BMW – General Maintenance

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German car specialists proud and popular for their best BMW Service center at the Eastside’s. We handle both BMW maintenance and inspection services. Let us make your BMW service experience as hassle free as possible. BMW genuine parts and accessories are all available at German Car Specialists, inc.

Customer satisfaction is our number one goal. Our well-trained, certified professional technicians will use the most updated tools & equipment to service your BMW.

German Car Specialists, Inc. has exclusively serviced German automobiles since 1979.

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BMW Interval-based Maintenance Service

You will not let just anybody drive your pride and joy, so do not let just anybody service it. Let German Car Specialists trained technicians put their expertise to work on restoring your BMW to peak performance. German Car Specialist’s technicians are not only specially trained in the care of all BMW vehicles, but also use only genuine BMW parts, ensuring that your BMW gets the professional, quality care it deserves.

Unlike other cars whose service intervals are based purely on mileage traveled, BMW’s service interval based system measures maintenance requirements based on actual use of the car and the conditions in which it has operated. These are then displayed on the on-board Service Interval Indicator, allowing you to cut costs on unnecessary services.


Interval Based Service Package List

Oil Service with Safety Check


  • Engine Compartment
    • Change engine oil and renew filter element
    • Reset Service Indicator
  • Air conditioning system
    • Renew micro-filter / activated charcoal filter *
  • Brakes
    • Brake Discs / Pads: Check overall thickness condition & surfaces with a measuring gauge *
    • Parking Brake: Check lever travel, adjusts according to directive if necessary *
    • Alloy wheels: Grease center hub *
  • Tires
    • Check tires and wheels: external condition on both sides, depth of thread condition, tire pressures (including spare wheel), correct sizes.
  • Steering
    • Check steering: steering box, steering linkage, joint disc, threaded connections, freedom from leaks, tension of power steering V-belt..
  • Seat belt
    • Check seat belts: condition & correct operation.
  • Fluids
    • Check radiator coolant & top up if necessary.
    • Check brake reservoir fluid and top up if necessary.
  • Electrical
    • Check lighting system.
    • Check instrument & inscription lighting telltale & warning lights.
    • Check battery acid level / display (magic eye) and density & top up if necessary.
    • Check windscreen wipers & washer: wiper blades & washer jet settings.
    • Check warning systems: horn, turn indicators, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, headlight flasher, rear fog light, alarm system
  • Parts & Materials Replacement
    • Fully synthetic engine oil
    • Oil Filter
    • Microfilter/activated charcoal filter *

Inspection I


  • Engine Compartment
    • Brief diagnostic test / call up the faults *
    • Change engine oil & renews filter element.
    • Renew spark plugs. *
    • Check valve clearances & adjust if necessary.
    • Reset service indicator.
    • Power steering: Check oil level, inspect for leaks, top up if necessary.
  • Air-conditioning system
    • Renew microfilter/activated charcoal filter. *
  • Brakes
    • Brake pads: check pad thickness with a measuring gauge, clean caliper apertures.
    • Brake discs: check surface condition & thickness
    • Parking brake: check lever travel, adjust according to directive if necessary.
    • Brake lines & unions: inspect for leaks, damage & incorrect positioning.
    • Alloy wheels: grease centre hub. *
  • Tires
    • Check tires and wheels: external condition on both sides, depth of thread condition, tire pressures (including spare wheel), correct sizes.
  • Steering
    • Steering components: check for freedom of play, leaks, damage & wear.
  • Seat Belt
    • Check seat belts: condition & correct operation..
  • Fluids
    • Check coolant level & concentration: renew coolant as recommended by manufacturer’s directives.
    • Brake Fluid: renew according to service interval indicator display or as recommended by manufacturer’s directives.
    • Check brake reservoir fluid & top up if necessary.
    • Check steering fluid & top up if necessary
    • Check washer fluid & top up if necessary.
    • Self-leveling suspension: check oil level & top up if necessary. *
  • Body
    • Check for corrosion (except body cavities).
    • Underbody including all visible parts: check for damage, leaks & corrosion.
    • Exhaust system: check condition, positioning, mountings & freedom from leaks. *
    • Door & lid catches: check condition & function, oil & grease if necessary. *
    • Trigger off rollover protection system (convertible) at diagnosis interface. *
    • Renew the M Mobility System sealant can as recommended by manufacturer’s directives.
  • Fuel
    • Fuel lines, fuel hoses & tank: check for incorrect location, poor condition & leaks.
  • Electrical
    • Check lighting system .
    • Check instrument & control lighting & heater blower.
    • Check operation of horn, headlight flasher & hazard warning flashers.
    • Check battery acid level / display (magic eye) and density and top up if necessary.
    • Check windscreen wipers and washer: wiper blades & washer jet settings.
  • Final Inspection
    • Check items affecting Road Safety: Clutch/Automatic transmission, springs & shock absorbers, bed down pads for parking brake, steering/power steering, telltale & check control.
  • Parts & Materials Replacement
    • Fully synthetic engine oil
    • Oil filter
    • Microfilter/activated charcoal filter*
    • Spark plugs*
    • Brake fluid, anti-brake grease, brake cleaner, washer additives & coolant.

Inspection II

Includes all items for Inspection I, plus the following checks & maintenance works:


  • Engine compartment
    • Check spark plugs.
    • Intake air silencer: renew air cleaner element.
    • Check timing belt as recommended by manufacturer’s directives. *
    • Scan engine for codes.
  • Air conditioning system
    • Renew recirculated air filter. *
  • Brakes
    • Brake pads: check pad thickness with a measuring gauge, clean caliper apertures.
    • Brake discs: check surface condition & thickness
    • Parking brake: check lever travel, adjust according to directive if necessary.
    • Brake lines & unions: inspect for leaks, damage & incorrect positioning.
    • Alloy wheels: grease centre hub. *
  • Lubricants
    • Renew oil in manual gearbox/automatic transmission & rear-axle final drive. *
  • Final inspection
    • Half shafts: check for leaks at flexible gaiters.
    • Check clutch driving plate for wear
  • Oil & Parts Replacement
    • Fully synthetic engine oil
    • Oil filter
    • Micro-filter
    • Brake fluid, anti-brake grease, brake cleaner, washer additives & coolant
    • Service differential