How Often for an Oil Change?
Don’t take your German to just any drive-though lube and filter service. Your car takes a specific kind of oil. While it’s a regular service, you don’t have to get it done quite as often as other cars do. It’s recommended you get intermediate oil service once every 7,500 miles using synthetic oils featuring chemical compounds that eliminate harmful contaminants. Using synthetic oils guards against buildup, affording you longer mileage in between regular oil changes and ensuring a longer vehicular life.
An oil change is one of the easiest, cost effective and inexpensive ways you can prolong the life of your BMW, particularly the engine — the heart of your car. Our technicians have an extensive checklist to go through every time you come in for an oil change. In addition to the oil and filter change itself, we will perform visual inspections of:
Engine air filter
Power steering fluid
Automatic transmission fluid
One of the simplest ways to determine the condition of your engine is to examine the oil that drains out during an oil change.
The oil circulates through much of your engine, so it's a great way to determine the overall health of your car's power plant. Ideally, we want your oil to be darker than when it went in with uniform viscosity and no solid particles. Solid particles are a major concern because they mean that something inside the engine, be it a seal or anything else, is breaking apart. Engines contain a lot of finely balanced mechanisms with only a few micrometers of space for moving parts to clear each other. Any solid particles moving through your engine can cause a massive amount of damage very quickly. At International Auto Repair, we perform expert analysis on your oil to make sure that everything is working perfectly within your engine's internals, and we carry the best oils to replace that fluid in your vehicle.