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Re: BMW brake pads change

Drive the car to a German independent garage. You'll get a fair price, good workmanship and 19% German tax back, with 8% Swiss tax to pay. The job of changing just the pads is very simple for a low mileage car, you could do it yourself.
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Re: BMW brake pads change

FYI, BMW in Germany has fixed prices for some services for older cars, like changing the brake pads (unfortunately the OP's E90 is too new):

more info here (in German):
http://www.bmw.de/de/topics/service-...ueservice.html
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Drive the car to a German independent garage. You'll get a fair price, good workmanship and 19% German tax back, with 8% Swiss tax to pay. The job of changing just the pads is very simple for a low mileage car, you could do it yourself.
Only on the parts - not on the labour.
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Re: BMW brake pads change

Write an email to ATU for the ones near you I was quoted there around 400 for the two set but I ended up doing with these guys here axpert.ch

Just as a note I got for the same job two different prices for ATU I think I contact one in Spreitenbach and one in Winterthur interesting huh

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Re: BMW brake pads change

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All the prices on .de and .ch include Mwst, but on the .ch site they also link to "import regulations" so I don't know if that means you've paid German *and* Swiss Vat or if they've taken the VAT off at source. I hate these ".ch" sites that make it appear that they're selling from Switzerland.
I ordered over 200 CHF worth of service parts for 3 cars about 2 weeks ago. 20lt of oil, 3 oil filters, 2 cabin filters, 1 set of wipers, 3lt of diff oil.

I called the helpine on autoteile-meile.ch and they assured me that the price indicated is with VAT included and that I wouldn't have to pay for import.

Turns out they send each freaking item on each one box, they must have a really good contract with DPD. So no individual package was costed over 65CHF. Also I have never seen so much cardboard being wasted in my entire life.

However I didn't see the normal green (?) sticker on any of the packages that say that it is exempt of import tax, so my best guess would be that the prices advertised are all-in, including the importation.

In any case, everything was dirt cheap, so I'm a happy customer and I will return. Prices were even cheaper than the equivalent .de ones, I guess from the VAT differences.

The only real complaint is too much packaging (that I have to get rid off) and too many emails as each item sent was its own invoice, and its own credit card charge.




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I don't think those are completely the BMW way and he forgets to test them for sticking pistons after fitment. Also I don't think he shows pushing the pistons back other than by hand, which is usually impossible. The pads he was taking off looked brand new.
It's brake pads, what could possibly be the "BMW" way. You take them off you put others in. That's it. Pistons are not going to be sticking after 30k Kms, unless the car was parked in the test rigs the manufacturers are using spraying salt at 60 deg C to simulate decades of corrosion in mere days.


People that pay 1700 CHF at 30k Km for brake pads are lunatics, plain and simple. And garages that order discs to be changed at 30k should have their licences revoked. The way customers are being treated in fear of the "MFK" is absolutely horrific.
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It's brake pads, what could possibly be the "BMW" way. You take them off you put others in. That's it.

I don't think slarring grease onto the caliper pins is in the TIS, but each to their own and like you say it's pretty much a no brainer.

I'm still also sticking with the suspicion that the pads and discs are fine.
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Re: BMW brake pads change

Front pads and discs for e.g. a 325i E90, from BMW Germany, run at about 390 euros. If you multiply by 1.5 for swiss prices that's getting on for 600 CHF .Multiply by 2 for the rears and that leaves more than 500 CHF labour, for a one hour job?

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Re: BMW brake pads change

So finally where did you go to change them.. mine are now due and shows red light on the dash board... dealer quoted 900 chf to change the front disc and pads...

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So finally where did you go to change them.. mine are now due and shows red light on the dash board... delar quoted 900 chf to change the front disc and pads...
you can also buy them online via pkwteile.ch or autoteile-meile.ch (or many others) and find a garage to change them.
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Re: BMW brake pads change

I can't recommend enough to buy genuine pads over standard aftermarket ones. I usually use Leebmann24 for my genuine BMW stuff.
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Re: BMW brake pads change

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I can't recommend enough to buy genuine pads over standard aftermarket ones. I usually use Leebmann24 for my genuine BMW stuff.


ATE are often the original manufacture so why pay 3 times as much for the same item?
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Re: BMW brake pads change

Also you can probably find aftermarket "non-OEM" that are perfectly fine for daily driving duties and, especially when it comes to BMW, not have to clean the wheels every 2 freaking days.

BMW uses Pagid, Jurid, ATE for pads.
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Re: BMW brake pads change

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FYI, BMW in Germany has fixed prices for some services for older cars, like changing the brake pads (unfortunately the OP's E90 is too new):

more info here (in German):
http://www.bmw.de/de/topics/service-...ueservice.html
I've got a 2011 E91 and that link seems to say that it's covered for brake fluid change at least.
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Re: BMW brake pads change

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ATE are often the original manufacture so why pay 3 times as much for the same item?
In my experience they're not the same. I buy aftermarket discs but rarely aftermarket pads.
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Only on the parts - not on the labour.
I've only just seen this, but better late than never. It's not correct. MWSt is not refundable on car parts exported from Germany "as is", but when installed on/into a car by a garage, the MWSt on the parts AND on the labour is refundable in full. I've just done exactly this for my now-sold Mercedes.
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I've only just seen this, but better late than never. It's not correct. MWSt is not refundable on car parts exported from Germany "as is", but when installed on/into a car by a garage, the MWSt on the parts AND on the labour is refundable in full. I've just done exactly this for my now-sold Mercedes.
would you mind providing a link (or via PM) to the garage you used? I will at some point need to get some work done. Good to know of a recommended garage in DE. thanks
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would you mind providing a link (or via PM) to the garage you used? I will at some point need to get some work done. Good to know of a recommended garage in DE. thanks
I'm not necessarily recommending the garage, as they replaced the power steering pump (which I had to pay for, of course) which I don't believe was defective. But they did refund all the MWSt. PM on its way to you.
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