A transmission is an expensive component, and it is usually brought into the seller’s hands by the dealer. The dealer normally wants to get rid of the transmission quickly, for quick sales. So, they may give you advice on how to prevent a problem with your transmission and help you to solve it in case that it has already been diagnosed.
However, you should be careful when looking for help on vehicle’s problems. There are some people who are not honest about their experience, and will try to take advantage of you. To avoid this from happening, you have to be careful and be watchful about what you get from a dealer.
Most of us are motorbike enthusiasts, and many of us enjoy seeing an ordinary car and motorcycle designed cars. Well, I am not too surprised to hear that my wife got me a shiny black BMW Z4, and she said it was her lucky day!
Apparently, the dealer told me that the vehicle’s history showed a problem with the transmission. They said that the auto mechanic from BMW did a diagnostic test and found that my transmission was broken. He did some repairs and told me that he can start my new transmission immediately, and sent it to BMW directly.
They also offered me a BMW dealership service contract, which was quite nice, and I still had my car after paying some small fee. That’s when I really started to feel the pressure.
I did the drive from the garage to the high speed freeway withmy driving gear just like on the highway. I had no idea that I was about to get my very own transmission breakdown!
Well, I felt very lucky to see a BMW maintenance checkup before I went to the dealers. After that, I went to see the BMW dealership, and saw that the BMW service facility was quite clean and tidy.
It was very nice to see the staff preparing the beautiful cars, while they worked on the machines. However, after going through the dealers’ manuals, I found that the dealerships try to convince you that the diagnostic procedure is simple, when in reality it is not easy.
At the BMW dealership, I did some maintenance tests and noticed that my transmission problem was not that serious. That was when I found out that my specialist gave me a false diagnosis and asked me to take my vehicle for diagnostic testing.
It seems that the dealership was doing some negotiation, so I agreed to take the vehicle for testing. Fortunately, the transmission broke down while I was driving at highway speed.
Well, I did not get to see my car all the time, and I had to give it back. But, I really had no idea how to repair my transmission, and my life was in danger if I had allowed BMW to diagnose my problem.