdowns for a variety of reasons.
The most common reasons people end up stuck on the side of the road is because they ran out of gas, didn’t check the antifreeze or coolant and it ran out, thus overheating the engine, or for a flat tire.
If you don’t want to end up stuck on the side of the road, here are three tips to keep in mind that can make a world of difference.
Tip #1: Have your BMW inspected.
Even though you should have your BMW inspected before winter arrives, it’s never too late. There could be issues arising with your BMW, including low antifreeze levels that are the result of a pierced hose that could’ve occurred as the result of road debris. You see, just because it’s brand-new doesn’t mean it’s impenetrable or bulletproof.
Tip #2: Check the fluids regularly.
You should check your oil, transmission, antifreeze, and other fluids on a regular basis. Get in the habit of doing this once a week.
If you don’t know anything about a car and what’s under the hood, bring your BMW to an authorized service center and have a technician show you what to check consistently.
Tip #3: Never let your fuel level runs low.
Any time your fuel gauge goes under half a tank you should get to a gas station in fill up. This is a good habit to get into and it reduces the risk of accidentally running out of gas before you can get home.