Last post on Dec 17, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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#757 of 758 Re: Maintenance Costs on 1999 BMW 323i [snoho07]
Dec 17, 2012 (7:30 am)
will you be doing your own maintenance or paying someone else? If someone else, who? Dealer or indy shop? Taking a bimmer to a bimmer dealer is very expensive. If you have an indy shop that specializes in them, I would give them a call and ask what they charge for various basic preventative maintenance items.
BTW, tires aren't specific to BMW, so that will cost you the same as any other car with the same size tires.
#758 of 758 Re: Maintenance Costs on 1999 BMW 323i [snoho07]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 17, 2012 (9:34 am)
I'd certainly join the BMW Club (http://www.bmwcca.org) to take advantage of their discounts and advice in their forums. That should cut costs somewhat. I'd have someone look the car over, especially things like control arm bushings. I'd also have someone tug on the upper radiator hose to see if the radiator inlet pipe breaks off (stand back!).
Also play with all the dials and switches, and check the HVAC system for proper function.