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Old 11-14-2012, 05:20 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by DSilk56 View Post
The biggest advantage of a dealership is that their mechanics (technicians) are trained through the factory and only service BMW's.

Most dealership mechanics are glorified part swappers with little training in diagnosing issues outside what is in the "system". Thus why they are blindly recommending changing the entire cooling system.

Many dealership mechanics are NOT "factory trained" as they don't send techs to get certified until they are sure they will stay with the dealership - and dealership techs turn over more often than you'd like to know. Plus the "certified technician" isn't nearly as comprehensive as it sounds.

I'll take a good independent over the dealer any day, and save a bundle in the process.
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