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BMW Differential Service Explained

The differential in your BMW is the piece that allows you to turn your wheels on the outside at a faster speed than those on the inside so you can safely turn corners either left or right. The differential can be found in different places on your BMW depending on whether it is a front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. For the BMW that is all-wheel drive, they will have two differentials in order to manage the front and rear tires. The differential is able to properly manipulate the speed of the outer wheels with the use of differential fluid that maintains the temperature of this part. During a differential service, the certified technicians will inspect the system and flush old differential fluid. At that point, the technician will replace the differential fluid.


Your Differential Plays an Important Role

You should have your differential serviced periodically between 60k and 90k miles. Over time, the differential fluid will begin to wear and the level will become low due to excessive use. Maintaining the differential fluid keeps the differential cool and able to make the necessary turns with your wheels. This piece is designed to last the lifetime of the BMW, and as long as the fluid is properly maintained and the differential inspected for leaks, this piece will continue to last in your BMW.

Ignoring Your Differential

If you choose not to maintain the differential fluid, this piece will begin to overheat due to a lack of fluid. Once it begins running hot due to a lack of fluid, the differential will become damaged and may need to be replaced much sooner than expected. Replacement is much more expensive than maintaining the differential service and inspection periodically. If you begin to notice a strange noise coming from the tires where the differential is located, you will need to get your BMW to a service department as soon as possible.

BMW of West St. Louis Service Center

When owning a luxury car such as a BMW, it is necessary to have the maintenance conducted at a BMW service department. For BMW owners living in or around St. Louis MO, or even Chesterfield and Wildwood MO, they receive the service they need at BMW of West St. Louis. Our service department is equipped with certified technicians and an on-site part store equipped with factory recommended BMW parts and accessories. Feel free to drop off your BMW for service, or wait inside. While we service your BMW, enjoy your favorite snacks and beverages in our comfortable customer lounge. Contact our service department today to schedule your next BMW maintenance.

Dealership Amenities:

  • Genuine OEM BMW Parts & Accessories Onsite
  • Highly Qualified Service Experts
  • BMW Genius Team Available
  • Comfortable Waiting Lounge
  • Complimentary Coffee & Beverages
  • Complimentary Wifi
BMW Dealership amenities Suntrup BMW St. Louis, MO
BMW Dealership amenities Suntrup BMW St. Louis, MO
BMW Dealership amenities Suntrup BMW St. Louis, MO
BMW Dealership amenities Suntrup BMW St. Louis, MO

Suntrup BMW West St. Louis

14417 Manchester Rd. 
Manchester, MO 63011

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BMW of West St Louis is located at: 14417 Manchester Rd. • Manchester, MO 63011
BMW of West St Louis 38.5937389, -90.5172938.