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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 12-01-2013, 04:14 PM
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oil change, BMW dealer or standard auto shop?

Do I really need to do the oil change at the BMW shop for $150, or can I just take it to a regular auto shop for the oil change?
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:23 PM
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Or you can do it yourself

It's not really any different than any other car to change

Personally I would take them the oil / filter I wanted them to use and just have them do the labor. I have no idea what kind of filter or oil they'd put in it otherwise
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:01 PM
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$150 sounds pretty good. I had the oil in my 2010 535i changed yesterday (in New York) and was charged approx. 179.00
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:37 PM
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I would never go to the dealer for an oil change. THe only way I'd even consider it is if they offer a GREAT coupon - I have seen my local dealers email me oil change coupons for $70, that's less than I could pay for oil and filter so done deal. Aside from that? No way
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:14 AM
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I would NEVER use a Jiffy Lube type of place for an oil change. Check the NBC report of fraud at those places and mal-practice. Also, not going to place my BMW in the hands of a kid in the grease pit--doing an oil change. EXPERIENCE has showed me how wrong things can go when a do-not-care person touches your car at one of these quick oil change places. I do it myself, or to a good BMW indy, or dealer---to have it done right--------but NEVER quick oil change place.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:43 AM
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My dealer frequently has $79 specials which I take advantage of.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:33 AM
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its easy

Trust me, it's easy....
it costs me 40 bucks to do it myself. You can even reset the oil change miles too.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:41 AM
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No to jiffy lube. Yes to an Indy. Yes to a dealer with a $79 coupon, yes to DIY, if you care to mess with it.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:21 AM
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$150 sounds pretty good. I had the oil in my 2010 535i changed yesterday (in New York) and was charged approx. 179.00
My suburban NJ BMW dealer regularly advertises the same service for $50 less. But NYC prices =

http://www.bmwnyc.com/Special/auto-s...?cs:o=14055530

For the OP ... IF you are a DIY'er with the tools and space for a basic oil service once you factor in the price for the correct oil & filter and the value of your time AND the disposal of 7 qts of dirty oil you might find that a qualified BMW indy or a BMW dealer (using their advertised specials) may be another choice worth considering.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:25 AM
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My suburban NJ BMW dealer regularly advertises the same service for $50 less. But NYC prices =

http://www.bmwnyc.com/Special/auto-s...?cs:o=14055530

For the OP ... IF you are a DIY'er with the tools and space for a basic oil service once you factor in the price for the correct oil & filter and the value of your time AND the disposal of 7 qts of dirty oil you might find that a qualified BMW indy or a BMW dealer (using their advertised specials) may be another choice worth considering.
Not for me, I have a shop with a lift, and a guy that comes and picks up my oil when I hit 165gal for free. Every 6 months is when he has to come around and pick it up.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:09 AM
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I take my oil to AutoZone and they get rid if it for free. Is that service not offered everywhere?
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:47 PM
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I take my oil to AutoZone and they get rid if it for free. Is that service not offered everywhere?
All the local auto parts stores do free oil recycling here in SoCal, not sure about elsewhere.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:59 PM
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Auto zone does it here for me also, even if you do not buy from them. I am the type that would feel guilty doing it without buying oil from them--BUT usually when it is on sale.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:37 PM
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Order Lubro Moly oil and Mann filter from bavauto.com and take it to a shop and pay for labor. My Indy charges me $15 for labor.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:41 PM
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Order Lubro Moly oil and Mann filter from bavauto.com and take it to a shop and pay for labor. My Indy charges me $15 for labor.
You can do that, but it is not the approach I would suggest. Buying via internet will cost you about half that price.......BUT I would let the Indy get his $15 for selling it, it will only be a few dollars profit for the Indy....and let him have the profit. A good Indy will make it up to you in other ways once you establish a good relationship-----and you are not going to do that by bringing your own filter. Just my $.02.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:11 PM
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FWIW:
I usually change my own oil, however with the high prices of the oil/filters, and other issues, I have the dealer do it with a coupon. The price is usually about $20 more than if I did it myself and I now have a certified receipt of dealer service. This comes in handy for resale and warranty proof. I generally change ~once per year, so no biggie. AND they wash the car!! (plus I can get a bagel+coffee).

Here in NJ the law is simple - you can bring back waste oil to the place you bought it.
OK they dont really check, but a retailer is a drop off point.
I bring my used oil (other vehicles + mowers etc) to WalMart. I put it in gallon plastic jugs and leave it with the others.
Job done.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:05 PM
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FWIW:
I usually change my own oil, however with the high prices of the oil/filters, and other issues, I have the dealer do it with a coupon. The price is usually about $20 more than if I did it myself and I now have a certified receipt of dealer service. This comes in handy for resale and warranty proof. I generally change ~once per year, so no biggie. AND they wash the car!! (plus I can get a bagel+coffee).
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I like your approach too but often the dealer wait time is longer than at smaller shops.
My mechanic can do it in less than 15mns when i bring in my own oil and filter.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:20 PM
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I do a lot less DIY now than in the past. But I never did my own oil. Too much yuuuccchy for too little savings.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:59 PM
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oil change, BMW dealer or standard auto shop?

And my dealer in New Jersey did it for $79...


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