1986 BMW 528e Scheduled Maintenance

1986 BMW 528e Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1986 BMW 528e?

What to Know About 1986 BMW 528e Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your BMW 528e, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 528e. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 528e, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 BMW 528e!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by BMW, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 528e running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 BMW 528e problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your BMW 528e Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1986 BMW 528e to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in 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 528e's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 BMW 528e. 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 528e 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. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your BMW 528e 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 1986 BMW 528e's engine run smoother. See BMW's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 528e in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1986 BMW 528e? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your BMW 528e 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 the appropriate BMW 528e 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 528e's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine BMW 528e maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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 528e engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new BMW 528e radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 BMW 528e maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 1986 BMW 528e Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 BMW 528e. Get answers to common BMW 528e maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my BMW 528e? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 528e is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my BMW 528e to high mileage oil? If your BMW 528e 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!
  •  Why are my BMW dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your BMW 528e in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your BMW 528e

Take care of your BMW 528e and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.