college educated, factory-trained and dealership experienced who is proficient in newer computer-control technology achieving an advanced level of diagnosis and repair.Mechanic:
familiar with older technology and parts replacement but without diagnostic skills and inadequate understanding of electronics and computers.
Quality = superior performance, longevity & long-term savings
Value = instant gratification but frequent purchases
Quality will ensure your car’s proper operation as intended by your manufacturers. Beware of cheap; it compromises quality and the life’s span of the vehicle.
Oil & Filter change performed by an unexperienced or careless mechanic can lead to devastating results and very costly engine repairs.
No, not exactly, unless you’re in the market of buying a new car every 3-5 years.
For the most part, the misleading recommendations by the manufacturer of long-intervals and less consistent maintenance or lack of it, contributes to more accumulative issues, therefore less reliability.
In high-performance vehicles like a BMW, its construction requires to be light (meaning plastic and brittle components which deteriorate faster). Therefore, routine maintenance services are even more crucial!
These are your manufacturer’s recommendations to replace the most common ‘wear and tear” items designed to last for specific intervals (time or mileage) in order to prevent break-downs and extend the life of the vehicle.
SAVINGS & OPTIONS
Interview and select your mechanic/technician based on knowledge, experience and trust. Price is always relative to quality, therefore savings are always achieved in the long run.
MANUFACTURER NEW CAR WARRANTY:
After you purchase your new car at the dealer, your manufacturer requires that you maintain the car in order to retain your warranty. However, manufacturers do not stipulate that you must necessarily take your new car to the dealership, but that you can have it serviced or repaired at “any Service Facility of Your choice” (as specified in your Owner’s Manual).
Advanced Diagnostics is authorized to perform any services and repairs while your new car is still under manufacturer’s warranty (except recalls). Please refer to “Maintenance Providers” in your owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer for more information.