BMW Inspection I & II

As part of your scheduled BMW maintenance, Inspection I and II are an annual check-up for your Bimmer to ensure a pleasant drive and ownership. Recommended by BMW to assure safety, full functionality, and to optimize the everyday performance of your vehicle. BMW Inspection 1 is a precursor to Inspection 2 which you’ll need at a higher mileage. Replacements are used nothing but the genuine BMW parts unless otherwise. Parts and repair costs are not included in the inspection cost.

Inspection 1 and 2 have many parts, including a road test, many points of inspection, and a few quick tune-ups. We’ve broken down what your technician will do during Inspection 1 and 2 by which area of your Bimmer it will affect.

Inspection II

To double check all of the check points of BMW Inspection 1 and to verify proper working order of your Bimmer, our technician will take your vehicle on a short road test.

  • Parking brake lining,

  • Spark plugs replacement,

  • Air Filters replacement,

  • Flexible boots inspection for leaks, and

  • Car body inspection for rust per your prevention warranty.

Under your BMW:

 
Service
Description
Inspection I
Inspection II
Undercarriage
Engine Oil
Inspect for normal op temperature
Oil Filter
Inspect and Replace
Brake Pad Contact Points in Calipers
Inspect and Clean
Wheel Center Hubs
Inspect and Grease
Parking Brake Cables
Inspect free movement and adjust if necessary.
Tires Pressure
Inspect and correct if necessary
Tires/Tread Wear/Pattern
Inspect condition and replace/ readjust alignment as needed
Transmission
Inspect for leaks
Rear Axle
Inspect for leaks
Fuel tank, lines, connections
Inspect for leaks
Exhaust System
Inspect for leaks
Power Steering System
Inspect for leaks
Front/Rear Disc Brake Pads
Check Thickness
Brake Disc Surfaces
Inspect
Front Control Arm Bushing
Inspect for wear
Brake and Clutch System Connectors/Lines
Inspect
Steering (suspension track rods, front axle joints, linkage, joint disc)
Inspect for absence of play/condition
Differential Oil
Check for leaks at flexible boots
Half Shafts
Inspect
Entire body (for rust)
Rust prevention limited warranty
Engine Compartment
Service Indicator
Inspect and reset
Coolant and Anti-freeze content
Inspect level and add if necessary
Brake and Clutch Fluid
Inspect level and add if necessary
Windshield and Washer Fluid
Inspect level and add if necessary
Air Conditioner
Inspect
Engine Cooling System/Heater Hose
Inspect for leaks
Diagnostic System
Read out with BMW scanners
Spark Plugs
Inspect and Replace
Air Filter
Inspect and Replace
Fuel Filter
Inspect and Replace
Body/Electrical Equipment
Battery Electrolyte Level
Inspect, Add distilled water if required.
Latches (hood, trunk/tailgate, door hinges)
Inspect operation, Grease if necessary
Microfilter or Acc. Cabin Filter
Inspect and Replace
Batter Load
Test
Lighting System (ie. Headlights, fog lights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, and luggage compartment lights.)
Inspect
Instrument Panel/Dashboard Illumination
Inspect
Turn Signals, Hazard Warning Flashers, Brake Lights, Horns, and Headlight Dimmer/Flasher Switch
Inspect
Control (warning/indicator lights)
Inspect
Safety Belts
Inspect condition and function
Central locking/double lock
Inspect
Heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger
 Inspect
Rear View Mirrors
 Inspect
SRS Airbag Units
Visual Inspection for torn covers, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories
Final Inspection
Road Test
Inspect brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission

Service Guide:

How often are the Inspections necessary?Guidelines for your maintenance service according to your Factory Scheduled Maintenance. The BMW service schedule varies based on the age of your Bimmer.

Year
Inspection 1
Inspection 2 (include inspection 1)
Oil and Safety Service 
Intermediate Oil Service 
1991 and older
15k, follows 30k Interval
15k, follows 30k Interval
10k, 10k interval
5k, 5k interval
1992-1998
20k, follows 40k Interval
20k, follows 40k Interval
10k, 10k interval
5k, 5k interval
1999 E36
20k, follows 40k Interval
20k, follows 40k Interval
15k, 30k interval
5k, 5k interval
(exclude ’99 E36) 1999 and newer
30k, follows 60k interval
60k, 90k, follows 60k Interval
15k, 30k interval
5k, 5k interval

Inspection and Maintenance Planner:

These are the recommended interval for models years from 1986 through 1998 models, more frequent inspections are essential if driven in extreme conditions. the recommended service/inspection intervals are as follows:

MILES

1986-1998 Models

1999 to Later Models

5,000

(O/F)

(O/F)

10,000

(O/S)

(O/F)

15,000

(O/F)

(O/S)

20,000

Inspection I (I/1)

(O/F)

25,000

(O/F)

(O/F)

30,000

(O/S)

Inspection I (I/1)

35,000

(O/F)

(O/F)

40,000

Inspection II (I/2)

(O/F)

45,000

(O/F)

(O/S)

50,000

(O/S)

(O/F)

55,000

(O/F)

(O/F)

60,000

Inspection I (I/1)

Inspection II (I/2)

65,000

(O/F)

(O/F)

70,000

(O/S)

(O/F)

75,000

(O/F)

(O/S)

80,000

Inspection II (I/2)

(O/F)

85,000

(O/F)

(O/F)

90,000

(O/S)

Inspection I (I/1)

95,000

(O/F)

(O/F)

100,000

 –

(O/F)

  • Oil and Safety Service (O/S)

  • Inspection I Service (I/1)

  • Inspection II Service (I/2)

  • Intermediate oil service (O/F)