Facts you may find useful in the Winter...

As the seasons change you may notice changes in your BMW too, don't be alarmed as they may be completely normal. Read below a series of things that may change as we head into the colder months...

  • Poor handling, loss of grip or sliding on snow or icy roads due to reduced grip
  • Your car may struggle to drive up steep hills when the ground is icy or snowy
  • Automatic stop/start will stop working when the temperature is below 4°C or when your windows or being demisted
  • There may be a warning sound when starting the engine or driving to indicate the temperature has dropped below 4°C
  • The snow flake symbol warning light will appear when the temperature drops below 4°C
  • Outside temperature reading flashing, indicates the temperature is below 4°C
  • Traction control light flashing while driving (indicating system operating)
  • Your windscreen washers can often freeze if the temperature is very low meaning they can be stuck
  • ABS warning light flashing when braking (indicating system operating)
  • Windows may freeze in certain temperatures and weather conditions meaning they will not open when prompted

Winter Tyres:

When the temperature drops to 7°C and below, standard tyres harden and no longer provide optimum adhesion, compromising performance when accelerating, braking and cornering. Switching to BMW Winter Tyre's in the colder months improves safety within your vehicle and also provides cost effective motoring as the tyres wear less in the colder conditions meaning they last much longer than standard tyres.

At Sytner BMW, we also provide a 'Tyre Hotel' which saves you taking up space in your own home to store wheels and tyres. Instead, we will safely and securely store your summer wheels and tyres when you change to winter ones for the cold weather.

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