Accelerate Auto Repair
The ASE Certified technicians at Accelerate Auto Repair not only perform maintenance and regular repairs on your BMW, but they can also give it horsepower and performance upgrades. Our shop also has the diagnostic equipment to properly diagnose your BMW to make sure it’s repaired correctly the first time.
As with any vehicle, you have to maintain your BMW to keep it in good running condition. From the tires to the fuel injection, if you don’t keep up with maintenance, your prized BMW will leave you stranded just as quickly as any other vehicle. BMW maintenance includes:
- Checking the tires for wear patterns and low tread; and balancing and rotating the tires
- Checking the brakes for wear and leaks and replacing brake pads, if possible, before they start scoring the rotors
- Checking the fluids, including brake fluid, oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant and topping them off when necessary
- Checking for coolant leaks
- Changing the oil and filter and checking for oil leaks
- Lubing the door latches and hinges, sunroof tracks, and power antenna.
- Checking the steering and suspension
- Checking belts and hoses
- Checking for transmission leaks and changing the filter and fluid – We’ll flush the transmission fluid when needed.
- Checking and topping off the gear oil
As with any other vehicle, your BMW has wear and tear items, such as belts and hoses, brake pads and rotors, tires, water pumps, alternators, batteries, and more. When it’s time to repair your BMW, our ASE Certified auto technicians use OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts and will take care of your vehicle as if it were their own.
- Timing belts or timing chains
- Fuel filter replacement
- Water pump replacement
- Alternator replacement
- Replacement of suspension and steering components
- Air conditioning and heating repair
Some of these items, such as a timing belt, should be changed as recommended by the manufacturer. Since we can’t see items inside of the engine, there is no way to tell you if that repair is upcoming other than to go by mileage or time driven.
For items that are visible, we’ll check them when you bring your vehicle in for maintenance and let you know if some needed repair is on the horizon.
BMWs use control modules and computers to get the most out of the engine and transmission. The computers rely on sensors to tell them what is happening so they can adjust the fuel and air mixture as needed. Other sensors let you know what is going on, such as the coolant temp sensor.
Because you can’t look at these electronic components and tell if they are bad or not, they send a code to the computer. In turn, the computer lights up the check engine light or other malfunction indicator lamp on the dashboard to alert you when something isn’t working properly. An ASE Certified mechanic uses diagnostic equipment to retrieve the codes and, based on the code and other diagnostic information, determines what is wrong with the vehicle. The tech is then able to make the appropriate repair. Just because the computer sends an oxygen sensor code doesn’t mean the oxygen sensor is bad – it could also mean that the sensor is receiving readings indicating another problem, such as another faulty sensor, leaky injector, or vacuum leak.
Contact Accelerate Auto Repair
Whether you need BMW service and repair, a check engine light diagnosed, or you want to add upgrades to your Bimmer, contact Accelerate Auto Repair at (469) 300-9669 for an appointment.