I just got a lease on a 19 BMW 330i and turned down the lease end protection and the additional BMW Maintenance plans.
The finance lady said that the maintenance that isn’t covered which is brake 2 brake jobs, and fluid flushes, have to be done by a BMW Dealership. Is this true? Also is the maintenance plan worth getting then? She also mentioned that a loaner is no longer given for warranty stuff, and the plan would cover that as well.
Second thing is the lease end protection. I didn’t get it, but are there any good third party / after market lease end protection policies that I should look at?
I went to one dealership that I had the deal hammered out with and they tried to rob me on the lease end inspection, then I went to another one which I do business with pretty regularly, and they just charged me for two things which were real - an oil change and the mileage I went over. So I would like to avoid being robbed by purchasing a lease end inspection if I can from a third party.
How many miles on the loaner and you doing 36/12 lease or more.
Is she saying loaner don’t get the regular maintenance of 3 yrs. Why you will need 2 brake jobs and 2 fluid flushed in first 3 years of service. Normally it’s oil change and tire rotation for 12/36. Dealer trying to make extra by offering these pkgs.
Thats what I thought, my first reaction is to say no to everything they try to sell you, so I did. What about the “you have to get whatever isn’t covered by the standard maintenance warranty by a BMW Dealership” ?
Brakes should last 36k miles. 330i is not M2 or M3 which need pads and even rotors replaced quickly. I been leasing for almost 15 years and never replace brakes or Tires when I turned them in at 36k miles.
Finance folks will try to sell you anything like leather treatment coating for exterior even though it’s leased and will be back in 36 months.
Luckily none of that, but on the current lease turn in, the first dealer we went to made a bill of $2k. About $200 of that was justifiable. They wanted a new windshield when there wasn’t a scratch let alone a crack, or ding, etc and $600 for an oil change. No in the future if we don’t have time to go to multiple dealerships then this may be beneficial.
Absolutely. There’s this misconception out there that you can return a car with thousands in excess damage charges and they will just be waived because you are remaining loyal. While there can be a fee reduction, it is by no means guaranteed, especially with the more excessive damage you have.
Wouldn’t you rather know what potential charges you may incur before you don’t have recourse on getting these items fixed prior to return?