How to Extend the Life of Your Car

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How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Gainesville, FL

When you purchase your new BMW, you most likely want to keep it running smoothly for as long as possible. At BMW of Gainesville, we understand how hectic life can get. That’s why we make servicing your car a breeze. Our technicians are highly trained and can efficiently perform routine maintenance and major repairs. When it comes to your vehicle, you can rest assured that it’s in good hands when you visit our dealership.

As easy as it is to put off car maintenance, it’s extremely important to stay on top of it if you want your car to be around for years to come. Our team has put together a list of things you should frequently monitor and service, which will have a positive impact on your BMW. Read on to learn more.

Wash & wax your vehicle regularly.

Our vehicles are outside a majority of the time, so it’s understandable that they can get dirty easily. If you wash and wax your BMW frequently, this can protect it from harsh elements while also boosting the cosmetic look of the exterior.

Don’t forget the interior.

The interior of your car can be easily forgotten about, but it’s the part that can get the most dirty. Make sure you take the time to deep clean it every once and a while. Take a vacuum and get rid of any crumbs and debris that are hiding in the corners. If you need to use a cleaner, just make sure it’s suited for the material that your BMW model has (such as leather, fabric or upholstery).

Keep an eye on your tires.

The tires are one of the most important parts of a car. To ensure you have good tires, monitor the tire pressure and tread on them. If you’re a little low on air, you can easily visit a gas station air pump to fill them back up. If you notice a bigger problem such as a flat tire, BMW of Gainesville can provide you with a replacement. Additionally, make sure you’re consistently rotating your tires so that they wear evenly over time.

Keep up with oil changes.

Like many services on this list, oil changes are one of the major routine maintenance requirements that must not be overlooked. Look at your owner’s manual to see how often your BMW model should be serviced.

Change the filters.

We highly recommend getting the various filters of your car changed frequently. If you’re unsure of when you should change them, refer to your owner’s manual. Our team can also change any of these filters for you (these include oil, fuel, transmission and air filters).

Repair damage to your windshield as soon as possible.

As small as it may seem, little cracks in your windshield can develop into a much larger issue. Our technicians can swiftly fix any damage to your windshield and help prevent you from having to replace the entirety of it.

Use genuine OEM parts.

Genuine BMW parts can make the biggest difference in your car’s performance. These OEM parts are specifically designed with your car in mind (unlike generic brand parts). Contact our dealership today and we’ll get you exactly what you’re looking for.

Make sure fluids are at the correct level.

There are a few different types of fluids that help keep your car running. We recommend monitoring fluid levels regularly. Always reference your owner’s manual to see how often you should check your vehicle’s fluids. If you have any questions or concerns, BMW of Gainesville can help you.

If you have any additional questions about your vehicle’s maintenance or need to schedule a service, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team or stop by our dealership at 2853 North Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32609 . We look forward to serving our customers near Alachua, Lake City and High Springs.