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Quality Maintenance For Your BMW in Oakland


Extend the Life of Your BMW With Import Motors

At Import Motors we believe our customers should be aware of what is done on their vehicles when they bring them in for recommended maintenance. Below we have listed a general description of the work done on the different services for the newer models. Please be aware that depending on the year, model and mileage, details will vary. We highly recommend that you take a few minutes and study the information in your owners’ manual concerning regular maintenance on your car.

We don’t just call ourselves specialists, we provide BMW services that will keep your vehicle on the road for as long as you need it to be. Receiving only top quality maintenance on your BMW is an excellent start. Adhering to your vehicle’s service manual regarding a schedule is the next step. The BMW is the ultimate driving machine, and drivers have a responsibility to keep it that way.

Simply bring your BMW to our shop and we’ll handle the rest. Our inspections, maintenance, and repairs are thorough, covering every inch, from bumper to bumper. The little amount of time it takes to bring your BMW into Import Motors will be worth it in the long run. You can also take advantage of our free car wash and complimentary local shuttle service. We’re in the business of extending the value and the life of BMWs. Stop by today, so we can do the same for you.

Oil Services, Inspection I, Inspection II, CBS (Conditioned Based Servicing)
Includes Some or All of the Following:


  • Check warning and interior lamps and horn
  • Inspect windshield, headlamp and rear window wiper/washer system
  • Check function of A/C – Heating system and all other accessories and switches
  • Inspect seat belts and locks for damage, twisting and proper function
  • Check SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals
  • Check sunroof for function and lubricate if necessary
  • Replace Dust Filter if equipped


  • Inspect headlamps and all exterior lamps
  • Clean antenna mast
  • Replace if necessary windshield wiper insert, adjust washer nozzle, and check condition of headlamp and rear window wiper blade
  • Lubricate door hinges, hood, trunk/tailgate and locks
  • Check central locking/double lock
  • Check batteries for alarm remote controls in all vehicle master keys

Underside of Car

  • Inspect condition, routing, leaks, of components, lines and hoses
  • Check and correct fluid level from rear-, front axle and manual transmission
  • Check condition of steering mechanical components
  • Check condition of front and rear suspension, especially condition of front axle ball joints and lower control arm bushings
  • Inspect drive shaft flex discs
  • Inspect half-shaft boots
  • Check parking brake cable
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Check Rear shock mountings on top
  • Replace fuel filter on model up to 1995, or as required by manufacturer
  • Replace main diesel filter
  • Replace timing belt on engines M10, M20 & M21 (every 4 years or 60,000 miles)
  • Change oil in manual transmission on models up to 1998
  • Replace oil in rear axle on all models up to 1998
  • Change oil in automatic transmission on models up to 1995, without filter – Except Lifetime Oil

Wheels, Tires & Brakes

  • Brake test, parking brake test
  • Check free play of wheel bearing and adjust if needed
  • Check brake pad/disc thickness, check condition of disc, inspect brake cables and brake hoses
  • Inspect tires for correct pressure, damage, condition; record thread depth and retorque wheel bolts

Engine Compartment

  • Change engine oil and filter
  • Replace spark plugs (As required by manufacturer)
  • Replace Intake Air Cleaner
  • Check valve clearances. Adjust as necessary.
  • Check and correct fluid level from power steering, brake and level control system
  • Inspect, routing, leaks, of components, lines and hoses
  • Check cooling system for leak (pressurize) and antifreeze/corrosion protection and report
  • Check battery for correct fixation and electrolyte level and perform battery load test
  • Inspect condition and tension of all belts
  • Inspect and lubricate engine throttle linkage and modify if needed
  • Check A/C refrigerant charge and A/C performance
  • Lubricate catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood
  • Replace Dust Filter (if access from engine compartment)
  • Check Fault Codes and Adaptation Factors and report on special DTC sheet and clear codes
  • Check O2 sensor operation
  • Reset service reminder


  • Check spare tire for correct pressure

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