You’ve heard the recommendations. When you purchased your BMW the salesperson or even the service technician came out and talk to you about general maintenance. You know about the Inspection I and Inspection II services, you know about oil changes and how important it is to stay on top of it, but maybe you don’t do that.
You assume you don’t really have to.
Maybe you were told you should replace the oil in your BMW every 8000 km. Maybe, if your BMW relies on fully synthetic oil, that could be 16,000 km. Whatever the case may be, you’re driving around, everything’s fine, and you just lose track of time. You don’t pay attention to how many kilometers you put on since the last oil change.
You may check the oil and see the level is just fine. You don’t pay attention to the coloration of the oil, the thickness, how dark it’s getting, or any other issues. You just don’t know any different.
Here are three reasons why it’s so important to change your BMW’s oil on time, every time.
Reason #1: It’s protecting the engine.
The whole point of oil in an engine is to protect it. As the pistons moves up and down in the cylinder, it’s creating an intense amount of heat. That heat has the potential to warp metal and create damage to those sensitive components.
The oil acts as a buffer to protect all of those sensitive components. The older it gets, the more it begins to break down and offers less and less protection, increasing the risk of damage to your engine.
Reason #2: It’s an investment.
Changing the oil is not an investment, but your BMW is. It’s not the type of investment that’s going to increase in monetary value, but you rely on your vehicle to get you to and from work, to visit with friends, to go on vacation, and just enjoy life. Protect that investment by protecting it.
Reason #3: Oil breaks down over time and with excessive heat.
If something begins wearing out, like the mattress you sleep on at home, wouldn’t you replace it? You should. That’s what’s happening to the oil in your BMW’s engine.
As it breaks down it becomes less effective at protecting the engine and those sensitive components. If you ignore oil changes as recommended, you could find yourself paying thousands upon thousands of dollars for repairs in the future that might not have been necessary in the first place.