How-to Winterize Your Vehicle

December 15th, 2023 by

At BMW of Reading, we advise all drivers to prepare your vehicle for the cold winter months. 

Driving everyday is bound to cause wear and tear on your vehicle, which is why, at BMW of Reading in PA, we tell every driver that car service, routine maintenance and BMW OEM parts are vital to the well-being of driver and vehicle safety. 

To make sure your vehicle is winterized for the chilly winter months ahead, our experts advise all drivers to take heed to our automotive advice: 

  • Keep in mind, tire traction will wear out eventually, especially after driving your vehicle day in, day out. With new BMW OEM tires, you can rest assured that your vehicle traction will be safe for all-weather conditions, including snow and ice which can be dangerous. At BMW of Reading, we will inspect your tires and provide a 138-point inspection for all proper safety checks for all seasons. 

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  • During the colder months, you may notice that your tire pressure dashboard notification light may pop-up. It is important to always maintain tire pressure to keep your vehicle running evenly and smoothly for number one safety.
  • Every year, depending on how often you drive your BMW car or SUV, you will need to replace your windshield wipers to properly winterize your vehicle. Head over to our online auto parts store for OEM BMW windshield wipers. Snow, rain, slush and ice are constantly being cleared from our windshields, which is why your wipers may wear out over time. Replace this vital vehicle accessory for best performance and clarity. 

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  • Vehicle accessories and safety kits stored inside of your vehicle for ‘just in case’ scenarios is always a wise and proactive approach. Whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall, try packing the following items and keeping them easily accessible (especially if you are driving far away from home): 
    • Extra batteries, flashlights, first-aid kits, matches, warm clothes, blankets, flares, sand bags, a small shovel, a compact vehicle tool kit, cell phone chargers, ice scrapers, non-perishable food and drinks, plus anything else you can think of that may be useful in times of need.

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  • When it comes to driving, it’s best to keep your vehicle’s fuel tank full for any emergencies that may arise. If you drive an electric vehicle, the same goes, keep your electric battery charged, 100%.
  • Bring your vehicle into Reading, PA and ask us how to winterize your vehicle. Our experts will also inspect your heating and defrost system as these vital components will keep you warm in the winter.
  • For regular oil changes, tire changes and rotations, fluid top offs, routine 138-point vehicle inspections, battery checks, brake inspections, plus more, drop in. 

If you live in a region that snows a lot during the winter months, then it is in your best interest to drive a vehicle that offers all-wheel drive (AWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD). 

Schedule your routine car service appointment at BMW of Reading in Berks County, PA and our certified BMW and EV experts will be sure to winterize your car or SUV. Or, buy OEM BMW parts online. 

We serve all of Pennsylvania, Berks County and other nearby areas which include: Lancaster, Manheim Township, Lititz, Hempfield, East Petersburg, Lampeter, Strasburg, Allentown, Macungie, Trexlertown, Fogelsville, Schnecksville, Kutztown, Oaks, Collegeville, Phoenixville, Limerick, Malvern, Exton, Downingtown, Chester Springs, Royersford, Brandywine, Honey Brook and more. 

Schedule your car service appointment below and winterize your vehicle before the next storm hits near you!

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