Road Trip Maintenance

2021 BMW X3


Before you hit the road this summer, you’ll want to make sure that your BMW car or SUV is in top condition. No one wants to get stuck on the side of the road miles from Pekin or Galesburg, so taking the time to prepare your vehicle is essential. Along with summer road trip tips, we here at BMW of Peoria can provide the road trip maintenance services required to ensure you a safe, smooth, and successful vacation. Learn more in this road trip maintenance guide from the experts in our Service Center.

Key Road Trip Maintenance Services

Whether you’re taking a an extended drive during the summer or winter, the following road tip maintenance services will help you get to your destination safely:

  • Tire Inspection: Your tires are in constant contact with the road, so wear and tear is bound to happen. Before taking a long drive, make sure that your tires are properly inflated and check the tread wear. It’s a good idea to get a tire rotation to ensure even tread wear on your trip.
  • Brakes: As with the tires, the brake pads also experience wear and tear over time. If you hear a screeching or grinding noise when you press the brake pedal, you’ll want to get that checked out before hitting the road.
  • Battery: Is your current car battery more than a few years old? Having the voltage checked before you head out can help you avoid getting stranded in the middle of nowhere. It’s also important to see that there’s no corrosion and that the battery is securely fastened.
  • Oil Change: It is recommended that you have your BMW oil changed every 7,500 to 10,000. An oil change before your road trip will make sure that your vehicle is running smooth and safe.
  • Windshield Washer Fluid: During long drives out on the highway your windshield will pick up dirt and grime from the road as well as bugs. Topping off your windshield washer fluid will ensure that you’ll be able to keep the windshield clean. 

Summer Road Trip Tips

These summer road trip tips will also be helpful if you are planning a long drive in the winter:

  • Clean the inside and outside of your vehicle
  • Fill up on gas when you see a gas station because you never know how long until the next gas station comes up
  • Have a roadside assistance kit and a first-aid kit handy in the event an accident occurs
  • Make sure you have your USB phone charger and a backup battery for your phone
  • Set your Google Maps to the most convenient route, and pull over to a rest stop if you ever feel tired

Visit the BMW of Peoria Service Department for Road Trip Maintenance Needs

Get professional road trip maintenance by scheduling service at BMW of Peoria today. You can rely on our certified technicians to make sure your BMW is running safely at peak performance levels. Don;t forget to check out our current service specials and coupons to take advantage of some of the best deals in the Dunlap area. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our Service Center.


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