You’ve heard of it & might be wondering …
What is BMW Ultimate Care?
BMW Ultimate Care is a non-transferrable service package that is offered by BMW. The program covers your car for a period of 3 years/36,000 miles, whichever comes the earliest.
The program covers your car for the below mentioned particulars:
- Engine Oil
- Engine Filter
- Brake Fluid
- Cabin Micro Filter(s)
- Engine Air Filter(s)
- Spark Plugs
- Remote Control/Key Battery
- Vehicle Check
- Fuel Filter (Diesel only)
Basically, if you buy their Ultimate Care package, which is paying for the service cost for the particular period in advance, you can save up to 30 percent of what you would end up spending if you didn’t opt for the plan.
Moreover, maintenance costs on these premium brands will always end up premium. So, if, by paying the money which you would end up spending in the future for maintenance in advance results in some significant savings, it is an absolute win-win situation.
It is always advisable to purchase maintenance packages offered by dealerships, as it will always ends up useful in one way or another. Unexpected repairs might come along, and the packages might be the one which saves us from the hefty bills. So, never take chances on maintenance.
What is BMW Connected Drive?
Infotainment systems and various other driver aids has become an inevitable part of the car as a whole package. BMW connected drive is a package of various driver aids which helps in increasing the overall safety of the car by assisting the driver in various aspect of the driving.
For example, lane assist and driver monitoring systems all falls under these categories. BMW Connected Drive is not a new piece of technology. It was first introduced in 2008 as simple software and now has evolved into a complicated piece of technology.
The enhancement the connected car gives in the field on safety, convenience and entertainment is truly noticeable. It consists of three main features namely: Digital Services, Driver Assistance Services and BMW Connected App.
Digital services give you the option of knowing the current traffic condition, setting destinations, gives information of the car or you can simply play a music and enjoy a relaxing drive.
Driver assistance on the other hand provides a number of aids for the driver such as keeping a safe distance with the car in front of you, keeping you in the lane and turning on the headlights. The BMW Connected Drive app lets you lock and unlock your car remotely with your smartphone, turn on the A/C etc.