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

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

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?

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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?

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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.

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