Maintaining your BMW on a regular basis is essential to keep your car running at maximum efficiency, and it helps to prolong your car’s lifespan. BMW has a very precise system that sets the intervals of the required maintenance due for each model. Our guide explains the BMW maintenance schedule system with the step-by-step instruction to help you find out if the scheduled maintenance on your BMW is due.
All BMW maintenance schedules are strictly determined by the Condition Based Service or CBS system. The maintenance items are dynamically computed by the CBS at specified intervals based on accumulated mileage, high or low engine speeds, and short or long trip driving.
The CBS will provide an alert, referred to as the Service Interval Indicator System, via the iDrive and instrument cluster when a BMW vehicle’s maintenance is due.
You can quickly check for your BMW’s upcoming maintenance due by accessing the BMW Condition Based Service (CBS) System via the iDrive Controller.
The BMW “Service Required” screen shows the following five maintenance categories with the detailed information on the left half of the central display screen.
To check if your BMW is due for Maintenance, there are a few simple steps to take. Go into your BMW’s iDrive Controller and select “Vehicle Status”, then choose “Service Required” and look for the following symbols to identify if maintenance is due on your BMW.
On the right half of the “Service Required” screen, a display also shows part(s) of the vehicle with different colors of highlights which identify if service is needed.
The due date of the required maintenance in the month and year along with the mileage mark are also displayed on the screen. You should bring in their vehicles for maintenance on or before the due date or the mileage mark, whichever comes first.