Best place to service my 116D?

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Best place to service my 116D?

Post by Kishosk » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:35 am

Well basically my service is due and I’m looking to do a major service on my 2013 f21 , my friends said Halfords Autocentre was good , any other suggestions ? - as main dealer is too expensive at the moment..
And also I use 5w30 Castrols magnatec or something when I last topped up as it has castrol on the cars oil cap, any suggestions ?

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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by lchad96 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:42 am

I'd avoid Halfords heard some bad stories from there. Think it depends on how good your local one is to be honest though.

If you don't want to go to BMW main dealer because of pricing, try to find a BMW specialist in your area as they're usually cheaper. Or go BMW and I think you can provide your own parts for them to use which makes it cheaper?

I think (someone might correct me on this) but you can get a BMW main dealer to price match a garage in a certain radius if there quote includes using genuine bmw parts.

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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by stevesurrey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:30 pm

Im not sure that all versions of magnetic meet BMW's LL04 specification so check you're using the right oil on catrols website https://applications.castrol.com/oilsel ... b/c/search

Also worthwhile checking BMW dealer service costs here https://www.bmw-service.co.uk/
Your car is over 4 years old so should qualify for their lower-priced Value Service pricing but in my experience dealers have a habit of forgetting about this.
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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by fez_7 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:53 pm

Yeah they forgot it when I went in for a quote as well but agreed I qualified for it once I pointed them to the website. In the end I went with a local independent specialist anyway due to cheaper labour prices and they could update the service history on iDrive as well. They also used genuine parts.

The brand of oil isn’t a big deal as long as it meets the correct spec, my indy used Mobil1.
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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by Simon Site Manager » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:18 am

I had my old 06' E91 serviced and generally maintained at Halfords Oldham and they were very good!

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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by RickN55 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:39 pm

Go anywhere but Halfords! Or Kwik Fit
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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by Kishosk » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:42 pm

Because ive checked on their major list they do practically everything- fuel filter etc for cheap , so I’m really confused where to take mine in London area with similar price ? Any ideas

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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by fez_7 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:34 pm

Kishosk wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Because ive checked on their major list they do practically everything- fuel filter etc for cheap , so I’m really confused where to take mine in London area with similar price ? Any ideas
Check your iDrive to see what service is actually due. If it’s an oil service then you’ll need oil, oil filter and BMW also recommend replacing the micro filter. I like to stick with genuine BMW parts. If you’re wanting to replace more parts then have you considered sourcing the parts yourself and then just paying a garage for the labour?
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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by CraigW30 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:29 pm

fez_7 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:53 pm
Yeah they forgot it when I went in for a quote as well but agreed I qualified for it once I pointed them to the website. In the end I went with a local independent specialist anyway due to cheaper labour prices and they could update the service history on iDrive as well. They also used genuine parts.

The brand of oil isn’t a big deal as long as it meets the correct spec, my indy used Mobil1.
I wonder if they forgot about the value servicing when I asked for a quote. My 114D is on a 13 plate and I got a quote for a service (major I think as it included fuel filter) and was quoted something like £420-ish for it. May have to try again and mention the value servicing on the website.

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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by Kishosk » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:30 pm

I got quoted £349 for full servuce , go on the website and put your Reg

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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by GBC80 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:32 pm

well...where are you based? If anywhere near Sheffield, i would always recommend Newhall...basically on the other side of the road from Sytner's on the way to Meadowhall.
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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by Kishosk » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:35 pm

Ah okay , I’m based in London
http://www.dandtwise.co.uk

This place looks good going to ask for a quote

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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by stevesurrey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:43 pm

Wow. Those guys reckon their service includes Diff & Gearbox Oils and antifreeze too.
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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by Kishosk » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:48 pm

Lool is that bad ?

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Re: Best place to service my 116D?

Post by stevesurrey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:52 pm

Kishosk wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:48 pm
Lool is that bad ?
No, amazingly good if that actually means they are replaced and not merely topped up.
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