More Than Meets the Eye
BMWs & Mini’s are technically sophisticated vehicles that require a skilled technician to identify issues before they turn into big problems. You won’t find that trained eye at the Quick Lube franchise, or the corner gas station. Hence Oil Services at Schneller are more than just an oil change – they’re also a BMW Inspection Level One service, which includes not only an Oil & Filter Service, but also a thorough vehicle evaluation and a complete diagnostic scan of your car.
Why do we do this?
We’ve learned from our years of prepping race cars that we can’t rely on driver reported problems alone when a servicing a vehicle. We call this the “blinders on” approach to servicing cars that often results in breakdowns “just after” the car had been serviced. This situation is neither good for the customer or repair facility reputation.
We Treat Your Car like one of Our Race Cars…
To that end, we’ve essentially taken our pre track Tech & Safety inspection that we use to assess our race cars, and incorporated it with some modification, into our Oil & Filter Service. The inspection has us examine 54 areas of your car, and provides us with a complete assessment of your vehicle from both a mechanical & electrical perspective. This comprehensive over view forces us to look beyond what you brought the car in for, and peer into the future for developing problems. The process virtually eliminates surprise repairs and breakdowns. It’s been so effective within our race program, that one car actually completed 40 races without any mechanical issues, as they were all uncovered and addressed, before each event.
Incredibly, few repair facilities use this approach. Their focus is on delivering the cheapest cost oil change and not on what’s best for your car. Our approach is analogous to preventive medicine versus wait until you’re really sick care. We want to keep your care healthy! Our Vehicle Inspection Program keeps our customer's cars reliable, and ahead of the repair curve.
You Get What You Pay For…
If you’re shopping around for the cheapest oil change…we’re not your shop - but we’ll be happy to refer you to competitors who can give you the very cheapest service.
Budget repair shops and Quick Lube Centers can offer a really low price by employing inexperienced technicians with air guns, and by installing low quality oil filters and fluids in your car. Low quality fluids will sludge up your engine, and we’ve seen the cheap oil filters literally fall apart in 5000 miles. These same Quick Lube businesses and general repair facilities also send us plenty of air impact tool damaged oil filter housings, and cracked aluminum oil pans, for us to repair.
Because we’ve incorporated our 54 item vehicle inspection into our Oil & Filter Service, an Oil Service at Schneller is analogous to the BMW Service Inspection I offered at the dealer, but at a much cheaper cost. So whether you're in for a major service, or just an oil change, you can be confident that your car was examined by a trained eye.
Schneller has tuned and tweaked cars from as far away as Canada, California, Washington State, Texas, The U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin. However most of our customers are from New England, traveling from southern New Hampshire, the Massachusetts North Shore, and the communities of:
Boston, Newburyport, Newbury, Salisbury, Amesbury, West Newbury, Byfield, Plum Island, Rowley, Boxford, Hamilton, South Hamilton, Essex,Ipswich, Gloucester Georgetown, Beverly, Andover, North Andover, Groveland, Hampton, NH, Hampton Falls, Rye, NH, Portsmouth NH