Before you load up your suitcases and drive your family across country for a summer vacation, you should make sure that your BMW has been serviced and is ready to endure long miles on the road. Most mechanics have a checklist for servicing BMWs, but it is important to make sure that the checklist covers more than simply an oil change and tire pressure. You need to have your battery checked before you begin your vacation.
Servicing your BMW before a vacation should always include a battery check. The last thing that you need is to have your vehicle refuse to start after a long day of walking around an amusement park or when you are miles from home and are not familiar with the local auto shops.
Checking your battery can be very simple. At Auto Works of Brandon, we have software that can read the charge on your BWM battery to make sure that you have plenty of juice left to get you through your vacation. In addition to checking the battery, our mechanics will check your alternator. Here is the function of your alternator in relation to your battery, according to Autos:
The alternator is the part of the engine that is connected to the drive belt and rotated when the engine is running. It uses this rotation to generate voltage, which is used to recharge the battery while the car is running. If the alternator is not working properly, the battery will drain while the vehicle is in operation.
At Auto Works of Brandon, we are committed to helping you stay safe with our BMW service and inspection. We will make sure that you are ready to hit the road before you leave for your vacation.
If you are interested in learning more about our BMW service and repairs, call our office today.
Auto Works of Brandon
119 Central Dr Ste B
Brandon, FL 33510