I'm new in the forums and only got my e46 318i 2004 5 months ago.
An amber oil light came up yesterday in the dash board so I check the oil this morning and it's in a very low level (minimum level), even though the car is not due for service according to the reading in the dashboard...
My 330d is due an oil service so I phoned up the local specialist. He quoted £155+VAT. Thinking this seemed pretty steep for a basic oil/filter change I phoned up the local dealer which offered £129 all in!
It's Clayton Cars Bristol vs Dick Lovett
For E46 320i 323i 325i 330i oil service Price $185.00 inc
So what do you get for this price? Well you get oil filter, genuine BMW (castrol) full synthetic motor oil, sump washer.
Vehicle inspection, under car inspection inc.
All fluid levels checked and filled to correct level.