The Ultimate Spring Break Road Trip Prep Tips!


Spring 2018 is official here and we cannot wait for all of the fun in the sun that is soon to come! Most of us are also looking forward to the family trips and vacations that normally occurs during this time. As we are prepping to make cross country treks, here are a few tips that you can do to make sure your ultimate driving machine is the best of shapes to make the journey.


Tip One: Consult your Vehicle’s Maintenance Schedule

Before hitting the road this new spring season, it’s going to be important to pull out your trusted owner’s manual and review your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. If you have been regularly servicing your vehicle, you should also have update maintenance records and a schedule with your service provider. Based on what your vehicle is due for, like 20k, 30k miles services, it’s going to be imperative that you include taking care of recommend service on your vehicle before making long distance trips. You don’t want to risk severely damaging your vehicle for something that could have been avoidable.



Tip Two: It’s Time to get Your Ultimate Driving Machine Serviced

The easiest way to not have any worries before hitting the road on any trips is to just get it serviced before. Coming from the colder months your vehicle may have been left idled for lengthy periods of times, there can be a buildup grime from salt on the roads and other seasonal changes, so taking your vehicle to a professional to properly diagnoses and to recondition it will help you have no worries. Most vehicles may be due for an oil change, fluid change and wiper blades replacement, which are easy fixes but also very important. If you are due for an oil change, lucky for you, Richmond BMW Midlothian currently has synthetic oil change on special for just $79.95. Click here for more details.



Tip Three: Tend to your Tires & Replace if Needed

Tires are another important part of the travel equation as you will not be getting far this spring without properly inflated ones. If you utilized winter tires it is now time to switch them out. If winter tires are left on in the warmer months, they can get worn much faster than normal. So switching as soon as the snow stops hitting the ground is going to be your best bet, to save you money and keep you protected. Due to extreme weather variance that may occur during the winter months, your tires could have also lost a significant amount of pressures in them. So making sure to check them before hitting the road is crucial. A simple penny test to measure your tire thread depth can do for this. But also when taking your car to be maintenance, your tires pressure is also something that will be addressed. For those of you interested in saving on your next tire rotation, Richmond BMW Midlothian is also currently offering 4-wheel alignments for just $109.95.


Tip 4: Give your Ultimate Driving Machine the Cleaning it deserves and Enjoy!  

Now that your BMW has been rejuvenated mechanically, it’s time to get it all cleaned up. Whether you decide to do it yourself or not, ensure that all surfaces on the inside of your vehicle are fully dusted down and are cleaned off. You want to make sure to address the dust that may have accumulated during the winter months in your vehicle, as it can cause allergens and irritate your upper respiratory system. If you live in a state that was plagued with snow this past winter, it also very important that your undercarriage is properly tended to and cleaned off. As salt can have built up in your undercarriage due to cities salting their roads, which in turn can cause erosion on your vehicle. For those of you who want to let the professionals handle it, Richmond BMW Midlothian’s service team has an AWESOME Spa special happening now for JUST $59.95. Click here for more details.

We are wishing everyone a happy spring break and road trip season! We would love to see your favorite road trip memories on social media. Please share with us on Facebook, we can be found at @RichmondBMWMidlothian



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