Proper Maintenance of European Cars

Maintenance is #1 to any machine.  Proper maintenance to modern cars is absolutely essential.

Essential Maintenance

Performing the essential maintenance with the right fluids designed for the vehicle is an absolute must.

Naturally we do have a plethora of pictures of vehicles where the wrong fluids were used or maintenance was performed late.   The damage is caused by it, could get really expensive to correct.

Here is a partially encrusted AMG engine with too late oil changes and wrong oil has been used to top up the oil level. It will have dire consequences in the long term.

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Engine Oils & Manufacturer’s Recommendations

Let me explain please: If you use an oil in your car other than that specifically recommended by the manufacturer you will cause major damage to very expensive components in your car’s engine.

Today’s engines are designed and engineered with a specific way hence their manufacturer engine  specific approvals, which may or may not similar to the oils being sold at retail stores.

The old viscosity and API approvals are long gone.  Most manufacturers are very strict in their own special (concoction) a special chemical composition which is by itself is literally a science.

All this effort is being put into the goal to reduce friction, pumping losses and minimize engine wear on today’s super efficient but fragile engines.

On a high performance, AMG engine, one improper oil change can result in thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The other picture is a Mini Cooper S with a major and massive cooling system failure.  Wrong fluid used to top the cooling system up, which caused a complete cooling system failure.  The entire cooling system needed to be repaired.  It took considerable effort to minimize the damage.  The water pipe and  water pump essentially removed.  All the hoses to be cleaned  and flushed multiple times.

Modern high tech European cars are designed with very vehicle specific lubricants. Fluids with an exact chemical composition are essential to have your fine car last and perform as intended.

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Ester Core full synthetic motor oils from Motul.

BMW & Mercedes Benz Preventative Maintenance

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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.



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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.