BMW Dealership Service vs. Independent Repair Shops

Your BMW has a problem or needs regular maintenance, but where should you take it? While some people head directly to the BMW dealership for their repair or maintenance needs, others know that independent repair shops have plenty to offer. Should you choose the dealer or the repair shop?

The Mechanics

While the technicians and mechanics at your car dealership are specialists in BMWs, that can be a double-edged sword. Their expertise in a certain area or problem can cause them to miss other issues that a mechanic at an independent repair shop with a more well-rounded resume might easily spot. Independent repair shop mechanics still take training and keep up with the latest trends and models of cars. 

Long-Lasting Relationships

Independent repair shops aren’t trying to sell you anything, unlike a BMW dealership. Their primary goal is to keep your car in the best condition possible for the longest possible amount of time. As a result, most independent repair shops maintain lasting relationships with customers for decades. You can feel confident knowing that the professionals at Eurozone Motors are never trying to upsell you or get you into a new vehicle. Instead, we want to keep you on the road. 


BMW dealerships often have more limited hours than independent repair shops, which reduces the flexibility you have when choosing a time to drop off your car for repairs. We work hard to make it as easy as possible for your BMW truck or car to get the repairs and maintenance it needs. 


Finally, many BMW dealerships are more expensive than independent repair shops. Most dealers only offer original equipment parts, which means that you are often stuck paying a premium for any parts that are used. Independent repair shops can use aftermarket parts or original equipment parts, which means that you often get the same quality and level of function for a far lower price. You can request original equipment parts at a repair shop or ask to use an aftermarket alternative if it is available. 

When it comes to BMW service and repair in Los Angeles, there isn’t an auto shop in town that can beat the service you will find at Eurozone Motors. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and see what sets us apart from the competition.

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