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BMW Service Schedule

Please contact us for your vehicle’s specific maintenance schedule.

The maintenance schedule for BMWs has been designed to include the following objectives: Maximize vehicle safety and reliability, while minimizing breakdowns resulting from wear at minimum cost.

The trained specialists at Bay Diagnostic will ensure that all of these objectives are met by performing comprehensive maintenance on your BMW. We follow the BMW Inspection I Checklist and the BMW Inspection II Checklist.

Your BMW has a service interval light system, which helps you know exactly when it’s time to bring the car in to be taken care of. The Service Indicator has five green, one yellow and one red light, along with the words “oil service” and “inspection.” All of these are located on your instrument panel. When you start your car, up to five green lights will be displayed. Depending on your driving style and the use of the car, the green lights will start turning off one by one.

As you get closer to the last green light, this is your indication that the next service is almost due and helps you make an appointment in a timely manner.If the last green light turns off, a yellow light will appear, along with one of the inscriptions (Oil Service or Inspection). This means that you should take the care in immediately for service. If you continue to delay, a yellow light and a red light will appear together, along with one of the inscriptions. At this point, you should avoid driving your car. Arrange for us to pick it up or get it to our repair shop right away.

If you need to know more about the BMW service schedule, our Brooklyn auto shop can help. We will go over BMW service by year of your car.

BMW maintenance plan

Your inspection and maintenance plan will include the following, depending on the type you need at certain intervals:

  • Change engine oil and filter while engine is at normal operation temperature.
  • Check transmission for leaks.
  • Check rear axle for leaks.
  • Visually check fuel tank, lines and connections for leaks.
  • Check condition, position and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
  • Check power steering system for leaks.
  • Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
  • Examine brake disc surfaces.
  • Clean brake pad contact points in calipers.
  • Grease wheel center hubs.
  • Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage and joint disc.
  • Check front control arm bushing for wear.
  • Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage and incorrect positioning.
  • Check for free movement of the parking brake cables. Adjust parking brake if necessary.
  • Check all tire pressures, including the spare.
  • Check the condition of tires.
  • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connection for leaks.

If you’re looking to learn more about the BMW service schedule, our Brooklyn shop is here for you. Our team will explain BMW service by year of your car. We are experts in European vehicles!

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