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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 Winter Driving Tips

Adverse weather and prolonged darkness make winter driving more hazardous. Wet and icy conditions can have a huge impact on how your BMW performs in the cold weather. In the UK, with warmer winters in the past, not many drivers have experience driving in extreme winter conditions. So take your time and consider our winter driving tips on the road this season:
  1. Prepare your vehicle, top up your screen wash, de-frost all windows before setting off
  2. Know your journey and should you not have Sat Nav, be aware of alternative routes you could take
  3. Ensure you have plenty of fuel in the tank to compensate for any required detours
  4. Use dipped headlamps in snowy, wet weather
  5. Increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front to compensate longer stopping distances
  6. Take your time when accelerating/decelerating to avoid skidding
  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
  9. Invest in a set of Winter Wheels and Tyres
  10. Keep a pack of essentials, just in case: Screen wash top-up, Top-up oil, De-icer, Ice Scraper, Phone charger, Spare tyre/tyre sealant
*Advance booking required.

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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 to battle the elements. To give you the reassurance that they will keep working throughout the winter 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

BMW Winter Tyres


Specifically designed to counter the hardening and lack of grip brought on by the cold weather BMW Winter tyres keep you safe on icy or snow-covered roads. They last longer and provide cost-effective winter monitoring. No other piece of equipment has such a great influence on handling and safety as wheels and tyres.

Winter Tyres from only £960 - available on 0% finance* 

Give yourself enhanced grip as well as peace of mind during the colder months with a set of BMW Winter Wheels and Tyres.

When the temperature drops summer tyres no longer perform at their best. The rubber compounds get hard, resulting in a reduction of adhesion and handling. That is why 7°C is the signal for winter tyres. Only the special rubber compounds of winter tyres withstand the cold in order to maintain grip and guarantee a short braking distance. Make a timely change – and make the difference between a critical situation and a collision. As well as being safer, Winter Tyres also wear more efficiently than standard tyres in low temperatures saving future costs.

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*Terms and conditions apply, contact your nearest Lloyd BMW for more details.

 

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.

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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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I wish to advise you of my experience today via e-mail and telephone call from your Service Manager Gavin Seed. I encountered a problem with my 4 series remote control, which caused me some worry and distress, imagining all sorts of major diagnostic problems with my vehicle. Glad to say the prompt attention of Gavin, and his handling of my problem to my complete satisfaction, highlighted his dedication to the highest level of customer care within your group at Blackpool. I came to live in Cleveleys over 20 years ago and ever since have dealt with this location for all things BMW. Gavin must be a very busy man, so I can't thank him enough for taking the time to deal with my problem. I can now fully understand why Lloyd Motor Group Blackpool was recognised as the best BMW Retailer in Customer Care at the 2017 BMW Excellence in Sales Awards, with a service manager like Gavin in the team. I can advise that for 20+ years now my experience of Lloyd Motor Group in Blackpool has always been nothing less than excellent, and look forward to many more years of the same!

Bill Wales - Lloyd Blackpool BMW

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