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We’re a top rated local BMW 5 Competition repair services shop in Fremont, CA. We also serve the greater East Bay Area, including Newark, Union City, Milpitas and Sunol. When it comes to your beloved BMW5, it’s best to seek the help of some of the experts at Fremont Foreign Auto. You can leave your car in the capable hands of BMW professional mechanics and be rest assured you’ll have your vehicle running like new again. Some common problems that this vehicle might incur, include the following: Turbocharged Engine Troubles, Spark Plug Problems, Fuel Injector Leaks. We look at each of these in closer detail below.



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STARTING AT $99.99. Motor oil and the parts needed for your oil change vary in price from vehicle to vehicle. Please call for an exact price quote for your vehicle make and model. Our technicians are trained to service just about every make and model vehicle, from engine repair to oil changes.

$190.00 Engine Light Diagnostic

Our technicians are highly skilled and experienced with just about every vehicle make and model. If your check engine light is on, you can bring it to our shop and we’ll diagnose what’s wrong with it. Any authorized diagnostic will be applied toward the cost of your repair, a $190.00 value.


A turbo is subject to high stress due to the nature of its operations and turbos can fail for various reasons like: cold weather, excessive RPMs, lack of engine use, and a buildup of rust. It is very rare though, that a turbo charger would fail all at once. A turbo charger will show clear signs that it is beginning to degrade, such as: increased exhaust smoke, a burning oil smell, lower boost power or lower overall RPMs and power. Fixing a turbo is usually something a handy person will not be able to do alone. However, it is possible to diagnose the problem of the turbo by checking its parts individually for failures. The most common problem you will find with a turbocharger is rust build up.


The most common signs of bad spark plugs in BMW 5 Series are poor acceleration or hesitation, rough idle, engine misfires, poor fuel economy, check engine light illuminates, engine knocking noise, and sometimes hard starting. In the worst case scenario, if the spark plugs are in really bad condition, the engine will not start at all. This means the spark plugs will have to be effectively replaced.


In the event that you are informed of abnormal symptoms on your automobile, you are right to be worried, because a car represents a big annual budget and unforeseen malfunctions don’t lower the costs. So what if you feel as if you have a leaking injector on your BMW 5 Series? You likely figured it out thanks to black/oily drips along your engine, or a troubled idle, or unusual black smoke. These three manifestations are the main signals of a leaking injector. As this troubles can cause more serious engine problems on your car, we thought we would prepare this article content to help you confirm the failure of a leaking injector and handle it correctly. To do so, we will first of all check out the case of gasoline injectors and then at those of diesel injectors BMW 5 Series.


A common complaint from reviews is the numb steering, or a lack of steering feel of the electrically assisted steering on the new 5-series. In this case, BMW corrected the issue in mid-2001 model year and even offered a new fit. Is there any news, speculation, or expectations for BMW to correct this issue? Given the electric steering, there could be some simple software changes that may fix the issue. Although, there is always the possibility there may need to fix a mechanical component.


Battery drainage issues are common with BMW5s. Have you ever wondered why when you start the car in the morning, your car is not responding and is completely cold dead without a single sign of electrical function? Do you blame the battery for being too old? Before doing so, let’s understand this issue so it can be managed properly before replacing the expensive AGM battery which doesn’t resolve the actual root cause. If your car has been idle for some time, battery drainage is likely to be the main cause. Luckily, at Fremont Foreign Auto, you can easily recharge the battery and get rolling again.