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1501 Alpharetta Highway, Alpharetta, GA, 30009

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Dealership Info

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    (Open the Last Sunday of the Month Only)
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

How Often to Change Synthetic Oil

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BMW recommends regular synthetic oil changes every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. In real-world conditions, your Condition Based Service (CBS) monitor will tell you how often to change synthetic oil in your BMW. If you drive an older vehicle or you have questions about the recommendations of your CBS, simply reference your owner’s manual or contact our service center today.

CBS System: How Often Do You Change Synthetic Oil?

Since how you drive and where you drive can have a significant impact on your oil life, most forward-thinking manufacturers are moving away from the idea of a standard, uniform oil change interval. BMW has implemented a Condition Based Service monitor in all of their new vehicles, so you’ll know exactly how often to change synthetic oil. Here’s what you should know:

  • The CBS monitor tracks your oil levels automatically, and it also assesses oil quality.
  • If it doesn’t detect any significant issues in your oil quality, the CBS tracking system will base its recommendations on time and mileage. It’s important to get an oil change at least once a year, even if you don’t spend that much time driving around Marietta and Johns Creek.
  • Use your iDrive® display to view the current condition of many different service fluids and components. The CBS isn’t just concerned with your oil life.

How often do you change synthetic oil? If your oil isn’t lasting as long as you might expect, it’s worth it to schedule service and let our team take a closer look.

Why Choose Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil isn’t just recommended; it’s required in all new BMW vehicles. More specifically, almost every model in our lineup requires BMW SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil

Why does BMW require synthetic oil? Keep the following points in mind:

  • Synthetic oil is longer-lasting. Conventional oil can’t perform at the required standard for the full duration of the BMW oil change interval.
  • Synthetic oil is more refined. Since synthetic oil goes through an additional process of refinement, it performs better when you’re pushing your engines limits or operating in high temperatures. Synthetic oil lubricates your engine more effectively, and is better able to distribute heat away from sensitive components.
  • Synthetic oil protects your engine. Since synthetic oil is cleaner, it limits the accumulation of engine grime and deposits that tend to build up over the years. That’s another way of saying that your engine will stay cleaner for longer.

Schedule Your Synthetic Oil Change at United BMW!

If you’re based in the area near Alpharetta or Milton, our BMW dealership can assist with any item on your maintenance checklist. Take advantage of our BMW service specials to secure a better price on your next synthetic oil change.

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10% Off

Military and First Responders special discount coupon. Not valid with any other offer and does not apply to prior purchases. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. there is a $250 max value for parts.

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