The rising Australian dollar, particularly against the Euro currency, is finally beginning to make an impact on BMW parts prices. We are seeing the cost of regular service parts like filters and brakes, coming down, and it’s not just the common parts, even odd items like computer modules etc. are also reducing in price. Unfortunately due to our very small market and distance from Europe we always will have to pay a little more than the European and USA markets.

BM Tech has always passed on the savings on original parts where possible. Of course there are some parts which attract better or worse discounts, such as when parts are needed to be purchased from BMW on the same day as required; they come with very little discount, however, when parts are purchased on stock orders, especially when we import them ourselves from Europe, they carry much better discounts.

BM Tech now stocks over 1000 lines of commonly bought parts so we can apply these larger discounts on to you. All common service parts will now be sold to you at trade prices. This is a great saving to you and even makes us competitive with other workshops using lesser quality parts.

You will now not only pay less for your BMW maintenance, but more importantly, will still be able to enjoy the benefits of our full two year warranty.

This year, Vicroads has radically changed the way we check and process vehicles which need Roadworthy Certificates (RWC).

The new process involves extensive body structural checks and the new task of taking photographs of each vehicle to provide proof and authenticity in the preparation of the report. This extra cost for you (and extra work for workshops) at first appears to be a burden on your hip pocket, but these new rules are a great result for consumers. Firstly, the quality of RWC inspections will improve because it’s getting a lot harder for shabby workshops, and the all-too-familiar horror story of purchasing a vehicle with a RWC only to find out it is full of problems, hopefully will no longer exist. These new rules are to protect you, the consumer.

Unfortunately, the extra time it will take to provide a certificate means the price will need to rise and the days of waiting for a Roadworthy Report can no longer occur. Roadworthy Certificates, including second inspections, will have to be booked in for a whole day.

Please speak to our Service Advisors for more information.