How does the service regime work ?

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How does the service regime work ?

Post by TBH1 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:21 am

From what I can see there are no set service intervals and it is down to the on-board computer to decide when a service is required. If that is right, what are the service intervals likely to be for a 218i petrol auto that is driven in town but only approx 2 - 3,000 miles per year ? Before someone else makes the point, I know that is rather an odd use of a car that describes itself as an 'Active Tourer' !

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Re: How does the service regime work ?

Post by marco_polo » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:26 am

With very low mileage, services will 'time-out' at 24/36 months instead.
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Re: How does the service regime work ?

Post by psquared » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:05 pm

I too am a low mileage user at about 6-7000 miles per year, mainly on short urban journeys but with occasional 150 mile+ journeys. My AT was bought new in June 2016 (with a service package) and is showing a service due in 11000 miles in May 2018. My plan is to keep the car for a good while. My question is whether the condition based servicing takes account of the high proportion of short journeys/cold starts and whether it would be be sensible to have the oil changed at the 1 year point?
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Re: How does the service regime work ?

Post by Kiwi » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:06 am

A battery bike would do all you need as it must cost you 3.5 pounds a mile for that now milage.
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Re: How does the service regime work ?

Post by aeolian sky » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:02 pm

When I bought my 218i coupe the service interval was 12,000 mls.I only do town driving and have done 3,000 MLS but the service interval has jumped down by 5,000 mls to 7,000.I suppose because of all the stop/start driving the service interval is shortened than if I were doing motorway miles

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Re: How does the service regime work ?

Post by marco_polo » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:54 am

Correct. Works off fuel used (long term average mpg), so if your average is lower than the previous owners', the Service interval will drop faster/come around sooner.
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