What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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Buying a new or used car in the Ballwin area is just the beginning. If you want to ensure your BMW vehicle continues serving you for years to come, it’s essential to keep up with your routine automotive services. Many Ladue-area car owners don’t know about the regular maintenance schedule that should be followed. At different mileage intervals, there are suggested services that will keep the parts of your vehicle working properly and safely, and this will help to reduce surprise warning lights appearing on your dashboard.

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

Every three months or 3,000 miles, perform the following vehicle maintenance checks:

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

In addition to the above preventative maintenance, you will want to do these checks every six months or 6,000 miles:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

Below are car maintenance checks that should be done every year, in addition to the three-month and six-month services:

  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension

Every Month

In addition to the above intervals, there are maintenance checks you should do each month:

  • Check to see if the check engine light is on
  • Clean the interior and exterior
  • Make sure all the interior and exterior lights work
  • Check tire pressure and tread
  • Make sure windshield wiper fluid is filled
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Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

While it may seem like common sense, but we often forget that our vehicles are intricate machines that require regular care to function safely and properly for your Des Peres drivers. Without having routine automotive services, you will risk experiencing major issues down the road, which can ultimately lead to the need for expensive automotive parts and repairs. Not only will routine maintenance keep your BMW vehicle running smoothly, but it will also save you money in the long run.

Take Advantage of the BMW of West St Louis Service Department

When your vehicle is due for routine maintenance, schedule an appointment at our service center in Manchester right from home. Our BMW-trained technicians will inspect and service your vehicle, and get you back out on the Manchester roads promptly. Don’t forget to check our available service specials to help save you money on your next appointment, and get additional tips from BMW of West St Louis, like how often to change the cabin air filter and more!


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