Oil And Brakes
No matter the age, make, or model, cars are extensive. They are a complicated set of intricate machinery parts that, when working in tandem, produce some of the most exquisite moments on the road. But, if not maintenanced and repaired properly, they can easily become the largest headache anyone has had to suffer with while driving. Owning or leasing a vehicle is a lot of work. It comes with a great deal of pressure, and when smaller issues are left untouched, they can grow into bigger issues that can wreck the entire vehicle in no time flat. So, to make this easy, we are going to talk about the two largest things that, if maintained regularly, can aid in the longevity of your vehicle’s time on the road.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to break down the basics.
If you already own a BMW, then your chest probably puffs with pride at the idea of being a German vehicle owner. They are strong cars with valiant lives, and are equipped to do amazing things. But, you can’t do any of them if you don’t get regular oil changes for your vehicle. Look, I know it’s basic. I know it’s a “duh” sort of moment. But, you’d be surprised as to how many people out there are driving on the road right now with BMW’s that are months overdue for an oil change. That wreaks havoc on a car’s engine, number one. Oil is like the blood of your car, and if that blood is dirty, it contaminates every other part of your vehicle. It erodes at the lining of your engine, taking with it flakes of metal that, over time, collapse your engine at its core. Oil changes in a BMW should happen either every 10,000 miles or every 12 months, whichever comes first. Don’t drive for fifteen months until you reach 10,000 miles. Don’t be that person. The damage that you can do to your engine will suckerpunch your wallet if you choose anything less than factory-regulated stipulations.
Doesn’t sound like “longevity maintenance,” does it? Well, you’d be wrong. When brake pads are engaged, there are a plethora of things that happen beneath the hood of your vehicle. Your brake rotors spin as you drive with a brake pad on each side, and when you push down that brake pedal, a pressurized fluid shoots through a series of tubes from the main brake fluid reservoir toward all four of your wheels. When that fluid reaches the brake pads surrounding your BMW’s rotors, the pressure of that liquid forces the pads together, which squeezes the rotor in between for dear life. That is what forces your car to slow to a stop. So, what happens when you don’t have your brake fluids and rotors regularly checked? For one, your rotors can become warped if you wear your brake pads down far enough. Warped rotors can unevenly wear down tires, making you more prone to blow-outs and flats while you’re cruising toward your vacation destination. If there ends up being a failure within the brake fluid tubing, you run the risk of braking… and nothing happening. How terrifying is that thought? Servicing your brakes keeps you out of the risk zone for an innumerable amount of other, bigger issues that can pop up if brake maintenance and repair isn’t kept up with properly.
This is why regular maintenance of your BMW is so important. Not only does it keep you safe on the road, but it keeps your wallet safe from any surprise repairs you aren’t ready for yet. But, even with routine maintenance requirements such as brakes and oil changes, things can be overlooked and messed up if you’re not working with a mechanic that is certified to work on BMWs in the first place. This is where Eurofed Automotive of Atlanta, GA, comes into play. Give us a call at or visit any one of our auto repair shop destinations for all of the BMW answers you seek! We have auto repair shops scattered across Georgia in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Buckhead, Decatur, Duluth, and Snellville, along with locations in Austin, Texas; Charlotte, NC; and Jacksonville, FL. But no matter where you choose to find us, we promise that you won’t want to look anywhere else once you shake our hand.