2010 BMW 328i Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 2010 BMW 328i Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2010 BMW 328i? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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 having your 2010 BMW 328i’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 328i 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 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. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your BMW 328i. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My BMW 328i?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2010 BMW 328i motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. BMW has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2010 328i. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your 328i's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 328i by considering your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 328i engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right BMW 328i 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 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 on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2010 BMW 328i, refer to BMW's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2010 BMW 328i Oil Change

The next time your BMW 328i needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for BMW vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2010 328i oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 328i'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.

2010 BMW 328i Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my BMW 328i? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your 328i’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change BMW 328i oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my BMW 328i spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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 old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your BMW 328i

Give your 328i’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.