Now is the perfect time to get your car prepared for the harsh conditions that can seriously affect your car's ability to remain safe and avoid breakdowns on the road.
You can now book your car in for a Complimentary Winter Health Check at either of our BMW Service Centre's at our dealerships in Aberdeen and Tayside and ensure you are road-ready for the cold months ahead.
With your check you can also purchase a John Clark BMW Winter Pack for only £12.99.
Fill in the enquiry form below, enter details of your vehicle and your preferred dealership and a member of our team will contact you to finalise your booking at our BMW Service Centre.
Our comprehensive winter check covers the following essential safety checks including:
Wiper blades, Washers and washer fluid levels, Lights and warning lights, Wheels, tyres and brakes, Steering and suspension, Anti-freeze levels, Exhaust, battery, engine coolant level, Brake fluid level, Oil level and power steering.
And if you do need to anything done at John Clark we have you covered with our 4 months interest free payment plan.
Battery is the most common cause of winter breakdowns. A battery that is more than five years old may struggle in the cold - so we advise to get this checked to save the inconvenience of unplanned failure. To save your battery turn off any non-essential electrical loads, avoid running any electrical systems any longer than necessary and finally use the starter in short five second bursts if the engine doesn't start quickly, leaving thirty seconds between attempts to allow the battery to recover.
Top up engine coolant with antifreeze, you will need a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water. Check coolant level regularly. Antifreeze costs only a little, but a frozen engine will be very costly to repair.
Screenwash helps keep your windscreen clear – but when the mercury falls it’s vital you use a quality screenwash that is effective down to -20C. We recommend using BMW approved screenwash to avoid filter blockage & give you the protection you need.
Make sure your vision is not obscured in any way, either though dirt or snow. Make sure you clear the snow from your windows as well to ensure that this will not fall onto your windscreen whilst driving and obscure your view.
Make sure all bulbs are working correctly and our advise would be to carry spare bulbs to ensure you can always be seen clearly. You will need to always use headlights when visibility is reduced.
At 7°C and below, you have to be prepared for more challenging conditions - frost, ice, snow, slush, sleet or rain. Give yourself better grip and handling through it all with a set of BMW Winter Wheels and Tyres. Specifically designed to counter the tyre hardening and lack of grip caused by lower temperatures, BMW Winter Wheels and Tyres can reduce braking distances on icy roads by up to half, and by up to 10% on wet surfaces. As well as being safer, they wear less than standard tyres in low temperatures too.
PLAN BEFORE YOU GO:
Prepare your car and journey at least ten minutes prior to your driving to ensure all you have time to clear all windows using a scraper and de-icer. It would also be a good idea to plan your journey and the roads you are going to take, preferably use major roads that will have been well-gritted.
With temperatures dropping rapidly, this places much heavier demands on your vehicle- don’t delay, and book your FREE Winter Health Check.
Terms & Conditions Apply:
*Free Winter Health Check available until 31st March 2020. Offer may be withdrawn or amended without notice. Correct at time of insert 10/2019