What's the experience from using a bmw dealer verus a no name garage to
replace brakes? I''m having a temporary problem with cash flow. I live in
the Toronto GTA area and am willing to drive west to Miss........ Any
It's not exactly a difficult job, and BMW use the same brakes as others,
so any decent garage familiar with European cars should not have a problem.
Just make sure they fit OEM quality parts - I use ATE.
*He's not dead - he's electroencephalographically challenged
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
If cash flow is an issue, AND you know which end of the screwdriver works
the screws and which end you are supposed to hold onto, you can replace the
brakes yourself in about an hour (less if you have done it before). This is
especially true if your rotors aren't worn out yet, and rotors should
reasonably last through at least two sets of brake pads.
BMW will install more BMW pads, the brake shop -- or you -- will probably
install aftermarket pads. If you do the job, you can get pads that make less
dust. This is generally viewed as an improvement.
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