At Euroserve we employ factory trained technicians that are experts at diagnosing BMW faults and problems that we see in these complex modern vehicles, using the BMW factory diagnostic equipment.
BMW have led the way using one of the most complex electronic control systems in the industry. These require upgrades and programming to rectify problems and to keep the systems current. Coding is also required when carrying out electronic component replacement. Battery replacement also requires coding on the latest models. Here at Euroserve we have been able to carry out factory level software coding and programming since 2008. Without this facility many new components will not operate on the vehicle after installation. Manufacturers are going down this path to try and stop second hand components being used and forcing repairers to only buy and install new and very expensive parts. Very few independent workshops have this equipment due to its high initial cost of purchase and continual annual running costs for software and updates, from the BMW factory.
Here at Euroserve we carry a large comprehensive range of genuine BMW and OE (original equipment) parts, we also import directly from Europe and the USA. This enables us to pass the savings on original equipment parts to you, the customer.
With the recent influx of cheap counterfeit parts from China and other Asian countries the market has been flooded with original looking but inferior replacement parts. These components are fraught with danger and thousands of catastrophic failures have occurred due to these parts. At Euroserve, we do not use these parts. Our aim is to give, you the customer, genuine savings on quality service and repairs compared to the BMW/Mini dealers. We only use genuine BMW and/or OE (original equipment) quality parts. Obviously we will never be able to compete on price with workshops using cheap parts and generic scan tools, but if you are looking for a true BMW dealer alternative, that operates to factory level standards, and uses BMW factory level equipment then why not give us a call and experience great service and great savings.
Most European manufacturers now have extended service intervals, BMW having one of the largest, and as such require specific oils. These are expensive but are designed to last longer. Euroserve only uses the correct oils. Valvoline and Castrol are our major suppliers. Castrol is the factory supplier to BMW and Mini, and Valvoline have factory accreditation for their lubricants. The extended service intervals has caused a lot of problems with BMW engines especially in city driving conditions, we at Euroserve recognised this problem many years ago and recommended reduced service intervals (max 15,000km) to our customers. Those that followed the reduced intervals have experienced non of the severe failures we see in poorly serviced cars and BMW themselves have now reduced the service intervals on many of their vehicles to 10,000km.
By only using approved products, servicing your vehicle with Euroserve does not affect your manufacturers and statutory warranties, in fact, the opposite can be the case. By Euroserve servicing your vehicle during the warranty period we will inform you of any warranty problems. The dealers may put these repairs off until after the expiration of the warranty, at which time they can carry out the repairs at full retail rates to you. We have seen this many times when doing "End of Warranty" checks, in fact we have saved customers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years, from carrying out servicing and warranty checks.
BMW and Mini vehicles now require the use of specialist equipment to reset service indicators. BMW vehicles require this specialist equipment to know the level of servicing required, as well as inputting data such as brake fluid, filters and brake pad replacement. Modern BMWs do not have oil level dipsticks, and as such require specialized equipment to set the oil levels, as well as reset oil and DPF (diesel particulate filter) counters.
Euroserve is a BMW specialist that has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in diagnostic and factory level equipment, so we can offer you a true "independent" BMW and Mini dealer alternative.
Euroserve carries out all BMW repairs in-house, and unlike dealers, we re-manufacture many vehicle assemblies in-house. One of the few assemblies we do not always re-manufacture is automatic transmissions which are subcontracted out to a European factory approved repair facility.
Customers are often surprised to find out that we are also auto electricians, but compared to modern electronics, the electrical side of a vehicle is simple.
We have a dedicated technician to diagnose all those strange warning lights and messages that can be illuminated on the drivers information display, such as SRS, DSTC, ABS, DPF emissions and Catalysts. BMW and Mini were also the first manufacturer to introduce the modern run flat tyres, introducing a whole new system of tyre monitoring.
Euroserve are BMW and Mini specialists and are able to diagnose most problems very quickly, saving you money. As with all vehicles most problems can be common to specific models, so we have almost certainly seen the problem before and can often offer an economical alternative repair.
Through the use of BMW diagnostic equipment and Autologic UK we are able to programme the latest software and coding to your vehicle. We are also able to transfer data to many second hand electronic components giving us the ability to use recycled parts and giving you, the customer an alternative choice to expensive new electronic components. In some cases we can create software patches for tricky faults that bypass the need for expensive replacement of components.
For many years now Euroserve has believed that the future of the automotive industry will heavily involve the modern common rail diesel engine, and as such we have been investing in the technology associated with this type of fuel. BMW and now Mini, have in the last few years introduced the new Euro 5 spec diesel engines into all their models. These engines use diesel particulate filters (DPF) these are filters incorporated into the exhaust system that store the black polluting soot normally seen exiting the exhaust. When the filter reaches a predetermined level, fuel is added and ignited in the DPF which turns it into a little furnace, turning the soot into normal exhaust gases that are then converted to less harmful gases by the catalytic convertor. This is known as a DPF regeneration. DPF regeneration will only take place when driving on the open road at speeds above 70kmh, so city driving can cause the DPF to reach saturation and loss of engine performance. The use of specialised equipment is then required to carry out a forced regeneration, Euroserve can perform this service as well as DPF cleaning, saving thousands of dollars where dealers will only replace the DPF.