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car tells me it needs 1 quart. Where can we get some in Toronto that people prefer to use?
 

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With a V8, i recommend keeping one in the trunk. Also, on your next oil change, ask for an extra quart to keep. A good SA will do that for free.
 

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With a V8, i recommend keeping one in the trunk. Also, on your next oil change, ask for an extra quart to keep. A good SA will do that for free.
Just got the car so havn't done an oil change yet. Is it worthwhile to go to dealer? Indie shops are asking 140-160. If dealer wants 200+ it's not worth it. But I've heard that recently dealer offer competitive pricing on oil changes to get people in the door. What's your experience?
 

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Just got the car so havn't done an oil change yet. Is it worthwhile to go to dealer? Indie shops are asking 140-160. If dealer wants 200+ it's not worth it. But I've heard that recently dealer offer competitive pricing on oil changes to get people in the door. What's your experience?
Dealer is around $160. Definitely not $200+. I go on Saturdays when they only do quick service work. You can browse or even test drive the new cars while you wait. I usually go to Autohaus. Sometimes Ajax if I need an earlier appointment.
 

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Dealer is around $160. Definitely not $200+. I go on Saturdays when they only do quick service work. You can browse or even test drive the new cars while you wait. I usually go to Autohaus. Sometimes Ajax if I need an earlier appointment.
Went to Parkview BMW today. they want 199+ tax! maybe for a 6 cylinder dealer charge 160 but they want so much for mine! I brought the oil for $10/quart and added them in.
 

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Went to Parkview BMW today. they want 199+ tax! maybe for a 6 cylinder dealer charge 160 but they want so much for mine! I brought the oil for $10/quart and added them in.
Parkview is at a high-end location. They tend to charge more. Try other GTA dealers. Also, if you're out of warranty, get a 55-point inspection done at the dealer. It costs $60 but comes with free Roadside Assistance for 1 year. Much better deal than CAA plus you get various components checked out before they become bigger issues.
 

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Parkview is at a high-end location. They tend to charge more. Try other GTA dealers. Also, if you're out of warranty, get a 55-point inspection done at the dealer. It costs $60 but comes with free Roadside Assistance for 1 year. Much better deal than CAA plus you get various components checked out before they become bigger issues.
I thought about the location of parkview being expensive but honestly I didn't expect the difference to be so much. When I was there I saw their poster for 55 (or was it 60?) point inspection and coverage, and thought that was interesting.

I already have CAA with my family so I get (I think) 4 or 6 tows, each up to 200(or 300?) kms a year for ~90 dollars. Have you used BMW's RA? Do they restrict the tows to the nearest BMW dealership?
 

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Parkview is at a high-end location. They tend to charge more. Try other GTA dealers. Also, if you're out of warranty, get a 55-point inspection done at the dealer. It costs $60 but comes with free Roadside Assistance for 1 year. Much better deal than CAA plus you get various components checked out before they become bigger issues.
Also my car is due for brake fluid and cabin filter. Damn stealership wanted $330 for the cabin filters! Are you kidding me mon? The brake fluid was much more reasonable at $200 but I'm still inclined to go to an indy shop.
 

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I thought about the location of parkview being expensive but honestly I didn't expect the difference to be so much. When I was there I saw their poster for 55 (or was it 60?) point inspection and coverage, and thought that was interesting.

I already have CAA with my family so I get (I think) 4 or 6 tows, each up to 200(or 300?) kms a year for ~90 dollars. Have you used BMW's RA? Do they restrict the tows to the nearest BMW dealership?
No you can pick where to tow. I once needed a tow in Brampton area and told them to take it to Ajax.
 

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Also my car is due for brake fluid and cabin filter. Damn stealership wanted $330 for the cabin filters! Are you kidding me mon? The brake fluid was much more reasonable at $200 but I'm still inclined to go to an indy shop.
You can definitely do those at an indy. Learn more about how to reset the service on your i-drive. Lots on youtube. You'll need to do some work though at the dealer so you can get the free top ups and other extras. You need a good SA. They'll even print you service history. Good luck.
 

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You can definitely do those at an indy. Learn more about how to reset the service on your i-drive. Lots on youtube. You'll need to do some work though at the dealer so you can get the free top ups and other extras. You need a good SA. They'll even print you service history. Good luck.
Would there be a SA you recommend?

Did you do the CCP on your car? I booked with parkview 1st as they said it would take a week. Then I researched and found that they are instructed to give customers up to $50 in gift card/shopping/gas card and provide a loaner of equal or better spec. Parkview didn't mention the gift and wanted me to pay out of pocket for loaner. I want to cancel with them and book with a shop you recommend.

Thanks :)
 
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