25 July 2016
Along with being fun to drive and admirable in terms of engineering, BMWs just look great. However, summer can really take a toll on the appearance of your vehicle, and we’re not just talking about dust and dirt.
Your Paint Job
The paint job on your BMW is one of its most distinguishing characteristics and an important part of what makes your vehicle really feel like your own. With enough extended exposure to direct UV light, that handsome look may fade, become discoloured, or even chip if proper care is not taken. Two other common culprits are bird droppings and water stains, which can do their worst damage when baking in the sun for a while. This isn’t just important on a cosmetic level. Your paint job is a key part of your vehicle as an investment, so it should be looked after accordingly.
Things to Look For
While sunlight and heat may have the most direct effect on larger outside surfaces, they can also do their fair share of damage to other areas, including your interior. For one thing, wiper blades that haven’t been used or pulled away from the windshield can start to experience damage in all that heat. Keep an eye on these as well as your dashboard and upholstery. Find out from a local BMW technician what protectors are recommended for your interior surfaces. Consider the possibility of window tinting if yours are not adequately tinted already, and don’t forget to use your sun shield!
The Importance of Prevention
Mitigating sun damage to the exterior is often a matter of washing, drying, and waxing your car frequently. Better yet, having a professional do it for you will get you the best results. However, as with many potential problems, prevention is key. It’s recommended to park your BMW in the shade rather than the sunlight as often as you can. Investing in a quality cover is also one of the best forms of protection you can opt for, particularly when it comes to bird droppings and water damage. With your BMW looking good as new all summer, you’ll be able to truly enjoy the season.
Motorwerkes can offer you all the help you need to keep your BMW in excellent condition year-round. From detailing to full Inspection 2 service, call us at (403) 768-3163 today and we’ve got you covered!
4 July 2016
There’s no better time for a road trip than summer. Enjoying the sights from the comfort of your BMW is something we can all get behind, but sometimes things can get messy. Here are a few things you should keep in mind.
During this season, your BMW is especially prone to accumulate dust, dirt, insects, and plant debris. Be sure that your windshield is clean and crystal clear at all times. Pebbles kicked up by other drivers can lead to chips and cracks, so look out for these forms of damage and don’t wait to have them repaired! Keeping an eye on the cleanliness and condition of your wipers as well as your headlights and tail lights is also very important. Inspect the entire exterior body of your vehicle to determine if you’re in need of a full detailing. From the wheel wells to the engine bay, you’d be surprised by how many places all that filth can build up.
Cleaning it Out
The interior of your BMW has plenty of nooks and crannies that can be vulnerable to collections of dirt, small pieces of garbage, and other undesirable material. During summer, there’s no getting around the fact that more outdoor activity, means more frequent outings, and dirtier shoes. It’s never pleasant to suddenly realize that a lot more cleaning is necessary than there would have been if maintained early on! Your dashboard, upholstery, floor mats, pockets, and compartments should all be looked at. And you just might be in need of vacuuming or steam cleaning.
It’s not always easy to find time to acquire the best cleaning materials and perform detailing that will last. Detailing by a professional, however, is another story. It’s not just convenient, it also significantly improves the long-term value of your car. The more thorough and skillful the detailing is, the the better off your exterior will be. Your interior will also be as comfortable as ever, freeing you of distractions that can take away from the joy of the drive. We always recommend having this done by a technician who knows your BMW like the back of their hand and is fully dedicated to a job well done!
Calgary’s best team of BMW experts now offers detailing services to keep your vehicle looking its best no matter what the season. Give Motorwerkes a call at (403) 768-3163 to set up an appointment!