BMW Maintenance and Repair in Johnson City, TN

We have been rated the best BMW auto repair facility in Johnson City, TN. To BMW owners in the tri-cities, American & Import Auto Repair works hard to claim this title by servicing your BMW with great care. We are the most trusted BMW repair shop, working diligently to help keep your car at its best and on the road. This wouldn’t be possible without the help of our expert BMW mechanics who are highly focused on making your vehicle run smoothly. Our BMW services are not limited only to repairs, but we also perform routine maintenance.


American & Import Auto Repair is ‘the’ place to get your BMW cars maintained. Our ASE certified Master mechanics are here to get your vehicle to its operational peak. Besides oil changes and other basic maintenance, our expert technicians can provide service regarding


  • Air filters
  • Cabin Air filters
  • BMW Brake Service and Repairs
  • Computer diagnostics
  • Electrical System Repairs
  • Suspension and Steering Repairs
  • Alignments
  • Cooling Systems Repairs
  • Oil Leaks/Oil and Gaskets and so on…


BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) built its first car in the year 1928. This was twelve years after Rapp Motoren Werke became GmbH of BMW. The company suffered a major setback in the era of the Second World War, as its plant was bombed and turned to ruins. BMW was later banned from the production of vehicles until the year 1948. They later went on to the production of pots, pans and bicycles. They later went into the production of motorcycles. In 2015 BMW was the 12th largest vehicle producer worldwide.
BMW has a plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina and boasts the second largest production of plants worldwide. The plant produces 1400 X3, X4 and X5 SUV’s vehicles a day


American and Import Auto Repair employs the top BMW independent experts right here in Johnson City. We provide top-notch repairs along with a 2 year, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty on our parts & labor.. Do not let minor problems get worse and end up costing you a lot more time and money, call 423-913-3111 & book an appointment for your vehicle’s needs.

BMW Brakes

We have the master mechanics and equipment to expertly install BMW brakes and BMW brake pad sensors and take care of any ABS sensors, BG Brake Fluid Flush (and DOT 4 brake fluid), Brake hoses, brake calipers or broken brake lines.

BMW Warranty and Peace of Mind

We provide a 2 year/24,000mile warranty for your BMW nationwide. This warranty covers you anywhere nationwide, so, if you experience a BMW warranty issue or breakdown on something we have replaced, we’ve got you covered. Here is our Warranty information.


Our technicians are ASE CERTIFIED and we are an ASE BLUE SEAL shop, showing our commitment to the technology and you, the customer. We were the Federated Shop of the year nationwide.

BMW Car Lines

  • 1 Series (128I, 135I)
  • 3 Series (318I, 325, 328, 330, 335)
  • 5 Series (518, 525, 528, 535)
  • 7 Series (740I, 750LI)
  • X3, X5, and X6
  • Z3, Z4

It starts regular vehicle maintenance; doing a BMW oil service and a tire rotation. Then we continue with a 29 point inspection and look your car over and make sure it’s safe and reliable.
Some BMWs that need a new battery also require that battery to be coded to the vehicle (and some of the BMW battery installations are tougher because they hide the battery really well!!!). Certain BMWs have two batteries, the main battery and an auxiliary battery.

X Drive

is the all-wheel drive system that BMW uses. XDrive can split the torque and make all of the power go to the front or rear depending on tire slippage detected by the ABS/DSC (anti-lock braking system or Dynamic Stability Control) systems.


is BMW’s version of Variable Valve Timing, sometimes called Valvetronic. Valve Timing is adjusted by advancing or retarding the camshaft to make it idle better or at higher RPM advance for power and performance.

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

In order to have a DSC system you first have to have ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) and the DSC works in conjunction with it. The DSC system includes a yaw rate sensor, a steering wheel sensor and a lateral acceleration sensor. This safety equipment can react to and counteract a driving problem quicker than an average person. Sometimes before the driver knows there is an issue.

BMW oil related issues we most commonly see:

  • Valve Cover Gaskets can sometimes be a problem
  • Valvetronic gaskets are prone to leak
  • On some models oil stand gaskets are a common issue
  • Oil Level Sensor light

If any of these problems occur, bring your BMW by for an inspection and find the underlying cause of your issue.

If your Check Engine Light comes on here is more information. Check out our Dash light Symbol page to find out what the funny light means.  Some newer BMWs have a reduced power mode to help keep the engine from damage. If this light comes on please bring the vehicle in to see what the cause is. The light means there is something seriously needing attention and the vehicle will not operate properly until we find out what is causing the concern.

If your BMW has Gas Direct Injection and it gets dirty and needs maintenance this can cause rough idle, decreased fuel mileage, and reduced engine performance.
BMW Bulb Warning Light comes on if a bulb is out on your vehicle. The electronic system checks the resistance on the lighting system to tell you if a bulb is out or another related issue.

American & Import Auto Repair offers complete maintenance for your BMW. Our Master Mechanics can tackle anything from oil changes, routine factory maintenance, brakes, A/C Repairs to Auto Electrical, flash/reprogramming service. Family owned and operated for nearly 20 years. Our experts have the knowledge and experience to keep your car safe and on the road. Call us with any questions at 423-913-3111 you can text 423-390-8549 or come by at 3832 West Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604

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