It’s that feeling that every BMW owner hates and at some point it’s probably happened to all of us regardless of what make of car we drive. Your vehicle starts making an odd sound or one of those dreaded warning lights appear. You know you need to get it fixed before more serious damage happens and you need to sort it quickly.
Independent garage or main dealer?
But whom do you turn to, your local independent garage or the BMW main dealer? The independent garage will probably be cheaper but can they handle the complexity of working on your car? Naturally you want a garage that not only has vast experience working with BMWs but also have the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment. It’s all very well having the knowledge but if they don’t have access to the correct tools or information then they probably won’t be able to do a very good job.
As modern BMWs become more complicated to diagnose and fix, most independent garages struggle to cope with the level of investment needed to keep-up. They simply don’t have the right equipment or can’t access the relevant technical data, quite often this is leaving most BMW owners with no choice but to use a main dealer.
DCS Bristol offers the best of both worlds?
At DCS Bristol we are able to offer BMW customers the best of both worlds. Not only are we one of the most knowledgeable and well-respected independent garages in the South West but we now have access to the same diagnostic equipment, software and technical information (direct from BMW Germany) as BMW main dealers.
DCS Bristol Ltd are only one of a handful of independent local garages, that have met the exacting standards set by BMW UK and are now authorised to use BMW ICOM NEXT A, B, C and their latest Vehicle Diagnostic Interface (VCI). We also have unrestricted access to their AOS (Aftermarket Online Service) allowing us to update the online and in-car service history of any post-2011 BMW.
It wasn’t easy though, as you can imagine BMW don’t just award this to anyone; it took us over two years of hard work to achieve this coveted status!
So what exactly does this mean for our BMW customers?
We are able to give our customers the dedicated, friendly personal service we have always offered as a local independent garage but with the full technical backing of BMW UK.
Just some of the benefits include…
- Access to BMW diagnostic and programming software
- Regular software updates direct from BMW Germany
- The ability to read live data (most main dealers are not trained to do this)
- Unrestricted access to online & in-car service history (post-2011 models)
- Only genuine BMW parts fitted in-line with warranty requirements
- Approximately half the cost of using a main dealer
So next time you hear a rattling sound, one of your warning lights decides to start glowing or it’s just time for your BMWs annual service – book in with DCS Bristol Ltd
Call for an appointment on 0117 972 4343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.