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Nothing irritates Marc more than a job done badly - and recently we had a BMW 3 series in for a "simple" rocker gasket replacement.

Alarm bells started to ring when we found multiple clips and other fixings missing during disassembly. We then found two of the rocker cover bolts snapped in the h...

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Something a little different in the workshop for one of our trade customers. A Porsche 911 (996) 40 Jahre anniversary edition.

It is having a performance exhaust system fitted by our friends at John Ashley Performance Exhausts

Once back, a brake line to repair and the PAS fe...

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Ian was fixing a BMW 218d today - fitted with an automatic gearbox. If you see a message, similar to "Secure Vehicle With Parking Brake" then you should get in touch now.

Click on the button below for more information on this wallet saving fix and for Ian's details. Ian specialises in electrica...

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BMW 320d Touring (F31) in with a constantly rebooting head unit (HU-B). Common fault which we are able to rectify with a software update.

As well resolving the reported issues, our customers often notice better running of their vehicles when the latest version of software is applied.

Today’s v...

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New customer in today with his 530d (E60) for new battery (fitted and coded correctly) and a fault on the Park Distance Control (PDC).

If the flashing light on your PDC button looks familiar, you've got a fault and we can help.

The PDC controller had failed, so we sourced a new controller and f...

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We really have to thank all our customers who keep us busy. But occasionally, we need a break, so we're closing for two days on 1st and 2nd July.

During this period, our advanced BMW diagnostic software is being updated by the techies ... So when we return, we'll have more advanced software and...

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Yesterday afternoon we received a call from a gentleman with a MINI (2013/R56) with a loud knocking noise from the engine.

We were able to perform a mobile diagnostic at the customer's home to save risking the engine. Our initial diagnosis is that the timing chain on this N16 engine is likely t...

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Do you have a BMW E series with power fold mirrors? We professionally offer BMW coding services. We can make your E series power fold mirrors fold on lock/unlock of the vehicle. In addition you’ll receive a full diagnostic of your vehicle, with a copy of the results printed or emailed to you. ...

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BMW Z4 in the workshop for a new front backplate. Happens on all cars, usually as a result of corrosion, but if you hear a rattling sound coming from behind your wheel this is one of the possible causes!

Unfortunately with this one, a new wheel bearing was also required as the backplate sits be...

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6 days ago
Very professional. I felt my X3 was in safe and capable hands . Had front brakes discs and pads and an mot. Great communication from start to finish. Highly recommended.
- Trevor J
a month ago
BMW 335i electric water pump ,my usual garage were not confident to tackle it ,one call to Marc's place, and it was a breath of fresh air!. Booked in quickly, obtained genuine! warranted BMW part from BMW with his discount (much appreciated),called as promised job done on time and 1st class all the way. If you want it done right! this is the place, and pleasure dealing with you, will be back thanks THEB4RON Highly Recommended to all 5*****
- THE 5
a month ago
Marc is excellent. Used him for swirl flap delete on my E90 and he was incredibly quick and professional, and the job was clearly done to the highest standards. He knows his BMW’s inside out
- Q C

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:8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tue:8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wed:8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thu:8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sat:8:00 – 11:30 am
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