How to Transition Your Vehicle From Winter to Summer Weather

Posted April 2, 2024

As the snow finally starts to melt and flowers begin to sprout up through the ground, it’s easy to get swept away in spring fever and neglect important maintenance tasks. One crucial thing to consider is how the harsh bite of winter has impacted the safety and efficiency of your vehicle. We’re here to break down a few of the most common issues many people run into now that the cold weather is becoming a thing of the past. Take a look!

1. Rust

After months of battling the salt that keeps our cars from slipping all over the road, this corrosive substance takes its toll. It’s recommended that you get frequent car washes even in winter in order to get rid of salt buildup. However, this may not always be enough. If you notice small areas of rust forming around your fenders, bumper, or undercarriage, it’s in your best interest to act quickly! As BMW service technicians, we understand the need to keep your luxury vehicle looking its best and work to honor standard warranties that will further help your vehicle.

2. Tires

During the winter, tires are perhaps the most integral part of keeping you safe during inclement weather. Regular tire rotation and routine replacement are necessary in any climate, but more so in the northern part of our country where the wear and tear from navigating icy paths is inevitable. Our team of BMW service technicians is happy to take a look at your tires and determine if they’re in need of work during your inspection or anytime throughout your 24-month or 24,000-mile warranty period.

3. Battery

Colder weather is quicker to damage the life of your battery than warm weather. This is due to the struggle of starting in freezing temperatures. This, along with the impact on your engine, is a common issue that may not rear its head until the snow has melted. Something as simple as a battery charge may be the solution. If not, you’re vehicle may be covered under warranty, and our team will be happy to inspect the issue and provide you with a prompt service solution.

Did you know that, according to Statista, in the last quarter of 2020, there were roughly 234,700 auto repair and maintenance centers in the United States? If you’re in need of one that understands your vehicle’s needs coming out of winter, turn to Auto-Bon. We would be happy to help with whatever you need from qualified BMW service technicians.

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