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BMW Service Maintenance Schedule

Jan 3, 2014

BMW Service Maintenance Guide*

In order to extend the life of your vehicle and it’s parts and to ensure your safety, it is essential to take the very best care of it by closely following the manufacturer’s service guide schedule.  Simple service tasks such as changing the oil and oil filter, rotating tires and fluid and spark plug maintenance can not only help keep your car or truck performing at it’s best, it can also help maximize fuel efficiency.  The following guide is the general vehicle service interval schedule as provided by the manufacturer, and may vary slightly from model to model, and year to year.  

Vehicle Models: BMW 128i, BMW 135i, BMW 328i, BMW 335i, BMW 428i, BMW 435i,  BMW 550i, BMW 535i, BMW 640i, BMW 659i, BMW 740i, BMW 750i, BMW 760i, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW Z4, BMW M3, BMW M5

 

For your convenience, print this schedule and use it as a checklist to help keep up on your BMW maintenance and care.  

 

Vehicle Interval Service Schedule by Mileage

 

 

15,000/45,000/75,000/105,000/135,000 Miles

 

  • Oil Service

 

30,000/90,000/150,000 Miles

Undercarriage:

  • 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 spare). Correct if necessary.
  • Check condition of tires (outer surfaces (left/right)), tread wear and pattern; In case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if required. If alignment is needed additional charges will apply.

Engine Compartment:

  • Read out diagnostic system.
  • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
  • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
  • Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
  • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
  • Check air conditioner for operation.
  • Reset Service Indicator.

Body/Electrical Equipment:

  • Check battery electrolyte level and add distilled water if required.
  • Perform battery load test.
  • Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, foglights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
  • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
  • Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
  • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
  • Check wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
  • Check condition and function of safety belts.
  • Oil hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
  • Grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
  • Check central locking/double lock.
  • Replace microfilter or Acc. Cabin Filter.
  • Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
  • Check rear view mirrors
  • Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

Final Inspection:

  • Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission

 

60,000/120,000 Miles

 

Undercarriage:

  • 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 spare). Correct if necessary.
  • Check condition of tires (outer surfaces (left/right)), tread wear and pattern; In case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if required. If alignment is needed additional charges will apply.
  • Check thickness of parking brake linings.
  • Half-shafts; check for leas at flexible boots.
  • Inspect entire body according to terms of rust prevention limited warranty. 

Engine Compartment:

  • Read out diagnostic system.
  • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
  • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
  • Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
  • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
  • Check air conditioner for operation.
  • Reset Service Indicator.
  • Replace Spark Plugs
  • Replace intake air cleaner equipment

Body/Electrical Equipment:

  • Check battery electrolyte level and add distilled water if required.
  • Perform battery load test.
  • Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, foglights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
  • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
  • Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
  • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
  • Check wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
  • Check condition and function of safety belts.
  • Oil hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
  • Grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
  • Check central locking/double lock.
  • Replace microfilter or Acc. Cabin Filter.
  • Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
  • Check rear view mirrors
  • Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

Final Inspection:

  • Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission

 

*The information presented on this site has been referenced from BMW and should be used as a general reference guide.  The information may change or be updated throughout the year or vary for individual years, makes and models of vehicles.  Reliance upon the information on this site creates no liability for Carponets, its employees, representatives or agents. Please refer to the BMW's corporate website for more information on their schedule maintenance guides. 

 

 

BMW. "Vehicle Service Schedule." Owner’s Manuel 2012. Web. 02 Aug. 2013.

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