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600 mile service

My new 07 LT needs it's first service. Should I do this myself or send it to the dealer at least for the first checkup? I am mechanically inclined but have no experience (yet) on BMW's.
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I recommend using your local dealer for the 600-mile service. This will help cultivate a relationship that may come in handy down the road.

I'm stopping by my dealer today for a bottle of wine that the service manager got for me. See what I mean?
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I recommend using your local dealer for the 600-mile service. This will help cultivate a relationship that may come in handy down the road.

I'm stopping by my dealer today for a bottle of wine that the service manager got for me. See what I mean?
So... what you are saying is that he wants you to drink and then ride. Exactly, what kind of relationship do you have with your dealer???

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Absolutely have the dealer do it. You could easily do the work yourself, but some dealers will look at your service records and claim that you voided your warrantee by "missing" scheduled service intervals. One guy bought a used bike, still under warrantee, from someone who was meticulous about service work, but had done his own maintenance after the first 2 years. The ABS failed on the bike and the guy took it to a dealer to have it replaced under warrantee. The dealer refused, saying that the first owner had not brought the bike in for scheduled service, which would have included checking the brake system and identifying any problems. It was a crock, but the guy was out of luck.

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I'm stopping by my dealer today for a bottle of wine that the service manager got for me....
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So... what you are saying is that he wants you to drink and then ride. Exactly, what kind of relationship do you have with your dealer???
Not Guinness?! Wine?!

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Not Guinness?! Wine?!
Although Guinness is my favorite "beer" (if you will), messenger13 and his wife enjoy a glass of wine or two with dinner . . . often. There are a few new wineries popping up around northeast Ohio that are actually quite interesting. Not saying they make the best wine in the world, but it's still neat to visit them and taste what they're offering in the infant stage of business. The merlot that my service manager gave me actually wasn't too shabby...a little fruity and sweet for our taste. But free is free, and I wasn't mad at nobody.

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