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How Long Do BMW Models Last?

2021 BMW 330i

Back in 2019, Consumer Reports stated that “almost any car can make it well into six-figure territory with proper care.” And while you may think most vehicles won’t last up to 11 years on Fresno roads, this is actually the average road life of vehicles according to the Department of Transportation. So what about BMW? How many miles for BMW models last? Trust the BMW Fresno team to help you learn more about BMW reliability and more!


Is a BMW a Good Car?

Are BMWs good cars? Yes! BMW vehicles are good cars. Though BMW repairs can be expensive due to imported parts, they are designed and crafted with good quality parts and precision. BMW models are designed this way so drivers can avoid more frequent repairs. When it comes to studies conducted on BMW reliability, here are a few quotes from the experts:

  • Consumer Reports: “BMW is among the more reliable European brands.”
  • J.D. Power: “J.D. Power presents awards for quality, dependability and performance, to a select few models within the marketplace that have ranked highest within their category. Awards are also given for car dealership sales and service experience to those brands that rank highest in the industry. BMW was awarded the following 6 J.D. Power awards for 2019.”
  • Autolist: “…BMW with an average reliability score of 3.7. BMW also sits at number 8 on the Consumer Reports list, with its most reliable vehicle being the BMW i3.” In fact, all BMW models score above average. 

Tips for Making Your BMW Last Longer

Before you purchase a BMW, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Get the features you want. Purchase a car that you will still love in 10 years or more.
  2. Get the latest safety technology. Rearview cameras, blind-spot warning, electronic stability control, etc. will help you avoid accidents.
  3. Get a second opinion. Before you purchase used, take it to an independent mechanic for a diagnostic inspection.

If you already own a BMW, find out how many miles it can last on Sanger roads with these tips:

  1. Routine maintenance. Sticking to the recommended maintenance schedule in your vehicle’s owner’s manual is absolutely essential.
  2. Genuine BMW Parts. Use OEM parts, right down to the BMW engine oil, for replacements and repairs is to increase the longevity of your car.
  3. Inspections between service intervals. Inspect your vehicle about once a month for warning signs to avoid greater damage down the road.
  4. Regular cleaning. Regularly washing and waxing your BMW exterior can help prevent chipping, rust, and salt damage, and regularly cleaning the inside can reduce excess wear to the upholstery and carpets.

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