I am new to owning a BMW and the dealer, bless him, said that I'd be surprised at how inexpensive BMW's were to maintain.
So imagine my surprise when I need the vehicle aligned (which incidentally wasn't done before the vehicle was sold to me and cost me a brand new tyre) I call my local garage, Rybrook Worcester and was told alignment would be £230 ish.
So I did a little research. Apparently my BMW needs weighted alignment using the KDS system.
I called KDS to get some garage names and then called the garages near me to get some quotes. The price seemed to be consistent:
Rybrook Worcester - £230
Sytners - Coventry - £230.30
Sytners - Oldbury - £240.00
Incidentally al these garages refused to do the alignment in stages in the event that only one set of wheels needed aligning.
Then I called Cotswold BMW. They were very helpful and explained it is a two stage process, with the same equipment. If only front wheel adjustment is necessary it would be £130 if rear also an extra £76. Total £206.
Has anyone else had KDS alignment done?
Is it always this expensive?
Can it be done in two stages?