In general, BMWs are pretty reliable cars. However, like every car, you will need to keep it maintained so that you don’t end up with large unexpected bills from your mechanic. If you’re not someone that’s particularly skilled when it comes to cars, keeping your car maintained can be a bit of an issue. However, it doesn’t need to be a difficult task keeping your BMW in tip top condition, as we’ve got some great tips on how you can keep it well maintained without leaving a huge hole in your wallet, so check them out:
Do your own regular mini service
While you might not know much about what’s under the hood of your car, it’s a pretty easy task making sure that you keep everything topped up. Your oil will have a dipstick indicating how much oil you have left, and whether you need to top it up. You can often get the right oil fairly cheap at stores such as halfords. If you’re not sure on what kind of oil to buy, speak to a member of staff as they are well trained in these areas. Do the same for your tyres too, and make sure they are pumped up to the right PSI (the correct number will be in your handbook) so that you’re reducing the chances of anything going wrong with your car.
Don’t let your garage buy in parts
One thing that can cost an absolute bomb is repairs to your BMW. While it’s important that you have repairs made, you should consider buying in your own BMW spares rather than letting your garage source them for you. That way, you can be sure that the garage aren’t overcharging you for parts you could have gotten cheaper yourself.
Put your BMW in for service between MOTs
Putting your BMW in for an MOT is a great way of finding out if there is anything that needs repairing. However, a lot can go wrong in a year, so it’s important to put your car in for a service between MOTs, or when you feel like something isn’t quite right. Using this method, you’ll find that the repairs being made to your car aren’t as major, and don’t cost as much either!
Don’t drive like a maniac!
Finally, aside from the fact that you should be driving safely on the roads for your health, you should also be doing it for your car’s health too. Ragging your car around and not driving it sensibly is inviting problems to arise. While it might be tempting to put your foot down, be sure to drive a little more cautiously so that you’re protecting both yours, and your cars health!
A little bit of common sense, and regular check ups will ensure that your BMW will be well maintained and also not cost you an arm and a leg!