In Reply to: I agree with you 100 %. But, do you think that posted by Paul E on June 15, 2000 at 12:15:59:
: : Federal law prohibits making a warranty's validity contingent on giving the seller additional business. They can make you do stuff (i.e., maintenance)to keep warrranty but can't force you to buy the goods/services from them. Keep records of dates you did the work and receipts for oil and filter and whatever maintenance items you replace. If you didn't keep records, they could void warranty on basis that you have no proof the work was done.
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: : : Well, I talked to the dealer today, and through the topic of the conversation, the dealer guy tells me. By changing my own oil, I will null/void my warranty on my car. So I chuckle laugh and walk away believing that he is talking a load of crap.
: : : So I call BMW NA today and they tell me that yes, by personally changing my oil, I run the risk of null/voiding the warranty on my car?
: : : Is this true? I know it can't be or else nobody would be changing their oil on their own. I know they sell those devices that reset the lights when you do it yourself, but supposedly that voids the warranty too.
: : : What am I going to do?
: retaining proof that you bought motor oil every 3 mos or so is enough to prove that you changed the oil...Maybe you bought it, but gave it to a friend, or hid it, or drank it...Anything...See, I think its real hard to prove you put oil in your car. Usually, though, a mfg will take it as 'sufficient' proof to offer up receipts, when combined with an otherwise well taken care of car. But technically, I dont see how purchase receipts constititues proof of use.