BMW SERVICING IN BIRMINGHAM & SOLIHULL

There are 2 different types of servicing a BMW may require: Condition-based servicing (for most BMW's made after 2005) and Inspection-based servicing (for most BMW's made before 2005). This is because BMW have updated their servicing method to be more cost efficient by installing a new electronic fault system, called Condition-based servicing, to tell the user when a component needs to be looked at. Therefore this means if your car has condition based servicing you only need to come in when a 'service light' is activated. For the definitions of these lights please click here.

If your car requires Inspection-based servicing, in order to keep the car in good condition and the warranty in tact, you will need to ensure that the car receives both Inspection 1 and Inspection 2 at the correct intervals. For more information on Inspection-based servicing please click here.

At our auto centre all of our technicians are expertly trained in German Vehicle maintenance, meaning your car will receive the highest quality of care with us. To make things even better, we offer this at a rate that is up to 40% cheaper than the main dealers.

If you would like to get a quote on a price for your cars next service, or if you would like to know which service your car is due next, then please click here and we will be happy to send you the information you need. 

To book your BMW service at our garage, all you need to do is fill in the form on this page, or alternatively, give us a call on 0121 581 0430

 

Inspection Based Servicing

  • Inspection 1 should be carried out every two years (or every 20,000 miles)

  • Inspection 2 should be carried out every four years (or every 40,000 miles)

  • In between, at the annual or additional 10,000 mile mark, a smaller oil service should be carried out.  

        
      
       

     

    

   

Inspection 1 Servicing

Body/Electrical Equipment

  • Lighting system is checked

  • Instrument panel, dashboard illumination and heater blower fan are checked

  • Horn, headlight flasher and hazard warning system are checked

  • Condition of seat belt, function of automatic-locking retractor, belt lock and belt buckle are checked

  • Acid level and state of charge in battery are checked and charged if required

  • Micro filter or activated charcoal filter are replaced

  • Engine compartment is checked

  • Test with diagnostic system is performed to determine if any faults have been automatically recorded by the vehicle

  • Motor oil and oil filter are removed and replaced with new oil and filter

  • Coolant levels are checked; when refilled, concentration of fluid is checked

  • At the corresponding interval, (every 4 years at the latest) fluid is topped up if needed 

  • Steering fluid reservoir is checked and fluid is topped up if needed

  • Service interval indicator is reset according to factory settings

  • Fluid levels and antifreeze additive in windscreen washer fluid reservoir are checked and topped up if needed 

  • All the corresponding interval brake fluid is replaced (every 2 years at the latest)

Undercarriage

  • Overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads is checked using a special tool. Is replacement is necessary: surfaces are checked, brake pad contact points in callipers and brake shafts are cleaned. If replacement in rear is necessary: parking brake linings are checked. Wheel centering hubs on light alloy wheels are greased. 

  • Steering system is checked for play, leakage, damage and wear 

  • Undercarriage and body, including all visible parts, are checked for damage, leakage and corrosion 

  • Brake system cables and connections are checked for leaks, damage and correct positioning

  • Functionality of parking brake is checked and adjusted where needed according to regulations 

  • Tyre pressure is checked and adjusted where needed (including spare wheel), and external condition, tread depth and wear pattern are checked

Report on any defects

Road test vehicle

Fully document invoice

Stamp in service book

Reset service indicator

Express inside and outside valet

Inspection 2 Servicing

Body/Electrical Equipment

  • Lighting system is checked

  • Instrument panel, dashboard illumination and heater blower fan are checked

  • Horn, headlight flasher and hazard warning system are checked

  • Condition of seat belt, function of automatic-locking retractor, belt lock and belt buckle are checked

  • Acid level and state of charge in battery are checked and charged if required

  • Micro filter or activated charcoal filter are replaced

  • Engine compartment is checked

  • Test with diagnostic system is performed to determine if any faults have been automatically recorded by the vehicle

  • Motor oil and oil filter are removed and replaced with new oil and filter

  • Coolant levels are checked; when refilled, concentration of fluid is checked

  • At the corresponding interval, (every 4 years at the latest) fluid is topped up if needed 

  • Steering fluid reservoir is checked and fluid is topped up if needed

  • Service interval indicator is reset according to factory settings

  • Fluid levels and antifreeze additive in windscreen washer fluid reservoir are checked and topped up if needed 

  • All the corresponding interval brake fluid is replaced (every 2 years at the latest)

Undercarriage

  • Overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads is checked using a special tool. Is replacement is necessary: surfaces are checked, brake pad contact points in callipers and brake shafts are cleaned. If replacement in rear is necessary: parking brake linings are checked. Wheel centering hubs on light alloy wheels are greased. 

  • Steering system is checked for play, leakage, damage and wear 

  • Undercarriage and body, including all visible parts, are checked for damage, leakage and corrosion 

  • Brake system cables and connections are checked for leaks, damage and correct positioning

  • Functionality of parking brake is checked and adjusted where needed according to regulations 

  • Tyre pressure is checked and adjusted where needed (including spare wheel), and external condition, tread depth and wear pattern are checked

Report on any defects

Road test vehicle

Fully document invoice

Stamp in service book

Reset service indicator

Express inside and outside valet

 

 

  

Condition based servicing lights

 

More information on BMW services

 Your car is your pride and joy, and if it is a BMW rightly so! By responding promptly to your car’s service requests you can keep it running as smoothly and efficiently as the day you first drove it.

What gets done during a BMW service?

Older, pre-2005, BMW’s used a traditional service schedule meaning your car requires an annual service. This consists of:

Oil Service every 10,000 miles

Inspection 1 every 20,000 miles

Inspection 2 every 40,000 miles

Newer models indicate what servicing they require through a set of service lights. These cover everything from reminding you about the MOT to replacing spark plugs. This is known as “Condition Based Servicing” and could save you money compared to the inflexible annual service routine.

Other repairs

Servicing your car should ensure that it runs trouble-free for a long, long time but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Our highly trained technicians, dealer certified to show that they understand your car inside and out, can carry out all maintenance and repair tasks from changing the oil to changing the oil seals. All our work is done to main dealer standards, but without the main dealer prices. We’re also a member of BlackCircles so you can buy your tyres online and have them fitted by us.

Why use Motor Serv?

We’d like to think you need a reason to go elsewhere! We’re local and we offer a collection and delivery service so you don’t even need to visit us. If you’d rather drop your car off we can arrange a courtesy car or you can wait in our dedicated waiting area with free WiFi, hot drinks. We aim to offer you the same high-quality service you expect and demand from a BMW dealership but without the BMW servicing prices.

And because we have our own in-house MOT testers you won’t need to go elsewhere – have your servicing and MOT completed at the same time saving you time and money.

Servicing protects your warranty

No longer do dealers have a stranglehold on the new car servicing market. Our technicians have undergone the same training and certification as their colleagues at the dealership and have access to the same spares, lubricants and other parts which means our service stamp is just as valid for maintaining your warranty as the dealers is.

Quality parts

Of course, there comes a time in every car’s life when the cost of manufacturers spares seems too high given the age of the vehicle. If you would prefer us to source third-party parts to keep costs down even more we are not only happy to do so but, like all our work, we’ll guarantee them and the labour for two years!

Local, Quality, Customer Focused

We are as passionate about keeping your car in good health as you are which is why we want servicing to be affordable, whatever car you drive. Why not call us today on 0121 581 0430 to find out how reasonably priced your next service or MOT will be?

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