BMW Seasonal Advice

The BMW ultimate driving machine is designed to give you driving pleasure all year round, but the unpredictable British weather can still be a challenge to both you and your car. With the right essentials, you can keep safe and comfortable in rain or shine.

Our six Lloyd BMW centres across Cumbria, Lancashire and Newcastle upon Tyne all offer specialist advice and support for every season of the year. Located in some of the country's top locations, including World Heritage sites and the Lake District National Park, Lloyd BMW has centres in Blackpool, Carlisle, Cockermouth, Colne, Newcastle and the South Lakes.

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Top Ten Summer Driving Tips

Hotter weather and more traffic on the road can make Summer travels a chore. Stop, start driving and additional miles can have a huge impact on how your BMW performs. With more people starting to holiday at home, investment in Summer driving and travel solutions can have more benefits than you might think:

  1. Prepare your BMW with a top-up of fluids. More travelling means more oil, screen wash and AdBlu are used. Should you be travelling more this summer ensure you carry out regular top ups so you don’t get caught out.
  2. Know your journey and should you not have Sat Nav, the alternative routes you can take. Summer holidays can mean more traffic on the roads so set off in plenty of time with a good knowledge of the local areas.
  3. Plenty of fuel. Ensure you have enough fuel to complete your journey and be aware of local petrol stations.
  4. Check your wiper blades. It wouldn’t be a Great British Summer without the downpours after a bit of sun. Ensure that your wipers can clear your screen efficiently and are not split or dragging when in use.
  5. Keep a cool head. Regardless of how much you use your air conditioning, over time gas will escape from the canister similar to how air escapes from a balloon. It is recommended to have a full air conditioning service on your BMW every 2 years. To check when this was last carried out on your BMW please contact our service team.*
  6. Check your tyres. As the four main contact points between you and the road, tread depth, inflation and tyre condition is essential to road safety.
  7. Check your brakes. Stop, start driving whether it be cruising around the city streets or stuck in motorway traffic takes its toll on your brakes more than the number of miles you travel.
  8. Invest in travel solutions. Travelling over the summer doesn’t always mean that you travel lightly. Investing in a roof box, bike rack or interior storage solutions can guarantee your full visibility on the busy summer roads.
  9. Travelling abroad, do your research. Make sure you check all the necessary driving requirements for the country you are travelling in. For example, most countries on the continent require high-vis jacket and warning triangle to be in your vehicle at all times.
  10. Keep a pack of essentials, just in case: Screen wash top-up, Top-up oil, Phone charger and Spare tyre/tyre sealant
*Advance booking required.

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Vehicle Health Check

Don't let the heat get the better of you this season, at Lloyd we carry out a free vehicle health check on your BMW each time you visit, to ensure that your car is in optimum condition. To give you the reassurance throughout the summer months, our BMW-trained technicians can carry out a video health check, identifying any elements which may need attention.*

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*Subject to booking and availability.

Tyre Safety Check

Tyres are obviously essential in keeping you safe as the only contact with the road, so make sure they are performing at their best with our complimentary tyre safety check.  Included in your tyre safety check you will receive:

  • BMW Tyre, BMW Tyre Safety, BMW WinterComplimentary Vehicle Health Check including Video Report
  • Complimentary Wash and Vacuum
  • Complimentary Quality Enhancements where applicable
  • BMW Technicians trained to the latest manufacturer standards

Not only that, should you need a tyre replacement, our price-match guarantee means that you can be assured that you’re getting the best value for money. We offer this for all makes and models so you can make the most of our complimentary facilities in our BMW Centres while you wait for the tyre check to be completed.

CLICK HERE to find your nearest Lloyd BMW for more information. 

At all our BMW Centres we are here to help you make the most of your BMW throughout the year, whatever the weather.

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