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Paralegal

Discussion in 'Warranty questions' started by paralegal, Jul 3, 2010.

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    I have a few questions about maintainence on my vehicle. I just bought a 2008 certified Pre-Owned 328I w/ 28, 600 miles on it in May of 2010. When do I have the car serviced for an oil change? When (approximately the mileage) do I have to replace the brake pads and rotars? last question, are the continental run-flat tires on the 328I sedan 500.00 each or is that an inaccurate price? Thanks
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    I have a few questions about maintainence on my vehicle. I just bought a 2008 certified Pre-Owned 328I w/ 28, 600 miles on it in May of 2010. When do I have the car serviced for an oil change?

    Well, one would hope the car had a complete service done on it at the time it was certified. If so, I personally would suggest having the oil/filter service done at 5000 mile intervals (which is how I do all my vehicles). Some would say 7500 is acceptable, and a few would say whenever the car's diagnostic routine tells you to have the oil changed.

    The real issue, I guess, is how long you intend to keep the car, coupled with the expected mileage. The longer the anticipated ownership time period, then the more one should move closer to the 5000 mile interval. I know of no automobile that ever suffered from too frequent an oil change, but I can tell you of many that suffered from to in-frequent an oil change.

    When (approximately the mileage) do I have to replace the brake pads and rotars?

    Once again, that is dependent on the mileage driven and braking style. More aggressive drivers require more frequent brake servicing, so without knowing your driving pattern, its difficult to say. BMW's seem to require brake servicing a bit more often due to the brake design (which gives it superior braking ability), so, as a guess, I would say plan on every 50K miles as a loose rule-of-thumb.

    last question, are the continental run-flat tires on the 328I sedan 500.00 each or is that an inaccurate price?

    Get the tire size off of one of your tires (or from the template on the driver's door opening, and go to www.tirerack.com and look up your tire size. You can find an accurate costs range there. If you can't find the tire size on the car, you can use the look-up tool on tirerack.com.

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