A common question we get asked is, “How often should I service my BMW?” A BMW is serviced based on condition based services (CBS). CBS tells you what needs to be serviced and when. You should follow the CBS data on your dashboard or iDrive controller unit. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at condition based services data, the types of information it can give, and where you can find it.
As the name suggests, condition based services tell you when to service your BMW vehicle based on its condition. BMW vehicles automatically monitor the different parts to check for any wear and tear. They can also monitor fuel levels like your engine oil and brake fluid, as well as calculate when you should have your car checked or inspected.
The iDrive system comes standard with modern BMWs, so you can navigate to the CBS data there. In particular, you’re looking for the vehicle status. It will list some potential problem areas, like rear brake pads. If it has a green OK next to it, that means there is no service required. If it has a red triangle next to it, that means you should service it as soon as possible. Click on the specific problem area, and it will tell you the due date for when to service your vehicle.
There should be an icon that shows up on your dashboard indicating that the vehicle needs service. From this, you’ll know to check the iDrive menu to see more details about it.
The iDrive menu monitors a few different issues that may require your BMW to be serviced, including:
No matter what issues your CBS data shows, you should always take your BMW to an experienced BMW repair company like Euroworx. We have many customer reviews from satisfied BMW owners.
The lever attached to the steering wheel has up and down toggle buttons. Go down to the car icon with the section symbol (§). If this is red, that means you need to service your BMW.
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