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BMW Maintenance & Service – A Comprehensive Guide

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A BMW maintenance routine will ensure top performance and ongoing reliability. But what does comprehensive BMW maintenance entail? Aren’t regular oil changes enough?

There are four service categories when it comes to BMW maintenance. This comprehensive BMW service guide will keep your car in perfect shape for years to come.

Intermediate Oil Service

Regular oil changes are the first step in your maintenance journey. It’s important to follow your oil change service intervals. These changes should be conducted every 5,000 to 10,000 miles depending on your driving style. Your intermediate oil service will include synthetic oil and filter replacement. Keeping fresh oil running through your engine is a good start to BMW maintenance.

Oil And Safety Service

This service takes care of all your oil changes and your BMW’s safety components. You should do this service every 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. This includes an oil change and engine coolant top-up. Your brakes will be checked for wear and tear, and your technician will replace worn-out brake pads or discs. Your tires will also be checked and inflated.

Next, your secondary systems will be checked. A service technician will attend to any warning light indicators before clearing them. Your chassis and underside will be checked for leaks, before your belt condition and suspension. Finally, a technician will test drive your BMW to make sure your car is driving smoothly and safely.

If this sounds like a lot to remember, remember that a South Florida BMW service facility will offer a scheduled maintenance program for your BMW. You won’t have to remember a thing. You will even be reminded when it’s time for your next service.

Inspection 1

This service is after your first 30,000 miles and then every 60,000 miles after. Inspection 1 is categorized as a major service and contains extra checks. These include:


Your engine’s operating temperature range will go through a check-up. The technician will see to any results that are out of range. Your coolant will then be topped off, along with a full radiator check. Synthetic oil replacement is also done in this service.

Wheels And Brakes

This is a comprehensive brake and tire service. Your technician will make necessary replacements or adjustments and your discs may require skimming.

Secondary Systems

Your BMW Fault codes will be checked for using the BMW Factory Diagnostic System. The technician will also perform a heating and AC test, as well as a battery and alternator test. Seat belts and airbags are also inspected.

Chassis And Underside

Your power steering system is checked, and axles and differentials will go through testing for leaks. Your exhaust and suspension systems are also thoroughly checked. Finally, the clutch and the parking brake will have a test.

Inspection 2

Your secondary inspection should take place every 60,000 miles. This service contains a few additional replacements, including:

  • Spark plug replacements
  • Air filter replacements
  • Parking brake lining inspection
  • All body panels for rust
  • Flexible rubber boots for cracks or leaks

BMW Service In South Florida

Foreign Affairs Motorwerks have a comprehensive BMW service offering. Our technicians boast a combined experience of over 125 years. They are well-trained in all BMW maintenance requirements. Invest in one of our BMW scheduled maintenance plans to ensure that your BMW is well taken care of. Call the BMW specialists at 954-746-0488.

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