How Long Does a BMW Last?

Overhead view of a new BMW X3 driving on a city street

More and more cars are lasting well into six figures on mileage. How many miles does a BMW car last? While there’s never a definitive answer to that question about any car, Perillo BMW can show you the research on how long a BMW lasts for Chicago drivers.



Is BMW a Good Car?

Of course we think BMW is a good car, but we like to let the unbiased sources speak for themselves about BMW reliability:

J.D. Power awards the most reliable cars after studying every model year for years. They placed BMW in their top ten most reliable makes. Here is the list of 2020 J.D. Power Awards given to BMW:

  • J.D. Power Quality Award — fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the first 90 days of ownership.
  • J.D. Power Dependability Award — brand with the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the last 12 months with their 3-year old vehicle.
  • J.D. Power Performance Award — highest new car owner design and performance ratings after the first 90 days of ownership.

In their annual survey of car owners, three BMW models made Consumer Reports’ list of 20 recommended cars. BMW SUVs faired especially well:

The BMW 3 Series was also awarded an IIHS Top Safety Pick Award, while U.S. News & World Report likes the predicted reliability of the BMW X1.

How to Make Your BMW Last Longer

How long does a BMW last? Some of it depends on how you approach owning your BMW in Park Ridge and Oak Park. Here are some tips to a long, happy relationship with your BMW:

  • Get the features you want with an eye toward a ten-year run.
  • Get the latest safety technology. Rearview cameras, blind-spot warning, electronic stability control, etc. can help you avoid accidents.
  • Stick to the recommended maintenance schedule.
  • Use genuine BMW OEM parts for replacements and repairs.
  • Inspect your vehicle about once a month.
  • 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.

Find Your Reliable BMW at Perillo BMW.

Browse Perillo BMW’s extensive inventory of BMW models, confident in the knowledge that you’re choosing a good, reliable car that will serve you for many years and miles. Learn more about where BMW vehicles are made with Perillo BMW.

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