We provide BMW owners with superior repair services at unbeatable prices with an unprecedented warranty when compared to the dealership. At Ultimate European Repair, BMW is our expertise. We live, eat and breathe BMW!
As Master Certified BMW technicians, we know your 1996 or newer BMW inside and out. We understand that a BMW is a considerable investment, and we want to help you take the best care of your BMW vehicle. Whether it is an oil change or a complete transmission rebuild your vehicle is treated with the same level of meticulous care and precision. Being able to depend on your vehicle is very important. And BMWs are surprisingly dependable if you take care of it! The old adage "Take care of your car and it will take care of you" is very true!
Change your oil every 5000 miles or 4 months. Period. The manufacturer is NOT considering primarily the longevity of your vehicle when they recommend a 10,000 mile / 1-year oil change interval. Over time, normal vapors and blow-by gases from combustion saturate your crankcase and engine oil. This can pre-maturely cause oil seals to leak if the oil sits too long without being renewed. So while synthetic oils themselves may not break down for 10,000+ miles, oil breakdown is not the factor at play causing leaks that needs to be considered.
Change your transmission fluid every 60,000 miles and fix transmission leaks immediately. Most BMW transmission oil pans only hold 1 quart of fluid by area. That means 1 quart is low enough to start causing shifting concerns and damage. Also, while BMW specifies a "lifetime" fill, this is typically understood as 100,000 miles being the "lifetime" of the transmission itself! Transmissions in BMWs can easily make 200,000+ miles before needing major repairs if the fluid is changed out to avoid circulating worn clutch debris through the valve body, and if leaks are addressed immediately.
Listen to your vehicle - do not ignore warnings. BMWs have very intelligent safety and warning systems. Schedule an appointment as soon you get a warning instead of putting it off. Issues always worsen and become more expensive when ignored.