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I had been planning to purchase a service package from BMW. I was informed that Emac is the one who receives payment and oversees the insurance. I inquired about the consequences if emac were to go bankrupt or if the partnership with BMW were to dissolve. What is the fate of the money we have paid?

I have conversed with two individuals from BMW UK who said they were unaware and showed no inclination to investigate further. I have spoken with Emac, who said they were unaware of the situation and promised to follow up, but have not done so. However, their statement would be insignificant if they were to go bankrupt.

Does anybody possess the answer? The inquiry seems to be rather common, therefore the absence of confirmation from BMW is troubling.

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Main dealer services are unsatisfactory. Currently, technicians often replace components until the error codes disappear instead of diagnosing and fixing the issue. This approach may result in higher costs for less effective problem-solving, leading to unresolved issues.

I would use them for the first service as outlined in the BMW guarantee, then promptly switch to an independent or local garage that I am familiar with for any further maintenance needs.

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I did not intend for this to become into a debate between independent and authorised dealers. I will use the major dealer for warranty guarantees, but I have a serious worry regarding honouring payments. We do not make payments to BMW, we make payments to eMac. eMac processes the payment, arranges the service, and transfers the money to BMW only when we bring our vehicles to the shop.

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Are you implying that this:
The link provided is: https://www.bmw.co.uk/en/topics/owners/service-workshop/servicing/service-inclusive.html
Is an Emac service not affiliated with BMW? If that is the case, it has changed since I had a service plan on my corporate vehicle. Some months ago, I admit that the automobile purchase invoice included the plan and money, and the payment was made to the BMW dealer. That is the location where the contract is created. It seems like you have something unique?

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Yes, this seems to be the eMac blueprint for BMW. It seems to be a BMW but is really an eMac.
The BMW dealership strategies are somewhat different. You buy from the dealership at a somewhat lower price, but the transaction still occurs via eMac. The main distinction from the 'BMW' one is that the plan is exclusive to the dealership. If the dealership goes bankrupt, the plan becomes unusable at other locations. I contacted with eMac, who said that you are eligible for a refund for any money paid but not used for service.

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Agreed. I am a member of the innovation group, which is a global organisation. Their 2023 Companies House report indicates an 11% rise in sales and a free cash flow of £3 million.

I wouldn't be very worried about the firm. There is a possibility that BMW and Berkshire Hathaway might face financial collapse in the near future. Likelihood - No. The revenues for Emac in 2023 amounted to £200 million. They are not a tiny corporation. The longer the plan, the greater the danger. I would only be interested in

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Life is a risk, and you must be willing to take chances in all you do.
I do not own new automobiles, thus I do not have any service plans. Instead, I rely on my savings in my piggy bank and a reliable independent mechanic.

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