Why You Should Regularly Change Your Vehicle's Oil

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Oil is the main ingredient in longevity. It helps keep your BMW's engine outputting plenty of power mile after mile, year after year. It does it by keeping all the working parts of your engine lubricated. There are hundreds of parts that move inside your engine and lack of lubrication will cause them to not function properly and even damage the engine irreparably.

Routine oil changes are the way to avoid that. The service experts at BMW of Denver Downtown are here to help answer any and all questions you might have about the care and maintenance of your vehicle. We also have low and competitive prices on oil changes and parts.

What Does Motor Oil Do?

Oil is a lubricant. It slips between the working metal alloy pieces that make up your engine and acts as a buffer to reduce heat caused by friction. Oil also helps to prevent excessive wear of these moving parts by keeping their surfaces clean and flushing away corrosion. These contaminants are cycled through the oil filter which removes them from the oil, allowing clean oil to continue moving through the engine.

Over time, the oil filter no longer becomes effective at cleaning out these contaminants and the oil becomes less capable of doing its job. This is why it's not only important to regularly change your oil, but also change your oil filter, too.

Conventional Or Synthetic Oil?

Conventional motor oil is a by-product from crude oil. Synthetic oil, however, is engineered with several other lubricants that increase the oil's ability to keep engine parts slick, especially at high temperatures. Additionally, synthetic oil has been engineered to reduce long-term wear and tear on the engine, making it last longer.

Ultimately, it comes down to price and your vehicle's specific design. Synthetic oil costs more, but it could save you money in the long run. If you're still unsure, talk to one of our Service Center advisors and learn which kind of motor oil is best for your vehicle.

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

BMW recommends changing the oil and filter every 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. However, this depends on driving conditions and driving habits as well. But, if you live in an area with severe weather conditions and your driving habits are rough and rugged, then you might need oil changes every 3 to 6 months to ensure your engine remains healthy.

3 Signs You Need To Change The Oil

New oil is a spark of life for your engine, invigorating it and cleaning out impurities. Check for these signs that will let you know that it's time to change it.

  • 1. If you notice your BMW’s performance isn’t up to its usual pep.
  • 2. If the yellow exclamation point or the red warning light appear in your dashboard, consult your BMW Service Advisor as soon as possible. These are signs, your engine needs looking after.
  • 3. Unusual smoke from your exhaust pipe.

If you’re not sure or have questions about when to change the oil and the filter in your BMW, ask one of our Service Advisors or refer to the Owner’s Manual of your vehicle.

How Important Is Changing My Oil?

Changing the oil in your vehicle regularly is vital for its longevity. Going long periods of time without an oil change causes dirt and impurities to build up in your engine.

This reduces efficiency, performance and can even damage key components of your engine.

Avoid the headache and potential heartache of having to buy a new engine and instead complete your regular maintenance schedule with BMW of Denver Downtown.

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The Service Advisors at BMW of Denver Downtown are here to help you. Don't ever feel like you can't approach us or ask a question - because that's what we're here for!

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