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, 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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The days start to get longer, the roads are busier and the temperature starts to get warmer. But don’t be too eager to get those Winter Tires off, make sure the ambient temperature outside stays above 7 degrees. Be sure to take the correct precautions when driving in the changing weather to ensure your BMW performs are it optimum. Help your BMW perform and consider our advice for driving on the roads 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 due to heavier pedestrian traffic.
  6. Take your time when accelerating/decelerating to ensure maximum efficiency in the changing weather and busier streets.
  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 changing 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 Spring 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.


*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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Purchased a BMW 118d Sport last week and from my first initial telephone call which was taken by Gary to taking delivery of the car the service was excellent. I was able to get the exact specifications I wanted and Gary could not have been more helpful. Thanks also to Emma for all the information she gave me at the handover. I part exchanged a car and the whole experience was seamless and dealt with in a very professional manner. Thank you.

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