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      05-28-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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What Happens If I Don't Take Car to Dealer for First Service?

So my first scheduled service is imminent and I'm thinking of skipping it and just doing the oil change myself, as I have a downpipe on the car and don't really want to take it off and reinstall it just for the oil service. Is that going to screw with my warranty? What if I take it to an independent shop and keep the receipt to prove it was done?
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      05-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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There is no requirement to have your car serviced at the dealer.
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      05-28-2011, 05:31 PM   #3
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just have to prove it was done...
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      05-28-2011, 05:46 PM   #4
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So my first scheduled service is imminent and I'm thinking of skipping it and just doing the oil change myself, as I have a downpipe on the car and don't really want to take it off and reinstall it just for the oil service. Is that going to screw with my warranty? What if I take it to an independent shop and keep the receipt to prove it was done?
I was actually looking to ask the same question..

Can any of the Canadian/North American SR confirm?

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      05-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #5
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just have to prove it was done...

+1. Keep all receipts and make sure you do what BMW says you should do/change/replace.

I did my own second service myself too - since it was only basically an oil change, pollen filter and brake fluid flush. Make sure you use teh correct oil too (BMW LL-1 approved).
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