GP Motor Works Services
We offer a comprehensive range of specialist vehicle services for your BMW and Mini as well as other makes of cars. These include sophisticated diagnostics, key programming, air-con repair and regas, clutch, brakes, electronics, gearbox, mechanical repairs, oil analysing, suspension, mechanical repairs and turbo replacement and/or repair.
We have the right tools to analyse and diagnose any problems you may have with your aircon system. We are able to trace and detect leaks using special dyes and ultraviolet light. We use the correct tools to accurately regas and re-test the entire system.
Aircon parts have become very expensive, so we can source generic and high quality reconditioned parts to provide you with a saving.
Firstly, it is very important that your brake fluid is flushed every 30 000 km’s. Most people don’t realise this and it leads to a deterioration of the braking system. We use the highly recommended Italian (Metelli) and German (Meyle) brake pads which produce very little brake dust and no squeaking.
We also have the equipment to reset brake warning lights which many brake pad replacement companies battle to do.
We always recommend that the clutch and flywheel are replaced together. We use Luk, Valeo and Sachs clutch kits.
Once again, it is vital to fit these systems in the correct sequence and especially so with BMW’s, otherwise the units will not function properly.
GP Motor Works uses GT 1, OPPS and Issis Diagnostic Equipment. These are the same tools that are used by the dealerships. We also used various specialised tools for more advanced inspection and troubleshooting.
Often we are asked by other workshops and official dealerships to fault find when they can’t locate the problem.
We have the specialised diagnostic capability and experience to accurately trace and pin point root cause of electrical faults. The components we check include lights, radios, navigation units, Xenon lighting and everything electrical in the vehicles.
We have access to the full wiring diagrams for all BMW models.
We are experts at analysing on board computer systems. We are one of the few workshops that has the ability to program new equipment for your car. We will also endeavour to repair computer boxes to make it more affordable.
These are examples of electronic systems and what we do:
- Locate faults with ABS/DSC systems
- Fix control components and body electronics
- Rectify problems with air bags
- BMW self-levelling
- Idrive – diagnose
- Software upgrades for all required modules
- Retrofit Angel Eye lighting kits
- LED tail lights
We will undertake to recondition both manual and automatic gearboxes. We are able to conduct electronic diagnosis on automatic gearboxes.
We are one of the few workshops that are able to make and program new keys for EWS and CAS systems. We will repair either of the two if possible.
We are able to trace faults with keys to analyse the origin of the problem. We can program different functionality for key settings as required.
We effectively carry out a myriad of mechanical repairs that fall outside the other specialised areas such as:
- Window mechanisms
- Cooling systems
- Overheating problems
- Water pumps
- Wheel bearings
- Wheel alignment
- Power steering (racks and leaks)
We use oil analysis as a way to conduct fault location. We test engine, gear box and power steering oils. This provides a full diagnostic report which will indicate failures and potential failures. For instance, metal content in the oil may indicate that components such as bearings or rings are busy disintegrating and will fail.
Oil/water mixture as well other contaminants will indicate other problems.This allows one to perform preventative maintenance which potentially could save tens of thousands of rands.
Particularly for BMW, this is a critical component that needs to be checked and calibrated correctly. We set up the electronics for the self-levelling. We also set up the air bellows, control arms, bushes and shock absorbers. These all work together to ensure a smooth ride and effective braking.
We supply and install suspension kits for all models.
We provide both new and reconditioned turbo units. It is important that when a turbo is fitted or worked on that the following is also replaced and or checked:
- Air filter
- Oil service
- Inter-cooler is flushed and cleaned
- Catalytic convertors are fully checked
- Vacuum and electronics are checked