Ballpark figure for an oil change plus INSP1 at an indy?

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Ballpark figure for an oil change plus INSP1 at an indy?

Post by NorthernSky » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:39 pm

Morning folks,

Quick question regarding what you've paid for the above work at your local trusted specialist. My M coupe is due an oil change and I'm thinking I may as well get an early INSP1 done at the same time. It's the first big expense on the car for me since I bought it, (touch wood it stays this reliable!) and want to keep the SH nice and up-to-date.

...There's a decent independent near me (Grosvenor BMW in Reading) so I'll give them a ring next week to book it in, but would appreciate some estimates of cost from you guys for what you paid for this work, so I have something to benchmark against when they quote me for the work. I have some idea but would appreciate some real world costs.

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Post by mr wilks » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:47 pm

When you get a price you really need to have itemised list of what they intend doing on 1ns1 , its basically a Ins2 minus plugs , diff oil & gearbox oil so if you are quoted any less than £400 be wary that they are including the valve clearance checks
Decent indy should be around £450 / main dealer most likely £650ish :?
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:19 pm

I can't help you with costs OP, but there are a few people on here who use TWG Automotive in Camberley on a regular basis so you could always ask them for a price so you've got a comparison. (FWIW Will, the principal, is ex-Sytner).
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Post by Gazza51 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:24 pm

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Engine oil service with microfilter
Engine oil is drained and the engine refilled with BMW approved oil
Oil filter is removed and replaced with Genuine BMW oil filter
Microfilter(s) is removed and replaced with a Genuine BMW microfilter
Your vehicle may also require an additional air filter / recirculating air filter service
For vehicles over 10 years old this may be referred to as an Inspection l service.Please refer to your owner's manual or speak to your service advisor for more information
Relevant service light reset
Recommended every 18,000 miles or 2 years from last inspection. To alternate with an Inspection ll service if applicable
£620

Oil change only

Engine oil service
Engine oil is drained and the engine is refilled with BMW approved oil
Oil filter is removed and replaced with a Genuine BMW oil filter
This Service may require an additional microfilter service as part of your vehicles BMW service schedule. Please refer to your owner's manual or speak to your service advisor for more information. If you require a microfilter service please select the 'Engine oil service with microfilter'
Relevant service light reset (Only if this service is part of your BMW service schedule)
If this service is not part of your BMW service schedule then your vehicle will not benefit from an exterior wash and interior vacuum, your BMW Service History will not be updated and your service light will not be reset.
Recommended every 18,000 miles or 2 years from last oil service. If this is part of your vehicle's service schedule then this should alternate with an inspection service
£199
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Post by mmm-five » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:45 pm

Gazza51 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:24 pm
Main dealer

Engine oil service with microfilter
Engine oil is drained and the engine refilled with BMW approved oil
Oil filter is removed and replaced with Genuine BMW oil filter
Microfilter(s) is removed and replaced with a Genuine BMW microfilter
Your vehicle may also require an additional air filter / recirculating air filter service
For vehicles over 10 years old this may be referred to as an Inspection l service.Please refer to your owner's manual or speak to your service advisor for more information
Relevant service light reset
Recommended every 18,000 miles or 2 years from last inspection. To alternate with an Inspection ll service if applicable
£620
No mention of valve clearances there, so assume it's not being done. Also it a MAX of 15,500 miles if you go by mileage and no time limit if you don't do the mileage.
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Post by MrPT » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:11 am

Paid £600 inc VAT recently at a reputable indie in bucks. Usually supply my own oil, but not this time, which would have made it a little cheaper. It was also picked up from and dropped off at home while I was away, which added about 30 mins book time.
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Post by InterlagosZ4MR » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:51 pm

Just had my inspection 1 done by main dealer and it was £650 and did include valve clearances. I’ve only ever used main dealer.

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Post by Nanu » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:42 pm

Just had my oil service and visual check done at an Indy in Newcastle which included an MOT for £185.

Local BMW stealership priced it at £450 plus VAT

All genuine BMW parts including micro filter and approved oil.
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Post by zedwheels » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:09 pm

You would think that all BMW garages would have a set price for carrying out the same service to the relevant models but it looks like they charge a customer as much they can get away with! Sytners Cardiff charge £350 for an oil change, while a registered BMW service garage within a few miles of that one charges £217 for exactly the same work. I understand that overheads of each will be different but the margins between them are too great for that excuse. My feelings are that Nanu's price above of £185 for some oil and a filter with labour is spot on fair.

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Post by Gazza51 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:31 pm

The prices I show above were Sytner Harold Wood.
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