2018 BMW 230i xDrive Oil Change

How Often to Get 2018 BMW 230i xDrive Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your BMW 230i xDrive’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2018 230i xDrive’s oil should be changed according to BMW’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your 230i xDrive may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than BMW recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your BMW 230i xDrive. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2018 BMW 230i xDrive?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2018 BMW 230i xDrive motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. BMW has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2018 BMW 230i xDrive vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 230i xDrive’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 230i xDrive by taking into account your driving style, 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 230i xDrive 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, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2018 BMW 230i xDrive, defer to BMW's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a BMW 230i xDrive Oil Change

When it's time for a 2018 BMW 230i xDrive 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’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2018 230i xDrive oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your 230i xDrive’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

2018 BMW 230i xDrive Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my BMW 230i xDrive engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your BMW 230i xDrive engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my BMW oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my BMW exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2018 230i xDrive

Help your 2018 230i xDrive engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!