BMW FAQ

What does BMW stand for?

BMW stands for Bavarian Motor Works.

How often do I need to get my BMW’s oil changed?

Your BMW should get its oil changed every 5,000 miles.

Is a BMW safe?

BMW wins safety pick awards every year, so they are proven to be one of the best. Some of their advanced safety features include active knee protection, all-season traction, enhanced braking system, hill descent control, lane departure warning, night vision, run-flat tires, and airbags everywhere.

What preventative maintenance does a BMW need?

Preventative maintenance can make your BMW last longer. Every 5,000 miles, a BMW should have the following preventative maintenance:

  • Brake fluid check
  • Brake inspection, front and rear
  • Cabin air filter inspection
  • Coolant check
  • Engine inspection
  • Engine oil check
  • Tire rotation, if necessary
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Wiper blade inspection

What is the recommended general maintenance for a BMW?

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

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