Have you passed the coverage period for your BMW warranty? There’s no need to worry! While the standard warranty runs for the lesser of four years or 50,000 miles, with proper care you can expect your vehicle to run dependably for many years beyond that. These five tips will help you keep your BMW in top shape, without breaking the bank.
Keeping up with your vehicle’s recommended maintenance will prolong its lifespan and ensure it continues to perform at peak levels. Some of the most common regular maintenance tasks include:
- Tire rotation and air pressure check
- Spark plug and air filter changes
- Brake inspections
- PVC valve replacement
- Oil change and safety check
These routine inspections and replacements help detect problems before they turn into major issues. BMW also recommends groups of maintenance services known as Inspection I (minor service) and Inspection II (major service). Check your manual or talk to your mechanic to find out when these services need to be performed on your particular model.
Take Care of Repair Issues Right Away
If your check engine light comes on or your vehicle starts making strange sounds, don’t put off having someone look at it. While you might dread the potential bill, very few vehicle problems get better by being ignored. In fact, it’s likely that allowing one problem to go unresolved will result in a domino effect that can cost you big in the long run.
Find a Great Independent Repair Shop
While your vehicle was under warranty, there’s a good chance you took it to the dealership for all of your repair and maintenance needs. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, once you have to start paying for things out-of-pocket it makes sense to re-evaluate your relationship with the dealer.
Switching to an independent repair shop can save you a ton of money. If you choose a full-service shop with factory-trained and certified BMW technicians, like The HAUS, you’ll also have the peace of mind in knowing you’ll get excellent service that you can trust. Our technicians are well-trained and up-to-date on all of the latest technological advances related to BMW maintenance and repair.
Be Picky About Your Parts
At The HAUS, we use state-of-the-art equipment to repair your vehicle and only offer BMW original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts or their equivalent. All of the parts we use come with a 2-year or 24,000-mile warranty, which is the same as what you’ll get at the dealership. Even better, when you take your vehicle to The HAUS, the parts and service are typically a fraction of the cost you’ll pay at the dealership.
Don’t Get Complacent
While regular maintenance on your BMW will likely run you close to $1,000 a year, failing to keep up with it leads to problems that often cost an average of $8,000 to repair. It doesn’t take a financial genius to see that allowing yourself to get complacent isn’t a smart move.
With over 25 years of experience and a five-star rating on both Google and Yelp, The HAUS prides itself in providing BMW owners with everything they need to keep their vehicles working like new for many, many years.
Want to save even more money? Check out our coupons page, then give us a call at 310-299-7693 to schedule your appointment. We’ll get your vehicle tuned up and then provide a recommended maintenance schedule to help you stay on track.