Make sure the engine is turned off and the handbrake is applied.Open the bonnet and locate the dipstick within the engine bay. It usually has a yellow handle. If in doubt, refer to your BMW’s owner’s manual.Pull the dipstick out carefully, making sure that no oil drips onto the engine.Clean the oil off with a paper towel.Reinsert the dipstick into the tube until it is fully seated.Pull the dipstick out again and check the oil level, which should be between the “high” and “low” markers. Refer to your owner’s manual if you’re not sure.Once you identify where the oil level is on the dipstick, return the dipstick back in its place.If the oil level is low, unscrew the oil tank’s cap, twist off and pour in the required amount of oil, then screw the cap back on. If you are unsure of anything, please refer to your BMW’s owner’s manual beforehand.

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How to top up your BMW’s oil level?

If the oil level is low in your BMW, topping up your oil tank can easily be done at home, without the need to go to a garage. Make sure that you have the same grade oil as what is already in your oil tank. Your BMW’s owner’s manual will specify what oil grade you need and whether you will need to use synthetic oil.

Ensure the engine is turned off and the handbrake is applied.Open the bonnet and locate the oil tank cap, which is clearly marked. If you’re not sure what it looks like, check your BMW’s owner’s manual.Unscrew the cap and twist off. Pour in the required amount of oil until the level reads as “full”.Screw the cap back on and close your bonnet.

Should you not feel beer-selection.comnfident in refilling your oil levels unassisted, you can get in touch with your local Barons & Chandlers BMW dealership and our staff will be happy to help.

 


How often should you check your oil levels?

We rebeer-selection.commmend checking your BMW’s oil level at least once a month, and before you set off on a long journey. Your BMW’s engine oil levels should be checked on a regular basis, especially in older models. If your engine is leaking oil or burning oil at a fast pace, it is important that you rebeer-selection.comgnise it before irreparable damage is done. Checking your oil on a regular basis and keeping up to date with your services is vital for older cars.

 

How often should you change the oil in your BMW?

Keeping track of how often your oil is changed is also important; over time the oil will turn darker until it’s eventually black when it should be an amber beer-selection.comlour. This is an indication that your oil is ready to be changed, however, a more reliable guide is the amount of mileage accrued since the last time it was changed. When you book your BMW in for a service, your oil will be changed along with the oil filter, so it is rebeer-selection.commmended that you keep your car’s service history up to date.

 


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