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    Really need some help here on where to get a service done I have just brought a bmw 320ci 2001 and basically Halfords charge around 200 for a service around the same for your average garage as well and 700 for chandlers bmw specialists I understand that chandlers use all the bmw recommendations and Halfords probably doesn't but now I'm worried about going to Halfords or a normal garage because why is there such a price difference and I don't have 700 lying around for a service, if I go to Halfords would this just mean il need a service more often? Basically what shall I do and has anyone got any recommendations for around the Sussex area preferable East Sussex? Any help would be great. Thanks
     
     

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    My experience with BMW dealers so far is not good, when my car is in for it's next service, I will be going to a local dealer who has experience with BMW cars. Not a BMW garage for definite!
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    Thanks for the advice but after looking at a few YouTube videos I'm going to do it myself I have done work on cars before it's look straight forward and would save me a lot of money now and in the future I think it's definitely worth learning stuff like this yourself, to be honest I thought it wasn't going to be simple on these bmw's that's why I have been asking about a garage doing it but the price is just ridiculous specially seeing as most garages seem to be bumping people of like said above by Jhosk at least if I do it I know it's done properly and I won't go touching things that don't need touching like garages have done to me in the past, not slating every garage there are good ones out there but I'm shore after research and a few more videos I could do just as good of a job
     
     

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    Due to the age of the car it is not vital for the history to all main dealer. Dealers charge over £60 plus vat an hour. I would either do it myself or find a independent who as . above said has experience of your car If you are handy with a spanner it is easy to do the oil changes yourself which saves a few quid.
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    Hi
    I agree doing your self saves money, also buying reset tools for oil service light are also cheap.I do a lot of my own cars and peace of mind you know if you do a service on your own bmw then you know you've done a good job.

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    Yer I am just going to give it ago, spark plugs and all that look simple as well so I'm probably going to change them at the same time along with air filter and obviously oil filter, I like how bmw have put the oil filter right there for you change easily as well, pretty handy

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