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Is a BMW Cold Air Intake Installation Right for My Car?

Our team at North Bay Bavarian loves installing BMW upgrades on Santa Rosa’s finest BMWs. We’ve been in the BMW repair, service and race-mod game since 87’. The only thing we enjoy more than fixing BMWs is racing them. Many of our customers ask us what they should get installed on their cars for better […]

Car Care Tips from a BMW Mechanic Near Me

We at North Bay Bavarian enjoy talking shop with Santa Rosa BMW owners and Mini owners. We like hearing about restoration projects, upcoming races, weird car problems and the like. That said, we know that car care knowledge isn’t first nature for many vehicle owners. Gear-heads and non-gear-heads alike are welcome in our shop. Sometimes […]

What Does Bavarian Performance Mean?

We at North Bay Bavarian love our jobs. We get to talk shop with some of Santa Rosa’s finest drivers. At the heart of what we do is a brand that brings us daily joy: BMW.  The passion that we and our customers hold for BMW is genuine. Many wonder, why would any car brand […]

Expert BMW Restoration & Preservation

We at North Bay Bavarian love learning about the cutting-edge technologies that Bavarian Motor Works develops, but we also enjoy restoring classic BMWs. BMW restoration and preservation don’t just require technical repair knowledge. BMW restoration near me isn’t always the best bet because this type of work requires both art and science, and many BMW […]

What Makes a Mini Mechanic Dependable?

What makes a Mini mechanic dependable? The answer is a mechanic that loves the brand while at work and also outside of work. We at North Bay Bavarian love driving. Yes, we drive to get us from point A to point B, but we also drive for the thrill of it. We appreciate cars that […]

How to Choose a BMW Restoration Shop

We at North Bay Bavarian love BMWs old and new. We have more than 25 years of experience servicing, repairing, racing, and restoring BMWs. We know that current and prospective BMW owners have many choices when it comes to which shop to choose. Questions to Ask When Choosing a BMW Refurbishment Shop Do the mechanics […]

Best BMW Pre Purchase Inspection

North Bay Bavarian knows that purchasing a pre-owned BMW can feel like a risky choice. We have served BMW owners in Marin and Sonoma County for more than 25 years. We care for our customers’ vehicles like we care for our own.  A BMW pre purchase inspection will allow you to buy with confidence. Get […]

Best Used BMW for the Money in 2018

We at North Bay Bavarian are experts in all models of BMW vehicles. We would all like the ability to afford the BMW M760i at $180,000, but this dream might need to stay a dream for now. You don’t need to spend $100k to purchase a great BMW. BMW is known for combining luxury, performance, […]

WHAT IS A ZF TRANSMISSION?

We at North Bay Bavarian are experts in all models of transmissions used in BMW vehicles. Many wonder how their ZF transmission differs from standard transmissions. A ZF 8HP transmission is an 8-speed longitudinal automatic transmission manufactured and designed by ZF Friedrichshafen. The transmission first hit the market in the BMW 7 Series 760Li with […]

The Man Behind John Cooper Works

Most of us are familiar with the automotive brand: Mini. We at North Bay Bavarian bet many of you are also familiar with the Mini Cooper. A narrower group may opine after the John Cooper Works series of vehicles which is a subset of Mini Coopers. Who is the man, the myth, and legend behind […]

Service Specialists in Santa Rosa

It’s time to buy with confidence. North Bay Bavarian gives you the kind of service, expertise, and courtesy that life-long customer relationships are built on. We have built our brand on servicing BMWs better than the dealership, guaranteed. With a specially trained staff that can quickly and easily work on these luxury cars, not to […]