BMW 3 Series Maintenance

A BMW 3 Series will cost about $13,230 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service, which is more than the industry average for luxury sedan models by $1,511. There is also a 40.39% chance that a 3 Series will require a major repair during that time. This is 0.83% worse than similar vehicles in this segment.

Probability of a Major Vehicle Repair (%)
Est Annual Maintenance/Repair Costs ($)

BMW 3 Series Maintenance Costs

Year Major Repair Probability Annual Costs
1 4.17% $446
2 6.91% $519
3 7.75% $656
4 13.69% $863
5 19.61% $999
6 22.06% $1,276
7 23.80% $1,780
8 30.77% $2,019
9 34.00% $2,178
10 40.39% $2,494
11 62.56% $2,563
12 77.82% $2,942

BMW 3 Series Maintenance Schedule

Mileage Recommended Maintenance
16,000 Cabin Replace Air Filter, Change Oil and Filter
25,000
30,000
32,000 Replace Air Filter, Service Battery/cables, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Change Oil and Filter
45,000 Spark Plugs Replacement
48,000 Replace Air Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Change Oil and Filter
50,000
60,000 Spark Plugs Replacement
64,000 Replace Air Filter, Service Battery/cables, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Change Oil and Filter
75,000
80,000 Cabin Replace Air Filter, Change Oil and Filter
90,000 Spark Plugs Replacement
96,000 Replace Air Filter, Service Battery/cables, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Change Oil and Filter
100,000 Transmission Fluid Service
112,000 Cabin Replace Air Filter, Change Oil and Filter
120,000 Spark Plugs Replacement, Oxygen Sensor Replacement
125,000
128,000 Replace Air Filter, Service Battery/cables, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Change Oil and Filter
135,000 Spark Plugs Replacement
144,000 Replace Air Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Change Oil and Filter
150,000 Brake Pads Replacement

About Our Maintenance Data and "Major Repairs"

We consider anything that exceeds $500, including parts and labor, to be a "Major Repair".

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The maintenance tables, charts and resulting rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

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