For front end work on a 540I is there any national chains besides bmw that would let a person buy the needed parts and just pay labor to install? 1995 sedan

55

Asked by Jun 16, 2013 at 09:06 AM about the 1995 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Earlier Robert suggested a front end inspection for the play in my steering.  The car
sways left/right particularly on less than perfect highway conditions.  I want to repair any
needed parts but would like to buy parts and have shop install so the fix would be a little
less costly.  Anybody know of shops that will let a guy do this?

2 Answers

287,245

It could also be your tires that cause the "tramlining". Any good tires shop or local BMW indy shop will be able to diagnose and fix your issue. Where are located at so we can suggest or find a place for you?

28,235

Other than possible liability concerns, I don't know why a reputable repair shop wouldn't allow you to purchase the parts and just charge you the labor to install. They may want to know where you got the parts from and want proof (and possibly a photocopy of the invoice wherever you got them from). Just in case there is some sort of mechanical failure related to the parts you purchased...kind of a CYA thing to cover their own butts, if you get what I'm saying.

Your Answer

5 Series

Looking for a Used 5 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 16,414 nationwide 5 Series listings starting at $1,650.

ZIP:

BMW 5 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,370
  • #2
    Michael Branan
    Reputation
    840
  • #3
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
863 Great Deals out of 32,479 listings starting at $900
Used BMW 7 Series
119 Great Deals out of 4,826 listings starting at $3,950
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
447 Great Deals out of 20,083 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
641 Great Deals out of 26,064 listings starting at $1,488
Used Audi A6
139 Great Deals out of 7,612 listings starting at $1,950
Used BMW M3
14 Great Deals out of 1,646 listings starting at $6,599
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
114 Great Deals out of 7,182 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord
449 Great Deals out of 102,533 listings starting at $800
Used Audi A4
214 Great Deals out of 12,561 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWD For Sale
1,056 listings starting at $49,945
2017 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWD For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 72 listings starting at $46,450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.