Winter is approaching, and regardless of whether that means palms trees and long sleeves or snow blowers and tire chains, there is no question that the colder weather brings with it changes to your car care needs. Your local BMW Center has a number of accessories available that can help you to keep your vehicle looking good and running smooth throughout the winter season.
As the temperatures start to drop and precipitation becomes a regular fact of life in the weather forecast, itís a good idea to invest in proper protection for your BMWís floors and carpeting. Tracking in water, salt or dirt can not only discolor your carpets, but over the long run it can introduce concerns about corrosion and odor. A great way to head off these issues is to pickup a set of all weather floor mats. Available at any BMW Center, these mats grip the fabric that covers your vehicleís floor and act as a durable shield that collects any of the sand, wetness or other grime that are a part of the winter driving experience. The mats are available in three neutral, easy-to-match colors (black, gray and cream beige) which make them perfect for any BMW interior.
Your BMW Center can also help you get prepared for keeping the outside of your automobile spick and span this winter. The BMW Car Care kit comes complete with specialized wheel cleaner and a unique shampoo for your carís paint, glass and trim, as well as a sponge and wheel brush to help you scrub away the dirt and a chamois to dry everything off. The BMW Car Care kit is a great gift for a friend or family member who takes pride in the appearance of their BMW, and it comes complete with a BMW-logo bucket that acts as a storage container for all of the cleaning supplies when itís not loaded up with sudsy water.
An often overlooked aspect of storing a car for a lengthy period of time is the effect that time and temperature this can have on an automobileís battery. Without a regular charge from your engineís alternator, a battery can lose its stored energy, eventually dropping down to zero and leaving you looking for a boost when it comes time to once again enjoy your car at the end of the season. The BMW Advanced Battery Charging System has been designed to provide a constant trickle of electricity to your battery so as to keep it topped up while it is stored and prevent the kind of full drain and recharge cycle that can shorten its life span. Simply plug the Advanced Battery Charger into the wall and connect it to the battery Ė the unitís internal computer system ensures that exactly the right amount of charge makes it to the batteryís cells at any given time without any worries associated with over-charging or draining.
Even parked inside a garage, dust, dirt and the occasional scratch can find their way onto your BMW, which is why your local BMW Center offers a high quality, three-ply Car Cover that acts as a shield against the elements and the occasional garage mishap. Overlapped seams and reinforced grommets help to prevent tearing, while the Car Coverís mirror pockets and integrated elastic hem offer a custom fit. A unique free-flowing design also allows for proper ventilation underneath the Car Cover in order to fight against moisture build-up. When itís not in use, you can simply machine wash the cover and then stuff it into its included storage bag and hang it up until next year.
The winter season might seem like a long haul, but thanks to these accessories available from any BMW Center you can make sure that your BMW makes it through in great shape.