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What is the Recommended BMW Maintenance Schedule?

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At BMW of Tigard, we often get questions from customers about their BMW maintenance schedule. And when you buy a quality new BMW, it’s important to stick to its BMW service schedule. That’s why we’ve provided the recommended maintenance schedule for general BMW vehicles for Portland and Tigard drivers. With this handy guide, it’ll be easy to stay on track and have your vehicle serviced. We’ll ensure that your vehicle will always be running at its best! As always, before you schedule maintenance on your vehicle, be sure to read your owner’s manual for any specific maintenance information that applies to your BMW vehicle. That way, you’ll better understand your specific model and trim’s future maintenance and repair needs.

BMW Preventative Maintenance: Every 5,000 Miles / 6 Months

It’s important to bring in your BMW two or three times a year (or every 5,000 miles) for these preventative maintenance services:

  • Front and rear brake inspection
  • Brake fluid check
  • Coolant check
  • Engine oil check
  • Cabin air filter inspection
  • Engine inspection
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Wiper blade inspection
  • Any necessary tire rotations

Your BMW also comes with something called the Condition-Based Service Monitor (CBS). Your CBS tracks the condition of important systems in your BMW, letting you know if service is required. Our technicians will also use your CBS to determine what needs to be replaced, repaired, or serviced when you schedule service. Keep in mind that just because your CBS may say that service may not be necessary at 5,000 miles doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t come in for preventative maintenance and checks. Sometimes human eyes are necessary to determine a problem or to nip any potential issues in the bud.

Recommended BMW Maintenance Schedule

Your BMW service schedule needs will vary based on how often you drive, where you drive, and your driving conditions. Your owner’s manual can give you detailed information on common service tasks for your specific model and trim, but here’s what BMW owners can generally expect:

  • Every 10,000 miles (or yearly): replace your vehicle’s engine oil, oil filter, and coolant.
  • Every 20,000 miles (or every two years): inspect and replace your vehicle’s fuel filters.
  • Every 30,000 miles (or every three years): replace your vehicle’s brake fluid (after the first replacement, every 60,000 miles) and replace your vehicle’s transmission fluid on manual-transmission BMWs.
  • Every 60,000 miles (or every six years): replace your vehicle’s engine air filter and spark plugs, inspect and replace any brake pads and brake rotors, and replace transmission fluid on automatic-transmission BMWs.
  • Every 90,000 miles (or every nine years): replace your vehicle’s timing belts and hoses.

You’ll want to repeat the cycle above after 90,000 miles and always follow the 5,000-mile maintenance schedule. Your BMW’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty will also expire at 50,000 miles, so we recommend getting in any repairs or service before this warranty expires! We also recommend replacing your BMW battery around 50,000 miles.

What is BMW Value Service?

BMW of Tigard understands that your BMW service isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. That’s why we offer BMW’s BMW Value Service as an option for Lake Oswego drivers and beyond. No matter the miles on your BMW, you’ll receive the benefit of BMW-trained technicians, genuine BMW OEM parts, and up-front pricing. BMW Value Service applies to select services and models, so it’s important to contact us today to see if your vehicle qualifies and to better understand the specific services available for your model and trim.

Schedule BMW Service Today at BMW of Tigard

The expert technicians at BMW of Tigard have Tigard drivers covered when it comes to everything BMW. Our team has the knowledge, tools, and genuine OEM parts to keep you on pace with your BMW service schedule. And with great options like our specials and BMW Value Service, it’s a no-brainer to choose BMW of Tigard as your BMW service center. Call us today at (503) 828-0936 or contact us online!


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