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      09-07-2019, 10:46 AM   #1
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safety inspection for VA , avoid bmw sterling

what i thought would be a quick state inspection during a recall. they rejected due to 'painted' reflectors and quoted me for parts/labor .

I'll be taking the car back to my local gas station for va safety inspection.
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      09-07-2019, 02:32 PM   #2
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Well reflectors are a safety item in a “safety inspection”. Doesn’t shock me they wouldnt pass you - it’s a liability on their end. I’ve been failed for less at local gas stations.

*Plus I have only recieved great service from my advisor Sean at the Sterling location.
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      09-10-2019, 01:06 PM   #3
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what i thought would be a quick state inspection during a recall. they rejected due to 'painted' reflectors and quoted me for parts/labor .

I'll be taking the car back to my local gas station for va safety inspection.
Love Sterling, but my dad had the same exact thing happen to him... plus made him remove his windshield tint
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      09-11-2019, 12:38 PM   #4
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Why are you guys surprised that you’re getting failed for really obvious things at a shop that is very familiar with these cars? If you’re trying to sneak things through, you need a shop that doesn’t know what it’s doing.
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      09-11-2019, 01:24 PM   #5
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Why are you guys surprised that you’re getting failed for really obvious things at a shop that is very familiar with these cars? If you’re trying to sneak things through, you need a shop that doesn’t know what it’s doing.
nobody said they were surprised it happened, just venting about the situation...
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Go to GT Peace, VA Tire or Goodyear and you should be fine. Never go to the dealer for state inspections.
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Go to GT Peace, VA Tire or Goodyear and you should be fine. Never go to the dealer for state inspections.
+1 on this
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      09-13-2019, 05:54 PM   #8
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I wouldn't go to BMW of Sterling for anything. They are the worst
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I wouldn't go to BMW of Sterling for anything. They are the worst
For recall work they're fine. They just handled my F31 recall and did a good job. Elijah Beever and Beaver Ho are the service guys you want to deal with.

Jim Eddy is very helpful as well.
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what i thought would be a quick state inspection during a recall. they rejected due to 'painted' reflectors and quoted me for parts/labor .

I'll be taking the car back to my local gas station for va safety inspection.
I would never, ever take my car to the stealership for a safety inspection. I bet they quoted you like $200 to do that! I'm surprised they didn't hit you for a non-CARB X-pipe. Let me know if you need a stock one
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      09-17-2019, 09:09 PM   #11
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Not to hijack the thread but when is the next meet? Haven't met any of you this summer but have seen some of you around.
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