How to Maintain a BMW

Follow BMW’s Recommended Maintenance Schedule

As the proud owner of a BMW, your vehicle is more than just a means for transportation. You have invested in a luxury performance machine engineered to deliver an exhilarating driving experience. That kind of engineering demands careful care, attention, and protection. That’s why BMW designed a specific maintenance schedule for drivers to follow. Factory recommended maintenance intervals guide you through all the services your BMW requires, from routine oil changes to detailed safety inspections.

BMW Intermediate Oil Service

The integrated BMW Service Interval System alerts drivers when it is time for routine oil changes, the most frequent and common maintenance service. Generally, BMW vehicles require oil changes every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, depending on individual driving habits. Just look for your vehicle’s alert system to determine the exact recommended time for your upcoming oil change.

BMW Oil & Safety Service

In addition to routine oil changes, BMWs must receive thorough safety inspection from a registered professional. During safety service, a trained mechanic checks brakes, signals, belts, hoses, engine fluids, steering and suspension, tire pressure, wipers, and dashboard warning lights.

BMW Inspection I

BMW’s Inspection I schedule, also known as minor service, includes an oil change, tire rotation, detailed inspection, and filter check. See their recommended intervals for your specific model year below:

  • 1986-1998 Models — 20, 60, and 100 thousand miles

  • 1999 Models and Newer — 30, 90, and 150 thousand miles

BMW Inspection II

Also known as major service, BMW Inspection II includes a check of engine fluids and filters with variations for different 3-series, 5-series and other models. See your recommended schedule below:

  • 1986-1989 Models — 40, 80, and 120 thousand miles

  • 1999 Models and Newer — 60 and 120 thousand miles

Find BMW Specialists

The best decision you can make for your automotive performance machine is to visit European Autotech for precision maintenance service. Only an experienced professional understands the investment of a German-made vehicle and follows factory recommended maintenance schedules to protect the superior engineering. Our technicians are true car people, which means we care about your BMW’s long-lasting, optimal performance just as much as you do. Our dedication makes all the difference.

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