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    2011 1 series servicing, alternative to main dealer servicing?

    Hi there. My Mrs has a 1 series convertible.Anyway I am wondering if there are many specialists out there as the cost at the main dealership seems ridiculous. The problem I see is that the car will have to go somewhere which has the key reading facility to read what service is due etc. I suppose the car cannot go to ay normal garage as they won't have the facility to read the key. It's not like the older BMW car where you could buy a key for 20 and knock the service light out.
    What have other owners done as an alternative to main dealer servicing please?
    I am based in the South Wales area, can anyone recommend a trustworthy specialist in the area, somewhere that has good reviews and not in the habbit of ripping you off constantly.I am very very particular with our cars, so please excuse my OCD.I hope you can help and advise accordingly.

    Thanks. Lee.

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    Personally in your situation I'd use bmw specialist.
    Their labour rates are a fraction of the dealers & they should use only genuine bmw parts.

    Have a look Recommended Garages by County. to see if there's any recommendations in your area?


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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsays View Post
    Personally in your situation I'd use bmw specialist.
    Their labour rates are a fraction of the dealers & they should use only genuine bmw parts.

    Have a look Recommended Garages by County. to see if there's any recommendations in your area?


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    Thanks for your help Simon. Yes main dealer is 150 per hr, insane isn't it? I will take a look at the recommended link you have enclosed, hopefully there will be something in my area.

    Cheers. Lee.

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