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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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What Makes a MINI Mechanic Dependable?

What makes a MINI mechanic dependable? Among other things, skill, knowledge and a rock-solid code of ethics are important qualities for a MINI mechanic. It just so happens that our crew at North Bay Bavarian has all three. We appreciate cars that provide exceptional performance. We love to prepare cars for racing. We also love […]

How to Choose a BMW Restoration Shop

We at North Bay Bavarian love BMW’s 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. We hope these BMW restoration shop questions will serve you well. Questions […]

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 […]
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Best Used BMW for the Money

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, […]
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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. We cover the basics about BMW transmissions in this article. How Does the ZF Transmission Work? A ZF 8HP transmission is an 8-speed longitudinal automatic transmission manufactured and designed […]
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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 […]
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Santa Rosa’s Best BMW Brake Repair

BMW’s are so much fun to drive, because the engineers that create them hone in every detail to absolute perfection. Performance BMW brakes are one reason why BMW owners will never switch back to other brands. Once you get a vehicle up to high speed, you need a reliable means to bring it to a […]
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Understanding BMW Condition Based Service (CBS)

North Bay Bavarian gives you the kind of BMW service that life-long customer relationships are built on. We have built our brand on servicing BMWs better than the dealership, guaranteed. One of the great features that our BMW mechanics know inside and out is the BMW Condition Based Service system. North Bay Has Gone the Extra […]