A BMW is more than just a car. It’s a fine-tuned driving machine that combines the very best of art, science, and technology. To protect your vehicle and keep it running like it just came off the lot, it’s absolutely critical that you follow the recommended maintenance schedule.
Why Keep Up with BMW Maintenance?
It’s no secret that BMWs aren’t cheap, and keeping up with maintenance is one of the best ways to protect your investment. Not only will regular maintenance keep your BMW running reliably and smoothly, but it can also help you avoid costly problems in the future.
Following recommendations is particularly important if your vehicle is under warranty, as failing to do so can void your coverage. Remember that most warranties do not require you to have maintenance and repairs done at the dealership. Taking your vehicle to a certified independent service center will allow you to get quality work, at a fraction of the price.
Regularly maintaining your BMW will help you avoid unexpected breakdowns. Most importantly, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your vehicle is as safe and reliable as possible.
Maintenance Costs vs. Cost of Repairs
It’s common for BMW owners to balk at the cost of ongoing maintenance. Although keeping up with your maintenance recommendations will likely run you near $1,000 per year, failing to do so often results in damages that will cost you far more. On average, it costs $8,000 or more to repair damages that could easily have been avoided with proper maintenance.
BMW Maintenance Recommendations
It’s critical that you maintain your BMW according to the recommendations outlined in your service and warranty book. If you’re not sure what your recommended maintenance schedule is, check the book or consult with a BMW-certified repair company.
Some of the most critical maintenance tasks include:
- Oil change
- Brake inspection
- PVC valve replacement
- Tire rotations and air pressure checks
- Spark plugs and air filter replacement
- Regular oil changes help your engine run at peak performance by keeping it clean and lubricated. It’s recommended that you get your oil changed every 10,000 to 15,000 miles or every 6 months (whichever comes first). Brake inspections help ensure that everything is working correctly and can help you avoid expensive problems like the need for rotor or drum replacement.
PVC valve replacement helps keep your gasket from leaking and regulates fume flow around the engine. Spark plug and air filter replacement helps prevent damage to your catalytic converter which can cause excessive air pollution. Finally, periodically rotating your tires and checking the air pressure will help minimize uneven wear and can also improve your gas mileage.
Your BMW Maintenance Professionals
When it’s time for your BMW maintenance services, look no further than The HAUS. We offer two convenient locations in Sherman Oaks and Santa Monica and make it easy to book appointments using our online form or calling us at 310-229-7693.
Our highly-trained BMW-certified technicians are standing by to provide you with the top-quality service you deserve. Don’t let your important maintenance tasks fall by the wayside, schedule your appointment today!