How Do I Know When I Need An Oil Change?

Here at BMW of El Cajon, our sales, finance, service, and parts teams work together to provide 100% customer satisfaction whether it be while you’re purchasing a vehicle or during regular service visits. We offer a full lineup of new BMW and Certified Pre-Owned BMW cars ranging from the efficient 2016 BMW i3 to the sporty, performance based 2016 BMW M4, all of which offer sleek style, high-tech features, and impressive and efficient powertrains. Our fully-staffed Parts and Service Department is here to help answer any questions you might have and help keep your car running like new for years to come!

One very important, yet very simple, way to keep your car healthy and running like it should is to schedule regular oil changes. Taking care of your vehicle’s “under the hood” components is the key to vehicle longevity. Our BMW Service Department is here to help you do just that. Routinely getting your oil changed will not only keep your car running like new for years to come, it will protect your engine and allow it to run more efficiently. Clean and clear oil results in engines that run more cleanly and more efficiently, which is great for both you and the environment. When oil has run its course, it turns sludgy and becomes contaminated. Using contaminated oil can result in severe engine and mechanical problems that can spread throughout the engine.

When it comes to getting your oil changed, our Service Department wants you to understand that not every car is the same, but our BMW service technicians are here to help you know when is the right time to head on down to our BMW dealers to get your oil changed. One thing you can do is check your BMW owner’s manual. Your manual will have a section devoted to your engine and engine care and maintenance schedules. This schedule will tell you after how many miles you need to get your oil changed. While mileage is the driving factor for getting your oil changed, time should also be considered. If you don’t drive your vehicle more than a couple times a week, your mileage may be less than the typical driver. If your oil has been in your car for a year or so and hasn’t been changed, we highly recommend getting it changed right away. Over time, gases will creep into your oil and leave it contaminated. You’ll want to get it changed and get clean oil running through engine soon!

Our BMW Service Department at our BMW dealers near Encinitas thinks of our drivers as family. We understand how even the smallest or routine visit, such as an oil change, can be cause for stress. Our team is here to help allay any such fears by providing affordable service that is tailored towards BMW vehicles. Our team knows BMW vehicles, which means that you and your vehicle are in good hands. So head on down to our BMW dealership near Chula Vista to speak to a member of our team and get set up on a test drive today!