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      09-17-2014, 01:28 PM   #1
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Which shop do you tow your car after warranty expires?

Hi,

My factory warranty for 328xi expires this month.

If you didn't buy any extended warranty and your car breaks down, which shop do you tow your car?

Any trusted shop around GTA? - Sorry, I meant 3rd party shops.

and do you tow and leave your car on the side road before the shop opens in the morning? Is it safe over night?

or should I buy Coverageone?

Thank you in advance!
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      09-17-2014, 05:30 PM   #2
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Nope. There are definitely no good BMW shops in the GTA! Great question, I don't think anyone's ever asked this before, either. Curious to see the results
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      09-18-2014, 09:58 AM   #3
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Anuk, not sure if you are trolling or not :P

I'd take to RMP motors or Columbus auto, but I'd always town it home first and call the shops next day if possible, having your car sitting on their lot makes them think that you would have to take whatever they throw at you
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      09-18-2014, 02:20 PM   #5
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Nope. There are definitely no good BMW shops in the GTA!

Are you sure? Very few people have anything bad to say about Bavarian Motors or Apex Motorworks. Those are both good places to take a BMW.

I have specifically mentioned these two as most people know the other places which always get mentioned in the "were should I take it" threads.
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      09-18-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
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Kbimmer, MarkD:

I was being sarcastic because this question gets asked a million times and there are so many threads on the subject. A quick search would yield ample results and information much faster than posting and waiting for people to reply

The mods should Sticky one of them.
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      09-18-2014, 08:15 PM   #7
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RMP or bimmersport.
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      09-18-2014, 10:07 PM   #8
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Its expected to get these common questions over and over again.

Its a free advetisement for the shops.
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      09-19-2014, 09:55 AM   #9
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RMP or bimmersport.
So do you think those are the only good places? And since you mention them, how do they compare with each other?
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So do you think those are the only good places? And since you mention them, how do they compare with each other?
I think they are good , they both specialized in BMW . Jon is at bimmersport and rocco at RMP.
I think RMP is a little cheaper than Bimmersport, but they are price pretty evenly.

I like that bimmersport does the AA tune and its closer to my house , but I can not say anything negative about rocco and his guys, rocco actually has a fully build e90 325 racecar which is cool

I try to share work between both
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RMP motors hands on.
I have also heard some good things about Ivo on columbus but I have never been there.
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I would use " German Auto Tech" in Waterloo... Mike (the owner) is awesome! very knowledgable. Only works on BMW, AUDI & VW.. Would not touch anything else no matter what
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I would use " German Auto Tech" in Waterloo... Mike (the owner) is awesome! very knowledgable. Only works on BMW, AUDI & VW.. Would not touch anything else no matter what
so someone from Toronto should have their car towed to Waterloo?
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so someone from Toronto should have their car towed to Waterloo?
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      10-08-2014, 08:42 PM   #15
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If the service and the price is worth it, sure why not?!
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If the service and the price is worth it, sure why not?!
Because if someone lives in Toronto, Waterloo is a very long way to take a BMW for service, especially when there are many good options between Toronto and Waterloo. I can think of at least 4 good independent shops in Toronto that I can take a car to.
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N52 engine is reliable aside the usual pre turbo era BMW water pump and thermostat. I too had to choose between warranty extend coverage and none, glad that I chose none.

The only big item I had to replace was a blown shock and I don't recall if the extend covers that.
N52 water pump thermo is like 1000 while shocks plus install is like 500 at an Indy guy
So cost benefit seems for me to favour non warranty
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Any good Indy shops in the east end? I've been to Bimmex on woodbine and highway 7 and they seem pretty good. Little far. Lakeside BMW in Scarborough is closer but they guy at the shop told me that if I bring my own parts their labour rates go up. Fak is that about?
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