Everyone likes to save a dollar here and there. With the internet, comparison shopping has never been easier. Some people will take their European automobile to a discount mechanic shop that is used to working on economy cars and fleet vehicles. Those types of shops make a habit of making economical repairs. They will glue broken plastic components, use silicone instead of factory gaskets, install the cheapest aftermarket parts they can find. This leads to a cheaper repair bill at first but adds up when the car has to repaired again by a reputable shop such as Bimmer Motors.
BMW, Mercedes and other German auto manufacturers don’t take well to improper repairs or cut corners. Original equipment parts guarantee the repair will last. Attention to detail, experience, and following proper procedures with the right equipment is what allows us at Bimmer Motors to make repairs that last.
Every so often we have a new car come in that has been the victim of shoddy repair work. Most of it tends to be work where another shop cut corners and glued something in place instead of replacing the damaged component. As engine bays go through heat cycles the glue used by some other shop weakens and the component will fail or leak. Then you will rely on the shop that did the shoddy work to warranty it. Sometimes the shoddy repairs are outright dangerous such as another shop that plugged a tire hole on the sidewall. The average person will not think anything of it, but in fact plugging a tire’s sidewall is very dangerous as the tire’s structure has been compromised.
It is always a safe bet to bring your European automobile to a shop that specializes in European makes as they will have the specialized computers tools and knowledge. Also, we invite you to comparison shop our estimates versus that of the dealer. You will save thousands of dollars having your BMW, Mercedes, Mini, Land Rover, and Porsche repaired by us.