OK...I take full and complete reponsibility for the following situation: Got the E39'er in for some service...oil change, some other odds and ends, brake check. Mechanic calls me yesterday to inform me that while road-testing the car after the repairs, a cop pulls my car over and informs him that my REGISTRATION is EXPIRED... D'OHHHH! I knew it was up for renewal soon but thought I'd still had some time. Needless to say I was completely apologetic but wondered why the cops pulled him over in the first place...did he not signal a turn, did something else happen while he was driving my car? NOPE...apparently, they can simply at random, run your plates to do a doc check on your car (is reg current or not). HUH???? Ya learn something new evvery day... Well - thankfully the officer didn't give the mechanic (or me for that matter) a citation...just a "friendly" reminder to renew the registration ASAP...which I took care of first think in the morning on-line! Now...where did I put that mortgage statement??