How to Maintain your BMW
You worked hard for the luxury of owning a BMW, let us help you maintain a well running machine! We believe that your BMW should go through regular maintenance checkups, just like you go to the doctor every few months or so for a physical.
This maintenance checkup is recommended for all cars, no matter the year or model of the BMW. Regular & Preventative Maintenance will help you avoid large repair bills in the future; so many issues on cars today can be avoided by following proper maintenance procedures.
There is and never will be a replacement for “old school” maintenance programs; despite advances in part and fluid technology that supposedly extends service intervals.
Oil changes are one of the most important parts of maintaining your BMW; dealerships and us have a differing opinion regarding oil changes. Dealerships recommend an oil change after 15,000 miles! Here at Boston Motor Werks, we recommend a synthetic oil change after 5,000 miles (for mineral oil cars, we recommend an oil change at 3,000).
Waiting for the 15,000 mile mark can lead to potential engine wear and damage. In the past we have seen pre-mature failures for a variety of parts, ranging from valvetronic eccentric shafts and levers, to crankcase vent valves, all the way up to standard engine seals; this is all due to not having their oil changed after the 5,000 mile mark, you combine that with New England weather and traffic, and it’s a recipe for disaster!
Once your car has reached 30,000 miles, we will perform an Inspection I, which includes an oil change, cabin filter, and if needed and often recommended, an engine air filter. After 60,000 miles we perform an Inspection II, where we will perform an oil change, engine air filter, cabin filter, fuel filter, and differential fluid flush.
Our goal is to help our clients save money in the long run, and one sure way to do this is by following a strict maintenance program; these programs will help you avoid big expensive repair bills in the future!
For more information about our maintenance and BMW services, or for a free estimate, please feel free to give Boston Motor Werks a call at 617-489-0291.