BMW 750Li XDrive: Automotive Care and Maintenance Tips for Longer Life
It's quite well-known that BMW cars are made with luxury and performance in mind. Every car that comes out of their factory is equipped with engine performance and features that every driver would love. And of course, all BMWs come at the right price. And if you are driving that BMW 750Li XDrive, chances are you want to get the maximum performance it can give as well as keep it running for as long as you can. That's actually not hard to do if you know how to take care of your car properly. Below are some tips to help you prolong the life of your Bimmer:
- Take care of your car's finish.
Although keeping a vehicle clean is said to be much more of a psychological thing than having an actual effect on its performance, it is still necessary. It may not have any effect on how your engine runs but a clean exterior is always nice to look at. Besides, the beauty of your BMW 750Li XDrive only deserves properly maintained exterior finish. Set a schedule when to wash your car; you can either do it yourself or send your vehicle to a car wash. Frequently doing the latter though will have an ill-effect on your car's expensive paint finish in the long run. Most car wash shops employ high-pressure nozzle, which can be hard on your car's paint. If you decide to do the washing yourself, just make sure to use the right cleaning agent and tools. Don't forget to dry the car using a towel or chamois to prevent spots from forming.
- Service and inspect your vehicle periodically.
Doing both is a good way to extend the life of your car and keep it operating efficiently. So what should you do? First, make sure to inspect the spark plugs and replace them when they are due for replacement—typically done every 100,000 miles. Keep in mind that the spark plugs help in starting your vehicle so they should be free from wear and damage. Servicing your car should also include replacing the air filter. According to the Department of Energy, replacing a clogged air filter will improve acceleration by 6% to 100%. The fuel, ignition, and emission systems should also be inspected for faulty parts.
When you go and check your engine for periodic maintenance, you will notice at the front that there are a series of rubber drive belts. These loop around various pulleys and drive everything in the engine—from the alternator to the a/c compressor. The engine belts are very important in keeping your engine functioning properly. They are made of rubber and since they are under extreme conditions; they wear down and need replacement. It is recommended that you get a fresh set of timing belt every 50,000 miles and inspect it every half of that (25,000 miles) to check for early signs of damage. Neglecting the timing belt puts your car at risk of engine failure—and that means bigger repair expenses.