April 2020


The BMW Roadside Assistance gives you help and advice 24 hours a day. Now let us see what the offers are given by the BMW Roadside Assistance. It was implemented during the last 10 years. The helpful services are as follows; lockout services, tire changes, delivery of operating fluids and fuel and the battery jump starts. When the BMW car is being disabled due to an accident, hazard damage or mechanical issue the BMW Roadside Assistance will take the necessary actions and will give you the help by the nearest authorized centre of BMW. If you are an owner of a new BMW, you will have definitely seen the SOS button at the top of the rearview. At first, you might have wondered what it does. With the time you will learn the importance of it. So here we will provide you with the exact detail about the SOS button.

What happens when you press the SOS button?

When you press the SOS button, the location of the BMW and all the details of the car are transmitted to the BMW Response Assist Centre. Then a specialist will speak to you and will link you to the Intelligent Emergency Call. Moreover emergency directions will also be provided. This feature makes sure that the passengers are safe on the road. And it tries to protect you from every danger as much as possible. This service is integrated into the car’s audio system and the communication. Therefore it works with the conjunction of the GPS system or the navigation system.

The service of the BMW Emergency Service is available in the first 4 years since the original service with no any mileage restrictions. It is also available for the certified owners of BMW, and they have 6 years. The service is provided to you every day.  The advanced systems of this system gives the driver telematics technology, which is supported by warning messages and vehicle data. In addition to that, you can get this help through your phone.  All these are done to make sure the driver is safe.

Furthermore, the BMW Emergency Call helps you in other ways too, imagine if the airbag deployed. It will directly contact you to the BMW call centre and trained professionals will contact you. The very same connection will also transfer the position of the car to nearest metre with data relevant to the rescue team such as the number of passengers, risk of injury, colour and model of the vehicle. At the same time, BMW emergency calls can be triggered manually, if you need to ask the assistance for the road users.

How do I use the BMW Roadside Assistance?

To use the BMW Emergency Call, first you have to open the cover flap. Then you have to hold and press the SOS button until a green light is illuminated brightly. In case of emergency situations, you do not have to press. It will automatically turn into a green colour.

There are 2 methods to use this Emergency Service. The first one is you can press the SOS button or else you can access the BMW Connected Drive app or choose the BMW Roadside Assistance from the iDrive menu. There is also an additional subscription that has a theft recovery. This will track where your car is. The devices have a minor version so you can place them anywhere. So by reading this, we hope that you got a clear idea about the BMW Emergency Call and SOS button. As always, the service will be available to you 24 hours. Good Luck!

When buying a vehicle, there are lots of things to consider. One of the main things is the seat. It should be comfortable, otherwise, you cannot travel long distances. The preference of the seat might differ from person to person. Some of the people use leather and some others use leatherette seats. High percentage of vehicle owners prefer the Leather seats, as it is convenient to you. The leatherette is a fake leather which cannot be used for many years. The cost of the leather seats are high and you might have to spend more money to replace or repair such seats. And the cost of leatherette is a low price. The respondents to the weather is a good quality present in them, it both adapts to summer and winter seasons.  The speciality on this leather seat is, it gives a high quality look to the vehicle.

Should you get Leather or Leatherette Seats?

Let us see what they are in detail. Having leather seats in your vehicle is a benefit for you. The following advantages you get through this are it can decrease the allergens in the vehicle, suit for any weather condition, comfortable, has a nice smell, simple and easy to clean the seats, hard to sustain. At the same time, it will be remarkable with the vehicles with the moon roofs and when you are going to resale it, you will have a higher price.

The disadvantages connected to the leather seats are they are much expensive to purchase, and also it can be quickly affected by various temperatures, a high cost will be spent to maintain the leather seats. Only limited colours are available to use.

Compared to the leather seats, the leatherette is half the price of leather. Anyhow, it looks like leather. Unlike the leather, it will not fade when it is in the sun. It can be cleaned very easily. The resale value is minimum. However, the leatherette will not give you much benefits like the leather.

Most of the people prefer leather seats for their vehicles. The unfortunate thing connected with this leather seat is, once you buy it the sellers often push you to buy fancy stereos, moon roof and many other features connected to it. 

How long does the Leather last? 

If you are already an owner of a leather seat vehicle you should know how to maintain it. When you are able to protect and maintain well, at least you will be able to use the seat for 10 years. When it comes to the cleaning process, it should be done thoroughly, without damaging. And after you clean you should not keep the seat in the midday sun for a long time, because the colour might fade away. Excessive cleaning is not needed but careful treatment will have a long life for the leather seats.

Moreover the leather is a natural material. It is not flammable like the other materials.  Even for your skin, the leather material is very comfortable. So, the best material for your vehicle is the leather seat.

How long does the leatherette last?

As we mentioned above, the leatherette does not last long. This is not a washable material. But if anything spills you can clean it quickly as it is washable. Actually it is a durable material. Although you take care of it, it will last before it reaches 10 years. By the way, if you travel long distances for sure you will be sweating. Because it does not support the temperature. The leatherette is also not biodegradable.