Everyone knows that oil changes are crucial to routine maintenance. However, we understand that visiting your average mechanic for an oil change can be time-consuming and expensive. At our BMW-certified service center, we help drivers keep their engines in the best possible condition by offering speed, precise, and affordable oil service.

Learn more about the importance of oil changes and how we can help.

When Should I Change My Oil?

Most cars need an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. While this interval suits most vehicles, we recommend you check your owner's manual and work with our service expert to discover the best interval for you. Stop-and-go traffic and temperature extremes can cause your oil to wear out quicker and require an oil change sooner.

Signs Your Vehicle Needs an Oil Change

Typically, the best way to determine when your vehicle needs an oil change is with routine inspections and oil changes at regular intervals. However, you watch out for red flags to ensure your motor oil isn't too far gone. Rough engine idle, clattering sounds, and rough performance can all be signs of your engine needing oil service.

If you're comfortable checking your engine oil, you can remove the dipstick to check the level and consistency. If the oil is dark brown, milky, or gloppy, it's time for an oil change. While it's possible to change your oil on your own, most owners don't have the necessary equipment or experience to accomplish the task. You can count on us to meet factory standards and quickly change your oil.

Most modern vehicles have onboard computers and sensors that can notify the driver when it's time for an oil change. If your dashboard notification tells you it's time for an oil change, it's an excellent time to call our service center to schedule an appointment.

Why Change Motor Oil?

Your motor oil keeps your engine components lubricated to manage heat and friction within the engine. It's not hard to imagine that an engine can produce large amounts of heat, and motor oil is crucial for controlling it. The motor oil starts to break down over time as engine particles get past the oil filter, which leads to the motor oil slowly becoming less effective.

Old or dirty oil causes heat and friction to build up, which can slowly damage your engine. If left unattended, you may need to replace major engine components. Routine oil changes are much easier and less expensive than the aftermath of running your vehicle with old oil for too long.

Why Choose BMW of Ann Arbor?

Even with routine service, you want to make sure your BMW model gets exceptional care. With our specialized equipment and certified BMW technicians, we provide a high degree of precision and assurance. We use high-quality motor oil and meet factory standards to keep your BMW model in the best possible condition.

If that wasn't enough, we also routinely offer service specials to help you keep your service costs to a minimum. With savings for oil changes often available, you can stay up to date with your recommended oil change schedule while paying less.

Schedule an Oil Change

Not only are our oil changes quick and easy, but so is our scheduling. You can get started by scheduling a service appointment online to save yourself a phone call and time. Contact our service team today and stay on track to get the most out of your engine!

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