Once winter has ended, it’s time to get out and enjoy the nice weather, go for a cruise in your BMW, and explore different areas of Toronto or the surrounding areas. Even though you might not be thinking much about it, it’s also a good time for some basic maintenance checks on your vehicle.
Below are a few things to do that can help protect your BMW for as long as possible and also ensure that it’s ready for the nice, spring weather.
Check the engine oil.
This should be done on a regular basis, but the spring is a great time to do it once again. As long as there are no leaks, you shouldn’t notice any significant difference in the oil level from the last time you checked, but you may want to consider changing the oil to a different weight as warmer weather arrives.
Check the tire pressure.
The air pressure within your tires can fluctuate with warmer and colder weather. It’s a good idea to get an accurate tire pressure gauge and check every single tire personally. You can certainly go to many fuel stations and rely on some of those air pumps and pressure gauges, but they may not be completely accurate.
If you notice one tire is lower than the others, keep a close eye on it in the future. It could be indicating a leak or other issue with that particular tire.
As the weather turns warm, you may want to consider decreasing the tire pressure.
Check the air filter.
Even though there’s not as much dust and other pollutants flying around the air during winter, the air filter can become clogged and dirty. It may be completely clean or require replacement and now is the time to do it.
Visually inspect the brakes.
This often requires taking each wheel off the vehicle and checking the disc brake pads or even the drums. If you don’t have any experience with this, bring your BMW to an authorized service center to have it inspected. Having good breaks can make a world of difference when you’re out driving this spring and summer.