2011 BMW 135i Oil Change Service

How Often to Get 2011 BMW 135i Oil Changes

Need more info about 2011 BMW 135i oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 2011 135i’s oil should be changed according to BMW’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 135i may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than BMW recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your BMW 135i. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My BMW 135i?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2011 BMW 135i motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. BMW has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2011 135i. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 135i’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 135i by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your BMW? Your 135i engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2011 BMW 135i, refer to BMW's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for BMW 135i

When it's time for a 2011 BMW 135i oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for BMW vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2011 135i oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 135i today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

2011 BMW 135i Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my BMW 135i motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to BMW 135i engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my BMW 135i oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my BMW 135i exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your BMW 135i

Help your 2011 BMW 135i run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.