Why Oil Changes Are Important For Your Vehicle

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Oil changes on your car should be done every 3,000-5,000 miles. It can also depend on the make and model of your vehicle and what your dealer recommends. Many car owners become lazy when it comes to bringing in their vehicle for an oil change, but it’s important to be proactive when you have a luxury car! Keep your engine and car healthy. Here are some reasons why oil changes are important:

Better Gas Mileage

Gas mileage is significant to be aware of, especially if you drive long distances regularly. Gas mileage and the quality of your car’s oil are dependent on each other, so you should be getting oil changes when needed to help you get better mileage. Taking the time to get to the shop will be worth it! Having consistent oil changes done will help you maintain the best gas mileage your car can get. It will save you money in the end. 

Reduce Engine Buil-Up and Wear

When you bring your luxury car to Boston Motor Werks for an oil change, you will help prolong its life. Oil changes can help remove dirt and build-up in the engine that can cause damage. There can also be sludge that needs to be removed as well. Your engine will run a lot more smoothly! A clean engine works a lot better. Keep your car in the best shape possible so that you’ll be able to drive it for many years. 

Prolong The Life of Your Engine

When you get regular oil changes, your engine will stay alive and running longer. When you go to trade in your car, you will get more money because the engine will still be working efficiently! Other issues within a vehicle are sometimes hard to avoid, but if you can work to make your engine last long, you will be golden!

Engine Lubrication

Engines produce a lot of heat when your car is running. It’s very typical, but you don’t want it to overheat. When you avoid regular oil changes, the chance of your engine overheating is very high. Having your engine properly lubricated will stop overheating from happening. If your engine dries out, you can end up having a lot of problems with your car. Make sure to get your oil changed!

Contact Boston Motor Werks

Are you looking for an oil change anytime soon? At Boston Motor Werks, we make sure your luxury vehicle is properly taken care of! We can provide you with oil change maintenance in Belmont, MA. Contact us to learn more about our BMW, Audi, Mercedes, and Porsche maintenance services. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our team!

8 Ways To Prepare Your Car For Fall

As we enjoy the last weeks of August, we need to start thinking about the fall and winter months that are upon us. We usually use this time to switch out summer clothes and equipment and make the fall and winter clothes and equipment more easily accessbile. While doing this you should consider getting your vechile inspected so that there are not any problems once the colder weather arrives. It is common knowledge what the winter months can do to our cars no matter if they are BMWs, Porsches, or Mercedes so the right preparation can lead to a smooth fall and winter without any car issues. Below are ten areas you should check to in to prepare your vehicle for the fall!

Check The Belts & Hoses

With all of the driving that was probably done during the summer months, it can cause wear and tear on the different components of your car. The most popular fixes needed after all this driving are belts and hoses of your vechile. Look out to make sure there are no signs of splitting, fraying, or glazing for both of these items. As these could cause for these pieces to overheat, while it might not seem likely in cooler months, it still is something to be cautious about. Be sure to contact us if you are in need of either a belt or hose repair!

Check The Fluid Levels

A step that should be done reguarly or scheduled, checking and replacing the fluids in your car is an important task for your car’s longevity. This is especially important when the seasons change as levels could be low with the amount of usage during the summer. When checking the fluids of your car you will want to be sure to check the levels of your winshield washer fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluids, and power steering fluids. By checking all of these different fuel systems is vital to making sure you have a car that runs smoothly during the coler months of the year.

Check The Tires

The summer is the peak season for construction jobs and road work, and with this comes a lot of debris on the roads. This debris can easily end up sticking in your tires while you are on the road and could cause issues down the road if not immediate. Be sure to bring your vehicle to a trained technician for proper tire and suspension services that include checking the tread, inflation, and overall condition of your tires. These technicians can also rotate your tires so they wear evenly, make sure there is enough air pressure in the tires, and if need be change your tires to snow tires for the winter.

Check The Oil

Wondering if you need an oil change? The fact you have to think about it is a good indication that you should take your car in for an oil change and other scheduled maintenace for you vehicle. A rule of thumb to go by is to have your oil changed every 5,000 miles, but double check your manual to find the recommended interval.

Check Your Heat

Fall and winter are all about the colder weather and climate so having a car with functional heating is very crucial to survive New England winters. Another aspect of your car you should have checked is making sure the defrost works as a fogged-up window is dangerous especially with winter road conditions.

Check the Brakes

One of the most common car incidents during the fall and winter is that cars slide on the roads do to cold and icy weather conditions. Add this with rain or snow falling down and having bad brakes can lead to a dangerous situation. Listen for unusual noises that may point to having failing brake pads and have your brakes checked by a professional to ensure you are good to drive this fall or winter.

Check The Lights

Fall and winter are darker with the amount of percipiation, cold weather, and literal cloud cover of the sun. For the best and safest driving experience you will want to maek sure all of your lights are working to ensure that no accidents ensue. Lights are indicators to other drivers on the road of your intentions and if any are broken can lead to a crash. Walk around your car while checking each light to make sure they work and keeping mind of your check engine light and dashboard. This dashboard will give you a first response if one of your lights are not working.

Check The Battery

The battery is one of the most important parts of your vehicle as it is one of the compents that need to be working in order for your car to start. Overtime, batteries tend to have signs of corrosion and it is always a safe bet to check on the state of your battery after different seasons as there are different driving conditions. If you need a replacement then you can take your car to a technician to give you a new battery and check the electrical system of your car.

If you would like to have your car checked before the fall arrives, call Boston Motor Werks today!


How to Maintain your BMW

You worked hard for the luxury of owning a BMW, let us help you maintain a well running machine! We believe that your BMW should go through regular maintenance checkups, just like you go to the doctor every few months or so for a physical.

This maintenance checkup is recommended for all cars, no matter the year or model of the BMW. Regular & Preventative Maintenance will help you avoid large repair bills in the future; so many issues on cars today can be avoided by following proper maintenance procedures.homescreenpics3

There is and never will be a replacement for “old school” maintenance programs; despite advances in part and fluid technology that supposedly extends service intervals.

Oil changes are one of the most important parts of maintaining your BMW; dealerships and us have a differing opinion regarding oil changes. Dealerships recommend an oil change after 15,000 miles! Here at Boston Motor Werks, we recommend a synthetic oil change after 5,000 miles (for mineral oil cars, we recommend an oil change at 3,000).

Waiting for the 15,000 mile mark can lead to potential engine wear and damage. In the past we have seen pre-mature failures for a variety of parts, ranging from valvetronic eccentric shafts and levers, to crankcase vent valves, all the way up to standard engine seals; this is all due to not having their oil changed after the 5,000 mile mark, you combine that with New England weather and traffic, and it’s a recipe for disaster!

Once your car has reached 30,000 miles, we will perform an Inspection I, which includes an oil change, cabin filter, and if needed and often recommended, an engine air filter. After 60,000 miles we perform an Inspection II, where we will perform an oil change, engine air filter, cabin filter, fuel filter, and differential fluid flush.

Our goal is to help our clients save money in the long run, and one sure way to do this is by following a strict maintenance program; these programs will help you avoid big expensive repair bills in the future!

For more information about our maintenance and BMW services, or for a free estimate, please feel free to give Boston Motor Werks a call at 617-489-0291.