Dealer Maintain or Import Garage?
New to forum and to MINI. Buying a 2010 Cooper S manual with 37k miles this weekend (I am giggly!). I have been trying to scan this forum for answers before I duplicate my question. Apologies if I am doing so.
My question is maintaining a MINI. My past two vehicles have been Infiniti and I have always taken them to the dealer to maintain because I did not feel comfortable with a private garage knowing the product. Plus I had a good relationship with my maint. rep. Yes, it cost more to maintain this way. But the peace of mind I got by going to the dealer was worth it to me.
I have no experience with the Mini or BMW dealer in town. I will ask others of their recommendation when I can. Is a Mini such a vehicle that it is best left to the people who specialize in them? There is a private shop that deals in BMW in my town, would that be a viable option to consider? I am a huge advocate of preventive maintenance. Appreciate any and all suggestions as a new Mini owner! Cheers!