Tips for optimizing your BMW’s performance

Tips for optimizing your BMW’s performance

Driving habits play a big role in your BMW’s performance. It’s ok to have a little fun now and then, after all, it’s your choice to run the risk of getting a speeding ticket! However, your daily driving habits can have a serious effect on your BMW’s long-term performance and repair issues. Along with individual driving habits, driving conditions play a huge part in how your car wears and accumulates mileage. There are many things that you can do to ensure that you are optimizing your BMW’s performance. At our Pfaff BMW Mississauga dealership, we have a massive selection of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles that are waiting for you to take out for a test drive. In this blog, we share some information about a few tips for optimizing your BMW’s performance.

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Why should you consider adjusting your driving habits?

Besides decreasing your instances of road rage and continuing the enjoyment of your BMW for years to come, there are many benefits to adjusting your driving habits. BMWs are fast, fun, and race-worthy, which makes their drivers suddenly develop a lead foot. We’re not judging, because who doesn’t like to have a little fun now and then? However, the next time you pound on the gas pedal, keep in mind the benefits of taking it a little slower and minding your driving habits:

  • Preserves your car’s value
  • Prevents costly and time-consuming repairs
  • Ensures your driving experience for the foreseeable future
  • Saves money on gas due to lowered fuel consumption
  • Extends the life of your car parts significantly
  • Promotes your safety and prevents accidents

Go easy on the brakes 

Besides having a lead foot on the gas pedal, you might also tend to slam on the brakes a lot. This generally occurs most frequently when drivers accelerate quickly and often. As this continues, brake rotors and calipers can become damaged causing brake dysfunction.

Accelerate steadily 

BMWs get up and go fast and far; however, frequently quick acceleration doesn’t do your engine any favors. Though it may be fun to pound on the gas when the light turns green, keep in mind that it puts unnecessary strain on your engine and can wear out spark plugs and ignition coils prematurely leading to stalling, misfiring, or other performance issues.

Be mindful of turns 

We know, your BMW turns like a champ and hugs those corners, but every time you go speeding around a turn your wheel alignment shifts slightly, your suspension parts become worn, and your car handles differently.

Optimize your transmission 

If you drive a BMW with a manual transmission, it’s critical to master the flow of gear shifting. Shifting gears is a technical, coordinated dance; shifting too soon or too late can lead to someone stomping on your toe, or your transmission failing sooner rather than later. 

These are just a few of the things you should consider if you want to optimize your BMW’s performance for years to come. If you are looking for more information about our selection of BMW vehicles at Pfaff BMW Mississauga, we encourage you to get in touch with a representative today. Additionally, click here to learn about the Pfaff Difference. 

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