2012 BMW 528i Maintenance Schedule

2012 BMW 528i Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 BMW 528i? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Your Guide to 2012 BMW 528i Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your BMW 528i, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your 528i could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 528i maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2012 BMW 528i!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by BMW, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 528i running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 BMW 528i problems in the future.

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

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2012 BMW 528i for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 528i. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2012 BMW 528i? 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. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your BMW 528i 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 528i stranded. Your BMW 528i won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2012 BMW 528i running newer, longer. See BMW's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 528i in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 BMW 528i.

Maintaining your BMW 528i steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform BMW 528i suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your BMW 528i's steering and suspension system.

Without routine BMW 528i 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire BMW 528i cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new BMW 528i radiator? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 BMW 528i maintenance and repairs.

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

2012 BMW 528i Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 BMW 528i. Get answers to common BMW 528i maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my BMW 528i? 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 does my BMW 528i need high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older BMW 528i engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my BMW? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your BMW 528i, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your BMW 528i

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