How long should I wait to get an oil change?
“That long” meaning the manufacturer’s recommended oil replacement intervals.
On late model BMW’s that can be up to 15,000 miles or 2 years between a change.
This is a widely debated issue on many tech sites with the consensus being that no one has proven that following the recommended intervals set by car manufactures cause premature emission and engine mechanical problems.
From my experience of seeing cars whose owners follow the full oil change interval period (more so than not) using factory O.E. oil filter and factory oil specification, I see no more of the common engine and emission pattern failures (that are associated with certain vehicles) on those engines than those that get more frequent oil changes –
If you’re interested in learning more, check out this post regarding this topic: The enormous amount of misinformation about BMW’s Oil replacement intervals.
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