Tips to Keep Your Car Running Smooth This Summer

Summer can be a rough time on your car. The heat, rainy weather, and humidity can combine to create a nasty set of conditions for any car owners – and with how much BMW owners love their cars, it’s important to know a few tips that will help your car better handle the tough weather. 

Keep an Eye on Your Car Battery
In the summer heat, your car battery tends to wear down faster. But there a few things you can do to ensure a longer life for your battery. One simple thing you can do is always park in the shade, keeping your car battery cool will go a long way in protecting it. Also, always remember to turn off all the electronics in your car before exiting and refrain from keeping the engine inactive for long periods of time. 

Monitor Your Tire Pressure 
Many people don’t know that heat can affect tire pressure, which could lead to a dangerous situation on the road if you don’t keep a close eye on it. So in the summertime, when the temperature gets higher than usual, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of you tires. 

Check Engine Fluids 
Engine coolant is vitally important to your engine in the summer, so make sure that it’s always filled at necessary levels. Keep an eye out for any leaks or anything unusual happening under the hood. Don’t ignore that check engine light, and if problems persist, make sure to stop by your dealership to have it checked out. 

Keep the Paint on your Car Fresh 
You love the look of your BMW, so don’t let the summer heat compromise it. Store your car in a garage whenever possible and keep the color on your car from fading. 

As always, if you have any questions or need professional help, stop by the service department at Nalley BMW and our team will be happy to do whatever it takes to get your car running great.

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