While you have survived winter with your BMW, you may be looking forward to warmer weather with some enthusiasm and even impatience. Below are four things you might want to keep in mind this spring to help protect your BMW, not just through the spring and summer driving season, but for many years to come.
First, the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is strong.
As the sun gets higher in the sky, as the earth tips toward it for spring and summer, the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is going to be pounding against your BMW’s finish. That’s why it’s a good idea to make sure it stays garaged or covered if outside. That will help to protect the finish and keep it looking it’s best for a long time to come.
Second, you want to wash off the road salt.
This can be harsh on your BMWs finish. Make sure you get your vehicle in for a professional cleaning. That should include an undercarriage wash that will help to remove a lot of the road salts that are put out during the winter season, especially when the snow is flying.
If you don’t remove the road salt, it increases the rate of corrosion and rust developing.
Third, consider the temperature fluctuations.
Winter can still leave an impression on us, even into April and parts of May. If you get too excited about the spring season, you might change your winter snow tires too early and not be prepared for those late-season winter storms.
Lastly, change the antifreeze to coolant.
It’s a good idea to flush your coolant system twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. During spring, you should replace the antifreeze with coolant. While this is basically the same thing, by flushing the system you are helping to protect your vehicle’s engine for the warmer season just about upon us.