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Old 05-19-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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Independent shops that do Service II?



Are there any reputable shops in the Ottawa area that do Service II for BMWs? How much would it cost? I want to do it at a shop because it's 695 before taxes at the stealership!

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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+1 for Autovations
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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Duss or Young Street will also do it. They both have hourly rates less than the dealer, but not much less.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:59 AM   #4
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+1 for Autovations
I went to autovation not too long ago for a tire change, and they said they don't have a Service II package for BMWs. So I assume they follow their own maintanence guidelines, and not BMW's? That's the only reason why I didn't do maintanence with them.

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Old 05-20-2009, 11:02 AM   #5
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Don't do a service II. It's a scam. 90% of what is included in a service II is just looking at components to see if they're in alright shape. You can do that yourself.

Go buy spark plugs, air filter, cabin filters, coolant, fuel filter, oil and filter, and brake fluid. Replace them yourself, or bring the parts into a shop and get them to change them out. It will cost you 50% less than what the dealer wants, and will get you more stuff changed that's not even included in an inspection II.

Edit: Unless of course you need to do it for warranty purposes. In that case I would go to Autovation or Autobahn tuning. I like Duss brothers, but unfortunately he's overpriced himself, and he's now just as expensive as the dealer, if not more for many jobs.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:33 PM   #6
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Don't do a service II. It's a scam. 90% of what is included in a service II is just looking at components to see if they're in alright shape. You can do that yourself.

Go buy spark plugs, air filter, cabin filters, coolant, fuel filter, oil and filter, and brake fluid. Replace them yourself, or bring the parts into a shop and get them to change them out. It will cost you 50% less than what the dealer wants, and will get you more stuff changed that's not even included in an inspection II.

Edit: Unless of course you need to do it for warranty purposes. In that case I would go to Autovation or Autobahn tuning. I like Duss brothers, but unfortunately he's overpriced himself, and he's now just as expensive as the dealer, if not more for many jobs.
+1 for doing your own preventive maintenance , spot checks and saving loads of money
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