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We are taking a long weekend and will be back at the workshop on Wednesday 8th June, 2022.

During this period, the workshop phone will be diverted to Marc's mobile. However, please note that calls will only be answered on a best efforts basis between the hours of 11am and 1pm on these days.


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The workshop is closed Friday 13th May until Monday 23rd May. Marc is taking a well deserved break but Ian will be manning the phones, taking booking and performing diagnostics on an appointment only basis during this period.

Thanks for your continued support and apologies for any inconvenien...

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When you choose to have your BMW or MINI serviced at Marc's Independent BMW, we ensure that your electronic service records are updated on BMW/MINI servers. We update your i-Drive and will stamp your service booklet if you choose to keep one in addition to the electronic records or you have an o...

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Take a look at this microsite built by Ian at Blue Meets White.

BMW X1, X3, 2 series, MINI with automatic gearboxes are prone to failure of the gearshift lever. Main dealer charge around £1,000 for this repair but Ian is able to repair the unit, rather than replace the whole thing for a fractio...

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We had a BMW M5 (E39) in the workshop today with brake line issues and two wheel speed sensors faulting.

On these old cars, the diagnostic port is in the engine bay. But the latest version of BMW diagnostic software works perfectly.

So whether you have a classic, a future classic or a brand sp...

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Here is a reminder that Marc's Independent BMW also offers a fully range of BMW and MINI servicing.

Prices start from as little as £145 and all services include the following.

1. Quality OE parts including Mann, Mahle, Bosch or genuine BMW if you prefer.

2. Quality fully synthetic BMW LL04 a...

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The final part of the BMW 318d GT timing chain replacement series.

Marc discusses the turbo he replaced and the other ancillaries which are absolutely essential.

The vehicle was returned to the owner the following day. This BMW N47 Diesel engine was saved from catastrophic failure by Marc’s ...

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Continuing the BMW N47 diesel engine timing chain series, this is the follow up video with a new lower chain. Marc demonstrates how a brand new genuine BMW chain looks once fitted.

Don't forget we're not just here to changed timing chains! We offer a full range of BMW and MINI servicing, maint...

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The BMW N47 diesel engine uses plastic guides, to tension and guide the chain. This is fine when the timing chain components are functioning within normal parameters. When the chain stretches, or a tensioner "backs off" the chain moves too much within the guide. This "slap" results in the plas...

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2 days ago
I needed my radio buttons and ac control unit module replaced in my bmw 4 series. I went online, and came across Ian and Marc's website with amazing customer reviews. I gave them a call to see if they could help me out. The experience was smooth, I spoke to Marc who gave me a number of options and kept me up-to-date via email. I dropped my car off and they fitted me with a brand new ac control unit, and radio buttons all originally ordered through BMW. Both are genuinely amazing guys and helped me out with further queries related to my vehicle.
- Ravi K
3 months ago
Wanted a trustworthy and honest,reliable BMW specialist to look after myrecently acquired BMW 3 series convertible.After checking various reviews decided to take my car to Marc and Ian. So glad I did,really nice , helpful guys reasonably priced and worth travelling to. Would definitely recommend and any further work/servicing will be contacting them first.
- Paul S
6 days ago
The go to garage for my BMW, has been for a number of years. Quality work and professionalism. Cannot recommend highly enough. Would give more than 5 stars if I could.
- Martyn A

Midlands Independent BMW Specialist


Marc's Independent BMW (MIB) has fourteen years BMW main dealer experience as a BMW technician and specialises in German vehicle servicing and diagnostic work. If you're looking for top quality vehicle servicing and repairs then get in touch today.

Supported by 20 years experience, our fully equipped workshop can quickly identify and resolve your BMW/MINI queries and repairs.


  • Our service offers significant savings on typical dealer costs.

  • We only use OE quality and genuine BMW and MINI parts.  All guaranteed for at least 12-months.

  • We update your i-Drive / Dash / Service Booklet as appropriate.

  • We have dealer level BMW/MINI diagnostic equipment which is constantly kept up to date.

  • We offer a mobile BMW/MINI diagnostic service.

  • We are VAT registered and used to dealing with warranty claims.

  • We can organise an MOT for your vehicle - and given sufficient notice, can service your vehicle on the same day.

  • Our quality approach to our work is reflected in our many 5* reviews by our loyal customers.

  • We are open and honest.

  • We don't fix things that aren't broken.  We treat your car as if it were our own.

  • We are BMW/MINI experts but there are limits to our knowledge, capacity and tooling for certain repairs.  If we cannot fix it, we'll be straight and tell you - not take your money and leave you in trouble.


  • Include as much detail as possible including the registration number of your vehicle.

  • We can't always quote without first seeing the vehicle.


We can often see you at short notice, however please telephone on 01922 279099 and leave a message if we are unable to answer.

Typical services available at short notice include:

  • Vehicle checks / vehicle inspections
  • Brake fluid service
  • Oil and pollen filter services
  • BMW diagnostic (plug in)
  • Basic BMW coding (not programming)
  • Changing of bulbs (subject to type)


We do not charge to rebook or cancel appointments.  We understand that your circumstances may change, and when they do, we kindly ask that you please inform us at the earliest opportunity so that we may offer the appointment to another customer.  Thank you for your understanding.


We are always delighted to meet existing and new customers, and you're always welcome to call in.  However, please note the following:

  • If we have time to help you we will, without question, but there are times we are flat-out busy and will be unable to assist or will have to ask you to wait.  We'll always find a place in the diary for you!

  • Our opening hours vary.  We are usually on-site 07:30 Monday to Saturday.  Because we start early, once the booked work is done we go home.  If you plan on visiting us after 14:00 (or 11:00 on Saturday), we advise calling first to make sure we'll still be on site when you arrive.


Marc's Independent BMW are based in Aldridge, near Walsall in the West Midlands.  Our full contact details are shown below and the flag on the map (Google Maps) is exactly where our unit is located.  Entering our postcode into your satnav (WS9 8RL)  will get you close but please refer to the map for the final stage of your journey!  Look for the sign "Lion Industrial Park Units 8-11" and we're through the large metal gates to the left of the sign.


We don't provide recovery services, but we often receive vehicles that have been recovered.  If you vehicle has just broken down and you plan on having the vehicle recovered to us, please call us on one of the numbers shown below first.

We also offer a mobile BMW/MINI diagnostic service where we bring dealer level diagnostic tools to you.  Please note that we don't perform repairs off site, diagnostics only with the exception of battery changes and battery coding.  We also use a very reliable and sensibly priced recovery driver in the event your vehicle needs to be recovered back to our workshop.


Marc's Independent BMW recommends Ian at who provides BMW & MINI mobile diagnostics, coding and programming services.  When he's not out and about performing mobile diagnostics, you'll often find Ian at our workshop!

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  • 01922 279099
  • 07740 828787


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Lion Industrial Park
Northgate Way
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tue:7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wed:7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Thu:7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Fri:7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sat:7:30 – 10:30 am
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