If you’re a motorist looking for a superior auto repair shop in Northeast Columbia, SC, check out the Brown Motor Works blog! Brown Motor Works is the go-to auto repair shop for the Northeast Columbia region, as well as the surrounding communities of Pontiac, Elgin, Blythewood, Forest Acres, Fort Jackson, and Camden. Our blog features informative articles about auto repair and maintenance as well as handy tips to get the best possible mileage and performance out of your vehicle. Check it out today!

Protecting Your BMW from Summer Heat

Photo by Hunter Newton on Unsplash

Welcome to the May blog for Brown Motor Works Northeast! We hope spring has been kind to you and you are working your way towards a productive summer. With the pandemic beginning to lift and people finally beginning to get their vaccinations, it looks like we might be in for a jam-packed summer all over the U.S.

And with summer on the horizon, it’s a good moment to consider what needs to be done to your car before the sun is at its most destructive in August. Left unchecked, the sun’s rays can be pretty harsh on a car’s interior and can make driving a painful experience. Here are our top three suggestions for keeping it cool this summer:

  • Good planning can spare you the heat. Remember that you have multiple options for where to shop, so plan your trips ahead of time, knowing all the things you need to get. Try to pick a place with some options for parking in the shade or, at the very least, out of the direct line of the sun.

  • Gear up. Invest in a sunscreen blocker for your front window. Also, consider some treatment products to protect your dash and your interior. 

  • Get your car checked out. Your vehicle needs coolant to be topped up, and your A/C needs to be in good running order. Remember that your A/C also has a hand in regulating your engine temperature… so protecting your A/C benefits your car, as well.

If you need someone to inspect your car for summer readiness, please stop by our Brown Motor Works Northeast location at 520 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC 29229, or schedule an appointment online. We specialize in BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mini Coopers, so you can feel confident your vehicle is in good hands with our highly-skilled technicians.


Brown Motor Works is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Brown Motor Works (803) 788-7028 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.