Keeping your BMW in top running condition can be a lot more challenging during the winter months than it is during the summer. That’s because the cold air can wreak havoc on an engine, suspension, bearings, and other components of your vehicle.
While your BMW’s braking system relies on hydraulics that are not likely going to be affected by the cold temperature (unless it drops to one hundred degrees below zero or more), you may begin feeling as though the brakes are not grabbing as well as they should or as they used to.
This can happen for a variety of reasons that have little to do with the actual temperature outside. It could have more to do with brake pads that have begun to wear down more than you realized, ice, moisture, and much more. It can also be due to corrosion caused when road salt and sand get caught in the brake pads and collect on the discs, creating corrosion.
What does it feel when you have sluggish brakes?
Mostly, when you apply the brakes you generally develop an understanding of how quickly your car comes to a stop. If you notice it taking longer to stop, the brakes are not as responsive to your touch as they used to be, it’s time to get your car inspected. In fact, the minute you realize there is sluggishness in the brakes is the time to bring your BMW to an authorized service center.
It could be a relatively minor issue that can easily be fixed while you wait, but it can also be something more serious, such as the ABS system or even the onboard computer that controls the ABS braking system in your car.
If you notice your brakes being a bit soft or sluggish, call Bimmex today.