Brian Jessel BMW Pre-Owned

1515 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC, V5K5C4, Canada
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Dealership hours of operation
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun Closed

Brian Jessel BMW Pre-Owned

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Benefits of servicing your BMW at the dealership

Benefits of servicing your BMW at the dealership

If your BMW needs an oil change, it may be tempting to take it to a local mechanic. After all, most mechanics know how to perform oil changes, right? While this may be the case, all mechanic shops are not created equal. Some independent mechanic shops may promise less expensive rates than a dealership can offer you, but are you really getting a better deal? Not when you consider that the experience and knowledge that only a dealership's service department can bring to the table.


If you are unsure of where you should take your BMW to be serviced, here is a look at all of the benefits that a dealership has to offer.


Special Training

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When you take your car to an independently owned garage, the person that will be working on your vehicle will more than likely not have any expert knowledge of BMW vehicles. He or she will probably just have a general knowledge of how most automotive engines and other parts work.


When you take your car to a dealership, your vehicle will be inspected and repaired only by certified technicians. This means that each and every technician that works at a BMW dealership has been specially trained to recognize, detect, and repair problems that are unique to the BMW brand. And not only are the technicians specially trained to work with BMW vehicles but the service managers and support staff also have knowledge on how vehicles made by this brand are supposed to perform they will also know how often regular maintenance is needed for a specific make and model.


Less Expensive

Hands of car mechanic working in auto repair service.

As we mentioned above, sometimes, an independent mechanic will charge less for certain repairs and maintenance procedures. However, the old saying that goes, "you get what you pay for," is true, especially in this case.


An independent mechanic is able to offer you lower prices because they usually use aftermarket prices. They can use original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, but because they don't have the advantage of being in a network of other BMW dealerships, they usually have to pay much higher prices for those OEM parts, which means that you have to pay a higher rate as well. Furthermore, an independent mechanic will also usually mark up the prices on labour costs. At a dealership, the service technicians charge a flat rate for each task they perform. There are never any hidden fees or sudden price mark-ups.


Satisfaction Guarantee

Certified technicians put a guarantee on all of their work. If something goes wrong, or you are not satisfied for any reason, simply talk to the service manager about it. He or she will work diligently to come up with a solution that is satisfactory.


Also, OEM parts come with their own warranty. If one of your replacement parts is faulty or breaks before the warranty expires, the service technician will replace it at no cost to you.


Schedule Your BMW Maintenance Today.

Whether you need an oil change, your tires rotated, or you feel that your car is not running properly, bring it to Brian Jessel's BMW Service Center in Vancouver today. Our service department has a team of certified technicians that have the knowledge and understanding that it takes to provide the proper care to your BMW.

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