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Checking the oil in a 530i is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most BMW have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 2002 BMW 530i. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your 530i. Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. If the oil in your 530i is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
If you notice that the oil level in your 530i is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2002 BMW 530i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today2002 BMW 530i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Low coolant levels is all to common - top yours up today2002 BMW 530i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Dirty cabin air filter cause undue wear on your car's heater and AC and can cause bad odors2002 BMW 530i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!2002 BMW 530i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road2002 BMW 530i 3.0L 6 Cyl.