Everything You Need to Know About BMW Rod Bearings & Their Maintenance

May 22, 2020

The BMW S54 inline 6, S65 V8, and S85 V10 engines are some of our favorites. We maintain several that are nearing 150,000 miles. But, owners often ask us about the infamous rod bearings and how worried they should be about the possibility of failure.  Connecting rod bearing failure is catastrophic on any engine and…

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Mercedes-Benz A and B Services

April 28, 2020

Since 1969, Heinz Gietz Autohaus has been San Diego’s most trusted service center for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Every service we provide includes a thorough inspection of the vehicle to look for possible wear, leaks, or other small problems so that they can be treated before they turn into major expenses down the road.  In this article,…

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Getting Your Vehicle Serviced Isn’t Just About Saving Money

March 18, 2020

We rely on our cars to take us just about everywhere. From home to work, school, and on vacations, your car travels thousands upon thousands of miles in its lifetime, but the longevity and efficiency of your car can be significantly impacted by how often it is serviced. At our San Diego auto repair shop,…

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The 30, 60, 90 Rule of Auto Service

February 18, 2020

Luxury cars, whether BMWs, Mercedes, or Audis, are desired by many drivers all around. As great as luxury cars are, though, they are not immune to outside factors that would lead to a need for repairs. If you want to keep your car looking nice and working well, then you need to be mindful of…

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Car Tuning to Safety Regulations: Prepare for Your First Race

January 27, 2020

So you’ve signed up to drive on your first track day. Congratulations! Your very first racing experience is an exciting adventure that you will always remember. It’s not also uncommon for first-timers to have track day jitters. To help calm your nerves, it’s always best to prepare for what’s coming as far as your car…

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Our 3 Favorite Performance Enhancement Car Modifications

December 31, 2019

There are two kinds of car owners. Those who are satisfied with the stock parts and performance of their car and those who are obsessed with improving their vehicle’s performance. If you are the latter, there’s a good chance that you are familiar with performance enhancements for cars.   Best Car Modifications Through the wonderful…

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3 Effective Ways To Improve The Overall Performance Of Your Car

November 15, 2019

As you drive in the streets or on a track, you might be questioning how to improve the overall performance of your car. At HG Performance, there are different options that you could consider as you look for modifications that would increase your car’s performance. You might consider changing up the wheels, getting an air-bagged…

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4 Facts and Myths About Mercedes Repair

October 10, 2019

When it comes to luxury cars, it’s hard to go wrong with a Mercedes-Benz. Like with all vehicle ownership, keeping your Mercedes running at its top performance is a matter of diligence. You have to stay on top of your Mercedes repair and maintenance. Since Mercedes is a high-end car brand, some misconceptions and myths…

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Why German Vehicle Maintenance Should Be Important to You

September 26, 2019

If you have invested in a Mercedes, Porsche, or BMW, you know that German cars are well-made, reliable, and long-lasting. But the lifetime of any German car depends on how well it is cared for. Like any vehicle, German cars require maintenance and care. Even the most durable models need tune-ups, oil changes, and cleanings…

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What it Takes to Become a Mercedes-Benz Certified Mechanic

September 25, 2019

  A common misconception is that all auto mechanics and technicians are required to complete the same training programs. This is simply not true! For specialized or high-end cars, mechanics are required to complete specific training programs that are often longer and more challenging. Becoming a Mercedes-Benz Certified Mechanic is particularly demanding; completing the training…

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