Can I Take My BMW to Any Mechanic?
As any BMW enthusiast knows, Bimmers are beautiful and high-performance cars that treat their owners well. That is, so long as those owners treat them well, in return. BMW vehicles require special service from trained technicians. They’re not quite like other cars due to their high-performance engines, which range from four all the way through twelves cylinders. The age of your BMW also plays a significant part in the sort of care it will require, as well. An older vehicle may demand specialized knowledge or more regular maintenance to keep it operating at its best.
With that in mind, you may be asking whether you can take your BMW to any mechanic or auto repair shop. In short, the answer isn’t whether you can – you CAN do anything – but whether you SHOULD. That answer is no, you shouldn’t take your BMW to just anyone. To receive the best service and care for your vehicle, you should seek out an auto repair shop with technicians who are trained in servicing BMW automobiles. Training as a BMW Certified technician involves an extensive months-long program so that technicians can learn the ins and outs of how to care for both BMWs and MINI vehicles.
To find a mechanic who will do the best possible job on your BMW, look for a repair and service shop that employs STEP Trained technicians. The BMW STEP Certification stands for Service Technician Education Program and requires 16 weeks of specialized training on BMW cars, specifically the current models. The program includes advanced training on diagnostic paths unique to BMW manufactured vehicles, new engine technology, body electronics, and more. Modern BMWs rely heavily on computerized systems, so it’s vital to choose a mechanic who is trained and familiar with the car’s systems. If possible, you’ll also want to ask around to find technicians who are trained in working on older models, as well. That skill set is entirely separate and requires its own level of expertise.
At EuroCar Service, we work specifically on European makes of car, including BMW and MINI. All of our technicians have undergone the required training to ensure they can service both newer and older BMW cars, so you can trust that we’ll take good care of your car. Whether you’re coming in for routine maintenance or a significant repair, our team will take excellent care of you. To learn more about our experience and training with BMWs, please give our team a call at 206-527-8828.