2012 BMW Alpina B7L xDrive Oil Change Service

How Often to Get 2012 BMW Alpina B7L xDrive Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your BMW Alpina B7L xDrive’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.

BMW recommends changing your 2012 Alpina B7L xDrive’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of BMW-recommended oil change intervals, your Alpina B7L xDrive may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by BMW if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your BMW Alpina B7L xDrive. 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 Type of Oil Does My BMW Alpina B7L xDrive Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 BMW Alpina B7L xDrive motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. BMW has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2012 Alpina B7L xDrive. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Alpina B7L xDrive’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Alpina B7L xDrive by taking into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Alpina B7L xDrive engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult BMW's recommendations to select the right  2012 Alpina B7L xDrive 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 BMW Alpina B7L xDrive, refer to BMW's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a BMW Alpina B7L xDrive Oil Change

The next time your BMW Alpina B7L xDrive needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for BMW vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your BMW Alpina B7L xDrive oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Alpina B7L xDrive’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

2012 BMW Alpina B7L xDrive Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my BMW Alpina B7L xDrive engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Alpina B7L xDrive’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my BMW Alpina B7L xDrive 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. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my BMW Alpina B7L xDrive spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your BMW Alpina B7L xDrive

Give your Alpina B7L xDrive’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.