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Old 10-03-2012, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kanar200 View Post
if you buy extended warranty for engine, is BMW not expecting that you go the dealer for an oil change?
No, absolutely not. You must DO the recommended maintenacen, but who does it will not be the issue. (Unlike in the EU where the governments allow dealers to abuse consumers with mandatory services...hmmm...maybe not everything in EU is better? I kid, I kid)

Save your receipts- if an indy, just the invoice. If you DIY I keep a binder for each car- general info, over time I print off pages of TSBs, or common torque values, toss in receipts for parts, filters, oil....NEVER had an issue. (But never blew up a motor...did destroy a tranny once)

Having said this, I am referencing a BMW warranty- other thrid party warranties CAN have funny clauses about maintenance. A new car warranty (ie the base 4/50) also cannot requrie dealer service. (Just FYI- for bmw it is free)
Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
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