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Old 12-22-2012, 05:16 AM
dougmcintyre dougmcintyre is offline
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Location: Chapel Hill, NC
 
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Originally Posted by henryk59 View Post
I am located in Morehead City, the closest bmw dealer is in kinston which is about 50 miles away
Sorry I don't have any info about eastern NC.

But I had to laugh about the "50 miles away". In the 50 miles thru the Research Triangle Center traffic jam to my favorite BMW independent, I drive by two BMW dealers and who knows know many European speciality shops.

Yea, its a pain and hard to work in the schedule. But I always try to use the best shop I can find. Knowledgeable and experienced mechanics are worth the effort. Plus, paradoxically, they are usually overall the cheapest (shop rates at the low end of the scale, fewer mistakes, getting things right the first time, knowing which cheaper OEM parts match or exceed BMW parts).

Of course, DIYing whatever you can is the best option.

Last edited by dougmcintyre; 12-22-2012 at 05:29 AM.
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