BMW Maintenance in Colorado Springs and Atlanta

How often should you have the oil changed in your BMW?

Your BMW and Oil Changes

Oil changes are a key component of good vehicle maintenance and your BMW is no exception to this guideline. How often you change the oil will vary based on the age of your vehicle’s engine and the conditions under which you drive most often. Older engines will need more frequent oil changes, as will engines that operate under high stress conditions like those found in the greater Atlanta Metro area during rush hours. The harsher the conditions under which you usually drive your BMW, the more often you’ll want to have the oil changed and perform other BMW maintenance services to keep your BMW in top running condition. Our team is happy to partner with you for all your BMW maintenance and repair services.

How Often Should You Change the Oil in Your BMW Engine?

If your BMW is more than 9 years old, you should have the engine oil changed every 3,000 miles, especially if you drive under harsh conditions. With newer engines and BMW models, the oil change interval depends on the type of oil you use in your engine. With conventional motor oil, you should have the oil changed every 5,000 miles. If you’ve chosen synthetic motor oil, you can lengthen that interval to 12,500 miles for your newer engine. Harsh driving conditions will affect the oil change interval as well. If you have a commute shorter than 11 miles and drive during the winter when temperatures fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, you’re putting a lot of stress on your engine because the oil hasn’t had enough time to warm up and become the right viscosity to lubricate all the moving parts. You run into a similar situation with a commute of less than 6 miles when the temperatures are above 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Long-distance trailer towing will stress your engine and decrease the mileage interval between oil changes. The stop and go traffic often found in Atlanta Metro rush hour traffic also puts a lot of strain on your engine and will mean your vehicle requires more frequent oil changes.

Bring Your BMW to Simply Euro for Your Next Oil Change

Our team prides itself on knowing how best to help you care for your BMW. Partnering with our ASE Certified technicians for your BMW maintenance and repair services means you’ll get the best mechanics in the area with the most well-equipped shop where you’ll have all the help you need to maintain your BMW. Give them a call today to make an appointment for your next oil change or any other maintenance or repair service your BMW needs.

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