It’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of owning a new BMW, but it’s also easy to make some common mistakes. Not every BMW that is new for some people is actually new right off the production assembly line.
Certified used and other used BMW’s can still bring a lot of pride for their owners. For any new BMW owner, whether they have a brand-new vehicle they purchased from a dealer, a certified preowned BMW, or purchased private party from another individual, avoid these three common mistakes to help ensure that BMW runs efficiently and reliably for years to come.
Common Mistake #1: Skipping oil changes.
Just because word has spread that oil changes are not necessary as often as was once prescribed doesn’t mean they should be skipped altogether. It’s still essential to change the oil at least every 8000 km.
For BMWs, depending on their driving conditions, it may be practical to change the oil a bit more frequently, especially under harsh driving conditions.
Common Mistake #2: Not understanding about the Inspection I or Inspection II services.
These are two different inspection services that BMW recommends for all of their vehicles. With a certified, authorized, and experienced service technician conducting these inspection services, it helps to determine the condition of the BMW itself and whether any issues are arising.
The sooner they are detected, the sooner they can be repaired, usually at much less cost than if the BMW owner ignored it or wasn’t even aware the problem was building.
Common Mistake #3: Ignoring the tires.
The type of tires and their condition can have a direct impact on the performance, handling, and ability to stop as quickly as possible.
Worn out tires, snow tires still on the vehicle during the summer, and other issues can have a direct impact on drivability, comfort, and handling.
Avoid these common mistakes if you’re a new BMW owner.