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    Independent service/repair shop in Sac?

    Any good recommendations for a independent service/repair shop in Sac (actually, I live in Elk Grove)? I just bought a used E39 and I need some recommendations on a good and HONEST operation. I tried Autostatt European on Arden Way. They seemed to do a good job, but I don't know that I can trust them (e.g. I had a brake light indicator come on and the service manager told me that I needed a front brake job. It cost $490.00 and some change. He told me it was so expensive because they replace the rotors. I asked if the rotors could be turned, but he told me that "you don't turn rotors on BMWs... use just replace them"). I am a pharmacist, so I don't know a whole lot about cars but that sounds fishy to me? Reluctantly, I paid... but I feel like he may have been B.S.ing me to make some money on marked-up parts (I saw a Neilo invoice sitting on his desk). I'm not even sure I needed a brake job... after they were finished, the brake light indicator was still on!. I had to wait another 30min for them to figure-out why it was on... "something electrical" is what I was told. Anyways, any suggestions would be great.

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    Re: Independent service/repair shop in Sac?

    I have used German Motors Co. on Folsom Blvd at Watt for a couple of years. Been in busness for 40 yrs. and seem to be honest and reasonable. But I am like you, never quite sure.

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    May want to try Western Engineers in Elk Grove...

    Ted (the owner) is a great person to work with and he knows his stuff when it comes to working on BMW's. Small shop dedicated to BMW's...great attention to detail...prices are more than fair. I won't take mine anywhere else.

    Western Engineers
    9748 Dino Dr. #B
    Elk Grove, CA 95624


    E39 - 1997 540i6 [11/96 Production]

    * CDV-ectomy (Thanks Dave Z!!!)
    * Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 [235/40ZR18 x 265/35ZR18]
    * Style 37 wheels
    * Xenon/AE's (Euro)
    * CELIS/LED Rears
    * PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow H7 Fogs
    * Clear sides
    * M5 Rear Lip Spoiler
    * M5 Grills
    * M-Sport Steering Wheel
    * Backlit M5 Shift Knob
    * M5 Dead Pedal
    * ///M Door Sills
    * ///M-Tech Aerodynamic Front Spoiler
    * Shadow-line Trim (windows still chrome!)
    * Euro Sliding Armrest with storage bin
    * Window Tint (Doors and Rear Vent @ 51%, Back @ 36%)
    * Zapco C2K-4.0X - 4 channel amp
    * Zapco C2K-6.0X - 2 channel amp
    * Zapco SX-SL SymbiLink Preamp/EQ
    * a/d/s 345is reference 3-component system (front)
    * a/d/s 345im coaxial 2-component system (rear deck)
    * Eclipse SW8102.4 10" aluminum subs

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