There’s no question that you’ll pay a lot for oil changes and other standard maintenance items for a BMW. However, you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for repairs when they come up.
BMW’s extended warranty options can cover up to 7 years/100,000 miles, but they are a bit expensive (the dealer does all repairs, of course). Plus, many BMW drivers take good care of their cars. You might find a car that’s in great condition with only a few miles but is past the warranty period. Once the factory warranty ends, you can’t add an extended warranty from BMW.
Our team of researchers launched a survey in December 2023 to better understand drivers’ experiences with extended car warranties from manufacturers. When we polled BMW drivers, an impressive 97 percent of drivers expressed some level of satisfaction with their plans, whether moderately or very satisfied.
One driver with an undisclosed BMW that was new upon purchasing the warranty said, “I am completely satisfied with my coverage, don’t really have any complaints about [it]… Everything is in order. I only had to [file a claim] once in four years, but it was nothing really.”
Besides dealer extended warranties, you can also get extended protection from third-party providers through vehicle service contracts. Many come with perks like roadside assistance and trip interruption benefits, as well. One main advantage is that third-party vehicle service contracts can extend to 200,000 miles and beyond.