BMW Scheduled Maintenance Procedures
- Inspect Brake pads & discs
- Inspect Catalytic converter & shielding
- Inspect Cooling system
- Inspect Engine drive belts
- Inspect Exhaust pipe & muffler
- Inspect Fluids
- Inspect Fuel, vapor lines & fuel cap
- Inspect OBD system for codes
- Inspect Parking brake system
- Inspect Power steering system
- Inspect Rear axle fluid
- Inspect Steering & suspension
- Inspect Throttle linkage
- Inspect Transmission fluid/oil
- Inspect Wheel centering hubs
- Inspect/Reset Maintenance Indicators
- Replace Air filter
- Replace Cabin air filter
- Replace Engine oil & filter
- Replace Fuel filter
- Replace Spark plugs
BMW Maintenance Procedures - Common Additional Services
The air filter accumulates dust and debris and should be replaced to protect the engine and maximize fuel economy. For optimal engine performance and longevity, replace every 1 year or 15,000 miles.
Automatic transmission fluid becomes heat fatigued and accumulates moisture over time which can lead to automatic transmission damage if not serviced regularly. It should be replaced every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Automatic transmission fluid becomes heat fatigued and accumulates moisture over time which can lead to automatic transmission damage if not serviced regularly. The filter should be replaced at this time a well. This service should be performed every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Brake fluid accumulates moisture and contamination from component wear over time and unless replaced every 30,000 miles or 2 years, can cause brake system damage.
Engine coolant breaks down, gets rusty and becomes contaminated with debris from component wear over time and can cause engine or cooling system damage if not replaced every 2 years or 30,0000 miles.
Differential fluid breaks down and becomes contaminated with moisture over time and can lead to differential damage from a lack of proper lubrication. It should be replaced every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Drive belts crack and become glazed over time and can squeak or even break. They should be replaced every 45,000 miles.
The Fuel Filter becomes restricted as it accumulates debris from filtering the fuel which, can lead to performance problems and early fuel pump failure. It should be replaced at the mileage interval recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
The Manual Transmission fluid breaks down and becomes contaminated with moisture over time and can lead to transmission damage from a lack of proper lubrication. It should be replaced every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Spark Plug terminals wear down over time and can lead to engine misfires and increased exhaust emissions. Replace according to the vehicle manufacturers recommended replacement interval.
BMW Scheduled Maintenance Parts
BMW Scheduled Maintenance Questions and Answers
I am about to buy a 2001 BMW 530i for $9,500 with 95,000 miles.
It has been serviced by a BMW main dealer and I just got a copy of the service records from the dealer listing what has been done over the last few years.
The current owner spends between $2,000 and $2,800 on average, on maintenance every year, so far the following work has been done and on these years:
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