1985 BMW 325e Oil Change Service

When to Change 1985 BMW 325e Engine Oil

Need more info about 1985 BMW 325e oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.”

BMW recommends changing your 1985 325e’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 325e may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than BMW recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your BMW 325e. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1985 BMW 325e?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1985 BMW 325e motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. BMW has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1985 BMW 325e vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 325e’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 325e deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right BMW 325e oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1985 BMW 325e, refer to BMW's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1985 BMW 325e Oil Change

When the time for your 325e’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 325e’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your BMW 325e oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 325e 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.

1985 BMW 325e Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my BMW 325e engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your 325e’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change BMW 325e oil at home? 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 changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my BMW 325e spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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 the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your BMW 325e Oil Changed

Give your 325e’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.