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5 BMW Maintenance Tips You Must Know

BMWs have collected a very big following and are licked all over the world. But just like any other car, they have problems and issues. Below you will find a couple of maintenance tips that will make sure the problems BMWs are known for won't occur.

1. Check The Oil Regularly

One of the most widely spread facts related to BMW is that their cars have oil issues. Well, we can say that with proper maintenance and care, this won't happen. If you want to visit the shop less frequently because of engine or transmission problems, make sure to change the oil and oil filter at the given intervals in the owner's manual.

2. Drivetrain Check-Ups

Almost all BMWs are rear-wheel drive. This makes them a little bit more complex and prone to drivetrain damage. As a whole, a thorough inspection of the undercarriage, wheels, and transmission is one of the best things you can do for your BMW. This will make sure that there aren't any undetected issues, and if there are, they will be repaired.

3. Seals And Gaskets

Another issue BMW is known to have is seal and gasket leaks. But if you change them before they go bad, this will not happen. Make sure to reach out to your mechanic for the best replacement intervals. Some BMWs will need more frequent inspections and others less, so make sure to ask a professional.

4. Gearbox Diagnostics

As we noted above, most BMWs are rear-wheel drive. This means that the transmission/gearbox is under quite a lot of stress. If you service and maintain it as intended, it will last you a very long time; but if it's forgotten frequently, you will have trouble. Make sure to check on seals, oil levels, and sensors for the best results.

5. Don't Ignore The Check Engine Light

The check engine light is one of your best friends when it comes to sniffing out car problems. While the exact cause for it turning on can be a few things, it most definitely needs to be taken care of. Visit a repair shop, or consider towing services if it is flashing. 

If you have noticed any of these issues and are located in the Richmond, VA area, Bimmer Rescue is here to help! Our team will be happy to help out identify and repair any problems listed above or other ones you have spotted. 

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