BMW Advises Drivers to Conduct Simple Vehicle Checks to Prepare for the Hot Summer Months
BMW Advises Drivers to Conduct Simple Vehicle Checks to Prepare for the Hot Summer Months

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May, 2014

 

With temperatures starting to soar, Abu Khader Automotive, the official BMW Group importer in Jordan, has announced its summer check campaign.  As of May 17 for one month,  BMW owners can benefit from a free 25-point comprehensive car checkup, carried out by BMW Certified Abu Khader Automotive mechanics, that covers all important aspects of the car. In addition, customers will receive a 25% discount on spare parts and related labor costs for their vehicles if replacements are needed.

 

In line with this campaign BMW Group is warning drivers of the harsh effects the hot  summer months can have on their vehicles.  To help ensure that damage to ones vehicle is prevented and drivers and passengers are not stranded on the side of the road, BMW is recommending the following.

 

Servicing

The extreme weather puts excessive strain on mechanical components like cooling systems, batteries, tyre pressure and the air conditioning, so if you have not yet had time to book your car in for a service before summer, here are a few self-check tips you can do at home to at least make sure your car is in top working condition.

 

  • Correct level of engine coolant
  • Oil is at the correct levels
  • The air conditioning works efficiently
  • A full tank of fuel. Never leave it until you reach your reserve!
  • Tyres have sufficient and correct air pressure
  • Tyres have tread depth of at least 3mm, the recommended depth

Tyres

Never underestimate the importance of having your tyres in pristine condition. One should make sure that one has the correct tyre pressure and tread in all four tyres. While you're looking at the tyre tread, keep an eye out for an uneven wear pattern. Also, run your fingers along the tread and feel for lumps. The presence of lumps could mean that the tyre is not balanced correctly.

 

Oil Change

Oil is the lifeblood of your car. It keeps hardworking engine parts running clean, smooth and most importantly, cool.  This is particularly important in the summer, since a hot engine needs all the lubrication it can get.

All service information including when the oil needs changing or topping up is projected on to the onboard computer in all BMWs making it easy and efficient for owners to receive service information. 

 

Air Conditioning System

During the hot summer months, the air conditioning requires more power than usual which puts pressure on the battery and generator resulting in the possibility of a break down. One needs to ensure that cool air is coming out of the vents and that there is sufficient coolant levels in the compressor.

 

Brake Easy

Your brakes are the single most important safety feature on your car, especially in the summer when the roads can become slippery and overheated. Here are some signs that your brakes need to be checked:

  • Your brake pedal is very hard and resistant
  • Your brake pedal rests too low or too high
  • Indication or warning lights on the dashboard
  • Loud scraping and grinding sounds coming from the brakes

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About Abu Khader Group

The Abu Khader Group was founded in 1937, under the leadership of the late Nicola Abu Khader, who established, developed and managed the automotive and auto parts business hand in hand with his brothers Salim and Yousef, until he was joined by the second generation.

 

Today, the Group is managed by the family’s third generation members: Nicola Abu Khader, who continues to expand the business, and under his leadership, new subsidiary companies and specialized divisions have been developed and added to the Group. The result is an integrated group of companies, each specializing in a different field, with its own independent management. The decentralized structure allows each company in the group to remain strategically focused, and close to market segment and customers.

 

The Abu Khader Group is one of the leading business groups in Jordan, proudly achieving growth in all business sectors, including but not limited to; automotive spare parts, lubricants, automotive dealerships, tires, battery manufacturing, leasing, car rental, public transport, real estate, technology and education. Over the past decade, the Abu Khader Group has become one of the leading automotive dealerships in Jordan. The Abu Khader Group is the exclusive dealer & distributor for a number of world leading passenger and commercial vehicle brands, including Opel, FIAT, Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, HUMMER, BMW, MINI, Mitsubishi commercial, and Fuso trucks.

 

For more information please contact:

VARCC – Arabian Communications                                                                          Abu Khader Automotive

Sarah Haddadin                                                                                                          Omar Halaseh

Sara.haddadin@varcc.com                                                                                           omarhalaseh@ak.com.jo

Tel: (+962) 6 4654824                                                                                                   Tel:  (+962)  6 580-3606

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