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Learning How to Maintain Your BMW With A Bentley Repair Manaul

Updated on November 3, 2010

Maintaining Your BMW

I've owned a BMW 3 series ever since I was 18, it was always my dream car and my goal. A BMW drives so well I can only describe it as driving on cream. Although BMW's are such amazing cars, I did realize that maintaining your BMW can be expensive just like any other vehicle, but there are lots of ways to cut costs on vehicle maintenance by doing some of the work yourself rather than taking your BMW to a mechanic that charges $100 an hour. Personally, I have not had any high cost repairs that caused serious problems, so I consider BMW's to be very reliable cars. I am especially happy with how reliable my 330ci is.

Regardless of that fact, believe it or not, most of the basic maintenance that is done on a BMW is fairly easy. I know because I've done most of it myself. If you do decide to do the maintenance yourself be sure to get a tool that has metric measurements, becuase BMW is a european car, most of the tools use the metrics system such as 7mm, 9mm etc. I've replaced the control arms on my bimmer, I've learned how to change the oil, I've learned how to change the air intake, a/c filter and swap out the kidney grill and OEM blinkers, I even installed angel eyes by myself. One of the biggest projects that started with my BMW was installing an M3 navigation system into my 330 ci, the process went smoothly for the most part but it did end up taking about 5 days to complete.

The Bentley Service manual explains how to do all the maintenance on your BMW.

This includes Maintenance such as

  • How to replace the spark plugs for a BMW
  • How to do an oil change for a BMW
  • How to replace the radiator for A BMW
  • How To flush the coolant in a BMW
  • How to replace the door handles etc.
  • How to take off interior trim and other interior items in a BMW.
  • How to Replace the XENON headlights and headlight trim.
  • How to clean the air filter on a BMW
  • How to take out or replace the Kidney Grills on a BMW.

Plus Much More, buying a Bentley Service Manual is a great way to save money on car maintenance, because a lot of the procedures for basic maintenance are fairly easy.


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      Dan 7 years ago

      I'm definitely a fan of the bentley repair manual. It's saved me thousands of dollars when it comes to car maintenance And regularly maintaining my bimmer

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      I'm not much up on cars? That goes to show why, I checked this see if you were talking about a vehicle or a motorcycle:) I have heard, that the BMW motorcycle is also the superb...ride in the field of bikes:)