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      07-21-2011, 10:42 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by 1series1stlove View Post

I'm a first time BMW owner and this is my first car. I have a few questions that I hope some experienced owners can help answer. Thank you for your time.

1. I will be picking up my car in 2 days(very excited). Do I need to get it detailed ?

2. What kind of regular maintenance is required? (on a weekly/monthly basis)

3. I know I need to get the car detailed, how often is detailing required? Any suggestions for a Chicago detailer who won't rip me off b/c I am a female

4. I have little or no car care knowledge so please provide all the tips you have even if it seems like common sense. Such as always filling up premium gasoline and not going through a auto wash i know these seem like common sense but remember common sense is not that common.

Thanks again for taking the time to read/respond or redirect me to a existing forum topic.
Welcome and congratulations on the car. Just follow the BMW maintenance program it is a free program for 4 yrs...some change their oil more frequently @ 5K or 7.5K. Here is link to a detail shop in Skokie from another thread...I have not tried them yet but might before Winter. I otherwise use a local guy in NW burbs but does not fix scratches or chips. I also go through a soft cloth wash on occasion...i'm not as anal as others. Yes, premium only, min 91 oct...I tend to use Shell 93 Oct. Congrats again and see you around !