Inspecting your BMW is important, regardless of how old it is or how long you’ve had it. Even brand new BMWs should be checked on a regular basis. The most common maintenance tips that people receive when it comes to keeping up with their vehicle is checking the oil, inspecting the brakes, and checking the tire pressure.
Tire pressure is essential to safety when driving on the roads. During the winter, it’s best to inflate the tires a bit more than the recommended psi rating. That helps tires gain more traction in slick conditions and uncalled surfaces. During the summer months, it can be beneficial to inflate the tires a bit lower than the recommended pressure. That helps more tire area to actually remain in contact with the roads, especially when going around corners or driving at higher speeds.
The exact tire pressure that may be recommended for your particular BMW will depend on a number of factors. It will depend on the model, the size tires, and even the brand of tires you chose.
If you have any questions about what the recommended tire pressure should be for your particular BMW, it’s a good idea to bring it to an authorized BMW service center to have it checked once thoroughly after winter has ended.
Temperature changes, especially significant changes as we transition from winter into spring, can have a direct impact on tire pressure. If the tires have any type of leak or are not sealed to the rim properly or have been damaged in any way from potholes or other conditions in the winter, it can cause them to deflate over time.
Having your tires professionally inspected can help set your mind at ease for the coming spring and summer driving season. The technician will also be able to give you an accurate reading that you should focus on keeping the tires inflated to in order to ensure safety throughout the year.