BMW Seasonal Advice

The BMW ultimate driving machine is designed to give you driving pleasure all year round, but the colder weather can still be a challenge to both you and your car. With the right essentials, you can keep safe, comfortable and prepared come 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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As the temperature drops and the sun sits lower in the sky, driving can prove more of a challenge even for the most experienced driver. But because there isn't ice or snow on the road yet, we often don't take the correct precautions when driving to deal with the subtle changes. Slight decrease in temperature or more water on the road, can have a huge impact on how your BMW performs. So take your time and consider our advice for driving on the road this season:

  1. Prepare your vehicle, top up your screen wash and check functioning before setting off
  2. Know your journey and should you not have Sat Nav, be aware of alternative routes you could take due to traffic or diversions
  3. Ensure you have plenty of fuel in the tank to compensate for any required detours
  4. Check your engine oil, sufficient oil helps regulate the temperature of your engine on long journeys
  5. Increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front to compensate for any sudden braking ahead on wet roads
  6. Take your time when accelerating/decelerating to ensure maximum effeciency in the colder weather
  7. Know your brakes, ensure your brake pads have sufficient depth. This can be checked on a free vehicle health check by our technicians.*
  8. Ensure you have sufficient tyre tread and they are correctly inflated as the colder temperatures can increase pressure
  9. Make sure your wiper blades are in good condition. If they squeak when they wipe they are likely to need replacing and are key to your safety in winter weather conditions
  10. Keep a pack of essentials, just in case: Screen wash top-up, Top-up oil, Phone charger, Spare tyre/tyre sealant, AdBlue

*Advance booking required.

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Ready for winter? We are.
Winter health check for only £29.99

With free winter care kit worth £36.00 RRP.

As the temperature drops and you can feel that first winter snowflake looming in the cold air, its time to prepare for those winter roads ahead. Ensuring your BMW is ready to tackle the elements before winter takes hold, could not only save you valuable time, but give you the peace of mind that your car is ready to take on the elements.
As part of your Winter Health Check you will receive:
• Vehicle health check
• Tyre tread and brake pad depth check
• Top up of screen wash & engine oil*
• Quality software enhancements applied where applicable
• Wash and vacuum
FREE Winter Care Pack including:
  Screenwash with anti-freeze(1ltr), Deicer (500ml), Interior Cleaner (250ml), Ice Scraper

For more information or to book now contact your nearest Lloyd BMW Service Team.

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Winter Wheels and Tyres

As the weather changes from season to season, temperature change can determine which tyres your BMW requires. This can impact your BMW’s grip, steering and traction on the road. Seasonal tyres are made of special cold resistant rubber mixtures that cam maintain grip in the lower temperatures.

With winter wheel sets starting at £960 and available across the range on 0% APR*, don't compromise on safety this season. 

7 reasons to change under 7°c:

  • Sophisticated tread design offers improved grip on ice and snow.
  • Open tread that dissipates water, reducing aquaplaning.
  • Resistant compound that retains flexibility, increasing traction in lower temperatures.
  • Deeper, self-cleaning tread improves tyre grip and propulsion on wet roads.
  • Up to 40% less wear than summer tyres in lower temperatures.
  • Reduces braking distance by over 10% in wet conditions.
  • Having the right tyre for the right season means maximum safety.



*Terms and conditions apply.

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Vehicle Health Check


Don't get left out in the cold this season, at Lloyd we carry out a vehicle health check on your BMW each time you visit, to ensure that your car is in optimum condition for the road ahead. To give you the reassurance that your BMW is prepared for the road ahead, our BMW-trained technicians can carry out a video health check, identifying any elements which may need attention.

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

*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:

  • Complimentary 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 thorughout the year, whatever the weather.


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