The latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index survey results released in the last 60 days indicate that American drivers continue to neglect the maintenance of their vehicles. Specifically, they’re not checking their vehicles’ basic fluids, like oil and coolant, nor tire pressures; simple things that most people can perform themselves.
Since not every car has indicators for oil and coolant (whether warning lights for low level or gauges for temperature), it is quite easy to overlook the early signs of fluid consumption or leakage. As a result, we often see vehicles towed in from overheating due to low coolant here at Pacific Motorsports.
If you don’t know what to look for on your BMW or MINI in this regard, please ask, we’d be happy to show you how to perform these basic checks. This way you may be less likely to make “unplanned visits” to see us.
Our preference here at Pacific Motorsports is towards preventive maintenance, rather than breakdown repair for a number of reasons, with cost and convenience being the top two. Internal combustion engine cars have around 30,000 parts, and they require periodic maintenance and replacement, wouldn’t you rather do that on your schedule?
Help yourself, and perform some basic fluid and tire pressure checks every few weeks, it only takes a couple of minutes at most, and you’ll be glad you did.