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If you are a BMW enthusiast, you know they are indeed the ultimate driving machine. From high-end finishes to gorgeous interior lighting, and of course, to the way these machines drive, once you go BMW, the chances are that you’ll never go back. 

So, it should come as no surprise that BMW sales in the U.S. are on the rise. People love these vehicles for so many reasons, including the expansive and luxurious lineup. Yet, let’s address the elephant in the room—BMWs are expensive. And when you have one, you want to ensure it lasts. 

5 Tips to Make Sure Your BMW Remains the Ultimate Driving Machine 

As we said, you won’t want to drive anything else after you shoot down the road in a BMW. And because the price point of a BMW can easily put you in the $70,000s, and it tends to cost about $70,537 to own a BMW for five years, you want to protect that investment. 

Here are five tips to help you do just that.

Engine Check-ups

Regular engine diagnostics are a must, especially once your BMW’s warranty period ends. Getting your engine checked once or twice a year can spot potential issues early. This means preventing minor problems and keeping them from escalating into more significant, costly repairs.

Cooling System Flush

Flushing your BMW’s cooling system every three years is essential for removing contaminants and preventing corrosion and buildup, which can lead to overheating. Flushing removes rust and scale deposits from the system reservoir. Getting rid of these deposits prevents clogs that can stop your cooling system from working.

Transmission Flush

Regular transmission maintenance, including a flush every 50,000 miles, is particularly critical in the later years of vehicle ownership. Though BMW might not recommend this service until after 60,000 miles, doing so earlier can help prevent debris accumulation and ensure smoother shifting. The process helps prevent clogging and protects the inner seals. This means less likelihood of transmission fluid leaks. And, of course, this will extend the life of your transmission.

Oil Changes

Changing your BMW’s oil every 5,000 miles is key to preventing carbon buildup in the intake valves. Regular oil changes help maintain engine efficiency and performance, protect against wear and tear, and significantly contribute to the vehicle’s longevity. Using high-quality oil at a certified BMW service center is highly recommended. Most BMWs require BMW SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil. Exceptions exist for BMW Diesel and some of the M-series engines.

Use Clean, Premium Gas

Fuel quality directly impacts your BMW’s performance and engine health. Using clean, premium gas from reputable stations ensures your fuel is free from contaminants that can clog fuel injectors and reduce efficiency. Low-quality stations might not use filters, leading to dirty gasoline harming your vehicle’s engine over time.

Want Help Making Your BMW Last?

If you want your driving machine to last long after you’ve paid that last monthly installment, ASI Collision can help. We specialize in BMW maintenance and repair. As luxury vehicle experts, we offer unmatched maintenance and repair services designed specifically for your BMW. Trust us to keep your driving machine in peak condition! Give us a call or fill out our online contact form.

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