Servicing & Maintenance

Unsure what type of BMW service your car requires? Don’t hesitate to get in touch for helpful advice.

 

Most BMW & MINI models now have CONDITION Based Servicing.

Maintenance of the latest BMW models is split into different categories (shown by the icons below) which count down the remaining mileage independently of each other depending on what sort of driving you do. This is called Condition Based Servicing (CBS). It can be quite tricky to find this information on your dashboard so either drive in to see us, or just phone our reception and we will talk you through the particular menu which is in your car.

 

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Description

Engine Oil
The engine oil and oil filter are replaced and the handbrake is checked.
Note – At every 3rd oil change the Air filter requires replacing and on diesel models the fuel filter also need to be replaced. The service interval indicator is reset.
Micro Filters
The pollen filters are replaced. The service interval indicator is reset. 

 

Front Brakes
Brake pads and wear sensor are replaced. Brake disc thicknesses are measured and replaced at additional cost if necessary. The service interval indicator is reset. 

 

Rear Brakes
Brake pads and wear sensor are replaced. Brake disc thicknesses are measured and replaced at additional cost if necessary. The service interval indicator is reset. 

 

Brake Fluid
Brake fluid is changed. The service interval indicator is reset. 

 

Diesel Filter
The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is changed. A software reset of the engine ECU is performed to ensure the DPF regeneration occurs correctly with the new filter. The service interval indicator is reset.
MOT
Statutory requirements state all vehicles 3 years and older must have a current MOT certificate.
Spark Plugs
On vehicles with a separate spark plug service light the spark plugs are replaced. On all other models without this service light the spark plug service should be integrated with the 3rd oil change interval. The service interval indicator is reset.
Vehicle Check
The vehicle check incorporates comprehensive checks and engine diagnostics that were included with the inspection service found on older models. The service interval indicator is reset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The earlier BMW models have INSPECTION Servicing.

This is more straight-forward and has a pattern as follows;

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  • Oil Service
  • Inspection 1
  • Oil Service
  • Inspection 2
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This sequence is repeated throughout the vehicle’s life.  If you would like information on coolant, brake fluid, timing chains/belts and other requirements please contact us for professional guidance.

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The remaining distance the vehicle has left until a service is required is shown for 5 seconds when you start the engine. If in 2 years the vehicle has only covered minimal mileage and then distance remaining doesn’t reach zero miles the car should be service based on time requirements.

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Older models have green lights which go out as you drive and when there are no green lights left the vehicle should be serviced. If in 2 years the vehicle has only covered minimal mileage and then distance remaining doesn’t reach zero miles the car should be serviced based on time requirements.

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Every two years a clock symbol will appear like the one below, this indicates the brake fluid and in some cases coolant service is necessary.

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