BMW Service Schedules

No matter how old your BMW is, it is important to stick to its service schedule not only to ensure that it performs at optimum level but to protect your investment. Although the German automaker has made it possible for their cars to signal owners when it’s time for a checkup, it is still a good idea to learn basic maintenance procedures that your BMW needs. The information below applies to newer BMW models specifically those from 1999 onwards.

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Oil & Safety Check

  • Brakes
  • Safety & Oil Service
  • Oil change
  • Oil filter change
  • Steering linkage
  • Engine coolant
  • Horn
  • Rubber belts and hoses
  • Suspension components
  • Windshield wipers and wiper fluid
  • Indicator lights and dashboard warning lights
  • Check for fluid leaks
  • Check tire pressure

BMW Inspection 1

Under body inspection

  • Check engine temperature
  • Check rear axle, steering, and transmission for leaks.
  • Check exhaust if it is mounted properly. Don’t forget to ask your mechanic to check the system for leaks.
  • Front control arm and bushing must be checked for wear
  • Steering system check
  • Clean brake pad contact points
  • Check brake discs
  • Examine brake pad thickness
  • Check brake lines for leaks and overall condition
  • Examine clutch system connectors for damage, leaks, and whether every part is in the proper position.
  • Check parking brake cables.


  • Check tire pressure
  • Examine for wear
  • Examine tread
  • Grease wheel center hubs

Under the Hood

  • Take a look at what the diagnostic system says.
  • Check coolant, brake, clutch, antifreeze, and windshield washer fluid.
  • Check cooling and heating system connections for leaks.
  • Check the air conditioning
  • Battery load test, take a look at electrolyte levels, and reset service indicator.

Body and Interior

  • Check exterior and interior lighting
  • Check indicator lights, illumination and control, instrument panel. Check interior and exterior lighting for functionality.
  • Check instrument panel, dashboard for illumination and control, and indicator lights.
  • Check washer and wiper system
  • Check mirrors
  • Check safety belts
  • Take a look at airbag units to see if there’s any damage.
  • Check defoggers, air blowers, and heating.

After all the maintenance items are done, it is advised that you take your BMW out for a road test to see if something else needs to be checked.

BMW Inspection 2

  • Parking brake lining inspection
  • Spark plugs replacement
  • Replacement of air filters
  • Check flexible boots for leaks
  • Inspection of the body for rust

Maintenance Intervals

Every 10,000 miles or 1 year: Oil & Safety Check

20,000 miles: Inspection  1

At 30,000 miles and every 60,000 miles thereafter: Inspection 1

40,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check

60,000 miles: Inspection 2

70,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check

80,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check

90,000 miles: Inspection 1

100,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check

110,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check

120,000 miles: Inspection 2