Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Marina del Rey, California
I do my own maintenance here in the parking lot, outside. It's not hard if you study it a bit and get proper tools. This way it's pretty inexpensive and for me the most important thing is I don't have to spend a bunch of time making an appointment, physically going to the dealership during my workday, wait a bunch, then ride all the way (40 minutes or so each way) back during working hours. Plus I know it's been done correctly. I make mistakes, but so do professional garages, let me tell you.
Service costs vary of course depending on what's needed, and also on where in the world you happen to be located, and whether you want to bring it to a BMW dealer or an independent shop. My guesstimate of an average annual service cost, excluding tires and batteries, would be say $250.
2018 G 310 R, 2016 C 650 Sport and 1976 (!) Yamaha XS650