Oil Changes for 1989 BMW 325is

How Often to Change 1989 BMW 325is Oil

Need more info about 1989 BMW 325is oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 having your 1989 BMW 325is’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 325is may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by BMW if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your BMW 325is. 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 1989 BMW 325is?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 BMW 325is motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. BMW has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1989 325is. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 325is’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 325is by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

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  1989 325is 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 tested and trusted. 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. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1989 BMW 325is, defer to BMW's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1989 BMW 325is Oil Change

The next time your BMW 325is needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 325is’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1989 325is oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 325is's engine. 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.

1989 BMW 325is Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my BMW 325is engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your BMW 325is engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my BMW 325is oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my BMW 325is spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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 damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1989 325is

Help your 1989 325is engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!