Invariably it’s the proverbial fifty cent piece that causes the heartache, be it a fuse or a headlight globe. But if it’s something more substantial? BMW sets, like all manufacturers, service schedules for their extensive range of vehicles. There are some items that may not be thought of as needing a service, so we checked with BMW Australia to get the inside news.
First up, always check your car visually at least once a week, it only takes a minute or two. One thing to look for is any oil leaks. BMW say: Oil changes are set at 30,000 or two years. This can vary depending on driving style and is determined by the vehicle's system and at annual vehicle checks. What this means is that if you’re a careful and gentle driver, your car’s engine oil will last a lot longer than pretending a freeway is Mt Panorama.
“Back in the day” cars required replacements or top ups for certain driveline fluids. Nowadays, says BMW: Transmission, differential, and transfer cases are all life time fill. BMW M vehicles have a 2,000k run-in engine oil and differential change only.
If your BMW is lacking the spark it used to have, then it could be as simple as the plugs themselves. These, says BMW, are replaced at approximately 60.000kms - 90,000kms.
Then there are the important bits underneath. It’s all well and good to get up and running, but when you need to stop? The brake systems in modern cars is mostly electronically controlled, but there are still plenty of mechanical components such as the brake discs, the brake pads, and the hydraulics. Here, BMW say: brakes are reviewed from 15,000ks to 100,000kms with ABS again, dependent on the vehicle's use.
These are all areas that SouthernBM’s experienced team of technicians are happy to discuss with you and explain in plain English just what is working and what isn’t. Give us a call today, or use our handy online portal to make a booking.
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Published Oct 30, 2019