BMW Maintenance and Repair at Midwest Motors - near Barrington
No matter the age of your BMW, it is important to stay up to date on maintenance in order to prolong the life of your vehicle, detect issues early on, and keep it performing to the best of its ability. The manufacturer provides a recommended maintenance schedule that is designed to keep all components of the vehicle functioning properly. This schedule will differ slightly based on the model of your BMW.
At Midwest Motors, we have dedicated service staff that are trained professionals for BMW models. Our staff will be happy to expertly service your BMW, address any questions or concerns you may have, and assist you in following the individual maintenance needs of your BMW.
BMW Factory Scheduled Maintenance
BMW scheduled services are grouped into three categories: Oil & Safety Service, Inspection I, and Inspection II. Newer model BMW's will indicate when service is due with a service light. It is always good to be familiar with maintenance schedules for your vehicle. A good rule of thumb is to bring it in every 10,000 miles or at least once a year.
BMW Intermediate Oil Service
This service is the most frequent and least costly service. The Service Interval System will let you know when it is time to change your oil, but a typical interval on a modern BMW will be 5,000 - 10,000 miles.
BMW Oil & Safety Service
This service includes an oil change (with filter) and a safety check of your vehicle that includes crucial items including: brakes, indicator lights, rubber belts and hoses, engine coolant, steering linkage, and suspension components. Additionally, your technician will check for fluid leaks, check wipers and wiper fluid, check tire pressure, check the horn, and check the dashboard warning lights.
BMW Inspection I
The BMW Inspection I, also known as the Minor Service, is the smaller service recommended by BMW. On 1986 - 1998 models, it is recommended at 20,000, 60,000, and 100,000 miles. On 1999 and later models, it is recommended at 30,000, 90,000, and 150,000 miles.
BMW Inspection II
The BMW Inspection II, also known as the Major Service, is the larger service recommended by BMW. On 1986 - 1998 models, it is recommended at 40,000, 80,000, and 120,000 miles. On 1999 and later models, it is recommended at 60,000 and 120,000 miles.
Some dealers recommend adhering to the earlier maintenance schedule to increase the longevity of your vehicle, but this is a decision that can be made based on driving style, budget, and personal preference.
Midwest Motors promises to uphold all BMW values and service standards. In addition to your scheduled services, we're also here to help you with of your maintenance and repair needs - from basic synthetic oil changes to transmission repairs.