During a typical winter in Lancaster, you may experience frigid temperatures, heavy snow, ice, or torrential rain. This inclement weather can cause wear and tear on your BMW car and make driving hazardous. Therefore, fall is a great time of the year to visit our service center at Sun Motor Cars BMW in Mechanicsburg to get your BMW vehicle ready for the winter. Our technicians can provide maintenance services, detect potential issues, and make any necessary repairs. Then, when the cold weather comes, your BMW model will be in excellent shape to handle Carlisle roads during difficult winter conditions.

The Importance of Recommended Oil Changes

Oil changes are essential to the performance and longevity of your BMW model. It also helps your BMW vehicle get through the winter without experiencing the damaging effects of cold weather. Oil lubricates the engine's moving parts and prevents the engine from overheating. Friction and overheating can damage many moving parts without proper lubrication. Routine oil changes can prevent costly damage to your engine. Fall is a great time to have an oil change, especially if it has been more than six months or 7,500 miles driving around York and beyond since your last oil change.

Heating System Inspection

Do not wait until frigid winter temperatures arrive to test the heater on your BMW automobile. It is best to have our technicians test the heating system during the fall before winter comes. Also, fogged windows are prevalent in the winter and can be a safety issue because the moisture obscures your view. Therefore, our technicians can check to see if the window defrost system is functioning so that you can have a clear view of the road.

Tire Inspection

Winter is not the time to be concerned about the tread depth of your tires. The technicians at our dealership can inspect your tires to ensure they are in good condition. We're happy to swap out your summer tires for snow tires. They will check your tires' air pressure, tread depth, and damage. Our other tire and wheel services include tire rotations, balancing, and wheel alignments.

Battery Inspection

Cold weather can do a lot of damage to your BMW vehicle's battery. Therefore, it is essential to have our technicians check the battery in your car before the cold weather arrives. We can check the battery during an oil change or routine maintenance service. We can replace your BMW model's battery if the battery is over five years old or you notice other battery-related issues, such as:

  • The check engine light comes on
  • Slow engine cranking
  • Dim interior and exterior lights
  • Clicking sounds when turning the key in the ignition

Check the Lights

There are fewer hours of daylight during the winter. Burnt-out headlights can make driving hazardous because it makes it harder to see. Our technicians can check to see that every one of your exterior and interior lights is operational and replace any blown bulbs.

Replace the Wiper Blades

The windshield wiper blades enhance your visibility in inclement weather. Our technicians can replace your BMW's windshield wipers to ensure you can always see well. It is best to change the windshield wipers at least once a year.

Explore Our Inventory Options Too

Consider checking out our extensive selection of luxurious new BMW inventory. There are plenty of options for various Harrisburg lifestyles. You can even get started with a custom-ordered BMW model. If you're looking for a competitive rate or would prefer a wider range of choices, look no further than our pre-owned selection.

Schedule Your Service Appointment Online

These fall maintenance services will prevent your car from winter conditions and increase your safety behind the wheel. It is important not to wait too long or until cold, inclement weather arrives. If you find a model you'd like to purchase, utilize our finance center to finalize your purchase. Schedule your routine maintenance service online or over the phone to keep your BMW vehicle in excellent condition throughout the winter. You'll find Sun Motor Cars BMW off of US-11 South; we hope to see you soon.