BMW’s Maintenance Program Is no Longer Transferable

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When purchasing a new BMW, the dealer will usually offer you the BMW Maintenance Program, a package that makes sure you get your car taken care of properly over the next 4 years.
The standard package covers your car for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. You can also go for the Upgraded Maintenance option that extends the period by 2 years or another 50,000 miles, whichever you’d like.

So, what do you get? Well, included in this program are engine oil changes and filter replacements, vehicle inspections or checks, cabin dust microfilters, air filter replacements, brake pads, brake discs (if it’s the case), brake fluid replacements, engine drive belts, windshield wiper inserts, clutches, transmission oil, spark plugs, oxygen sensors, fuel filters and many more.

Up until now, the car would be covered, no matter if the original owner sold it to a third party. However, according to a new post on their website, BMW changed its policy starting this month:

“For model year 2015 or later vehicles sold or leased by an authorized BMW center on or after July 1, 2014, BMW Maintenance Program coverage is provided for the exclusive benefit of the initial purchaser, owner, or lessee of a new vehicle, sales demonstrator vehicle, Aftersales Mobility Program (AMP) vehicle, or BMW Group company vehicle from an authorized BMW center in the United States (including Puerto Rico).”

There is one single exception, though: household transfers. That means that if family members switch cars between them, they will still be covered. That includes current or former spouse or spousal equivalent, child, sibling, parent, grandparent, or grandchild from the initial purchaser, owner, or lessee of a vehicle.
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