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Does BMW Still Offer Free Maintenance?

BMW has a lot of loyal drivers in San Francisco, with many customers staying behind the wheel for 5+ years before they trade-in for an upgrade. When they make their way to East Bay BMW to find a new BMW, some want to know, does BMW still offer free maintenance? Yes, the BMW maintenance program is still free! In 2016, however, the coverage details became a little more stringent: model year 2017+ vehicles now get free maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Learn more details about the new BMW maintenance program with us in the guide below!

BMW Ultimate Care: the New BMW Maintenance Program

All new BMW vehicles from the model year 2017 or later, purchased or leased at an authorized BMW retailer like East Bay BMW, are covered by BMW Ultimate Care. The cost of this BMW maintenance program is free, offering affordable coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

BMW drivers who purchased a model year 2015 or 2016 BMWvehicle on or after July 1, 2014 will have free maintenance for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Note that this plan is referred to as BMW Ultimate Service, not BMW Ultimate Care.

What Does the BMW Maintenance Program Cover?

Here is a complete overview of the maintenance that is free under BMW Ultimate Care and BMW Ultimate Service:

3-Year/36,000-Mile BMW Ultimate Care Coverage (Model Year 2017+)

  • Engine oil
  • Engine filter
  • Brake fluid
  • Cabin microfilter(s)
  • Engine air filter(s)
  • Spark plugs
  • Remote control/key battery
  • Vehicle check
  • Fuel filter (diesel engines only)

4-Year/50,000-Mile BMW Ultimate Service Coverage (Model Years 2015 & 2016)

All of the factory-recommended BMW maintenance items outlined in the Service and Warranty manual are covered by this program. Additional items requiring replacement due to wear and tear are only covered if the wear and tear exceed BMW wear limits.

Additional BMW Maintenance Programs

There’s nothing like the peace of mind that comes from having BMW maintenance performed at an authorized BMW service center! That’s why BMW makes it possible to extend BMW Ultimate Care with additional coverage for up to 7 years or 125,000 miles. By paying the upfront cost of an extended BMW maintenance program, BMW owners in Dublin can save up to 30% on included maintenance.

Called BMW Ultimate Care+, here are the extended coverage options for model years 2017+:

  • BMW Ultimate Care +1 – 4 years/50,000 miles
  • BMW Ultimate Care +2 – 5 years/75,000 miles
  • BMW Ultimate Care +3 – 6 years/100,000 miles
  • BMW Ultimate Care +4 – 7 years/125,000 miles

What does the BMW maintenance program cover when it is extended an extra 4 to 7 years? Everything outlined under BMW Ultimate Care in the section above is applicable to a BMW Ultimate Care+ program. Can 2015 or 2016 BMW vehicles covered by BMW Ultimate Service get extended coverage? Yes, these model years are also eligible to upgrade to BMW Ultimate Care+, but there is no 4-year/50,000-mile option.

Learn More About BMW Maintenance Programs

There’s a lot to know about the BMW maintenance programs! With any lingering questions about the cost of the BMW maintenance program or what’s covered, please contact us and we will be happy to assist. Due for a free maintenance visit? Schedule an appointment online with our authorized BMW service center in Pleasanton!

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