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Sat, Feb-18-2006, 02:15:31 AM

I'm a newbie here and with my new M3. I bought an 02 Convertible 6MT Topaz in November. The factory warranty ends in April and there are a few things I want looked at.

What's the best dearler service here? The two closest to me are VOB and Silver Spring. I really hate to drive vast distances for dealer service but I would if both of those places stink.

Next, can the recommended Castrol 10W-60 only be bought at a dealership? If so, I understand its expensive. Is one place in the DC-metro better than others to buy oil?

Thanks for your help. I am trying to sneak away from the family on Sunday to meet up with you guys at Tysons, we'll see.


Sat, Feb-18-2006, 02:42:13 PM
Not sure about the oil and I only have experience with Towson BMW. They are excellent in my eyes, just dont let them was your car. I still get chills when I see that brush of thiers. But everything else, service managers, mechanics, waiting room, service bay area and loaner car(always a new bmw unless they are out) all get 4 stars.

As for the oil, you are probably better off buying online.

Sun, Feb-19-2006, 10:35:50 PM
I never had my car wased before

Mon, Feb-20-2006, 01:47:06 AM
Avoid VOB.

You'll be fine with Tischer.

Mon, Feb-20-2006, 05:37:41 PM
Buy Castrol oil over the net. Best prices

Sterling probably the best dealership in the area. Considered among the best nation-wide.
Avoid Arlington.

Mon, Feb-20-2006, 08:02:07 PM
I never had my car wased before

Spell check is your best friend.

Mon, Feb-20-2006, 08:12:57 PM
Go to Sterling.. you get the usual discount if you are a BMW CCA member.. or you can order it from turnermotorsports.com if you are planning on changing it yourself

Mon, Feb-20-2006, 09:10:00 PM
Avoid VOB.

You'll be fine with Tischer.

+1 :dance:

Tue, Feb-21-2006, 02:32:10 PM
Only 10W-60 for M3s... I've gotten it at Tischer and Towson.

It's only about $8-9/qt each with the BMWCCA discount.