Changing parts out preventively at specific mileage points will allow your BMW to last for years to come and increase its reliability during your daily drives. One essential component your BMW needs to run is the PCV valve. This valve plays a vital role in your BMW’s health and should be replaced at a specific interval or if it is failing before that time comes. Let’s dig into the purpose of a PCV valve and when to replace one in your BMW.
The PCV valve serves a vital purpose in your BMW. Its main function removes hazardous gases from the crankcase area and moves them back into the engine, where they are burned and made less harmful before exiting the car.
Due to environmental and health concerns to humans breathing noxious gases, we see how vital the PCV valve is in our lives. Next, let’s talk about when a PCV valve needs replacement.
A PCV valve may last for years without changing it out. However, to make certain it will not cause a breakdown most expert technicians will tell you to replace the valve at least every 50,000 miles. If you take this type of care, you will likely avoid the following issues: sure signs your PCV valve is failing.
If you experience any of the above signs before or after the 50,000-mile mark, have a certified BMW expert inspect your car for PCV valve issues.
As mentioned, taking care of your BMW by having it serviced as recommended by the manufacturer will not only keep your car healthy but save you money in the end. As an example, if you find any or all of the signs listed above, the damage has probably already occurred to your car.
Surprise repairs on any part of a highly engineered BMW will be expensive if caught too late. BMW has provided owners with a plan to avoid costly repairs by regularly scheduled service.
The advanced technology built into the European imported BMW is not something that every repair shop should handle. When having service performed on your BMW, ensure the people doing the work are qualified.
Being qualified means the technicians who will repair your BMW are certified technicians from organizations such as ASE and Bosch. This means that the techs are experts in their field and have experience in the types of cars they work on. These certifications are not mandatory in the auto repair business, but they are essential to BMW owners who want the best performance out of their cars.
With today’s top of the line diagnostic equipment used by the best repair shops, you’ll need to know the technician you choose has had the proper training they need to find the root cause of your BMWs issues.
Any shop can use a cheap scanner to give them several possible causes of what is wrong with your car. Those with the best equipment will have the ability to go directly to the problem. This saves you both time and money as your car is returned to you quickly and fixed right the first time.
When it’s time to replace your PCV valve, don’t trust just anyone. If you live in the Corte Madera, Larkspur, Sausalito, Tiburon, and Mill Valley areas of CA, bring your BMW or another high-end vehicle to us for repair.
Our technicians are certified, trained, and up to date on the latest technology and provide the best tools in the industry to make sure your BMW gets back on the road working as it should. Call us today to have your vehicle set up on a maintenance plan to give your car the long life it deserves and save you money at the same time.
* BMW F26 X4 image credit goes to: DarthArt.