Hi. I dropped my 2001 525i at the dealer for warranty-related servicing today and was told I'd need new brakes on the front and rear. The total price they want to charge me is in the neighborhood of $1200, which seems a little steep to me. Is this a "normal" cost for BMW brake service? Is there any reason not to take the car to someone other than the dealer when getting this kind of work done?
I'm no car expert, but I can tell you that I've got the sport package on my car. Might this mean more expensive brake pads, rotors, etc?
Oh. And I'm in Southern California.
Anyway, your advice would be greatly appreciated.