How to break in your new BMW 

How to break in your new BMW 

Your new BMW is ready for its first drive. Should you still break in a new car, you wonder, as you see its paint gleaming and breathe in that new car smell. And what else do you need to consider? The following guide below points out a few tips on how to break in your new BMW vehicle! At Pfaff BMW Mississauga, we do a lot more than just supply our valued customers with high-end BMW vehicles. We are also in the business of providing information about our vehicles, our dealership, and the auto industry as a whole. An informed customer is a happy customer! At our dealership, you can find a wide range of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles that are waiting for you to take out for a test drive and park in your driveway permanently. If you are wondering about how you can break in your new BMW, then you have come to the right place. Continue reading this blog for more information! 

Become more familiar with your new BMW

Remember that becoming familiar with your new car is not just a matter of convenience, it’s also vital for safety reasons. Traffic congestion, the tail end of a traffic jam and a line of cars in the rearview mirror, but where’s the button for the hazard lights? To avoid running into this kind trouble, you should know where to find the most important features of your car. This includes the button for the heated rear window, the safety vest(s), the warning triangle, and the first aid kit. There is a good chance that you have already test driven your BMW vehicle before you bought it, but once you take it home for good, make sure that you begin to learn its systems more thoroughly. 

Lock in your seat position and other presets

Sitting comfortably will actually make you safer. This is because sitting behind the wheel in a tense or cramped position can also impair your concentration. You should therefore familiarize yourself with the configuration options for the seats in your BMW. Set the distance from the seat to the pedals so that your knees are slightly bent when stepping on the brake or clutch. Eyes on the road: Select a seat height that gives you a good view of the road and the on-board instruments. Sit, don’t lean: Configure the seat back in a way that allows you to sit as upright as possible. This will keep your head close to the headrest and your shoulders in contact with the backrest while ensuring that you don’t need to stretch out your arms. Remember to lock in your seat adjustment with your keyfob and the controls on the door. 

Make sure you have the right accessories in your BMW 

You should also remember to carry two other very useful helpers. Firstly, you should always have a pair of sunglasses within easy reach, either in the glove box or one of the other compartments. When the sun is at a low angle, it can shine directly into your eyes and blind you, something that has already led to countless accidents. Secondly, an ice scraper can also be vital for giving you an unobstructed view. If you head off after a frosty night with your windshield still iced up, it’s not only dangerous but can also be expensive. Snow chains and jumper cables should also be an essential accessory to carry with you in your BMW. You never know what can happen out on the roads, especially in the winter months in Ontario. 

Find a place to keep your legal documentation for driving 

New car break-in complete? Check. Accessories purchased? Check. All that remains is to give a little thought to the paperwork. It is a legal requirement to keep your driving documentation on you at all times while in the vehicle. Choose a place in your BMW where you can keep your registration and insurance documents handy in case you are pulled over or have been in an accident. 

For more information about how you can break in your new BMW vehicle, or for more information about the BMW vehicle you are interested in, we encourage you to schedule a test drive at our Pfaff BMW Mississauga dealership today! Click here to find our contact information, schedule a test drive, or to speak with a representative.