SERVICE & PARTS FAQS | Manchester, MO Auto Repair

Common Parts And Service Questions

The amount of moving parts in a vehicle can be overwhelming, especially if your check engine light comes on. Not to mention the different sounds, smells, and lights that may appear as your driving.  Before you panic, though, let us answer a few of the parts and service questions that are frequently asked.

What Should I Do If My Check Engine Light Comes On?

The check engine light may come on for many different reasons. It could be something as simple as a loose spark plug to something much more important like a major engine failure. As long as the light isn't blinking, you can still drive your vehicle, but it is recommended that you schedule a service appointment soon to figure out what the problem is. If the light starts to blink, pull over immediately and call the service center. The technicians will inform you of what to do next.

How Often Do I Need To Change My Oil?

Your oil works really hard. It not only keeps your engine lubricated and cooled down, but it also cleans it, removing any dirt or debris that's left behind from the road. Every vehicle has a different recommended timeline for oil changes and the best way to know for sure is to look in your vehicle's owner's manual. BMW suggests you have your BMW model's oil changed every 10,000 miles or 12 months, but this also may vary on the road conditions you tend to drive on and your driving style.

When Should I Get A Tire Rotation Or Alignment?

If you don't ever have your tires rotated or aligned, you are going to end up with having to purchase brand new tires way before you normally should. Every vehicle puts more pressure on certain tires and, if left in the same place, these tires will wear and become unsafe. It's recommended to have your tires rotated every time you have your oil changed.

You should have your tires aligned if you start to notice your vehicle tends to veer more to one side. This may mean that something, perhaps a pot hole, has knocked your tires out of alignment.

Have More Questions? Ask Our Technicians Here At BMW Of West St. Louis

If you're curious about other service or parts questions, don't hesitate to contact us or stop by our Manchester, MO, dealership. Our staff would love to help you find the answers that you need and can schedule you a service appointment to fix whatever problem has appeared. We are located near St. Louis, Wildwood MO, and Chesterfield MO and look forward to helping you get safely back out onto the road.


BMW of West St. Louis

14417 Manchester Rd
Directions Manchester, MO 63011

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