My clients often ask me the question; What type of car should I buy? Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, maybe Mini Cooper? They say, since you (me) repair them you should know it best.
This is rather interesting question and there is not one fits all the answer. To make the right decision many different factors should be considered for instance the drivers age and financial situation at hand will make a big difference. The purpose or main use of the vehicle will also determine the type and model of the most suitable car for the drivers need.
To choose the right car there are many more additional considerations, like the main use will be commuting or local driving. Furthermore maintenance, repair costs and gas mileage should be also considered as well. So as you see, it is not an easy choice to pick the right car for most people.
There are so many different criteria, they are different for many drivers as is their needs. Suffice to say we have a little slogan we use; “The bigger the wheels the bigger the bills”. It may sound funny but in short term it does apply in most cases.
According to my experience, a large SUV will be twice as costly as a sedan with a small engine. The least expensive a model is, the least it will cost in fuel in repairs and maintenance.
We try our best to advise and help to choose the right automobile so you and your family will be happy many years to come with their choice.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our phone number is: 905.795.0419.
Thank you for choosing us and all the best from all of us at Techmax.
Few words about Techmax Auto Repair Incorporated Service
Techmax Auto Repair incorporated is an European Import Car’s Specialist in Mississauga
Techmax Import Auto Service is a family owned and operated, full European Import car (BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Mini Morris) auto motor repair facility. We pride ourselves on provide every costumers with honest advice and quality repairs for their European Import Car. Our shop is furnished with the latest, state of the art European Import Car diagnostic and repair equipment, however we will never do any repairs without the customer authorization.
BMW, MERCEDES BENZ, Porsche and most modern high tech automobile contains or describe their efficient powerful engines with some words as twin turbo, twinscroll turbo, valvetronic, vanos adjuster and many more.
What do they mean?
For us, auto mechanics, for auto motive technicians and for the mechanically inclined may be not so complicated, but for the general public they are rather confusing names and descriptions.
Please let me try to help you explain the core description of all of this technical information.
Twin turbo means two turbo chargers, twin scroll is a single turbo with a special way of routing of the exhaust manifold which is more beneficial for a quick way to make the turbo more efficient without using multiple turbo chargers.
Many of this technologies are meant to do one thing and really one thing to make the modern lightweight piston engines more efficient and powerful at the same time.
Efficiency is the new buzz word for most manufacturers. They spend millions on research and development trying to minimize fuel consumption by reducing the internal friction by making the internal reciprocating or moving components to the bare minimum and reducing the pumping losses by installing turbo chargers.
There are no small details escape their attention, every single component has been lightened or redesigned to the absolute lightest possible, including using the lightest motor oil to minimize friction.
Unfortunately their efficiency comes at a cost of reduced life span compared to the engines ten years ago.
What is Vanos andValvetronic?
The Valvetronic system is a BMW variable valve lift system, in combination with variable valve timing. BMW’s Valvetronic system allows infinite adjustment of the intake valve timing and duration.
BMW’s Variable Valve Timing system is called VANOS (Variable Nockenwellen Steuerung). It controls the intake and exhaust cam timing (double Vanos) independently to achieve the best power while reducing emissions and fuel consumption.
We hope this sheds some light on this common use of technical descriptions by their respective manufacturers which perhaps somewhat confusing to the public.
We wish safe and happy motoring, if you have any questions please call us at any time in our regular business hours. Telephone: (1) 905.795.0419
Techmax Auto Repair Inc. offers complete BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Mini and other European Import car service & repair. Laser alignment system. Computerized engine analyses, laser wheel balancing, original and after-market European Import car parts and performance products and parts.
European Import Car (BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Mini, WV, Audy) Service Reviews by customers.
I have been a customer of Techmax since the year 2003 and I have to say, I am so happy with the quality of the service over so many years that I could not trust (and have not trusted) my cars to another mechanic, even to the dealerships (with the exception of warranty issues).
Speaking of my cars, they have always been BMW’s (mostly used), ranging from more reliable 3 series to not so reliable 7 series models.
I have proudly referred many friends and family members, most of whom drive BMW’s or other German cars, to Techmax and they have all been very satisfied. Continue Reading…
I own a 2002 VW Jetta 1.8T and was having several of problems such as: horrible fuel efficiency, cylinder misfires, engine running lean and a noticeable hissing sound on acceleration. I took my car to the VW dealership and two other garages and none of them could figure out what the problem was. Instead they did trial and error and replaced parts that did not need replacing. My friend recommended Techmax to me and said they are the BEST.
I was not let down! Not only did they fix the problems, they also found other problems and fix those too. Techmax saved me a lot of money and time. A week after the repair they followed up to see how the car was running. Continue Reading…
Just a little late note of appreciation to you and Tony for the exhaustive work on finding a solution to the turbo issue. I know it was very frustrating for you as well as me. Especially, being a sales rep without a car. It’s like you trying to be a mechanic without tools. Well, the Jetta runs wickedly now!! And it is great to have my power doors working again – thanks Tony. Continue Reading…
I brought over my Z4 on Saturday because of a ting ting ting noise and you hammered the brake pad. I left you’re shop Saturday and the noise was gone. I’ve waited and waited and the noise is still gone, you’re the best!! I won’t need my appointment of Friday to change the brakes.
In fact I think you made the brake pad sit better as there is less play when I hit the pedal, more responsive. For some reason the other brake pad that should make noise, does not. I’m just happy that there is no more ting ting ting every time I drive. Continue Reading…
Thank you for such excellent service I received today!
I dropped in with no appointment and was treated extremely well by Tony and you. I really appreciate the service you extended to me. It made my day easier even though my car had to be fixed. Continue Reading…
Recommending everyone I know to your shop. If you own a BMW and need help, take it to Techmax.
I took my car to BMW dealership for an ABS, traction control error. They charged me 160.00 to diagnose and another 800.00 to fix. It took them two weeks to get the part and the end result was that they did NOTHING. Same error, no change and most importantly, they don’t care.
I took my car to Techmax, within one hour I received a call saying my car was fixed, a broken wire that needed to be soldered back together. Techmax also took the time to do a full diagnosis of my car and informed me of worn parts and of a broken spring that BMW dealership somehow did not notice. Continue Reading…
In a WORD: PHENOMENAL! The beauty of going to Techmax for your high-performance automotive needs is that no matter what your challenge or difficulty – they know how to FIX the root cause of your car’s problem!
It’s not just for the car enthusiast, but for everyone, up to and including your dealer. Yes… when they don’t know what’s wrong – who do they call? “TECHMAX!” Continue Reading…
I am one of those many people who can drive a car, but repairs are very intimidating. I have only been coming to you for five years, and every time I leave my car with great confidence. When I pick up my vehicle I always feel that I have gotten more than my money’s worth.
While you were on holidays I was having problems with my car and had gone to the dealer in Mississauga as well as another place near my business in Burlington. I was quoted from $1700.00 to $2200.00 and very conflicting explanations on the problem.
Thankfully I was able to wait until you returned, my cost was $400.00 and none of the reasons I was quoted. I will always remember how upset you were about the cover the dealer ship broke for the air cleaner during the time they checked my car, not only did you repair it, I left realizing what a perfectionist you are. Continue Reading…
I just wanted to say thanks for installing my catback system! I was incredibly happy with the service and friendliness of your whole team. Everyone was knowledgeable, and answered every question I had without hesitation. It was impressive, and better then the, “let me find out” answer I have received from many other shops.
Not only did you give me answers, I was very thankful for your team pointing out some warranty fixes that I will be able to get done. Doesn’t get more honest then that, and it’s hard to find when it comes to cars, and me being a young guy. Continue Reading…
I went to Techmax auto in Mississauga. They do BMWs, Minis, Mercedes, and Porsche. Some of the most knowledgeable people I’ve ever met and I was glad to do business with them. They let me in the bay and watch the whole thing, very clean shop as well.
I went there because a lot of my BMW friends go there, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Continue Reading…
I am writing to thank you and offer my recommendation of your shop to anyone that may be in question.
Unbeknownst to me My Mercedes Benz E class was serving as a home to a family of mice. One of the little critters had eaten their way through a wire and had eaten the shielding off another.
I took my vehicle to the Mercedes dealer first, as the car is still under warranty. I had no idea what was wrong that day I only knew that my car was not running properly. Mercedes diagnosed the problem as “mice that had eaten through the wiring” and charged me $150 for the diagnosis. Their repair estimate was $1,800 dollars. Parts, a new wiring harness, and labor of 6 hours to install. It was described as a “major repair”.
I was told that this would not be considered a warranty repair (understandable) and that the cost would be solely born by me. Continue Reading…
I have been coming to Techmax for a number of years and wanted to share with you my comments.
You guys are awesome. Keep up the outstanding service. It’s a rare commodity to have people as friendly as you and always willing to help. Aside from the friendly and warm atmosphere, you guys are extremely knowledgeable and in my opinion, the best in the business. I have been to a number of shops in the past and none came close to you.
All of you guys are very methodical and thorough. At the end of the day, I have an incredible peace of mind knowing that my car is in your hands. There is non better. Another amazing quality of yours is that you extend that excellent quality of service to everyone who walks through your door. Continue Reading…
Even though I’m very knowledgeable about automotive problems, I’m always leery of bringing my car to a shop, even a BMW dealer. After an issue driving my car to work, I found your shop through the Internet and decided to bring my X5 in to have you look at it.
I’ve been going to Techmax for close to 5 years now, extremely satisfied by their work… Mind you I’m not as mechanically inclined as most of you and neither do I have the right tools/space… So for someone like me Techmax has been very beneficial… Best value for my money… my 2 cents. Continue Reading…
Well, it was my water pump. Tony performed my Tb swap. This shop does know its way around a TDI and have the proper tooling from what I was able to see.
Friendly staff, I was lurking in the shop the whole time. Clean & organized shop, gives you a good impression. Continue Reading…