1985 BMW 524td Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1985 BMW 524td

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1985 BMW 524td?

What to Know About 1985 BMW 524td Scheduled Maintenance

You want your BMW 524td to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 524td. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get 524td maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1985 BMW 524td!

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, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 524td's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1985 BMW 524td problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your BMW 524td Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1985 BMW 524td for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 524td's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1985 BMW 524td be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your BMW 524td battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 524td stranded. Your BMW 524td won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1985 BMW 524td running newer, longer. To learn how often BMW recommends you have the oil changed in your 1985 524td, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1985 BMW 524td.

Maintaining your BMW 524td steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide BMW 524td steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your BMW 524td's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine BMW 524td maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your BMW 524td engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new BMW 524td radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1985 BMW 524td maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1985 BMW 524td Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 BMW 524td. Get answers to common BMW 524td maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my BMW 524td? 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 switch my BMW 524td to high mileage oil? If your BMW 524td has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my BMW? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your BMW 524td to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your BMW 524td

Your BMW 524td isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.