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      12-29-2010, 09:24 AM   #19
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Drives: 2015 435i
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Location: Southeastern US

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Originally Posted by AWD Addict View Post

Originally Posted by Tom K.
My dealer usually charges $100 which includes a thorough hand wash.

Buying the kit for DIY costs about $65. Plus you have to arrange for recycling the old oil (unless you are one of those types who dumps it in the nearest storm drain!).

So for $35, I'll have them do it and get a free $10 wash thrown in.


+1. with oil disposal and time lost to doing the change yourself, It actually makes sense to have BMW do it.
Most autoparts stores are required to have oil disposal available free of charge. I don't know about you, but it takes ~1 hr to buy the oil , change it, and then dispose of used. Sure beats the hassle of scheduling an appointment, dealing with a loaner, blah blah blah.