1999 BMW 323i Oil Change

How Often to Get 1999 BMW 323i Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your BMW 323i’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.

BMW recommends changing your 1999 323i’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 323i in the above table. Your 323i may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than BMW recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your BMW 323i. 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 Type of Oil Does My BMW 323i Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1999 BMW 323i motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. BMW has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1999 323i. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your 323i’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your BMW? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult BMW's recommendations to select the right  1999 323i oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1999 BMW 323i, defer to BMW's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a BMW 323i Oil Change

The next time your BMW 323i needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for BMW 323is. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your BMW 323i oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your 323i’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

1999 BMW 323i Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my BMW 323i motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your BMW 323i engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my BMW 323i oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my BMW exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your BMW 323i Oil Changed

Help your 1999 323i engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!