2016 BMW 340i Oil Change

How Often to Get 2016 BMW 340i Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2016 BMW 340i? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 changing your 2016 340i’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 340i in the above table. Your 340i may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your BMW 340i. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My BMW 340i Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2016 BMW 340i motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. BMW has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2016 BMW 340i vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your 340i's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the 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 mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 340i deserves the best. Consult BMW's recommendations to select the right  2016 340i 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 champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2016 BMW 340i, refer to BMW's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for BMW 340i

When the time for your 340i’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. 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. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2016 BMW 340is. Let the experts take care of your 340i’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

2016 BMW 340i Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my BMW 340i? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your BMW 340i engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my BMW oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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 340i exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your BMW 340i

Give your 340i’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.