Spring Cleaning: The Importance of a Clean BMW After Winter

Spring Cleaning: The Importance of a Clean BMW After Winter - Motorwerkes - BMW Maintenance Experts

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, weather and road conditions aren’t exactly kind to a vehicle during winter. After all that moisture, dirty slush, and road salt have had a chance to give your BMW a run for its money, a proper spring cleaning should get things back to normal!

Taking Care of the Exterior

By the end of winter, even if you’ve taken it to be cleaned once or twice, your BMW is bound to have fallen prey to many different kinds of build-up. When temperatures go up and the roads get wet and slushy, dirty puddles dent to splash up onto the exterior and dry into an abrasive film. If not washed properly, it can cloud your headlights and windows, not to mention wreak havoc on your paint job. Likewise, letting moisture and salt accumulation on the underside of your BMW go unaddressed can lead to corrosion and other issues.

Shaping Up the Interior

You may not think that winter can have as big an impact on the interior of your BMW as on the exterior, but things like plant debris, road salt, moisture, and dirt are all carried into your vehicle each time you step inside, and the same occurs with each of your passengers. You’d be surprised by how many places they all end up! Take some time in the early spring season to assess the condition of your upholstery and floors as well as surfaces like your dashboard, vacuuming and cleaning with the appropriate cleaning products.  

A Post-Winter Detailing

During the transition between winter and spring, it becomes clear that keeping the body, interior, and inner workings of your BMW clean is an important maintenance issue in and of itself. This is why it’s important to make a thorough inspection of the vehicle so that you can determine if a professional detailing is necessary. Taking your BMW to a specialist will give you the best possible results and spare you a significant amount of time. It can be a great feeling to return to the shop and find your vehicle freshly cleaned, ready for those summer drives!

Getting off to a good start during spring will keep things in great shape for the sunny days and road trips ahead. As well as maintenance and repairs, Motorwerkes offers extensive washing and detailing services, so give us a call at (403) 768-3161 to get your BMW looking great again!