Today at beechmotorworks we had a 2010 BMW X5 diesel come in
with a warning stating that the DPF filters needed to be replaced.
Upon further diagnosis there is a preset service interval set by the
manufacturer that can end up costing the client
upwards of $10000.00 in parts alone and does not even allow the
client to have the filters tested or serviced; the dealer themselves
cannot override this warning. At beechmotorworks we have the
technology to be able to service and/or clean these filters.
We forgot to mention, these filters are built into the vehicles exhaust
system. We are then able to test the filters flow rate before and after
the service. In this instance the filters were operating at 100%.
Our German diagnostic partners were then able to write new
software enabling us to regenerate the filter settings and give the
client another 250000km on their existing filters without
replacement. Our total repair cost was under $800.00 including tax.
Needless to say the client was very excited and can continue to
enjoy his X5 for many more years.
Alan Beech talks with Dave of @Dave's Corner Garage about how to get your car ready for this winter driving season. Take 10 minutes and hear about the new technology we are using here at Beech Motorworks and how we are trying to make your experience at Beech Motorworks more transparent and educational.
The best part of the interview is when Alan shares his favorite myths about why people don't think they need winter tires. Hint: Everyone should put winter tires on their vehicle, even you SUV drivers!
Have a happy and safe winter driving season, and if you haven't put your winter tires on yet, don't wait, we are already booking a week out, and we want to make sure we have room for you!
Had a couple of long weekend classics make their way
through the shop. We had a 1974 Chevrolet Camaro completely
custom built and also had the opportunity to work with one of
Mercedes Benz early generation AMG models in the 1996 SL500.
Thank you very much to their owners for bringing them by.
Had an absolutely gorgeous 2007 Aston Martin Vantage V8 getting new tires put on by us
at Beech Motorworks. What a beautiful summer treat this one was!