BMW Brake Service
BMW Inspection 2
Comprehensive Car Service
It is vital to maintain your vehicle as it will ensure trouble-free motoring for years to come. Keeping your service schedule up to date gives you assurance that your vehicle has been looked over by someone in the know and if you have any issues you can get these looked at while it is in the garage to save on labour costs. Services differ depending on your vehicle model and if it is an Inspection 1 or Inspection 2 service.
Absolute BM have a fully equipped workshop with dealer specification software, meaning even if you have a newer BMW from 2013 onwards, we can keep your online service history up to date. As a BMW Specialist in Worcester, we use OEM parts such as Pagid and Mann. We are happy to supply BMW genuine parts on customer request.
Why service a vehicle?
It is good practice to stay on top of your vehicles servicing and it is a known fact that doing so will eliminate smaller issues at an early stage so that they do not turn into bigger issues in the long run.
This often saves larger expensive repairs which could arise if you let the issue get worse. The oil left unchanged for example, can cause catastrophic damage to the engine internals and its vital components or at the very minimum cause your car to run poorly often resulting in poor MPG.
Equally failing to service your brakes will affect brake function and efficiency and could lead to a collision.
Your BMWs brake fluid should be serviced roughly every 2 years. If your vehicle has condition-based servicing, sensors or timers will alert you when this is due via your vehicles computer or iDrive system. At Absolute BM, we have a specially designed machine to clear out the old brake fluid and replace with new quickly and efficiently.
If your brake fluid is old, it can be as useless as not having any brake fluid at all! Your brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, and if you neglect your brake fluid service it can end up causing costly damage to parts of the braking system. Absolute BM offer this service from £75, so can you really afford not to have this done?
Why service a vehicle?
Block exemption regulation ensures that you will maintain your warranty from the very first service.
Having your vehicle serviced at Absolute BM, a BMW Specialist, maintains the value of your vehicle as buyers will know the correct servicing schedule has been followed.
Absolute BM offer a free vehicle health check with an inspection 2 service which can identify components which are becoming worn. This can be extremely helpful as it means that issues can be caught early and repaired before they cause more expensive, and in turn costly, damage that needs to be repaired.
It is a good idea to book your service a month or so before your annual MOT test expires so that any issues identified which may cause a problem or cause the vehicle to fail the MOT test can be repaired in time, keeping your BMW on the road.
Car Service, 50 point check / adjustment
- A full engine oil change and oil filter replacement
Checking tyres & tyre wear, lights, exhaust, brakes and steering
- Ensuring your engine is ‘tuned’ to run in its peak condition
- Checking hydraulic fluid and coolant levels throughout
- Checking the cooling system (from radiators in your car to pumps and hoses)
- Suspension checks to ensure that bushes, springs and dampers are in good order.
- Visually check obvious alignment issues to ensure optimum steering, control, braking & tyre wear (referred for 4 wheel alignment where necessary)
- Testing the car’s electrical elements inclusive of the alternator, battery condition etc
Why is servicing your car important?
Key Differences: Service Vs MOT
A vehicle service and an MOT are fundamentally two entirely different inspections.
An annual MOT test is legally required to ensure your car is roadworthy.
However, a Service keeps your vehicle healthy and able to perform its duties reliably on the road.
Equally an MOT is an inspection and will advise on elements requiring more in depth diagnosis or potential replacement. This is something your mechanic can do after your vehicles MOT test.
Questions & Answers
A healthy, well-maintained vehicle often offers good MPG returns. This is due to the fact that the engine is running at it its most optimum level. Saving you money at the pump.ger.
Naturally, taking care of your car will improve its lifespan, saving you from forking out on a new motor any time sooner.
A full-service history gives a potential buyer confidence and often secures the best price for the vehicle you are selling.
It also ensures that you are less likely to experience large bills that may come from a vehicle that has been unloved / cared for.
This, of course, depends on the level of service you are having, if your having an MOT at the same time or are perhaps taking care of some proactive maintenance.
As such its always best to ask when you book in.
Checks over the main parts of your car and is typically carried out annually. However if you do higher mileage you will need to do service sooner.
This takes approximately 1.5 hours however, if during this service vital work is noticed it may be more efficient to perform that work whilst the vehicle is on the ramp so that the car can be returned to you asap.
This is a comprehensive check and is typically carried out over 24 months or sooner with high mileage vehicles.
Again should this inspection and service run smoothly it normally takes between 2-3 hours however if it uncovers issues, it may take a little longer.
The Inspection 1 is oil & filter change and micro filter change. Inspection 2 is less often normally every 2 years depending on mileage and covers; Oil & filter change, micro filter, air filter and fuel filter (spark plugs for a petrol) plus a visual inspection/health check on the car