2012 BMW 328i xDrive Maintenance

2012 BMW 328i xDrive Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 BMW 328i xDrive? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 BMW 328i xDrive

How often should I service my 2012 BMW 328i xDrive?

Your Guide to 2012 BMW 328i xDrive Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your BMW 328i xDrive, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 328i xDrive. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get 328i xDrive maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2012 BMW 328i xDrive maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by BMW, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 328i xDrive running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2012 BMW 328i xDrive problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your BMW 328i xDrive Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2012 BMW 328i xDrive for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 328i xDrive's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2012 BMW 328i xDrive be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 328i xDrive may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your BMW 328i xDrive battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 328i xDrive stranded. Your BMW 328i xDrive won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 2012 BMW 328i xDrive's engine run smoother. To learn how often BMW recommends you have the oil changed in your 2012 328i xDrive, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2012 BMW 328i xDrive.

Routine upkeep for your BMW 328i xDrive suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate BMW 328i xDrive steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your BMW 328i xDrive's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine BMW 328i xDrive maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire BMW 328i xDrive cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your BMW 328i xDrive radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 BMW 328i xDrive maintenance and repairs.

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2012 BMW 328i xDrive Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 BMW 328i xDrive. Get answers to common BMW 328i xDrive maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have BMW 328i xDrive alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my BMW 328i xDrive? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your BMW 328i xDrive? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can BMW dashboard warning lights wait? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your BMW 328i xDrive, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your BMW 328i xDrive

Your BMW 328i xDrive isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.