BMW Oil Service Intervals
At BEE-EMS, we are strong advocates of regular preventative maintenance to keep your BMW in tip-top shape. However, many of the car manufacturers, including BMW, have introduced long, extended service intervals.
We believe, as do many in our profession, that these intervals are way too long. While they might work out great for the dealers, helping to keep their warranty service costs down, we do not believe they are good for your BMW’s engine. In fact, quite the opposite is true, as these extended intervals have a significant and detrimental impact on the engine’s longevity and many of its components. As a result, extended service intervals also have a significant impact on your hip pocket!
Long Service Intervals Are Damaging To Your Engine
In a new BMW, it’s not easy to see the initial signs of damage caused by extended service and oil change intervals. Over time, however, these signs accumulate and become much more apparent. Heat and wear cause engine oil to degrade to the point where it no longer lubricates the engine efficiently, reducing its performance and potentially damaging your engine. Many times we have seen oil that has become a thick sludge, too thick to effectively circulate and protect the engine, resulting in expensive and major engine repairs.
Unfortunately for many BMW owners, these problems are usually only noticed once the warranty period has ended.
Recommended Oil Change Intervals For BMWs
At BEE-EMS, we have found that it is important to have your BMW serviced and inspected every six months, regardless of the kilometres driven. That’s because some components are affected by time, not distance travelled, and need to be checked regularly to help avoid preventable and sometimes expensive problems. Our six month oil service and vehicle check is a simple way to ensure trouble free motoring.
Our experience has shown us time and time again that a pro-active maintenance schedule reaps rewards for our clients.