BMW Recommended Services

BMW Recommended Services

Regardless of the BMW model that you own, having your car properly serviced and maintained is essential. Your vehicle needs the care to last as long as possible throughout its life, perform at its best, and retain its resale value. Having your vehicle serviced as needed can also save money on car repairs, as a BMW mechanic can detect more minor problems and correct them before they become more severe issues. Recommended services for all BMW models vary, but you can learn more about when your car needs service by checking the owner's manual in your vehicle.

Recommended Maintenance Schedule

Although some BMW services will vary based on the model in question, other services are generally universal. All BMWs, for instance, will need to have their oil changed, the engine filter replaced, and their tires rotated. These services should be performed no more than every 10,000 miles or every 12 months for most models. Your car's filters will also need to be periodically replaced. The oil filter should be changed approximately at the same time interval as the oil change. The fuel filter, which also helps with optimal engine performance, should be changed with every other oil change. The air filter in the cabin, which circulates fresh air through the car's interior, will likely be replaced every 60,000 miles. The coolant fluid gets changed around the same time as each oil change, and the brake fluid should be replaced approximately every 30,000 miles.

30K, 60K & 90K Service

For most BMW models, the most significant service appointments occur at 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles, and 90,000 miles. Your car will still need to have minor upkeep before 30,000 miles and in between appointments, including its oil changes, fuel changes, and tire rotations. However, additional services are added at these major milestones to ensure optimal BMW efficiency, safety, and performance. Remember that you'll always want to consult your owner's manual, as the most precise service schedule for your vehicle may be different from the manufacturer's standard generic recommendations.

Caring for a Higher-Mileage Car

Even though the 90,000-mile mark is the last of the significant service schedules for BMW, your BMW will still need to have service after that point. A BMW mechanic can create a customized maintenance plan for your car after it reaches 90,000 miles. A technician may also recommend notable changes for higher-mileage vehicles, such as replacing regular oil with engine oil specially designed for older vehicles.

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If you have questions about BMW maintenance or want to schedule service, contact our dealership for an appointment today.