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Old 01-12-2017, 08:15 AM   #1
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Default BMW out-of-warranty Service Recommendations

My wife's 2013 535 is now out of warranty and I need some brake work done. I'd like to avoid the high dealer cost and up-charges if possible.

Who are the recommended North Dallas shops that provide professional service , know BMW's at a reasonable cost?

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Old 01-12-2017, 09:54 AM   #2
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I have had exactly zero success with anyone on my 750. Autoscope is the go-to, but my experience was less than amazing and was very expensive.
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will be interested to hear what you find.
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Well, that's discouraging.

These guys seem to get good reviews

http://www.ultimatebimmerservice.com/
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Luke Betchner (Karter something or other on here) started a mobile brake service - he's got a Mercedes Sprinter mobile workshop...he will come to your locations...his digits are: 48 ZERO-231-194 FOUR.
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Luke Betchner (Karter something or other on here) started a mobile brake service - he's got a Mercedes Sprinter mobile workshop...he will come to your locations...his digits are: 48 ZERO-231-194 FOUR.
I would certainly give Luke a ring and see if he can assist.

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I would certainly give Luke a ring and see if he can assist.

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Bart - I think he was over at the house for Cigars n Racecars when you were there, I think you've met him....
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Left a message for him. Thanks.
Appreciate the link to ulimatebimmerservice. I went and talked to them about some potential future mods.
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So you went to their facilities? Was the shop well kept and professional in appearance? Did the techs seem very knowledgeable?

I'd like to find a facility to do any service work we'll need so I'm leaning with going with these guys.
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So you went to their facilities? Was the shop well kept and professional in appearance? Did the techs seem very knowledgeable?

I'd like to find a facility to do any service work we'll need so I'm leaning with going with these guys.
I went by there on my lunch hour to talk to them about a potential modification to my DME that's in testing by these guys http://www.protuningfreaks.com/ I didn't take a tour of their shop area, just sat down with one of the co-owners who's a master tech and talked to him about it and asked if he's contact them to see what's involved and if they'd be interested in it. Since I was on my lunch hour I didn't get too in depth with them, just talked about looking at Bootmod 3 and possibly adding a catted down pipe to my car. He seemed knowledgeable about the topics we were discussing, but I was only there about 20 min.

The website's picture is still pretty accurate, in that there's a lot of BMWs parked there and there were two female customers in the waiting area chatting with each other as I came and left.
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I take my car to an individual who is or was a BMW Master Tech. Was referred by another member here. PM me if you would like his info.
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Thanks all. I went with Luke for his at-home convenience. No need to drop the car off and pick it up at a later time. Brake work is very straight forward so I'm very comfortable with it being done by a guy who's done 100's of them even if he isn't BMW certified.

Actually, considering I do brakes on my 911 all the time I feel a bit guilty not just doing them myself. Getting lazier with every year older I get. :-)
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Anyone try accel BMW in plano?
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