Living in a downtown condo and parking in a large parking structure at an angle, I can't even change my own oil. This is a new and a bit uncomfortable situation for me, but that's the price I pay to live here, I guess. As a result, I need some recommendations for both an independent shop as well as a dealership in the Chicago area. The independent shop needs to be relatively close to downtown, but I realize I'll have to go to the suburbs for a dealership other than Perillo BMW (which I refuse to patronize after prior experiences). I'll need the independent shop primarily for scheduled maintenance not covered (and strangely deemed unnecessary) by the new(er) 4-year, 50k mile service deal and the dealership for service that is. I'm following Mike Miller's old school maintenance plan since I intend to keep my car until gas is obsolete. I'm at my 30k mile mark, so I have some things to do. Thanks for your help! Rick Some places I've hear of: Ashland Tire & Auto - Had my tires installed, wheels aligned, etc. Great shop, but not sure I want to "test" them out on my list of 30k mile maintenance tasks. M & R Import Service - Angie's List shows good reviews, but Yelp shows the opposite. I think they're a BIMRS shop, but I don't even know if that's a good thing. Chicago Import Service - Yelp shows good reviews, but I don't know anyone who has experience here. Nothing on Angie's List.