UNDERSTANDING THE BMW INSPECTION I AND II SERVICES
Whether you purchased your BMW new or used, you’re probably in love with your car. Therefore, you want to keep it running well. The manufacturer has made it easy for you to know what to do to keep your vehicle in great shape. In fact, it’s as easy as counting using a number system. Your owner’s manual outlines what should be done at the Inspection I and II services.
While these are indeed BMW’s recommendations, you don’t have to take your auto to the dealership for services. Instead, schedule your next preventive maintenance visit with Holland Car Care in San Carlos, California. Our certified technicians are well versed in BMW work and can help you meet the service specifications required to maintain your warranty.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN INSPECTION I
BMW specifies that Inspection I services be performed at the 20,000 mile mark for year models 2006 and newer. (Owners of 2005 and older vehicles can extend this out to 30,000 miles.) This odd-numbered visit should include attention to three major component categories:
- Engine Compartment
Although there are many body and electrical parts to inspect, some of the most recognizable checkpoints for drivers are mirrors, seat belts, lights, airbags, and the battery.
When your mechanic gives the undercarriage the onceover, he/she will look at the tires, brakes, and exhaust as well as change the oil and filter. Keep in mind that you’ll need oil changes between the major inspection points. It just makes common sense, however, to take care of this while going over the undercarriage area. Finally, the engine compartment review includes a check/top off of fluids such as windshield wash and coolant, as well as use of the OBD-II reader to find any diagnostic trouble codes.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN INSPECTION II
The even-numbered inspection, first occurring at 40,000 miles, represents a repeat of all the Inspection I points and adds more that are needed less frequently. Scheduled replacements include fuel and air filters, spark plugs, and differential oil. Also, a technician will check the less remembered parts, such as looking for flexible boot leaks and examining the parking brake lining. Our mechanic will also look for rust, advising you if there is something that needs to be submitted for warranty coverage or referred to a body shop if the car is past its body guarantee.
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You’ll want to visit a BMW dealership for some things (new purchase, warranty coverage, etc.), but it’s great to have a local alternative to help with service and repairs. Count on Holland Car Care for exceptional BMW help.