Since opening our doors in 1987, Dose Independent BMW Service has been providing top tier European auto repair and specialized transmission repair for drivers all over San Diego, California. Our mission is to provide high-quality automotive care and never put money before honesty.
We have a unique perspective into how dealerships do business because our owner worked with them for years. During his time, he noticed that these businesses didn’t value their customers, they valued their pocketbooks. Customers weren’t getting what they paid for. At Dose Independent BMW Service, we strive to provide you with the honest auto care you deserve. Our efforts are why we’ve been open for over 30 years and maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We offer a full suite of automotive services, which are available to only specific European makes and models including BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, MINI, and Range Rover. Our services include general repair, preventative maintenance, transmission repair & maintenance, wheel alignment, brake repair, and more! We also have a variety of complementary services that include free shuttle service, after-hours drop-off and pick up, and prompt same-day service.
Are you looking for a better auto care experience? Are you looking for a facility that has your best interests at heart? If so, make sure you schedule a visit with Dose Independent BMW Service, El Cajon’s top tier dealership alternative for all Europeam auto repairs!
At Dose Independent BMW Service, honesty is what drives our business. We strive to inform our customers of the important repairs first. We aren’t trying to throw the “kitchen sink” at you, we want to provide you with the high-quality services that your vehicle needs. Nothing more, nothing less. We do this by employing some of the best service advisors and technicians in the industry. With years of experience, an understanding of our services, and the highest grade parts & tools, our automotive professionals work with you to provide a complete, honest auto care experience. You deserve better, and our team is ready to give that to you.
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It’s the one and only place to go if you want your auto repair work done to perfection.
I recently had a rebuilt transmission installed on my BMW X5. I'm very impressed with the service, value and punctuality. In the past transmission would take weeks to install. Dropped off my car on Friday and the following Tuesday my car was ready. And it was not ready until they were sure it was ready. Had I taken my car to the BMW dealer it would have been at least 3 times the cost and wait. Thank you so much!
With my schedule, I don’t take the time to write reviews for business establishments from whom I have received a product or service very often. I feel compelled to do so for Dose, however. Realizing that BMW products are highly engineered (read: “complicated”), the last thing I wanted was to hand my transmission issue over to folks that would charge an arm and a leg, yet leave me dissatisfied. I’m happy to report that neither was the case. Steve is very direct. He pulled no punches about what might be involved in repairing my X3 xDrive35i, once they ran their diagnostics. What I liked is they didn’t look for the easiest and most expensive way out... but agreed to inform me with options along the way. Steve’s son, Brandon, was also very honest. Once they did their thing, I felt confident on the plan we agreed was best. I met his other son, Kyle, who is actually one of the mechanics. He is very obviously capable. Coming from a high-tech field as an MRI Technical specialist for GE, it’s not easy to pull the wool over my eyes. I know honest people when I meet them. These guys are first rate. I only wish I didn’t have to drive an hour to get there. I have local BMW shops in Temecula, but extensive work will be going to the Dose boys. Thanks, guys, for making it easy to justify keeping this car (I was seriously considering selling it). LJ Jonker - Temecula, CA
This family owned business provides above and beyond service, and repair. I've been taking my vehicles here for 20 years once my dealer service warranty's expired. Their attention to detail, and efficiency is unmatched. If your BMW is out of it's factory warranty give them a call. I have my cars service and maintenance done by Dose, and recently had extensive repairs completed on my 535i for chewed electrical wiring. The power steering wires, right front shock, back up camera, battery, and new brakes. They are extremely knowledgeable about BMW's.
If you own a BMW. This family run business will take care of your pride and joy! Good quality rates and services and are honest about your car and what needs to be fixed will work with you . I take my car here and won’t take it anywhere else.
CHRISTOPHER J Henderson
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Let me tell you about these guys. They won't work on something unnecessarily just to get your money. They tell you like it is straight up. They are not the most expensive but they are also not the cheapest. Well worth doing business with.
Stopped by with an OBD CAT not ready issue on my E46 M3. Steve was very generous with his expertise and provided guidance for the drive cycle to reset my sensor. It is clear that he's been doing this a long time and his stellar reputation preceded him. Dose gets my highest possible recommendation!
Wanted to thank Dose Independent BMW Service for a great job on my 3 series ZF transmission. Steve gave me a straight answer over the phone about the issues the transmission was having. Within a week he had a remanufactured transmission built and we scheduled it in for installation. The vehicle was ready within six hours and shifts like a new trans, which it is. Also thanks to Brandon for getting back to me quickly, on the weekend, when I first contacted them initially via email.
Great service. Scheduled an appointment and they had fast availability. The install was extremely fast and when there was an issue their integrity was bar to none. It's nice to know there are still companies out there that value their customer and do what is right. Thank you
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Most European Makes and Models
When we say that we have your best interests at heart, we truly mean it. Too often we’ve seen dealerships and other shops take advantage of their clients. With us, we want you to feel supported inside and out of our facility. But to do that, we needed to provide something that would promote confidence. We wanted to give you peace of mind, and that’s what we’ve done with our coverage plan, which offers you 24 Months / Unlimited Miles on parts and labor. Yes, you read that right. No, we aren’t joking. If you notice a problem with your vehicle after a visit with our team, return to our facility and we’ll handle the problem at no additional cost to you. At Dose Independent BMW Service, we wanted to provide you with something better. We hope this plan is just another step towards that.