BMW Auto Repair FAQs
Boyd Motor Werks Answers Your BMW Auto Repair FAQs
Boyd Motor Werks has provided the Portland area with top-quality auto repairs and parts services for over 40 years. We specialize in BMW auto services and are dedicated to providing nothing less than the best for your vehicle. Our Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified mechanics will treat your BMW as their own with top-quality maintenance, repairs, new parts, and more. As a family-owned and operated business, we place integrity and value at the core of every job we complete. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our dedicated team of technicians.
When Is the Best Time for a BMW Repair?
No matter how minor the problem may seem, it is crucial to take care of any issue with your BMW as soon as possible. If you have noticed any warning signs such as suspicious noises, rough running, or warning lights on the dashboard, it’s time to give us a call. We’ll make sure your repairs are taken care of before they spiral into more significant issues.
Can I Do My Own BMW Repairs?
BMW repairs can be highly technical and often require extensive training to be able to complete them correctly. We recommend that you do not attempt to “DIY” your own repair services without the help of a professional. Our technicians are highly-trained and able to provide an accurate diagnosis of any issue. You will find the following repair services, among others, at our professional facility:
- Diagnoses and troubleshooting
- Brake services
- Electrical repairs
- Complete transmission and engine overhauls
- Performance enhancements
- Filter replacements
- Radiator replacements
- Engine conversions
- Suspension component replacements
- Brake pad and rotor replacements
How Often Should I Service My BMW?
Condition-Based Services (CBS) are monitored by your BMW’s internal engine management system. Though you will be alerted of any urgent needs through warning lights on your dashboard, we recommend having your vehicle serviced during your regular maintenance appointments in order to avoid costly repairs. When you work with Boyd Motor Werks for your BMW services, you will benefit from the following:
- State-of-the-art tools and equipment
- Genuine BMW manufacturer parts
- Reliable, accurate diagnoses
- Full warranty for all BMW repairs and services
How Long Does It Take to Repair a BMW?
The time we allocate for repairs varies based on your car’s needs and our specialists’ availability. However, we will work as efficiently as possible to ensure that your vehicle is cared for without breaking the bank. We would be happy to provide you with a more detailed quote after your initial inspection.
When Should I Replace My Battery?
You should replace the battery in your BMW before your car’s warranty date. New BMWs have limited warranty coverage for up to four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. If your vehicle is pre-owned or you are unsure of the warranty date, you can find this information using your vehicle identification number (VIN).
How Many Miles Can I Go Before My BMW Needs an Oil Change?
Many mechanics use a general rule of thumb for oil changes, such as “once every 3,000 to 7,000 miles” or “once every 3-4 months.” These rules don’t apply to every vehicle, however. To maintain optimal performance and extend the lifetime of your BMW, we recommend consulting your auto user manual. This will provide you with the general requirements for your specific make and model. For an even more accurate oil change timeline, a consultation with a technician is your best bet. We will provide answers that consider your vehicle’s history, age, and general wear and tear.
How Often Should I Replace My Tires?
To protect your safety, you should give us a call to replace your tires if you have noticed visible imperfections or an uneven wear pattern. You should also ask your mechanic to align your tires during your tire replacement appointments. The general lifespan of tires depends on factors specific to your vehicle, including the following:
- Tire age
- Exposure to the elements
- Level of tread
- Your driving tendencies
- The type of tires you have
- The terrain you drive on
When Should I Get My Brakes Checked?
Your brakes should be inspected by our professionals at least once every six months as a part of your vehicle maintenance routine. We recommend getting your brakes checked as soon as possible if you have noticed any of the following warning signs in your BMW:
- Increased stopping distance
- Decreased resistance
- Rubber odors
- Brake fluids leaking
- Pulsing or vibrating brake pedal
- Vibrations throughout the vehicle
- Squeaking or other abnormal sounds
Contact Boyd Motor Werks for Five-Star BMW Auto Service
Whether you drive a classic or late-model BMW, our team of experts is here to provide the thorough repairs and maintenance you need for top performance on the road. You can trust our highly-skilled mechanics to handle your 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, Z3, Z8, M3, or M5 with the utmost care. If you’re ready to receive the most detailed BMW auto service in the Portland area, give us a call today. We would be happy to help you schedule an appointment for an inspection.