BMW Repair and Scheduled Maintenance

BMW Repair in Manassas, VA

Technician working under the hood on a BMW repairRegardless if your BMW is under warranty or not, adhering to the factory’s scheduled maintenance is key to ensuring it’s reliable going forward. Keeping up with maintenance is like going to the doctor – it will allow you to detect small issues before they become major problems, which might lead to poor performance at best, or at worst, a mechanical break down. So unless you have the specialized skills and costly diagnostic tools to work on your Bimmer, you’ll want to establish a relationship with an independent BMW shop like Coho that can perform BMW repair and inspection to factory specifications, while saving you hundreds of dollars compared to BMW dealer.

BMW scheduled services are essentially grouped into three categories: Safety and Oil Service, Inspection I, and Inspection II. Late model BMWs will let you know when service is due, but regardless, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the maintenance schedule.

We perform factory scheduled maintenance!Safety and Oil Service

This includes an oil/filter change and a safety check of your vehicle that includes crucial items including:

Additionally, our technicians will:

  • Inspect for fluid leaks
  • Check wipers and wiper fluid, tire pressure, horn, and the dashboard warning lights

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.

Inspection 1

Also known as a Minor Service, it is designed to ensure that your car is operating properly. In addition to everything covered in a Safety and Oil Service, our technicians will inspect components like the power steering system, rear axle and transmission, control arms, clutch and exhaust. 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, and then every 60,000 miles after that.

Inspection 2

Also known as a Major Service, it is the most extensive service recommended by BMW. In addition to the first two services, our technicians replace spark plugs and air filters, as well as examine all rubber boots and hoses for wear and leaks. On 1986 – 1998 models, it is recommended at 40,000, 80,000, and 120,000 miles. On 1999 and later models, it is recommended every 60,000 miles.

Icon of calendar, screwdriver and pressure gaugeMany BMW enthusiasts recommend adhering to an earlier maintenance schedule to increase the longevity, but this decision is best made based on driving style, budget, and personal preference. If you have a late model BMW and follow this recommended schedule, here are the recommended inspections for during the first 120,000 miles:

  • 5,000 miles: Oil & safety service
  • 10,000 miles: Oil & safety service
  • 20,000 miles: Oil & safety service
  • 30,000 miles: Inspection 1
  • 40,000 miles: Oil & safety service
  • 50,000 miles: Oil & safety service
  • 60,000 miles: Inspection 2
  • 70,000 miles: Oil & safety service
  • 80,000 miles: Oil & safety service
  • 90,000 miles: Inspection 1
  • 100,000 miles: Oil & safety service
  • 110,000 miles: Oil & safety service
  • 120,000 miles: Inspection 2

If you are in need of BMW repair, inspection or just general service, Coho Automotive is the one to trust. Give us a call today!