There’s no doubt about it, an older BMW is a great car to own. Understandably, many older BMW’s are vehicles you want to hold on to. However, if you’re planning on holding onto your aged BMW for an eternity, you need to know how to keep its performance awake. Luckily, Denver’s finest BMW service squad at Avalon Motorsports has three great tips for maintaining the performance of your older vehicle.

Oil Changes

If you’ve read any of our previous posts, you understand that oil changes are extremely important. We recommend that you come in for a BMW service every 5,000 to 7,000 miles to receive an oil change. If you drive your older vehicle in dusty environments or a lot of short trips in colder weather, you should change it more often. However, if you’re not sure what the appropriate number of miles are for your specific BMW, give us a call.


Brakes are an important feature, in fact, they’re the most important safety feature your vehicle has. How often you need to change brakes depends on not only your driving habits, but in the location you drive as well. If passing through downtown Denver with tons of stop and go traffic, getting your BMW’s brakes changes often may be more beneficial. However, on average, brake pads may last anywhere from 30,000 to 40,0000 miles. And, if you spend good money on expensive pads, they can end up lasting you twice as long.

Don’t go anywhere just yet, the BMW service technicians at Avalon Motorsports have one more great tip for maintaining the performance of your older BMW. Stay tuned!