Got Service On the Brain? We’ve Got Answers to Some Common Service Questions:

If you’ve got service on the brain, we’re ready to answer some of your most pressing questions. Below, we’re listed three FAQs our BMW technicians get here at Hoffman BMW of Watertown. Check out the FAQs below, but if you’ve got more than a service question, but instead a service need, book a service appointment online and come in to see our professional technicians at your convenience.



Three FAQs to Up Your Service & Maintenance Knowledge:

  • Q—How Often Should I Have My Oil Changed?
    A—There’s no hard-and-fast rule about oil changes anymore; where once the conventional wisdom said every 3,000 miles, now some engines can go up to 7,500 miles without a change. It can depend on your engine, how you drive, where you drive, and what type of oil you use. A quick consultation of your BMW Owners’ Manual should give you the recommended oil-change interval for your particular model, but if you’d like a second opinion, our techs are always happy to help.
  • Q—What Are Some Signs My Brake Pads Need Replaced?
    A—Unlike most other parts of your car, if your brake pads need attention, they’ll usually let you know by making a fuss about it. This can include squealing or squeaking when you depress the brakes, and one big red flag is a “spongey” feeling when you press the brakes. If you experience any of these or have any reason to suspect your brake pads need to be changed, bring your BMW into our service center and let our expert technicians have a look—as they say, better safe than sorry!
  • Q—Do I Really Need to Rotate My Tires?
    A—Short answer to this one is, yes, you sure do. The reason for that, however, makes a lot of sense; when you drive, your tires are in constant contact with the pavement, so they’re enduing a lot of abuse. Where the tire meets the road, wear and tear is common, and over time, these spots become more worn out than other places on the same tire. This can cause your balance to be off, give you worse traction, and generally affect the quality of your drive—not the mention, your tires will wear out more quickly and need an overall replacement more frequently if you never rotate. When you rotate, you extend the life of the tires.