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      01-10-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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Service after 1 year

I'm taking my BMW in for oil service which they do after one year. (warrenty)
The also suggested that after 1 year, I should have a 4 wheel alignment done.

The cost of the alignment is about $250. Does it sound necessary? Seemed like a good way for the dealer to make a few extra $$$ to me.

Only 13k on the car and no unusual tire wear or excessive hard driving.

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      01-10-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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NO!!!! that is a rip off. especially if you have low mileage on the vehicle and are not running over pot holes regularly
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      01-10-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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Yea, if the car isn't pulling to one side and tire wear is even, and you don't drive it super hard/fast, then I wouldn't get an alignment.
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      01-11-2013, 07:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

Confirms my suspicion.
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      01-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #5
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What a rip off. My service advisor did an alignment on mine for $149. They also told me not to get an alignment unless I notice abnormal tire wear, which I had at 22k miles in the rear.

I see this all the time on the BMW forums. Dealerships charging wildly different prices. Someone told me the other day an oil change was $140 at their dealership. Mine charges $88.
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      01-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #6
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As for the price, I'm in Canada. We ALWAYS get ripped of with higher prices :-(
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      01-11-2013, 08:34 AM   #7
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This doesn't make sense. I thought all service was covered for 4 yrs / 50k miles, right down to wiper blades?

So if a 4-wheel alignment is required after one year then they should pay for it.
I'm about to go in for my 1-year service (will have ~12k miles), though I have the oil changed at my expense at 7500 miles.

And for the record I paid $150 for that oil change.
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      01-11-2013, 10:20 AM   #8
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I'm heading in for my 1 years service in 40 minutes, I'll let you know how that turns out. Oh, And I also had oil changed at my expense at 4000 miles , Hendricks charged me $89.00

Ok , 1 1/2 hours, no mention at all of needing four wheel alignment. Replaced wipers oil and filter. No charge
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