When you drive a BMW, maintenance takes a place of high priority in your life. After all, you’ve already achieved what most car enthusiasts view as the holy grail – owning a high-performance Bavarian automobile.
Of course you want to take excellent care of your car, so it will provide you with many years of reliable fun and excitement on the road. But, for all of us, life can get in the way and important to-do items slip through the cracks.
Here are our top tips for making sure you keep up with all of your periodic BMW maintenance needs.
What Types of BMW Maintenance Does Your Car Need?
Naturally, the answer to this question depends on the age and mileage of your car, as well as its history of care.
Most important are your routine BMW oil changes. Despite what you may have read on the internet or heard from other Bimmer drivers, our Northern Utah climate and road conditions warrant an oil and filter change every 6,000 to 7,500 miles.
Generally, however, you can expect to replace your transmission fluid and filter every 60,000 miles or more often, depending on how you drive. Brake fluid should be replaced every couple of years. Coolant should also be replaced every four years or whenever the pH dips into the acidic range.
Of course, Wasatch Motor Werks performs a complete inspection and systems check every time you bring your car in. Even the simplest BMW maintenance services can make a difference in your car’s performance and durability. We will also check your tire pressure, windshield wiper blades and washer fluid.
Common Hurdles to Routine BMW Maintenance
Most of our customers simply get caught up in the day-to-day pressures of life and lose track of time.
Of course, budgetary issues are a concern for all of us. And, whether you realize it or not, you probably have a deep-seated fear of hearing bad news every time you bring your car in for routine maintenance. This is unfortunately common among car owners from every walk of life, thanks to a few unscrupulous mechanics and repair shops that color consumer perceptions of the auto repair industry.
Fortunately, the days of dishonest auto mechanics are rapidly coming to an end, thanks to online review sites and enhanced levels of consumer protection legislation.
How a Qualified, Independent BMW Mechanic Can Help
At Wasatch Motor Werks, you’ll never have to worry about unpleasant surprises, especially if you visit us regularly for your BMW maintenance and repair needs.
Our multi-point inspections are designed to identify any potential issues before they become an expensive problem. And, with more than 25 years of training and experience with the BMW brand, we know how to care for your car.
Wasatch Motor Werks is Salt Lake City’s premier independent BMW repair and maintenance expert. Visit us today to meet us and learn how we can help you take the best possible care of your automobile. We will be here for all of your service, repair, and BMW maintenance needs.