Category: oil change
Some years ago, BMW introduced extended interval oil changes to their cars. The BMW oil change interval is now 15,000 miles, which, in case you missed it, is 5 times longer than the 3,000 mile interval that seems to have been ingrained in everyones memory. It’s such a difference that BMW owners often ask me if they can really wait that long.
In my experience, BMW seems to have done a pretty good job on this one, but like everything else, there are a few caveats.
First, when it’s time for your BMW oil change, you should only use BMW recommended synthetic oils with approved oil filters. A lot of the technology that allows for extended oil change intervals is based on using more efficient synthetic oil. If you try to go the cheap … Read More »