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Auto Services for late-model BMW and Mercedes Benz

Serving Pasadena since 1981

Here you will find a complete service and repair facility that does factory recommended maintenance and repair. Plati German Car Service is equipped to cater to your car’s every need, from minor cosmetic repairs to major mechanical services. We use only original equipment quality parts and warrant our work, both parts and labor, for a full 12 months or 12,000 miles.

Your vehicle will receive a thorough safety inspection, at no charge, when you drop it off for service or repairs. A loaner vehicle is available by appointment as a courtesy to our customers.

Lubrication Service
We change the oil and filter, inspect belts and hoses for wear, coolant, power steering fluid and brake fluid levels, check tire pressure and tread wear. There is an additional charge for synthetic oil.
Minor Service
Minor service for Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars includes changing the oil, filter, and if necessary the fuel filter. An inspection is done on the brakes, cooling system, tire condition, all fluid levels, wiper blades, hoses, belts, turn signals, brake lights, headlights, horn, door locks, spare tire, emergency equipment, instrument panel, interior lights, and charging system. We also check alignment and road test the vehicle. There is an additional charge for synthetic oil.
Major Service
A major service for Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars includes changing the oil and filter, fuel filter, valve cover gaskets, transmission filter, transmission pan gasket and spark plugs if necessary, ACC/Pollen filter, air filter, power steering filter, inspection of brakes, cooling system, tire condition, all fluid levels, wiper blades, hoses and belts, turn signals, brake lights, headlights, horn, door locks, spare tire, emergency equipment, instrument panel, interior lights, charging system and alignment check. When completed, we road test the vehicle. There is an extra charge for synthetic oil.
Brake Service
Protect yourself and your passengers by using only factory brake pads and discs made for Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars. Our brake inspections can spot potential brake difficulties before they become costly headaches. The Plati brake service includes a limited lifetime product warranty, 12-month / 12,000-mile labor warranty, and brake discs resurfacing, if needed.
Air Conditioning and Heating Service
We offer a special air conditioning and heating diagnostic service using environmentally friendly refrigerant and OEM components. We check the system for leaks (hoses, couplings, valves, evaporator, and other items) recover old refrigerant, evacuate the system, inspect and adjust the drive belt tension, and clean the condenser fins if needed. We test the compressor operation, fill the proper O.E. amount of refrigerant, perform a pressure test and check for leaks. We also inspect the output temperature and proper control operation.
Steering and Suspension
Protect your Mercedes-Benz or BMW’s tires and suspension parts from excessive wear and tear. Our steering and suspension services correct vehicle handling problems caused by worn components like tie rod ends, idler arms, rack and pinion, CV joints or shafts. Replacement of these components will improve steering and handling and the vehicle’s tire life.
Body Work and Upholstery
We offer complete collision service for Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars, including quality refinishing, complete frame work, paint matching, ding and dent repair, and frame straightening. We also accept upholstery repairs, vinyl and convertible top replacements, window tinting, leather seat repairs, sunroof leak repairs, and headliners.
Transmission Service
We service automatic transmissions for Mercedez-Benz and BMW cars, which includes, changing the transmission fluid, replacing the filter or cleaning the screen, replacing the pan gasket, check for leaks and than road test the vehicle.
Cooling System Service
Coolant protects your engine from freezing or overheating, but its effectiveness may diminish over time. We look for leaks in the cooling system, pressure test the cooling system, inspect the oil and automatic transmission fluid levels for water content, check the thermostat, and drain the system. We also check the fan blades and pulleys for alignment and possible damage and inspect the hoses for cracks, swelling, brittleness and deterioration. We refill the system with coolant and check the condition and tension of the drive belts.
Electrical Service
We diagnose the most common electrical system problems in current Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars. We examine the state of charge and battery’s ability to hold a charge. We inspect and analyze the starting and charging system, including the starter, alternator, and regulator. We look at the alternator belt and tighten if necessary and clean the battery’s connections, cable ends and terminal protectors. If needed, we will install a new battery.
Radio and Alarm Service; Cell Phone Installation
We install and repair BMW and Mercedes Benz radios and alarms. We also install cellular phones.
Complete Detailing Hand Wax
We offer complete interior detail for your Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars, which includes vacuuming, carpet and seat shampooing. We also clean floor mats, door jams, dashboards, ashtrays, vents, door panels, vinyl and leather dressing, windows, trunk detail and dressing, and interior deodorizing. Our exterior detail service includes exterior wash, dry, hand wax with polymer sealant, wheel and whitewall detail, cleaning and painting of wheel wells, polishing and detailing of chrome and emblems. Tires, bumpers, and moldings are also included.
Major Inspection Checklist
• Check P/S systems for leaks and low fluid levels
• Check axel boots, flex disc, center bearing, and transmission amounts
• Check clutch hydraulics for leakage
• Check exhaust systems, mufflers catalytic converter and oxygen sensors
• Check brake disc, brake pads and brake fluid
• Check front wheel bearing for free play
• Check and adjust handbrake cables
• Check tires, pressures and wear pattern
• Check coolant level, pressures test cooling system for leaks
• Check charging system (battery and alternator)
• Check V-Belt condition and tension
• Check accelerator cable, hood and door hinges
• Check spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap and distributor rotor
• Check air filter and A/C filter
• Check safety and electrical functions (headlight, tail lights, etc.)
• Stamp book on newer cars and renew door sticker
• Check all fluid levels
• Check P/S systems for leaks and low fluid levels
• Check axel boots, flex disc, center bearing, and transmission amounts
• Check clutch hydraulics for leakage
• Check exhaust systems, mufflers catalytic converter and oxygen sensors
• Check brake disc, brake pads and brake fluid
• Check front wheel bearing for free play
• Check and adjust handbrake cables
• Check tires, pressures and wear pattern
• Check coolant level, pressures test cooling system for leaks
• Check charging system (battery and alternator)
• Check V-Belt condition and tension
• Check accelerator cable, hood and door hinges
• Check spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap and distributor rotor
• Check air filter and A/C filter
• Check safety and electrical functions (headlight, tail lights, etc.)
• Stamp book on newer cars and renew door sticker
• Check all fluid levels