2012 BMW 328i xDrive Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 2012 BMW 328i xDrive Oil

Need more info about 2012 BMW 328i xDrive oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2012 328i xDrive’s oil should be changed according to BMW’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of BMW-recommended oil change intervals, your 328i xDrive may need an oil change 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by BMW if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your BMW 328i xDrive. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My BMW 328i xDrive Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 BMW 328i xDrive motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. BMW has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2012 328i xDrive. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your 328i xDrive's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 328i xDrive deserves the best. Consult BMW's recommendations to select the right  2012 328i xDrive 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, 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 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 BMW 328i xDrive, refer to BMW's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a BMW 328i xDrive Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 BMW 328i xDrive oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for BMW 328i xDrives. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2012 BMW 328i xDrives. Let the experts take care of your 328i 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 BMW 328i xDrive

  • Why check the motor oil level in my BMW 328i xDrive? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your BMW 328i xDrive engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my BMW 328i xDrive oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my BMW exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 328i xDrive

Help your 2012 BMW 328i xDrive run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.