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When you search ‘BMW service near me’, don’t be surprised to see us at the top. That’s because, in Brisbane, we’re the superior choice when it comes to personalised car servicing, maintenance and repairs for all BMW models. Rest assured that your vehicle is in the best hands when parked in our Coopers Plains garage. Why? Because we love your Beemer as much you do.

The superior alternative to BMW servicing at the dealerships

  • Specialists in BMW vehicles
  • Factory trained European car technicians
  • All BMW model service is available
  • Inspection I & II style servicing
  • Onboard computer service schedule updating
  • Comprehensive make and model knowledge
  • A uniquely personalised approach
  • Fast, transparent and itemised quoting
  • Rapid servicing turnaround
  • Superior, jargon-free service
  • Free barista-made coffee for all pre-11am drop-offs
  • Complimentary loan cars for all pre-booked services
  • Free Ecoya Car Diffuser of your choice

An independent, Brisbane-based BMW Mechanic you can trust

Our love of European cars runs deep, and BMWs are no exception. With decades worth of skills, knowledge and experience under the bonnet, our team of passionate automotive mechanics, technicians and electricians will give your car the love it deserves without charging a price you don’t.

Equipped with state-of-the-art tools, crew and diagnostic equipment, we’re fully qualified (and fully confident) to handle the specialist technology and equipment unique to the BMW line.

Service and supplies you won’t get anywhere else

A lot of later-model BMWs require specialist parts like oils that can’t be found in most garages and workshops. As a European car mechanic, you can be confident your car will be serviced with the highest quality and correct supplies required to keep your BMW in warranty. Don’t take the risk of going with a generic alternative as a ‘cheap’ one-size-fits all solution can be an expensive mistake.

Common Faults we see

At Accelerate Automotive, we're well-versed in the unique intricacies of European vehicles, particularly BMW. In our experience, we've encountered a variety of issues, some more common than others. Below, you'll find a list of frequent faults we see with these vehicles.

Are you experiencing any of these problems with your BMW? Don't hesitate to contact us — we're here to provide expert assistance and solutions.

  • Oil leaks, particularly from the valve cover gasket and oil filter housing. Commonly seen in:
    • BMW E90/E91/E92/E93 3 Series (2006-2013)
    • BMW E60 5 Series (2004-2010)
    • BMW E70 X5 (2007-2013)
    • BMW E71 X6 (2008-2014)
  • Malfunctioning iDrive system. The iDrive system in BMW vehicles is a multimedia and infotainment control system. There have been instances of malfunctions reported in various models such as:
    • BMW E65/E66 7 Series (2002-2008)
    • BMW E60/E61 5 Series (2003-2010)
    • BMW E70 X5 (2007-2013) and E71 X6 (2008-2014)
    • BMW F01/F02 7 Series (2008-2015)
    • BMW F10/F11 5 Series (2010-2017) and F30/F31 3 Series (2012-2019)
    • BMW G30/G31 5 Series (2017-present) and G20/G21 3 Series
  • Electrical drain or battery discharge issues. Often caused by various factors rather than specific to certain models. However, we have seen battery drain problems in various BMW models over the years. Commonly seen in:
    • BMW E90/E91/E92/E93 3 Series (2006-2013)
    • BMW F30/F31 3 Series (2012-2019) and F32/F33/F36 4 Series (2014-present)
    • BMW F10/F11 5 Series (2010-2017)
    • BMW E60 5 Series (2004-2010)
    • BMW E70 X5 (2007-2013)
    • BMW E71 X6 (2008-2014)
  • Failing ignition coils leading to misfires and reduced engine performance. Ignition coil failures can lead to symptoms such as engine misfires, rough idling, poor fuel efficiency, and illuminated check engine lights. The fault can present itself as a transmission issue, most commonly seen in:
    • BMW E60 5 Series (2004-2010) and E61 5 Series (2004-2010)
    • BMW F30/F31 3 Series (2012-2019) and F32/F33/F36 4 Series (2014-present)
    • BMW E70 X5 (2007-2013) and E71 X6 (2008-2014)
    • BMW E90/E91/E92/E93 3 Series (2006-2013)
  • Transmission Issues, such as delayed shifting, harsh shifts, SMG pump failures, transmission fluid leaks, software issues and but not limited to torque converter failures. Most commonly seen in:
    • BMW E90/E91/E92/E93 3 Series (2006-2013)
    • BMW F30/F31/F34/F35 3 Series (2011 to 2019)
    • BMW E60 5 Series (2004-2010)
    • BMW F10/F11 5 Series (2010 - 2017)
    • BMW F25 X3 (2010-2017)
    • BMW E70/E71 X5 (2007-2014)
    • BMW F15 X5 (2013-2018)
    • BMW F16 X6 (2014-2019)
  • Air suspension faults can occur in various BMW models equipped with air suspension systems. BMW introduced air suspension in some of its vehicles to provide a smoother ride and the ability to adjust ride height for different driving conditions. However, air suspension can develop issues over time like any complex system. Most commonly seen in:
    • BMW E53 and F15 X5 (1999-2006)
    • BMW E71 and F16 X6 (2008-2014)
    • BMW F15 X5 (2013-2018)
    • BMW F16 X6 (2014-2019)
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) faults, such as clogs and regeneration issues, can occur in BMW diesel models equipped with DPF systems. DPFs are emissions control devices that capture and reduce diesel particulate matter emissions.
    • BMW E90/E91/E92/E93 3 Series (2006-2013)
    • BMW E83 X3 (2003-2010)
    • BMW E70/E71 X5 (2007-2014)
    • BMW (E81/E82/E87/E88) 1 Series (2004-2013)

The common faults that we have experienced extend far beyond what you see on this page. We have offered a glimpse into some common faults we frequently encounter. While the list you see here is just a snapshot, it reflects our in-depth understanding of a broad spectrum of issues. Sharing this knowledge highlights our proficiency and serves as a valuable resource for our customers. If you're facing a specific issue that's not listed, rest assured that our experienced team is well-equipped to address various challenges. Regular BMW Service and periodic inspections can help detect and address issues before they lead to more significant problems.

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BMW servicing in Brisbane is our speciality. Don’t take the gamble of going with a generic mechanic – get the superior, tailored maintenance you require from Brisbane’s most trusted European car specialists.

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