Originally Posted by John 070
at $57.95, I'll keep letting the dealer do it.
No sht. For that price I'd be there too even if they didn't allow loaners. Reminds me of a few years back when I had a 4runner and the dealer near my office did oil+filter for $22. Simply wasn't worth bothering with doing it myself at that price.
It gets people in the door where they can look at all the pretty new cars, plus its a great opportunity for the "oh while I'm here, I'll have them fix..." additional work. Also, and I could be wrong about this at BMW shops, but shop oil is usually bulk and thus somewhat cheaper than the individually packaged quarts.
I'd probably still double check the drain bolt... I wouldn't expect they'd have their top mechanics working the $58 oil changes....