Summer Road Trips

Summer-Road-TripAre you ready to take your BMW out on a road trip this summer? Before that long road trip, we recommend stopping by for an inspection on the following.

Cooling System – Your cooling system is less crucial when it is cold outside but becomes increasingly important as the summer months approach. Your BMW car will need to remain cool to keep running. Have us check your cooling system to make sure it is ready for the hot summer months.

Brakes – Stopping your vehicle is one of the most critical means in avoiding and accident. Your brakes need to be in optimal condition at all times of the year. The brakes on your BMW should be checked by a certified BMW technician every season. All little problems with your breaks should be fixed. If these minor fixes are not made, then they may turn into big problems on the road.

Engine – Have us take a look at your engine to make sure all of the valves and filters and other parts of your engine are working properly. It’s a nightmare when your car breaks down in the middle of the road, under the hot sun.

Tires – Tires are important year round but can become increasingly dangerous during the heat of summer. The hot weather can cause the air in your tires to expand and cause your tires to become over inflated. Over inflated tires can burst and cause dangerous tire blow-outs on the road. Have your us see if your tires need to be rotated, check the air pressure, or see if your tires need to be replaced.

Air Conditioning – If your comfort is important to you than you should make sure your air conditioner is in good order. There’s nothing more frustrating than being stuck in rush hour traffic with no air conditioning during the hot summer months. Make sure to have us do a checkup on your air conditioning – You will thank yourself later.

Oil – As always, your car’s oil is of the utmost importance. Make sure to have oil and filter changes performed regularly by our BMW technicians.

Emergency Items – The summer heat can be brutal and in some cases fatal. Take the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe by keeping a short list of emergency items in your BMW. Items like flares, first aid kits, and even water can be crucial in an emergency.


Spare no expense at any of the costs to fix the above, as it will be much more expensive to fix them once your car has broken down in the middle of the road. Even after we have checked all of these systems in your car, there are a few things you should still do to ensure a hassle free summer.

  • Check fluid levels for your BMW regularly – your car will run cooler and operate better with proper fluid levels.
  • Avoid parking your car directly under the sun – Parking your car directly under the sun can damage some of the interior workings of your car. Also, when you first get inside your car on a hot day, the fabrics will burn, and it will be very uncomfortable.
  • Wax your car when you wash it – The hot sun can wear away at the paint job on your car. Excessive sunlight can eat away at the paint, and then when you go to wash your car some of the paint might chip off. Waxing your BMW can help prevent damage to the paint. Also remember that when washing your car, you should make sure that you wash it under the shade and as far away from the sun as possible. When the sun light hits a car directly while it’s getting washed it can damage the paint severely.

Peterson BMW of Boise

To schedule a BMW Service, click here. We have a dedicated staff to help answer any questions that you may have on the service of your BMW.  We are located on the corner of Fairview and Maplegrove in Boise, Idaho. We can be reached by calling 208.378.5980.

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