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      06-06-2007, 08:19 PM   #1
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Maintenance if the dealership is far away?

Maintenance is covered for 4 years, but I'll soon be living more than 7 hours away from the nearest dealership and don't really want to make the trip annually. I plan on keeping the new car (A 2008 model) for at least 5 years, and I don't put many kilometers on in a year. My current 2003 has only 35k on.

I'd like to know what kind of maintenance should be done on a yearly basis that I can do on my own (obviously oil changes)?
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      06-09-2007, 07:01 PM   #2
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um, i think thats it...unless you have a tire balance and alignment tool.
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yeah i mean...theres only so much you can do yourself if you dont know much about cars bmw are pretty complicated cars as it is.....i make stops at the dealer usually once a month for one thing or another
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      06-12-2007, 10:27 AM   #4
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yeah i mean...theres only so much you can do yourself if you dont know much about cars bmw are pretty complicated cars as it is.....i make stops at the dealer usually once a month for one thing or another
Once a month?! That must cost you a fortune, no? I thought warranty covers inspection/servicing only when the indication says or X number of miles.

There are no other fluids I should be keeping up on?
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      06-12-2007, 10:53 AM   #5
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No offense but I just would not buy a car that is dealership is located 7 hrs from my house. Unless of course if you live in the middle of no where and nearest any car dealrship is 7 hrs away.
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