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Thread: Should I do maintenance @ BMW or should I find a car maintenance history?

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    Should I do maintenance @ BMW or should I find a car maintenance history?

    I'll try to make it as short as possible I bought a car 2 weeks ago from Hyundai dealership, the car is trade in, came from California this summer. Brought my car home, looked at the maintenance book and found empty blank pages. Car has 40K miles, the question is should I go to BMW dealership and do all required maintenance for 40k? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    I would assume the previous owner only did the standard BMW maintenance (not enough if you want the car to last).

    If it was me, I would find a good independent BMW shop to do the work or do it all myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimalmo View Post
    I would assume the previous owner only did the standard BMW maintenance (not enough if you want the car to last).

    If it was me, I would find a good independent BMW shop to do the work or do it all myself.
    +1

    I do most maintenance myself. Oil, tranny and diff fluids, detailing, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr330zhp View Post
    +1

    I do most maintenance myself. Oil, tranny and diff fluids, detailing, etc
    Well, I wish to do it myself but it is 5 F outside and soon will be -31 F

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    +1 for doing it yourself. This site is a great resource for DIY information with a lot of helpful and knowledgeable wrenchers. You can save yourself a ton of money and get to know your car a little better in the process...
    -Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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    At those temps... find a good indy shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DESANT View Post
    Well, I wish to do it myself but it is 5 F outside and soon will be -31 F
    Holy frozen testicles... Forgot you were up in the great north. In that case, indy shop with a well heated and insulated customer service area FTW!

    Most people's biggest concern when doing a DIY is scraping a knuckle... You'd have to be concerned about Stage 3 Hypothermia....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjcools View Post
    At those temps... find a good indy shop.
    Yeahh very true. Soooooooooo cold. I thought Maine was bad

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    Indy shop, Frosty.

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    Do...oil, tranny and diff fluids, check the brakes, air filter and in cabin filter....asap

    After this, we can get into the more serious stuff...
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