While I understand car dealers make a great deal of money on providing car maintenance services; is there a definitive list of when scheduled preventive maintenance items for various makes of vehicles are truly needed?
I purchased a 2015 BMW 328i last year that now has 43000 miles on it. I love the car; have never had a problem with it and want to keep it in top-running condition. The dealer is telling me that the spark plugs and all drive train fluids are due to be replaced at 45,000 miles at a cost of $450 and $750 respectively.
I am certainly not a professional car mechanic but this seems like these scheduled maintenance items are being scheduled a bit prematurely, not to mention what I feel are exorbitant prices. With the sophistication of today’s vehicles does this seem like overkill? Shouldn’t spark plugs last about 60k and is it really necessary to change the drive train fluids (transfer case and front & rear differentials) before 100k?