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      05-14-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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Brake fluid change: covered by BMW or not?

Getting my oil change and brake fluid change this Saturday. I thought all maintenance was covered for 4 years but the dealer e-mail appointment confirmation says it's $185 for the brake fluid change and $0 for oil change. Are they right?
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Getting my oil change and brake fluid change this Saturday. I thought all maintenance was covered for 4 years but the dealer e-mail appointment confirmation says it's $185 for the brake fluid change and $0 for oil change. Are they right?
If it's part of the scheduled maintenance or your car tells you it needs to be changed then the dealer will do it free, otherwise you gotta pay.

My brake fluid light came on a few months ago and the dealer did a flush which cost me nothing.
If you just want a flush for track events, find a local reputable BMW shop and they should be a lot cheaper than the dealer.
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Thank You, Paddy. That's what I thought. The computer is telling me to do it so I should be good. I'll ask to make sure.
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Getting my oil change and brake fluid change this Saturday. I thought all maintenance was covered for 4 years but the dealer e-mail appointment confirmation says it's $185 for the brake fluid change and $0 for oil change. Are they right?
I just had it done, and it is free. The service confirmation system is simply providing the list price, and does not take into account the free maintenance program. If recall, there is also "fine print" on the same confirmation doc saying just that.
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should be free.

just had mine done and it was included in the 4 year service with the car
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Every two years as computer prompts, free. Nice revenue enhancer there by your dealer......
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Every two years as computer prompts, free. Nice revenue enhancer there by your dealer......
It's not a "revenue enhancer" by the dealer. BMW NA has developed a web-based service reminder system, that I suspect most dealers use. On that system, the retail cost of scheduled services and repairs are listed, even though they are free for the first 4 years.

It's actually a great BMW marketing gimmick to remind you of how much free stuff you're getting.
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Took my car in for service on a service bulletin, they saw it was due for a brake fluid change, Dealer changed it for free.
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