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Old 10-03-2012, 07:54 PM
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Location: Texas
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Mein Auto: 2009 328i E93 MT
Must be some sort of re-think on BMWNA's part:

I put about 6500-7000 on my car per year. My oil change history is as follows:

Car in service date: 8/15/2009
First Oil Change (at dealership): 8/02/2010 - 6768 mi
Second Oil Change (at dealership): 4/19/2011- 11459 mi (when car was at dealership for warranty issue)
Third Oil change (at Indy at my expense) no reset: 4/04/2012 - 18908 mi
Fourth Oil Change while car at dealership for annual safety inspection- no reset:8/20/2012 - 21900 mi

Now here is the interesting part: There is about 2900 miles left on the service counter on 8/20/2012. My SA tells me to make sure and come back in when my service counter expires for another oil change. Hmmm. That's only ~3000 miles. Certainly very short of the 15000 mile intervals they "advise". I look at him quizzically. "Huh? So, you are telling me that you'll do another oil change in 3000 miles?"

Here is his explanation - obviously tailored to the Houston (oil patch) market: "Well it's this way. We have a lot of customers that get sent on out of country assignments and so their cars don't get driven much, but then they come home and their car needs maintenance so yeah, bring it on in and we'll do another oil change."

It seems rather frivolous, but gee, if it's part of my "pre-paid" maintenance, why wouldn't I?
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