BMW Summer Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to summer vehicle service tips, BMW of Milwaukee North is on-hand to help. There are a lot of ways in which your vehicle can suffer some potentially destructive wear-and-tear throughout the 'dog days'. That damage can be avoided, however, by administrating a few steps toward keeping your vehicle 'summer-proof'.

The Benefits of Summer-Proofing Your Car

You have meticulously planned and charted your course for an awesome summer vacation with your family and friends. But nothing can spoil your road trip plans faster than a broken-down car. And your vacation plans aren't the only potential casualties if you decide to disregard the advantages of summer-proofing your car, truck, or SUV.

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Regularly Scheduled Car Maintenance Saves You Cash

Putting off car service is an error all of us have made. In our excitement to get started on the road, we don't take the time to make certain our vehicle is ready to roll. Before you know it, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has burned up in the summer heat. Which do you think will cost you more? A gallon of coolant or a brand-new engine?

Extend the Longevity of Your Car

Keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape isn't just to make sure you get a cheaper, hassle-free vacation. Over time, keeping your car maintained keeps it healthy for far longer than a minimally maintained one.

Safety On The Road

No one intends to be broken down on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your vehicle maintained can make certain you and your friends and family reach 'Point B' safely. So, before you head out on vacation, take a few minutes to look at this brief summer vehicle maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you turn on your A/C, check for strange odors, odd sounds, or minimal or no cooling. If any or all of these issues pop up, you'll need to get your A/C system looked at.


  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to see if your engine is being appropriately cooled. Using a coolant tester can confirm your water/coolant mix is properly mixed.

Engine Fluids

  • Check your oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid to ensure your car, truck, or SUV's moving parts are properly lubricated at all times.

The 3 'B's'

  • Brakes

    Remove the tires one-at-a-time and inspect your brake pads and/or shoes for any observable indicators of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the potency of your battery to ensure your car, truck, or SUV starts up whenever you need it to.

  • Blades

    Ensure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent shape and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Why Get Your Vehicle Maintenance Done at the BMW Dealer?

For all of your automotive preventative maintenance needs, BMW of Milwaukee North in the Milwaukee area has everything you require to maintain your car, including the expertly trained, BMW certified mechanical specialists you'll need to ensure your car, truck, or SUV is fixed to factory specs. So, when making your preparations for the summer, be sure to schedule a quick summertime examination of your vehicle and allow our automotive experts supply you with a risk-free summer season.

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