Yokohama’s New Orange Oil Tire the AVID Ascend

Orange Oil, Yokohama’s New Recipe for its AVID Ascend Tires

Today everyone want as much quality and durability from their purchased new tire as possible. And that’s something Yokohama has always understood extremely well. As a result, the tire maker has never stopped looking for some of the newest and probably most original technologies to reach its goal, providing longer lasting and high quality tires. Its latest discovery? Orange oil!

Yokohoma AvidYokohama’s latest product, the AVID Ascend, a tire aimed at one of the most demanding tire segments, the premium touring market and this tire is one of the few that respect their environment.

And that is exactly what the new AVID Ascend is designed for. Indeed, by choosing orange oil, Yokohama engineers have not only contributed to reducing the use of petroleum-based oils in the production of tires, but this natural oil from orange peels infused with the natural and synthetic rubber of the tread compound has resulted in improved tread life and reduced rolling resistance.

Together, this tire helps both increase economic value by offering better fuel economy, but it also contributes to the protection of the environment!

The use of orange oil allows for less petroleum in the manufacturing process, a process that was first utilized in Yokohama’s groundbreaking dB Super tire.

However orange oil alone does not make wonder and this tire make your driving experience wonderful. Because Yokohama’s engineers have included an interlocking tapered center rib design that will give the tire better on-center feel and stability.

The cross-supporting shoulder blocks are there to enhance handling while the cross and circumferential grooves help to get maximum traction in wet weather performance.

Finally, the 3D sipes improve wear resistance.

Winter is just around the corner. Winter Tire from Yokohama, the iceGuard IG20 – coming soon! Read more...

Call us for more: Telephone: 905.795.0419

Related: Yokohama High Performance Tires, Yokohama Winter Tires

The 2013 BMW M5

The new BMW M-5 is the strongest and the fastest  M-5 ever. The M is the most powerful letter in the world, if we are talking about automotive and M….  This luxurious, heavy sedan  hits  from 0 – 100 km in 3.7 seconds. To get the best performance, the launch control automatically dumps the clutch at about 3000 rpm and up shifts for the driver.

This M5  is BMW’s most powerful production car ever…

On the next video you can see the new M5 labeled as the  “world’s fastest production sedan”, as it recreates super slow-motion bullet footage on a much grander scale. The result: High Performance German Art.

The BMW M5 has returned. With a V8 560hp M Twin Power Turbo engine, the M5 is the most powerful in its class, yet also the most efficient. And with its unrivaled list of standard equipment, the world’s fastest sedan to lap the Nürburgring is also the most luxurious on the road.  Read more on BMW Canada’s website…

Volkswagen Think Blue Game & Responsible Driving

The international CLIO Awards named Volkswagen its 2012 Global Advertiser of the Year. The next video takes a look at some of the year’s top ads, including Super Bowl spots “The Bark Side” and “The Dog Strikes Back” by Deutsch LA.

The video is published by Volkswagen US.

Volkswagen Lunch Think Blue Game

Volkswagen is lunching a World Championship bid via iPad and Facebook.

The international Think Blue World Championship is a fuel savings game heighten players awareness of more efficient driving and shows everyone can contribute to environmental protection.

There is a change to qualify for a national fuel savings competition and the  Think Blue World Championship 2012 in California.

The game can be played on VW’s Facebook page, or download for iPhone or for iPad from iTunes  store. Read more….


We Repair & Maintain Ferrari too

As I stated at above we rapier and maintain Ferrari as well.

Tony enjoys working at Techmax, European Import Car Inc. He is the best European import car technician, you will find around GTA.

Ferrari Repair

In fact he’s with us since we opened. We enjoy the challenges of working on modern cars. It’s a hobby and a passion and lifestyle in one.

Tony has been licensed for many years now. He has been on many trade competitions and brought home top awards from them. You can see the awards on our office – waiting room’s walls.



We are specializing on fine European cars. We are a member of the Automotive After-market Retailers Association of Ontario as automobile repair professionals. Continue Reading…

We are European Import Car Specialist. We well know as Mississauga’s BMW repair shop, however we repair, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Mini, VW, in Mississauga. Continue Reading...


The car is at above one of those rear Ferrari 308 GTS-I in factory yellow. It is a beautiful car. It build to drive on the no speed limit highway… but there is not so many around anymore.

It does not matter how fast and how powerful and how well build, it needs proper maintenance too.

Timing Belt Replacement – Maintenance on a S-8 Audi

S-8 Audi Repair

Tony hard at work replacing the timing belt, water pump, the rollers plus the tensioners  as a package.

This imported maintenance ensure longevity on this fine, high performance Audi S-8.



Original & After Market European Import Car Parts

Original European Import car parts, Like BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, Mini, Volkswagen are made to the strictest standards. Original parts are smoothing the way to your driving pleasure.

All parts are subject to the stringent tests and  are examined down to the last nut and bolt  to ensure they fit and function perfectly and that materials and surfaces are of to the highest quality.

To repair your European Import car with  original part, guaranteed top  quality and reliability for a long time to come.

Reliability and top performance are hardwired into original European Import car parts.   We tailor our support to our customer needs to ensure their car runs smooth and you as a customer satisfied with our service at every time.

Also cost effectiveness is part of this satisfaction. In many cases after market car part can be more cost effective or they can give better performance then original part. I know it sound strange…  but it is fact. Let me use two example.

At first is the Porsche  Boxster Catalyst Converter

Read more about our custom made European Import Car catalytic converters. Continue reading…

Plugged Boxster Catalyst Converter

The above on the photo is a Plugged Boxste’r Catalyst Converter. Boxster’s catalyst are very compact. This one needed to be replaced, because a malfunctioned oxygen sensor.  At first, timely service would prevent this costly problem.

At second: Catalysts are made of precious metals. They need the mixture in the engine to stay within a very narrow window or they self destruct due to overheating. Newer engine managements will try to save the catalyst by shutting down the problematic cylinder to save the  catalyst from excessive unburned fuel.

But it mean, the engine does not run smoothly.

A I said above, the Boxster’s catalyst converter are very compact, but with a little ingenuity we got around this problem, and we replaced the original one with a custom made Catalyst Converter. 

It works like a dream and the custom made replacement catalysts are higher capacity and better priced than the original converter. Therefore the original part is not always your best option.

Our custom made European Import Car catalytic converters are available at a significant discount from manufacturers suggested retail prices.

The other example is the Akebono’s brake system.

European Import Cars does not com with Akebono Brake pads installed. However Akebono’s After market brake disc pads contain the same materials, engineering, quality standards, and advanced technologies used to create their OE ceramic brake pads.

The use of Akebono ceramic brake pads ensures the best available brake performances.

Once again, Akebono brake pads is not original brake pads. It is an after market brake pad… but does much better job the the original brake pad.

Akebono ceramic brake pads provide better braking power, shorter braking  breaking distance and for extra, there is no brake dust at all.

More about Akebono ceramic brake Continue reading…



BMW Air Conditioner Service

BMW, Mercedes, Porsche & other European Import Cars  Air Conditioner Service.

Your European Import car’s A/C should  keep you cool through our hot Canadian summer,  but it does only if  you as the owner, keep it in good  working condition.

In our hot summer you need to use your car air condition aggressively, expect, if you drive a car something like the one on the next picture.

BMW Vision Connected BMW Vision Connected Drive Concept Car for 2012 Auto Show Toronto

For more BMW Vision Connected Drive Concept Car‘s photo visit our photo album at next….

Bring your BMW in to Techmax Auto Repair and we’ll  check your  car A/C to ensure you keep cool when the weather is hot outside, like today.

Summer last so far, before fall, but it can be miserable hot in the drivers seat, if your car air conditioner brake down. Our preventative “spring” A/C maintenance package designed to make sure you A/C will  not fall catastrophically during the hot summer days.

We are service vehicles with  the new and with the old air condition specification too. The new specification is designed to help reducing greenhouse gas emission.

However, you don’t need to panic if you car’s air condition is work with the older refrigerant specification. Bring your car in to our shop , and we will take a look at that A/C too.

Call us today (905.795.0419) and bring your car in for an A/C inspection. We will show you why we are your  BMW Dealership Alternative.


European Import Car Cooling System Service

The hot Canadian summer is coming. At summer time your car’s cooling system is a very important system in your vehicle. If your BMW’s cooling system is not in a perfect condition, your car most likely will overheat in a hot summer day. The colling system responsibility is to keep the car’s engine cooled so it doesn’t overheat. An overheat can cause several thousands dollar worth of damage, in some cases it might even and up in engine replacement.

Your BMW water pumps play an active role in protecting the values and condition of other component in your BMW. In not just your BMW water pumps, the above sentence can apply to Mercedes, Porsche and any other car too.

BMW water pumps are tailored to individual engines, precision engineered and rigorously tested. Original BMW water pumps are totally reliable, even at extreme temperature. Above all, original BMW ware pumps are extremely long lasting.

High quality original BMW water pumps, with regularly serviced cooling system, keep coolant circulating under all operating condition. Overheating is for drivers who did not get service their car cooling system.

What can happen, if you do not service your BMW cooling system. Continue reading….

Original BMW water pumps, keep your high quality BMW’s cooling system running smoothly and reliably.

Rebuilt water pumps are available too for request.

Related Topics:

Elf long life engine coolant

We recommend to use Elf Long Life Engine Coolant

Why is it important to have your cooling system flushed by a knowledgeable repair shop with all the right equipment? Continue Reading…

Elf Long-life engine coolant.

Elf Engine Coolant has been approved by: AUDI, BMW, MINI, JAGUAR, PORSCHE,  VW and many other. Continue Reading..

BC Performance Alloy Wheels

Performance Wheels For BMW, Porsche, Mercedes

We enlarged our performance alloy wheel offer with the BC performance wheel family. You can see some of them on the next photo. Those wheels fits on any high end car and on any high end sport car.

Sport BC WheelBC Wheel in close view on BMW

BC wheel on BMWFor more info call us: (1) 905.795.0419 and or visit our BC wheel related web page at next…

The New 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe

The new Mini Cooper Coupe delights and surprises those who doubt in… It is more than a mini.

2012 Mini Cooper Coupe

Why this car exist? This one a question asked by a friend who rode as a passenger in a new 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe.

It is fact, the Mini range seems to be moving further a way from its roots with each new model, but this coupe is a very different.

It is a coupe and it competes with the Audi TT which is more expensive, also it competes with several different  European  models. Those models like VW Scirocco, Peugeot RCZ. are not available here in North America.

This Mini is designed as a sport car for those looking something different, and in that respect it works, it is a very eye catching car.

The model on the photo is black with silver roof, and racing stripes. With the fancy artistic paint work it looks fantastic. The low roof is helmet like, no wonder it has nickname “Toupee”. If you sit inside, you will realize, the visibility is not great at all.

The windows are tinny and the rear view is further reduced when the driver flick the switch to activate the spoiler.

The interior is pure MINI, with a huge speedometer in the center and industrial switchgear. Build quality is second to none and  with, with everything feeling solid and high quality.

But out on the road where it matters. The two-liter 143hp diesel engine is quick and very responsive. Steering is more than entire precise. The grip is outstanding and there’s excellent feedback from the car at all speeds, even in wet and slippery condition.

This along with the fantastic economy and low emissions makes it hard to beat in its class.

Mini Cooper S

Mini Cooper S in our shop with new body kit. She means business with all the modifications. A little go kart on steroids.

Mini Cooper repair, modification related topics with photos in our photo album at next