Asked by Apr 13, 2016 at 05:50 AM about the 2008 BMW 3 Series 328xi

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently changed  my baterry  and the starter on
my  bmw 2008 Xi 328  I paid 1000 $  now the oil
pan gasket need to be repaired also the break rotor
disc need to be replaced he asking me 2200 for
everything I think he overcharging me thank for you
help I appreciate it

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From what I figure, looking up prices of the parts, if he does front and rear brakes including new brake calipers, and replacement of the oil pan gasket, he would be charging about $100. per hr. for 12 hours of work. So you mentioned just the front rotors and brake pads, as calipers do not necessarily need replacing, but like to for warranty work, I'd say he may be overcharging you by about $500. So it depends on how extensive the brake work gets.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

A BMW is an expensive car to maintain- what you are saying here just confirms that- it sounds about right to me- because the WORST thing that can happen is that you get a mediocre mechanic who can't do the work right- and you wind up getting it fixed TWICE- try to avoid that- so there it is! the parts cost a lot and a good BMW mechanic will charge a premium for his labor- and the world keeps turning and the sun keeps shining and you keep cruising in your BMW looking down on us lesser mortals who can't afford one-


I come up with about the same as Rowefast, almost all European vehicles are crazy expensive with parts and labor costs, I didn't have to worry about working of them in my shop cause nobody owned anything European even close around my area, nobody could afford to keep em running if they did have one.


Thanks Rowefast I appreciate it


This has nothing to do with European cars being expensive to maintain, this just seems to be a mechanic that is over charging you. Time to find a new mechanic... one that specializes in BMWs. $1,000 for a battery and starter? Are they made of gold?

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