European vehicles such as BMW and Audi are highly sought after by discriminating automotive owners who don’t mind shelling out a few extra bucks for luxury. Backed by top-notch performance, the latest in technology and all the bells and whistles, it’s no wonder why so many people prefer the stylings of a European car. Because of this big investment, you understand the commitment that comes with ownership, translating to regular maintenance and repairs to stave off bigger, more costly problems that can diminish your car’s lifespan.
In the spirit of proud ownership, there are some things you should never do to your European car.
- Failing to Check or Replace Fluids
All fluids should be checked and replaced regularly and as needed. This will ensure all systems are well lubricated and remain working properly. It’s best to have these tasks done by your trusted European car mechanic. They can top off your brake fluid, power steering fluid and windshield washer fluid to ensure proper functioning of your European car.
- Failing to Maintain Engine Oil
Your engine needs a sufficient amount of lubrication by engine oil so all parts run smoothly. Dust, dirt and other debris will build up as a result of driving on roadways and the passage of time, gumming up the works. Regular oil changes every few months will keep everything functioning as it should.
- Neglecting Tire Inspection and Rotation
Your tires are an extremely important component of your European vehicle, which means you have to inspect them regularly to make sure they have the proper air pressure. Get your tires rotated with every oil change as well, to ensure even wear.
- Allowing the Engine to Overheat
The cooling system is in place so the engine doesn’t overheat, so regularly checking for issues regarding your cooling system is important. Be on the lookout for leaks and top off coolant levels as needed.
- Allowing Buildup of Dirt and Salt
Failing to clear dirt, dust, salt and other debris can damage your European vehicle all year round. Keep your car free from grime by checking it often and washing/waxing it as needed.
- Neglecting Transmission Cleaning
Your transmission should be inspected and cleaned just like any other component of your vehicle to get rid of grime and dirt build up that can interfere with proper operation.
- Ignoring Clogged Transmission Filters
By extension, you also need to replace the transmission filter and seal as needed, so no undue stress is put on your transmission system.
- Hiring an Unqualified European Car Mechanic
Don’t trust your baby to any mechanic who doesn’t have the qualifications and experience to service European vehicles.
Contact Hance’s European
If you want peace of mind knowing your European car is in the best hands possible, turn to Hance’s European for anything from repairs to maintenance on a wide spectrum of European makes and models. To schedule service in Dallas, contact us at 214-761-5975.