How Often Do I Need a BMW Oil Change?

We at North Bay Bavarian want to keep your Santa Rosa BMW as healthy as possible. One of the methods that we use to do that is regular BMW service and BMW maintenance. Perhaps the most service to keep your Bavarian performance machine running well is a regular oil BMW oil change. But how often do you need one?

How Often Should I Change My BMW’s Oil?

On average, most BMW’s will require new oil about every 10,000 miles. However, your particular driving habits will influence the frequency required. For example, a seldom used trophy vehicle may only require an oil change at 15,000 miles, but a work-horse commuter vehicle might need an oil change every 8,000 miles.

How do you know which interval is best for your BMW model and driving habits?

The display on your dashboard will announce if your oil needs to be changed. Our engine experts at North Bay Bavarian can also write a custom-maintenance plan for you.

If you’re planning to change your own oil, take the necessary precautions before beginning the process. (If it’s manual, ensure the car is in park, in gear, etc.)

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Ensure that you change your oil regularly! If you are not changing your oil regularly, your BMW may build up sludge, reduce power and most importantly, damage your engine.

What Kind of Oil Does My BMW Need?

Some BMWs use synthetic oil while others use organic, but we recommend synthetic oil due to several benefits: friction reduction – a reduction in engine wear and improvement in fuel economy.

If you do not want to change your oil yourself (as many of us find it to be a pain), bring it into North Bay Bavarian.

North Bay Bavarian is the best place to go for BMW inspection service in Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa. We are your local dealership alternative, with over 25 years of experience working on these German-engineered luxury automobiles.

Don’t get your BMW oil change just anywhere in Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa. Come into a BMW specialist that truly understands the factory standards of a BMW oil change.

If you don’t drive your car too often, you should change the oil at least once a year to keep things fresh. To schedule an appointment for BMW oil change, call 707-545-0820 or email North Bay Bavarian is conveniently located for Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa commuters at 1801 C Empire Industrial Ct. in Santa Rosa, California 95403. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.