A legacy of quality BMW repair.
Steve’s Imports has been performing BMW repair service in Portland, Oregon for over thirty years. The 1600s that we were servicing when they were first launched are now the collectors’ items that we perform restorations on. We’ve seen the full range of BMW’s evolution and we have the experience to make any model of the German classic run for years to come. Our certified technicians take pride in servicing any BMW with the same level of care, be it changing a timing belt on your E30 coupe or performing a complete engine overhaul on your late model M5.
We've been repairing and servicing high performance BMW's for over three decades.
We repair every BMW make and model.
You may have over 100k miles on your BMW and are starting to see some age, this is normal. As a leading BMW specialty shop, we have seen and performed nearly every possible BMW repair. These have included:
- Uncommon DME and DDE failures
- BMW cooling system failures
- Expansion tank ruptures
- Radiator plastic baffling leaks
- X5 4.4l motor with a leaking valley pan gasket
- N62 motor that is leaking from the coolant transfer pipe
- A head gasket on your 745LI
- The engine cooling fan on your 325i
Regardless of repairs needed, we strongly recommend performing a long cooling system pressure test. We often will perform overnight pressure tests to ensure thoroughness of cooling system repairs on BMW’s. Don’t forget to install those timing chain and belts on you older 3,5,6 and 7series BMW’s.
Why do we love repairing BMW’s?
My Dad, Steve Spinnett owner and founder of Steve’s Imports told me a story of his first BMW that I absolutely love. One sunny day about 38 years ago, he was driving past a BMW dealership. He spotted a bright red 1975 BMW 2002 for sale. It was love at first sight. He immediately pulled a U-turn to go get a closer look at this flawless looking machine. He couldn’t resist, he drove it that day. Mind you it was very rare for a mechanic, especially then to buy a newer vehicle. Mechanics always drive the fixer uppers! But Steve couldn’t resist.
Ok, alright I wasn’t going to buy the car, just look. That salesman was good, I drove the 2002 off the car lot for keeps! With zero planning, those were the single days. One day when driving in front of my future wife’s house, looking into the rearview mirror, checking out how good I looked with my new bad boy sunglasses, Bam! I rear ended someone right smack dab in front of her home. No worries, she wondered what I did to my Datsun. I respectfully told her “it was a BMW, A 1975 BMW 2002.
Decades later we have seen thousands of BMW’s role through our shop. We love working on these cars and we love driving them. Carburetors, CSI Injection, not the tv show, Direct Injection, mechanical injection, supercharged, we love them all. We have restored our share of 2002tii cars, and have serviced 1600, E12, E21 and later models.
What are the most common BMW repairs we perform?
Some other common auto repairs you may need or have already performed are oil filter stand gasket leaks found on several models such as BMW E39, E46, E90 and other models. This usually starts as lightly seeping oil then develops into heavier leaks over shorter periods of time. To properly repair and thoroughly confirm oil leak repairs on BMW, we de-grease and steam-wash the engine. This provides your engine with a nice clean start but it also gives us the opportunity to inspect for any other engine oil, coolant or hydraulic fluid leaks while performing an inspection of the underside of your BMW.
We can help you prioritize repairs to BMW servicing affordable!
You may be stressing potential repair costs on your BMW. Please talk to us about this! We like to create a game plan that is affordable for our customers to keep these fine machines on the road. We can show you the difference between a critical or high priority repair, and a moderate or lower priority repair so that you accurately understand the current condition of your vehicle. We understand that you drive a BMW because it gives you an experience like no other vehicle, and it is important for us to make sure we deliver you with a similar service experience.
These cars make our job fun, from Munich to Portland we welcome all BMW’s and their owners.
If you’re a lifelong fan of BMW’s roadster series, Steve’s Imports can ensure that you get as much power out of your engine as you do from its eye-catching design. From the rare 507 to the familiar Z4, we treat every model with the outright respect they deserve. And just because you’re not tearing up the roadway in your Bimmer, doesn’t mean we won’t show it the same love as we do the speedsters. Over the years, BMW has expanded its legacy of luxury into a wide array of models, and if the reason you own one is to keep your whole family comfortable then you can feel secure with your X3 Crossover or any other of their larger series in our hands.
Contact us for BMW repair in Portland today.
At Steve’s Imports we treat every BMW we service like it’s one of our own, and you can rest assured that your vehicle will operate at the optimal level of class and dependability that the brand has relied on since its inception. It doesn’t matter if your BMW runs on petrol or diesel, has 4 cylinders or 8 – we’ll have it operating at the maximum efficiency it was designed for.
|Here are some specific services we offer|
|– Diagnostics||– Brake repairs|
|– Fuel injection||– Suspension repairs|
|– Body repairs||– Clutch repairs|
|– Engine repairs||– Timing belt replacement|
|– Engine performance repairs||– Mechanics|
|– Service and maintenance schedules||– Diesel|
Call Steve’s Imports at (503) 771-6701