8 July 2017
Today’s automotive industry is full of simple but effective technologies that can offer solutions to common inconveniences and make a driver’s life much easier. Remote car starters are a perfect example. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you might consider having one installed.
Now that summer is in full swing, you’re probably experiencing what all drivers experience when getting into their car after parking outside on a hot day. The inside feels like an oven, the upholstery feels like you’ve had the seat warmers on full blast, and you’re avoiding the searing hot metal of that seat belt buckle at all costs. This is one of the main reasons why some drivers opt to have a remote car starter installed. It allows them to start their car from a distance so that the A/C can run for a bit and cool down the interior before you have to get in. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Getting into your car at the height of winter can be an equally unpleasant experience. It can take what seems like an eternity for your BMW to warm up and get the head going to a tolerable level. The main difference between this and the summer heat is that it’s not significantly alleviated if you’ve parked indoors or in your garage at home.With the right remote car starter package, you’ll have enough control from a distance that you can let your BMW warm up while you finish that morning routine so that it won’t feel like a meat freezer when you finally get inside.
A Few Tips
When choosing a remote car starter package, it’s of the utmost importance to have it professionally installed. It is definitely not a DIY project and the last thing you want to do is void your warranty. Taking your BMW or MINI to the right specialists gets you an accurate assessment of your particular vehicle and its requirements so that a high-quality installation is ensured. Choose a starter with substantial range and high-quality components. You could even consider one that includes a security system or keyless entry for maximum protection and convenience!
In addition to all our other excellent services and upgrades, the Motorwerkes team now offers remote car starter packages for all E90 BMWs from 2006 and up, as well as for select MINI models. Give us a call at (403) 768-3161 to find out which package is right for your vehicle!
1 July 2017
Beauty may be on the inside (and for a BMW this is certainly true), but a big part of enjoying your vehicle is knowing that it looks great. Sooner or later you’ll encounter damage of one kind or another, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of ways to avoid it as much as possible!
One of the most likely ways your BMW will sustain exterior damage is when parked among other vehicles. This might occur when a driver next to you opens their door and dents or scratches yours. When it comes to street parking or exterior lots, nearly anything can happen. This is why being strategic about your parking can make a big difference in reducing the likelihood of damage. Park inside whenever you can and take advantage of corner spots that give you a little distance between your vehicle and others. If you’re going to the grocery store, park on a far end of the lot to avoid runaway carts.
Smart Waxing and Washing
Another source of damage comes from poor detailing technique. We know that failing to regularly wash your vehicle can lead to buildup of harmful and corrosive materials like bird droppings, but you can also end up with scratches if you don’t wash the surfaces properly. Use appropriate materials like microfibre and rinse the exterior frequently while you wash, otherwise you could end up grinding abrasive residue like grit into your topcoat. Always make sure your exterior is dry before waxing, and if you feel any grainy material left over after washing, wash it again! Otherwise, your wax coat will just adhere these things to the surface.
Whether it’s a scratch, a chip, or a dent, avoiding damage to your BMW is also a matter of addressing the small stuff before it gets worse. Many forms of damage lead to others when not taken care of. Responsible maintenance also goes hand-in-hand with responsible detailing. If you don’t have time to carefully and thoroughly clean your BMW and take care of the exterior on your own, a professional detailing is the best way to get the job done without worrying about making anything worse. Be mindful of your driving and your car care while also seeking a hand from a qualified BMW specialist!
Does your BMW look as good as you’d like it to? Whether it’s due to sudden damage, weather-related wear, or other factors, the best way to revitalize the appearance of your vehicle is to seek out the right technicians. Call Motorwerkes at (403) 768-3161 to meet with ours!