BMW Repair

We offer BMW Service and Repair in the Tampa Bay Region

We are a growing European repair shop, with a great reputation in the Tampa bay area and have been in business for 20 Years now.

We service all BMW's models ranging from 2002 to current models. Have a Check Engine light on, need a scan, or just an oil change; we have you covered.

Contact us to make an appointment today!

Phone: 813.348.6183
8am-5:30pm, Monday - Friday
E-mail: info@carsandconcepts.com

The BMW Inspection 1 Service
This is the less involved service for your BMW design to assure the safety and functionality of your vehicle.

Undercar

  • Change engine oil and Oil Filter, check engine at is at normal operation temperature.
  • Check for transmission leaks.
  • Check for rear axle leaks.
  • Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks.
  • Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system.  Check for leaks.
  • Check power steering system for leaks.
  • Check thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
  • Check brake disc surfaces.
  • Clean brake pad contact points in calipers.
  • Grease wheel center hubs.
  • Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage, and joint disc.
  • Check front control arm bushing for wear.
  • Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.
  • Check for free movement of the parking brake cables. Adjust parking brake if necessary.
  • Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary.
  • Check condition of tires (outer surfaces (left/right)), tread wear and pattern; In case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if required.

Engine Compartment

  • Scan diagnostic system with BMW scan tool.
  • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
  • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
  • Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
  • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
  • Check air conditioner for operation.
  • Reset Service Indicator.

Body/Electrical

  • Check battery electrolyte level and add distilled water if required.
  • Perform battery load test.
  • Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, fog-lights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
  • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
  • Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
  • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
  • Check wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
  • Check condition and function of safety belts.
  • Oil hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
  • Grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
  • Check central locking/double lock.
  • Replace Cabin Filter if applicable.
  • Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
  • Check rear view mirrors
  • Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

Road Test

Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission.

 

BMW Inspection II

Includes all of the items performed on the Inspection I Service along with some extras such as differential oil change; fuel filter and air filter replacements; Replacement of spark plugs.

Under Car

  • Change engine oil and Oil Filter, check engine at is at normal operation temperature.
  • Check for transmission leaks.
  • Check for rear axle leaks.
  • Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks.
  • Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
  • Check power steering system for leaks.
  • Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
  • Check brake disc surfaces.
  • Clean brake pad contact points in calipers.
  • Grease wheel center hubs.
  • Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage, and joint disc.
  • Check front control arm bushing for wear.
  • Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.
  • Check for free movement of the parking brake cables. Adjust parking brake if necessary.
  • Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary.
  • Check condition of tires, tread wear and pattern; In case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if required.
  • Check thickness of parking brake linings.
  • Half-shafts; check for leaks at flexible boots.
  • Inspect entire body according to terms of rust prevention limited warranty.

Engine Compartment

  • Scan diagnostic system with BMW scan tool.
  • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
  • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
  • Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
  • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
  • Check air conditioner for operation.
  • Reset Service Indicator.
  • Replace spark plugs.
  • Replace intake air cleaner element (Air Filter).

Body/Electrical

  • Check battery electrolyte level and add distilled water if required.
  • Perform battery load test.
  • Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, fog-lights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
  • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
  • Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
  • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
  • Check wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
  • Check condition and function of safety belts.
  • Oil hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
  • Grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
  • Check central locking/double lock.
  • Replace Cabin Filter if applicable.
  • Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
  • Check rear view mirrors
  • Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

Road Test

  • Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission.

 

Here are the recommended interval for models years from 1986 through 1998 models, more frequent inspections are essential if driven in extreme conditions (such as our MN climate):

5,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
10,000 miles – Oil and Safety Service (O/S)
15,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
20,000 miles – BMW Inspection I (I/1)
25,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
30,000 miles – Oil and Safety Service (O/S)
35,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
40,000 miles – BMW Inspection II (I/2)
45,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
50,000 miles – Oil and Safety Service (O/S)
55,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
60,000 miles – BMW Inspection I (I/1)
65,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
70,000 miles – Oil and Safety Service (O/S)
75,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
80,000 miles – BMW Inspection II (I/2)
85,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
90,000 miles – Oil and Safety Service (O/S)
95,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)

For 1999 and later models, the recommended service/inspection intervals are as follows:

5,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
10,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
15,000 miles – Oil and Safety Service (O/S)
20,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
25,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
30,000 miles – BMW Inspection I (I/1)
35,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
40,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
45,000 miles – Oil and Safety Service (O/S)
50,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
55,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
60,000 miles – BMW Inspection II (I/2)
65,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
70,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
75,000 miles – Oil and Safety Service (O/S)
80,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
85,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
90,000 miles – BMW Inspection I (I/1)
95,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)
100,000 miles – intermediate oil service (O/F)