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BMW 5 Series Transmission

BMW 5 Series transmission services offered by Richmond BMW:

  • Transmission Filter Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Change
  • Transmission Restoration
  • Transmission Flush
  • Transmission Repair
  • A Full BMW 5 SeriesTransmission Service includes a fluid change, flush, filter replacement, gasket, hose and pan inspection and a free multi-point inspection on all other components.

At Richmond BMW, our technicians specialize in BMW 5 Series transmission repair and are OEM certified. Check out our service department reviews online to see why thousands of BMW 5 Series owners determine us for speedy, affordable, and reliable auto repair.

BMW 5 Series Transmission Filter

Changing your BMW 5 Series transmission filter isn't as easy as extra filters in your vehicle. There are multiple components to your transmission filter including the filter itself, which is commonly a metal plate with a fiber material that catches pollutants. Your BMW 5 Series will also contain a gasket, pickup tube, and rubber seal which may all need to be replaced along with the filter. Your BMW 5 Series transmission filter will need to be replaced each 30,000 or 50,000 miles. Be fearless to check your vehicle's maintenance guide for more information on mileage and time intervals. You can also give Richmond BMW a call for expert advice. If you'd like us to handle your transmission service, we regularly advertise transmission service coupons ranging from filter discounts to fluid specials on a monthly basis. Click here for more service specials and parts specials.

BMW 5 Series Transmission Flush

A transmission flush is usually twice the estimate of a fluid change due to the reward of time the service takes and the fact that the flush not only replaces the fluid in the pan but also removes fluid from the cooler lines and discrete parts of your transmission. A BMW 5 Series transmission flush also uses about 10 quarts of fluid to completely clean and flush out the system.

How do you know if you need a Transmission Fluid Change or Transmission Flush?

A transmission flush is only necessary if your system contains dirt or debris. If the fluid is extremely dark or contains additional sediments, we would recommend a complete system flush instead of just exchanging the fluid. If you'd like one of our experienced BMW 5 Series technicians to examine your transmission fluid, book your transmission service online or give Richmond BMW a call at 8042074692.

BMW 5 Series Transmission Fluid

A transmission fluid change is usually half the value of a transmission flush as it requires a lot less fluid and time to perform. BMW 5 Series transmission fluid changes are extremely diverse to keep your vehicle's transmission cool and lubricated. If you don't routinely change your fluids at least every 30,000 miles or so, you may find that your BMW 5 Series transmission will slip. Check your car's owner's manual for more information on the clear mileage intervals in which your transmission needs the fluid changed. At Richmond BMW, we offer a variety of transmission fluid specials. You can also schedule transmission service online and save even more. if you need help researching fluid levels, pricing, or picking a service center, give us a call at 8042074692 and one of our service consultants will gladly help.

BMW 5 Series Transmission Problems

Common warning signs that your transmission is having issues are:

  • Transmission fluid leaks are the most friendly sign you need a transmission fluid change or potentially even a complete flush service. It's uncommon, but leaks could also mean there's an issue with your transmission hose.
  • If you notice an odd noise or grinding sound when you shift gears or if you feel your gears catching when you change them then your transmission likely needs more lubricant or something more risky could be at fault.
  • Strange smells are a sign your transmission fluid is burning inside your elements.
  • An evident sign would be if your BMW 5 Series transmission warning light is on.
  • One of the most friendly signs is when your transmission shifts gears but the result of those shifts are delayed.

If you experience or think you may be experiencing any of these issues, give Richmond BMW a call today and we'll walk you through the step by step process of checking your fluid levels or you can bring your BMW 5 Series into our factory-trained technicians and we can diagnose any issues your vehicle may have for free as part of our multi-point inspection process. Schedule your transmission service online today!

BMW 5 Series Automatic vs Manual Transmission

Automatic and manual transmission will generally require divergent fluids. Automatic transmission fluids are often thinner and are generally red or green in color. Manual transmission fluid or gear oil is thicker due to additives and contrasting compounds critical to lubricate the gearbox and contrasting components. Manual transmissions have a higher friction environment due to the way gears are changed, thus the lubricant is divergent.

Not only are the fluids disparate between manual and automatic transmissions but the level of heat the fluids experience is very disparate. Automatic transmissions generate a few more heat and thus the fluid in your transmission must be interchanged more continually. If you don't change your BMW 5 Series transmission fluid, your transmission will have broken metal shavings and alternative corrosive material spread throughout the vital parts of your BMW 5 Series. You should continually check the fluid levels between your fluid and transmission flush service intervals. In many cases, manual transmissions don't come equipped with a dipstick to check your fluid levels, so it can be extremely difficult to do. Call or visit Richmond BMW for more information if your transmission doesn't contain a dipstick.

BMW 5 Series Transmission Cost

The cost of a new BMW 5 Series transmission could be over $3,500 depending on the vehicle, however, transmission services such as fluid changes and a transmission fluid flush are considerably less expensive, in some cases costing less than $150. These services are persuasive to prolonging the life of your BMW 5 Series transmission. At Richmond BMW, we suggestion a variety of transmission repair specials and transmission parts discounts. Call 8042074692 or schedule an appointment online to learn more!

BMW 5 Series Transmission Replacement

Car transmissions are exceedingly complicated. Deciding on whether to rebuild or replace a bad transmission can be highly troublesome. Consistently, the deciding factor is deciding which components are bad or failing. During a rebuild, Richmond BMW will completely disassemble your BMW 5 Series transmission and clean and inspect each single part. This requires great knowledge of not on the components of the transmission, but the cost of repair versus replacement. It also requires knowing which parts are compatible. Our certified BMW master technicians specialize in transmissions and can complete this process suddenly and effectively.

BMW 5 Series transmission replacement is a much simpler option, however, it can be more costly in the short-lived term. Price shouldn't be your only concern when considering for a transmission replacement, hugely in a BMW 5 Series. Having the newest and most compatible parts assembled by a factory trained master technician can save you a substantial fee of money in the long run. The option that's best for you is definitely your decision. Call the service advisors at Richmond BMW and let us help you. We typically advertise a assortment of transmission replacement specials and transmission service specials to help you save.