Depending on the age of your BMW, your vehicle will be fitted with either the Condition Based Servicing (CBS) or Service Interval Indicator (SII) system; both of which will alert you through dashboard symbols, when your BMW needs attention.
Newer BMW models feature Condition Based Servicing (CBS). This system actively monitors various service components for wear, ensuring that your BMW only requests attention when it needs it. When your BMW does require servicing a CBS icon will display on your dashboard. In addition to this, the vehicle data is stored in your key and read using the BMW KeyReader, allowing the BMW Service team to quicklyidentify your needs.
BMW models built before the introduction of CBS utilise the Service Interval Indicator (SII). This system monitors the mileage of the vehicle and the time since its last service. A variety of dashboard icons will be displayed when it requires a formal Service or Inspection.
How to check what service your vehicle needs. At BMW we believe in keeping our customers informed about how certain aspects of their cars work. The below videos will help you find out what your car needs.
Earlier BMWs utilise the Service Interval Indicator system.
When the 600 mile countdown service indicator appears on the dashboard, you should consult your BMW's service book to understand what is required. This will be an Oil and Microfilter service, Inspection 1 or Inspection 2.
A clock symbol will appear when your BMW requires an anti-freeze or brake fluid change.