BMW warns drivers to prepare for hot weather
Dubai, July 2, 2014
BMW Group Middle East has warned drivers of the harsh effects the hot summer months can have on vehicles, with temperatures starting to soar.
The group has made recommendations to help ensure that damage to the vehicle is prevented and drivers and passengers are not stranded, said a statement.
The extreme weather puts excessive strain on mechanical components like cooling systems, batteries, tyre pressure and the air conditioning system. Drivers should service the car before summer or conduct simple vehicle checks to ensure the car is in top working condition.
It includes checking if there is a correct level of engine coolant, oil, efficient air conditioning, a full tank of fuel, sufficient and correct air pressue in the tyres and that the tyres have a tread dept of atleast 3 mm, the recommended depth.
The driver should also check the brake linings to ensure it is not very hard and resistant, not resting too high or too low, no warning lights on the dashboard and no loud scraping and grinding sounds from the brakes.
The group has also advised drivers and passengers to buckle up, as not wearing a seat belt puts them at an increased risk of more severe injuries or even fatality in the event of an accident. - TradeArabia News Service