Whether you drive a 2020 BMW 3-Series in St Paul or a 2020 BMW X5 around Minneapolis, you know that a luxury car like a BMW deserves the finer things in life. That’s why it’s so important to stick to a good car maintenance schedule to keep your BMW in top shape for years of road trips, commutes, and other adventures. Even if you’re covered by a BMW service plan, it can get a little tricky to keep everything organized. We’ve created a general guide to your maintenance checks, so you can move forward with confidence.
No two vehicles are exactly alike, and the engineers at BMW know how difficult it can be to follow a regular car maintenance schedule. That’s why all new BMW models include the Condition Based Service (CBS) system–a sensor-based maintenance tracker which will tell you exactly when to come in for service. The CBS in your BMW should tell you to schedule service roughly once every 10,000 miles, and the typical visit includes an oil and filter change, an air filter replacement, and/or a brake and tire inspection, along with other important services. It will also automatically check the condition of your brakes, spark plugs, coolant, and more, letting us know when it’s time to replace these components.
It’s essential to check your owner’s manual to learn more about your own particular BMW maintenance schedule–after all, your chosen model’s unique needs will vary, even from year to year. Rely on your owner’s manual as your primary source of service knowledge, and take advantage of the following general car maintenance schedule to get a solid grasp of everything you’ll need to cover!
All vehicles require care and maintenance to function properly, and luxury and high-performance cars need the experience and skill that only a certified technician can provide. While some drivers put off routine maintenance while their cars are working properly, they may miss some crucial details that a mechanic could easily catch at an appointment. There’s no easier way to avoid overheating engines and mechanical failures like a good trip to the service department. Additionally, you can check the following components every month on your own:
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BMW understands that nothing is more important than your time and energy. That’s why every new vehicle comes standard with a complimentary BMW service plan:
Don’t forget: Every new BMW vehicle also comes standard with BMW maintenance warranty coverage! If you require repairs due to defects in workmanship or manufacturing, your BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty protects you for up to four years or 50,000 miles.
Stick to your car maintenance schedule by scheduling an appointment today with our experts. If you’re in the Richfield area, visit us in Bloomington. Find out more about our service specials or BMW FASTSERVICE®. Interested in learning more about services you can take care of at home? Find out how to program a BMW key fob today.