Oil Changes for 1998 BMW 528i

How Often to Change 1998 BMW 528i Oil

Not sure how or where to get your BMW 528i’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.

Your 1998 528i’s oil should be changed according to BMW’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of BMW-recommended oil change intervals, your 528i 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 vehicle, 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, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your BMW 528i. 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 528i Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 BMW 528i motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. BMW has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1998 BMW 528i vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 528i’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 528i by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 528i 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 528i 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to BMW's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 BMW 528i.

Where Can I Get a BMW 528i Oil Change

When the time for your 528i’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 528i’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1998 528i oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 528i'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.

1998 BMW 528i Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my BMW 528i? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your BMW 528i engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my BMW 528i oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my BMW 528i 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, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1998 528i

Help your 1998 528i engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!