Changing Your Engine Oil is a Simple Way to Increase the Lifespan of Your BMW

Modern cars are smarter and more advanced than ever before; engines can do more with less, and can last longer doing it. But, giving the proper care to all of these moving parts is critical to making sure that you get the most out of your BMW engine, and making sure that it can do its job as efficiently as possible.

Routine oil changes, done by a professional, are the easiest and most affordable way to take care of your engine--and the service team at your local Hendrick BMW stores are here to help.

Read on to get your oil change questions answered, to learn about which products will be best for your car or SUV, and to explore why this essential service is so important.

How Often Should You Change the Oil in Your BMW?

The standard BMW oil change interval is 10,000 miles or 12 months--much longer than the typical driver may think. The old cautionary "3,000 miles or 3 months" rule doesn't really apply to the modern car, and is best reserved for older, high-mileage vehicles that may burn through oil rather than using it efficiently.

The reason for this longer service interval is a two-parter: better engine design and better engine oil quality. The oil circulating in your engine reduces friction and wear-and-tear, lubricates moving parts, reduces heat, and--in a way--helps to keep things running cleaner. The intelligent design of the engine helps to make the oil's job easier, so it can be used for longer without compromising on effectiveness.

Your BMW sedan, coupe, or crossover was engineered to perform at its best--but using the right equipment is a big part of it.

What Parts Should You Use for the Best Oil Change?

While there are select options from certain brands that will work with your engine, it's generally recommended that BMW owners choose Original BMW Engine Oil for best results. This formula was created specifically for high-performance, German-engineered cars, with engines that make a lot of heat and run at incredible levels.

Genuine BMW oils are made for the job, so choose wisely at your next oil change visit.

Hendrick BMW parts stores carry a selection of Original BMW Engine Oils, as well as BMW-approved oil filters and more. We only use the best parts in our services, but can also supply the equipment needed for a do-it-yourself BMW oil change for those who want to take on the job themselves.