BMW vehicles are known for their high-quality construction and unbeatable reputation. With proper maintenance, even a regularly used BMW can stay in good condition for 15 years, according to our experts. So, what constitutes good maintenance for a BMW-made vehicle? Let’s address that question and tackle other related topics in this article.
1. Take Your Vehicle in for Regular BMW Service
The most important thing you can do to preserve the longevity of your BMW is to take it to the auto shop for regular BMW service. How often are these service check-ups required? The answer to that question will depend on the specific model you own. BMW will note the recommended service intervals for their vehicles in their manuals. Study that manual to determine when to drop by our local auto shop. You can also request that information from the dealership if your manual is missing.
2. Work With a BMW-Certified Mechanic
Next, you need to put your BMW in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing. The best way to ensure that your vehicle will receive the high-quality care it needs is by working with a BMW-certified mechanic. BMW-certified mechanics possess considerable working experience, and they also undergo special education related specifically to these vehicles. If an issue is plaguing your BMW, those mechanics are the best equipped to identify and address the problem.
3. Get Your BMW’s Oil Changed Annually
Failing to change your BMW’s oil regularly can lead to significant problems. An engine will likely wear down faster if the vehicle’s motor oil has deteriorated. Pieces of debris are also more likely to damage your BMW’s engine because the motor oil isn’t keeping them at bay. Allowing all of that to go on will eventually lead to your engine breaking down. Regular oil changes are an essential step of proper BMW service. Typically, BMW vehicles require oil changes every year or after 10,000 miles, whichever comes first, according to Check Engine. Keep track of both and head in for an oil change when you first hit one of those milestones.
4. Properly Care for Your Tires
It’s crucial to stay on top of tire care including balancing, rotating, and inflating them as necessary. We’re combining three tasks into this one entry because they all relate to your tires. All BMW owners must monitor their tires and check if they are correctly balanced and inflated. You should also check the wear on your tires to determine if rotation is necessary.
All BMW vehicles are designed with longevity in mind. You can get more miles out of your BMW by adopting the habits highlighted here. Don’t worry if your BMW is having issues. Reach out to Oscar’s Automotive as soon as problems emerge or for preventative care, and we’ll provide the necessary work!