• These services are basically checkups and tuneups and are vital for your BMW’s proper operation.  At Nixon Automotive, we follow BMW specifications on what to service and complete every service operation that a dealer does but at much more reasonable prices.

    Nixon Automotive is equipped with the Autologic BMW Diagnostic Tool.  There are plenty of diagnostic systems on the market which claim to offer dealer-level servicing. However, only Autologic offers truly comprehensive cover, with coding, programming of brand new modules and activation of all components. Autologic Diagnostic is unique in offering full fault code and re-set, dynamic data, full activation of all components electronic control unit procedures, clearing and setting of adaptation values, coding and programming of all control modules.

    The following is an outline of our Inspection Services.

    Inspection II – recommended every 48000kms

    1.        Exterior lighting operation and replace as required. **

    2.        Instrument and display lighting.

    3.        Seatbelt condition and operation.

    4.        Battery state of charge and load tested.

    5.        Renew cabin micro filter(s). **

    6.        Heating and A/C operation and efficiency.

    7.        Central lock and window operation.  Lubricate hinges and locks as required.

    8.        Inspect body for corrosion.

    9.        Brief diagnostics test.  Note faults in memory and clear.

    10.     Drain and refill engine with BMW approved oil and engine oil additive.  Install a new oil filter.

    11.     Cooling system hoses, connections, fluid level and protection-Add coolant conditioner if required. **

    12.     Accessory belts condition and adjustment.

    13.     Windshield wiper and washer condition and operation.

    14.     Power steering system condition and level.

    15.     Brake fluid condition and level.

    16.     Top up all fluids as needed.

    17.     Perform valve adjustment when applicable. **

    18.     Fuel system cleaner added.

    19.     Reset service interval lights and install service reminder.

    20.     Brake system condition.  Remaining pad linings measured.

    21.     Fuel tank lines and fittings visually inspected.

    22.     Exhaust condition and mounting hardware.

    23.     Transmission fluid level and condition.

    24.     Rear axle fluid and condition, transfer case when applicable.

    25.     Driveline and axle boot condition.

    26.     Suspension components, joints and bushings.

    27.   Steering linkage and joints.

    28.     Tire pressure checked and adjusted.  Wear pattern and tread depth, including the spare are noted.

    29.     Tires rotated and balanced, and wheel alignment corrected when applicable.**

    30.     Review all fluid service intervals. Perform as required.**

    31.     Road tested for proper operation of the brakes, steering, engine, clutch and transmission.

            Includes all items from the Inspection I service, plus the following:

               1.        Air filter renewed

               2.        Sparkplugs renewed.

               3.        Pre engine cleaner and engine maintenance kit installed.

               4.        Fuel filter replacement. **

               5.        Transmission fluid renewed-if applicable. **

               6.        Rear axle fluid renewed – if applicable. **

                                     ** Additional cost may apply.

    Inspection I

    A standard minor service is also known in BMW terminology as an Inspection 1.

    Oil Change Service

    1. Drain and refill your vehicle’s crankcase with BMW approved oil. Install a new oil filter.
    2. Check all other Fluid levels, and top off as necessary.
    3. Reset oil light.


    1. Check transmission for leaks.
    2. Check rear axle for leaks.
    3. Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks.
    4. Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
    5. Check power steering system for leaks.
    6. Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
    7. Examine brake disc surfaces.
    8. Clean brake pad contact points in calipers.
    9. Grease wheel center hubs.
    10. Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage, and joint disc.
    11. Check front control arm bushing for wear.
    12. Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.
    13. Check for free movement of the parking brake cables. Adjust parking brake if necessary.
    14. Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary.
    15. Check condition of tires (outer surfaces (left/right)), tread wear and pattern; In case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if required.

    Engine Compartment

    1. Read out diagnostic system
    2. Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
    3. Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
    4. Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
    5. Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
    6. Check air conditioner for operation.
    7. Reset Service Indicator.

    Body/Electrical Equipment

    1. Check battery electrolyte level and add distilled water if required.
    2. Perform batter load test.
    3. Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, foglights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
    4. Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
    5. Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
    6. Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
    7. Check wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
    8. Check condition and function of safety belts.
    9. Oil hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
    10. Grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
    11. Check central locking/double lock.
    12. Replace microfilter or Acc. Cabin Filter.
    13. Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
    14. Check rear view mirrors
    15. Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

    Final Inspection

    1. Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission

    Please contact us to book an appointment.


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