Angelo’s Performance Plus has been serving and repairing high-end German vehicles in Rancho Murieta manufactured by BMW, Mercedes, and Mini Cooper for more than 40 years. Whether your car needs significant repairs, or is just due for regularly scheduled maintenance, the team at Angelo’s Performance Plus will give you the sort of warm, honest, and open service that you can’t find anywhere else. Our customers aren’t just customers, they’re family.
Rancho Murieta Auto Repair Story: 2007 Mini Cooper S
Recently, we had a 2007 Mini Cooper S come into the shop that had been in and out of the repair bays of what seemed like every repair shop on the West Coast. It had been a lemon buyback, but apparently BMW didn’t manage to make lemonade out of it when they overhauled it and sold it to its current owner. Numerous mechanics had thrown just about everything at it, changing out every part they could think of: fuel pumps, injectors, turbo chargers, everything. Despite thousands of dollars in warranty work, it just kept on running rough.
Given the car’s history, we knew that it would be a difficult nut to crack, and that we would have to be extremely systematic in our approach.
We hooked up the Mini Cooper to our top-of-the-line computer monitoring systems, which allowed us to observe and record every aspect of the car’s operation as it ran. Then, we compared that data with the operating data from similar Mini Cooper models that were in good condition and ran well.
When we looked closely, we found that something about the fuel pressure was off. But the numbers didn’t look right for it to be a fuel pump problem (usually the first suspect when there’s an issue with fuel pressure). As it turned out, a fuel pressure regulator had gotten stuck, which prevented the engine from adjusting the fuel/air mixture as necessary. A $37 part had resulted in thousands of dollars in unnecessary repairs, and who knows how many wasted man-hours. But even a cheap part can become an expensive fix, unless you know where to look. It was only because of the resources we had on hand, and having the knowledge necessary to interpret that data, that we were able to locate the problem.
When our customers bring their Mini Coopers into our facility, they find that we always provide that level of care with each and every vehicle. Whether your needs are routine or challenging, you can trust that your Angelo’s Performance Plus family will be able to take care of it.
Over 40 Years of Serving Rancho Murieta Mercedes Owners
Whether you’re bringing in a ’68 Mercedes W114, or one of Mercedes’ new hybrid or electric models, you can trust that our technicians have worked on your model of vehicle before, and have the expertise needed to properly service it or repair whatever issues you’re facing.
We’ve provided repair and maintenance services to Mercedes owners in Rancho Murieta for more than 40 years. Many of our customers are the children and grandchildren of some of our earliest customers. When you bring your Mercedes into Angelo’s, you aren’t just a customer—you become part of a family.
We value openness and honesty above all else. We have nothing to hide about our work. We don’t jealously guard trade secrets, or have to worry about doing cut-rate work that a customer shouldn’t know about. Many repair shops claim that customers can’t walk into the repair area because of insurance concerns. But that’s not the case with us. Our customers are free to visit our shop any time during the repair process. If you like, you can pull up a chair and watch us work on your vehicle. We’re happy to show you what we’re doing, and will answer any questions you might have.
We know how much you love your Mercedes. And you can trust that we will treat you and your vehicle with the care and respect that both deserve.
Repairing BMWs in Rancho Murieta since 1972
Whether you’re bringing your BMW in for a regularly scheduled maintenance checkup, or you need a nagging problem diagnosed and repaired, Angelo’s Performance Plus can help. We have been servicing and repairing BMWs in Rancho Murieta since 1972.
A big part of the reason why our local customers keep coming back to us is because of the amount of knowledge and resources that we have at our disposal. We are constantly expanding our knowledge of BMW models, both old and new, because in the automotive world there’s always something new to learn. We keep up with the newest diagnostic and repair techniques as they are discovered and developed by automotive experts all around the world by taking part in continuing education courses every three to six months, year in and year out.
We’re never content to believe that we’re good enough. When you bring your BMW into Angelo’s Performance Plus, you can trust that our technicians will always be pushing themselves to provide you and your BMW with the best possible service.