How to Save on BMW Scheduled Maintenance
Scheduled maintenance plans are a great benefit to owning a BMW, but it’s easy to be overcharged if you aren’t careful. Following the recommended maintenance in your vehicle’s manual is always a good idea, but keep in mind that dealership mechanics receive a commission for any parts and services they sell. They can boost their commissions by sometimes suggesting work before it’s needed, so it’s always a good idea to second-guess them a bit.
You can also save a good deal by skipping the dealership altogether and taking it to a mechanic that specializes in BMW scheduled maintenance.
Only Take Warranty Repairs to Dealer
Even if you have a warranty that covers the vehicle, it likely doesn’t cover brake pads and other routine maintenance. This you’ll have to pay, and as previously mentioned, you’ll spend a lot less at a specialized shop than a dealership, which is sure to take you to the cleaners.
Review your service manual for all scheduled work according to mileage. And if they recommend additional work as part of a package, check to see if the work is actually necessary. It’s not really a savings if you are paying extra for work that is not really needed. By consulting your owner’s manual and taking your vehicle to a non-dealership specialist for work not under warranty, you should be able to save considerably.
BMW Specialists for All Your Repair Needs
If you own a BMW, it requires highly specialized care to maintain top performance. Not just any mechanic will do. European Auto Specialists has over 60 years of combined experience repairing BMWs and other specialty European automotives. We live and breathe BMW and will treat your vehicle with the utmost care it deserves.
This isn’t just a job for us. Repairing BMWs is our passion and our art Our mechanics understand BMW scheduled maintenance as well as BMW brakes and the care they need. We have electrical specialists on hand to diagnose any electrical problems you have. Our technicians can troubleshoot any repair problem and have your car running perfectly.
European Auto Specialists has provided certified car repair to the Cincinnati area since 2001. Feel free to stop in or call with any question or concern you have. You can also fill out our online contact form and schedule an appointment right from your computer.