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      12-27-2019, 08:40 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Rahul718 View Post
Hi all,

I'm the 2nd owner of my 2016 CP M4. I bought it with 23k miles and it's sitting at 29xxx right now. At 30k it's due for oil + spark plugs. My local dealer quoted me $1300 for plugs (tax included), plus however much the oil change would be. I'm guessing that'll be roughly $1500 when it's all said and done. He did offer to sell me the maintenance plan for $700 which would cover me till the end of my 4 year / 50k period. It'll hit the 4 year mark next summer sometime.

Obviously paying $700 beats shelling out $1500 right now for both services, but I'll probably also need brakes in the near future. Call me paranoid but how do ensure I don't get shafted when I want to get the brakes changed under the maintenance plan? Since there's no real service interval for brakes since it's dependent on how the car is driven, what is stopping the dealer from trying to get out of replacing them when I already paid the $700 for the maintenance plan? I commute in the car daily and while the brakes are in good shape right now, I anticipate they'll be needing replacement in the near future.

Before anyone suggests doing the work myself, it's just not an option for me right now. Am I doing the smart thing by purchasing the maintenance plan?

That $700 maintenance plan is actually a great deal. You can negotiate it to about $500. The dealer cost is $300 on it so it just depends on who your finance manager is and how desperate he wants to sell you the plan. Hope that helps.

(I was a former BMW finance manager)
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