2000 BMW 540i Oil Change

How Often to Get 2000 BMW 540i Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your BMW 540i’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2000 540i’s oil should be changed according to BMW’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 540i 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, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by BMW if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your BMW 540i. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My BMW 540i?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2000 BMW 540i motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. BMW has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2000 540i. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 540i’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 540i by taking into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 540i engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult BMW's recommendations to select the right  2000 540i 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 proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to BMW's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2000 BMW 540i.

Where Can I Get a BMW 540i Oil Change

The next time your BMW 540i needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for BMW 540is. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your BMW 540i oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 540i today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2000 BMW 540i

  • Why check the motor oil level in my BMW 540i? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to BMW 540i engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change BMW 540i oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my BMW exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your BMW 540i Oil Changed

Help your 2000 540i engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!