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      10-14-2019, 11:47 PM   #1
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So i got an email from bmw and says to "trust them they know what they are doing" lol attached snapshot. So wondering if i get this done? I think its like 200$ i think if i go some third party place it might be lower but if i do it through them they probally do thorough check etc? I have 10k miles and is 2019 30i
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      10-15-2019, 10:57 AM   #3
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Yes i thought i did but added photo now
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Yes i thought i did but added photo now
I don’t see it.
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      10-15-2019, 11:17 AM   #6
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Yes i thought i did but added photo now
I don’t see it.
Yes i think image was too big so i have to crop it via photoshop and reupload in few minutes
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      10-15-2019, 11:25 AM   #7
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ok uploaded.. is this something i should do or go to respected mechanic that can do it for lower. As mentioned, going bmw route isn't bad if they do other checks to make sure my x3 is doing well.
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The 10k service should be free, the brake fluid flush at the bottom is a random ad for additional service, not something that is specific to your car, so either way, it probably isn't needed. The 10k service you should definitely do, though.
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its just a reminder to do 10k service, make an appt.
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The 10k service should be free, the brake fluid flush at the bottom is a random ad for additional service, not something that is specific to your car, so either way, it probably isn't needed. The 10k service you should definitely do, though.
Ahh so brake fluid flush. If its important and not more of $$ for dealer i will do it but if many of you guys on here personally would or wouldnt do it please chime in and ill just see if i will add it or not.

You mentioned its free service (guess still under my warranty) and if i added the brake fluid flush wondering if i would be cheaper if going to just do fluod drain elsewhwere while letting dealer to the main 10k check
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The 10k service should be free, the brake fluid flush at the bottom is a random ad for additional service, not something that is specific to your car, so either way, it probably isn't needed. The 10k service you should definitely do, though.
Ahh so brake fluid flush. If its important and not more of $$ for dealer i will do it but if many of you guys on here personally would or wouldnt do it please chime in and ill just see if i will add it or not.

You mentioned its free service (guess still under my warranty) and if i added the brake fluid flush wondering if i would be cheaper if going to just do fluod drain elsewhwere while letting dealer to the main 10k check
This is from the CRM of your dealer. They send those based on timing when they expect you to be due for service. Every 10k miles or year you should do the service. In the US first 3 years service and oil changes are free. A break flush is due at 4 years and then every 2 or 3 after the initial flush. I definitely wouldn't do it for the 10k service. Unless it is really dirty and discolored which it shouldn't be at such low age/mileage.
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The 10k service should be free, the brake fluid flush at the bottom is a random ad for additional service, not something that is specific to your car, so either way, it probably isn't needed. The 10k service you should definitely do, though.
Ahh so brake fluid flush. If its important and not more of $$ for dealer i will do it but if many of you guys on here personally would or wouldnt do it please chime in and ill just see if i will add it or not.

You mentioned its free service (guess still under my warranty) and if i added the brake fluid flush wondering if i would be cheaper if going to just do fluod drain elsewhwere while letting dealer to the main 10k check
This is from the CRM of your dealer. They send those based on timing when they expect you to be due for service. Every 10k miles or year you should do the service. In the US first 3 years service and oil changes are free. A break flush is due at 4 years and then every 2 or 3 after the initial flush. I definitely wouldn't do it for the 10k service. Unless it is really dirty and discolored which it shouldn't be at such low age/mileage.
Just what i wanted to hear. Mayne 20k miles do it?
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Just what i wanted to hear. Mayne 20k miles do it?

Brake fluid flush? Nah.. A paranoid person might do at 50k. Most people never do. I generally do when I change my brake pads.. since I'm there anyway.
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Just what i wanted to hear. Mayne 20k miles do it?

Brake fluid flush? Nah.. A paranoid person might do at 50k. Most people never do. I generally do when I change my brake pads.. since I'm there anyway.
So the dealer with the coupon (and the discount it shows) is more of a bait? Doesnt hurt ovviously to get it done and might get the car better then it is but im gearing towArds the must do or i reccomend type services . Especially hearing from the forum members
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So the dealer with the coupon (and the discount it shows) is more of a bait? Doesnt hurt ovviously to get it done and might get the car better then it is but im gearing towArds the must do or i reccomend type services . Especially hearing from the forum members
Brake flush, as has been stated, is a rarely required item, more frequently done on older cars. I usually own cars from new for anywhere from 2 to 7 years - I have never had to have it done. So no, don't worry about that at all - not even for a "just in case, can't hurt, only helps" reason.
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So i got an email from bmw and says to "trust them they know what they are doing" lol attached snapshot. So wondering if i get this done? I think its like 200$ i think if i go some third party place it might be lower but if i do it through them they probally do thorough check etc? I have 10k miles and is 2019 30i
Isn't your car just a few months old? If so, it's still under the 3/36k covered maintenance plan and you don't have to pay for several services for the following: Engine Oil, Engine Filter, Brake Fluid, Cabin Micro Filter(s), Engine Air Filter(s), Spark Plugs, Remote Control/Key Battery, Vehicle Check, and Fuel Filter (Diesel engines only).

Additionally, as others have said, you're not due for a brake flush until three years. Basically, I would take your car in when it calls for service and anything called for (that's not wear and tear) should be covered.

Good luck....
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I've been told you should do a brake fluid change when you change the rotors. Good advice or no?
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I've been told you should do a brake fluid change when you change the rotors. Good advice or no?
Makes sense. Seems like changing the rotors is a logical time that air might be introduced into the lines and they'd at least need to be bled.
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Makes sense. Seems like changing the rotors is a logical time that air might be introduced into the lines and they'd at least need to be bled.
Changing the brake rotors will not introduce any air into the system. Of course, changing the caliper will require a brake bleed.
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I worked at a non BMW dealer for many years. All of these services make people feel good but in reality new cars need so little they had to come up with things like brake fluid flushes to keep the techs busy! Don't worry about it until it is time for brake pad replacement and even then not really. Of course the service advisor will try to guilt you into all kinds of important useless services.
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Changing the brake rotors will not introduce any air into the system. Of course, changing the caliper will require a brake bleed.
Yes, that's right. Rotor change wouldn't have anything to do with the lines.
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Yes, that's right. Rotor change wouldn't have anything to do with the lines.
Agreed. But I believe the reasoning behind it is time/miles intervals are similar to where you would want to do a fluid change.
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