Ok, Inspection 2 is complete.
Oddly enough, I don’t know what that entails either. So, I asked.
I see on my invoice the parts (totalling less than $150) which includes oil and filters, belts and hoses.
Then I see the labor column. $648. That’s 5 hours of their shop time (yes, $138 per hour).
It went something like this:
me: “Why was I charged 5 hours of labor for something I’m pretty sure I can do in my own driveway in less than 2 hours?”
SA: “It was for Inspection 2 Service”
me: “Ok. What work was done? I know the oil and filter change can’t take those guys more than an hour”
SA: “You see, the MINI is like a transformer…”
me: ” … ”
So, from what I gather, Inspection 2 is where they completely disassemble your car and put it back together…in less than 4 hours! That’s f’ing amazing! Man, BMW sure does know how to train a service tech!
But for that kind of money, I really should have been invited back into the garage, served tea or coffee, given a nice chair to sit in so I could watch the miracle that is Inspection 2.
Or they could have at least given me a sandwich.
Oh yea, among the long list of ‘recommended’ services (totalling over $600) was spark plugs. First of all, I couldn’t believe they weren’t included in the list of services performed during Inspection 2. So, I asked him how much?
UPS will be delivering a set of NGK plugs to me in a day or 2 that I ordered from Moss. Look it up, but the price was a full 2/3 less than what they wanted at the parts counter.
Ok, I’m done. Thanks for listening.