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Is Your Vehicle Ready for the Rigors of Winter?

The cold temperatures of winter have arrived. Is your car ready? Heading into the season, you will want to make sure that your vehicle is ready to handle the rigors of the extreme weather conditions.

Because winter brings shorter days, you will want to make sure that your headlights are functioning at optimum levels. Be sure to fix any broken bulbs and to clean the exterior of the lighting house so that you will be assured that the road in front of you will always be properly illuminated. 

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Factors to Consider for Your Vehicle Brake Pads

Shopping for brakes have to be every bit as careful as shopping for the vehicle itself. There are plenty of factors that you have to consider for your brake pads. This is to ensure that you are buying the right pad and not wasting any money on something that is not going to work the way you need it to.

While the way you are driving is a factor for your brake pads, other factors include the type of vehicle and tires you have. If your brake pads are a match for these factors, then you have the right products…

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Oil is a Component That Often Gets Taken For Granted

Motor oil is one of those car components whose simplicity hides just how important it is to the function on your car. Its purpose is to keep vital parts lubricated so that your vehicle continues to run as it should. Learning about motor oil and its viscosity can better help you achieve this goal.

The main job of oil is to keep parts lubricated and viscosity plays aids in this. Viscosity measures oil's resistance to flow. Lower viscosity oil flows faster than higher viscosity oil. As such, it is best used in the winter months because cold weather thickens…

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This Part in Your Vehicle Does More Than You Think

Your battery does not actually power your vehicle's internal and external lights, windows, sound system, defroster, and many other powered features of your vehicle. Surprisingly, it's your alternator. Your battery only provides the initial burst of electrical power to start your car.

The alternator is a part that contains a belt-controlled pulley, and it is bolted on the main engine block. While an engine runs, the spinning pulley causes the alternator to generate the required electricity for many vital engine functions. 

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The Value of Brake Service and Repair

Your vehicle's brakes are one of the most important safety features. Without them, you wouldn't be able to stop your car and would surely get into an accident. To avoid this, it is wise to make sure to keep your brakes maintained and in optimal condition to help avoid any potential problems.

The general recommendation for when to have your brakes serviced is if they either haven't been serviced in the past year, or in the last 12,000 miles. 

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Avoid a Bumpy Ride: Service Your Suspension

Winter driving is not only stressful, with black ice and drivers who think they are all in four-wheel-drive snow trucks, but it can also be a rough ride. The extreme changes in temperature, combined with salt and snow plows, can create large pot holes and uneven driving services. There is an advantage to this, however. Winter provides a great opportunity to pay attention to your suspension and determine whether or not it may need to be brought to BMW of Nashville for servicing.

As the shocks and struts on a vehicle start to wear out, they become less stiff. 

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Why is Windshield Wiper Fluid Important?

Windshield wiper fluid can make your driving experience much more satisfying by giving you a cleaner windshield to look out of as you navigate the streets of Brentwood, TN. A growing number of fluids that are out on the market have advanced detergents in them that help to clean even the most stubborn of windshield gunk off of a windshield without streaks. Water simply cannot do that.

Windshield wiper fluid also can be bought in a variety of colors. 

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Replace the Fluids that Help your Vehicle Run

Our cars, big rigs, tractors, and trucks have many fluids that keep them running. Just like our bodies, if we didn’t have fluid in them, we wouldn’t make it. Make yourself aware of these fluids and how to best deal with maintaining regular levels in them with the help of the service team here at BMW of Nashville.

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OEM Parts Provide Incredible Value

People sometimes don't know whether or not they want OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or aftermarket parts for their vehicles. If your vehicle needs any type of part replacement, you need to explore both options with care and dedication. Our team here at BMW of Nashville is happy to help illustrate some of the key differences.

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Which is Better for Winter Driveways: Salt or Kitty Litter?

If you live in Brentwood, TN, then you know winter is upon us and it is time to get your driving winter emergency kits ready for your vehicle. This kit should include things like snacks, water, blankets, jumper cables, and something to add traction to your tires in case you get stuck in the ice. The BMW of Nashville service team is eager to assist.

It can be difficult to decide what to use to increase traction for your tires. Rock salt can easily melt the snow or ice that your car is stuck in and it also provides the…

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