BMW has prescribed two separate inspection services for their vehicles. They are simply labeled Inspection I and Inspection II. The purpose of these inspections is to determine the condition of your BMW and to ensure that everything is operating properly.
The two inspections are not the same, though Inspection II covers everything that the first one does, it also includes a lot more. The key to determining when it’s time for your Inspection I or II service is the mileage on your vehicle and other potential issues that may have arisen with it since the last inspection.
Having your BMW inspected at a dealer can often be far more expensive than taking it to an authorized BMW service center. Whatever you choose for your BMW, the important aspect is to get your car in for service when the indicator light illuminates or when you have reached the ascribed mileage on your vehicle.
Below is a rough breakdown of the two inspections and what they entail. Either one may uncover issues with your BMW that would need to be addressed to keep your car operating at peak performance, and to keep you and others safe while on the road.
What Inspection I Service Provides:
- Change engine oil and filter.
- Check for fluid leaks, including transmission, axle, and more.
- Inspect brake pads.
- Check fuel tank for visible signs of problems.
- Inspect exhaust system.
- Clean brake pad contact points.
- Grease wheel center hubs.
- Inspect front control arm.
- Check tire pressure.
- Inspect tires for wear.
- Scan diagnostic center.
- Inspect hoses and coolant system.