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Old 08-26-2010, 12:24 PM   #1
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Hi there,

New to Ottawa,

BMW just ran out of warranty, looking for a good BMW mechanic in the Ottawa area to do my oil changes and any future needs.

Thanks
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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What part of the city?
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:30 PM   #3
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Hi there,

New to Ottawa,

BMW just ran out of warranty, looking for a good BMW mechanic in the Ottawa area to do my oil changes and any future needs.

Thanks
Raphael Ready (STRIKER on Max) has a shop in Ottawa now. If you are intereted, I'll find the location and post it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:30 PM   #4
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As scary as it might sound, go see Canadian Tire on Carling. The service manager, Ralph, is a huge sponsor of the Motorsports Club of Ottawa and most of us will now only take our cars there.

Plus, he's huge on BMWs and knows the cars inside and out.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:32 PM   #5
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+1 Autovation
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:50 AM   #6
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Autovation is the only place that's ever touched my E30. Previous owner only took it to Duss Brothers where it was VERY well treated, I just don't like how he treats the car's owner.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
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Thanks to all

Hey guys thanks to all of you who have helped with this question. I do appreciate all the responses.

I'll do my research now on all of your recommendations and pick my spot for the future.

Thanks again...
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:32 PM   #8
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Try TurboReady (Raphael and crew), great guys to deal with!
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:34 PM   #9
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Can we get a sticky with this topic?
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:07 AM   #10
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Mechanic To You is the best guy I've ever used. Matt runs a business where he comes to your house and works on your car there. Exceptionally knowledgable and very fairly priced.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:58 PM   #11
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My regular guys can't diagnose the problem with my heater not working, and they sent me to Duss brothers on Wellington. They only work on BMW but I couldn't get an appointment until Friday, so they seem pretty busy.

EDIT - Based on other recommendations on this site, I called Autovation. Dillon has me in for tomorrow, and gave me a level of confidence that they can fix the problem while I wait. Screw Duss, I'm an Autovation man!!

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Old 10-12-2010, 06:53 PM   #12
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My regular guys can't diagnose the problem with my heater not working, and they sent me to Duss brothers on Wellington. They only work on BMW but I couldn't get an appointment until Friday, so they seem pretty busy.

EDIT - Based on other recommendations on this site, I called Autovation. Dillon has me in for tomorrow, and gave me a level of confidence that they can fix the problem while I wait. Screw Duss, I'm an Autovation man!!
What's wrong with the heat in your car?
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My regular guys can't diagnose the problem with my heater not working, and they sent me to Duss brothers on Wellington. They only work on BMW but I couldn't get an appointment until Friday, so they seem pretty busy.

EDIT - Based on other recommendations on this site, I called Autovation. Dillon has me in for tomorrow, and gave me a level of confidence that they can fix the problem while I wait. Screw Duss, I'm an Autovation man!!
They have WiFI also Derek(owner) is a good guy
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:06 PM   #14
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The blower motor works when outside power is applied but won't work from the inside heater controls- it's either a wiring problem or I need a new in-dash control panel
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:03 AM   #15
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Hey guys,

i too took my car to autovation yesterday.

I put a new post about them..

You can read the post in our ottawa section.

Great honest guys there, first time user and i will return for any further issues.

Thanks for all the initial replies to assist me.
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