What Is Involved in BMW Inspection I and II?

What To Expect With Your Vehicle

Repair maintenance is an important part of keeping your BMW in optimal condition. The BMW maintenance schedule is broken into two major service jobs: inspection I and II. Both of the services include basic maintenance and a thorough inspection of the vehicle. They may also lead to some repairs as needed based on the inspections.

Inspection I

This is the smaller of the two recommended services. It focused on assuring the safety and functionality of the vehicle. These are the BMW maintenance tasks involved in this inspection:

  • Oil and filter change
  • Transmission inspection
  • Axle inspection
  • Fuel system inspection
  • Exhaust system inspection
  • Power steering inspection
  • Brake service
  • Grease wheel center hubs
  • Control arm inspection
  • Check tire pressure and condition
  • Fluid level check and top-up
  • Safety equipment inspection
  • Check lights
  • Check battery
  • HVAC inspection
  • Road test

In short, inspection I involves carefully checking the major systems of the vehicle and topping up or replacing consumables. As with all vehicles, BMWs use up engine oil and other fluids as they drive. The fluids and inspection are typically covered within the pricing for the service. However, any repairs are typically an additional cost.

Inspection II

This larger service involves all the same tasks as inspection I with some added elements. For example, it includes checking and changing the differential oil. It also involves changing the fuel and air filters and replacing spark plugs. This service is typically more expensive than inspection I.

Like the smaller service, this is typically priced to include all the elements that must be performed as part of the service. However, any necessary repairs may be extra.

BMW Repair and Maintenance Schedule

For BMW models built since 1999, inspection I is performed at 30,000 miles and 90,000 miles, and inspection II is performed at 60,000 miles. They are repeated every 60,000 miles each. Between these major services, intermediate oil services and safety services are needed every 5,000 miles. However, these are significantly smaller in scope.

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