Originally Posted by aughsum
Can exhaust/brakes and the other general repairs be done at a regular shop or must they be done at a bmw dealer?
Id appreciate and advice that anyone has for me.
A regular shop should have no problem working on the car, but if you're getting a newer car it'll probably have a warranty, and many warranties get voided if you have the work done at a unauthorized shop. On the other hand, if you still had a warranty I don't know why you'd bring it anywhere other than an authorized shop, aside from repairs like rotors and other wear/tear items not under warranty. Any shop can do those jobs, and probably a lot cheaper, but like I said, if they find out they may be able to void your warranty.