Porsche 911 GT3 Service

The 911 GT3 is one of Porsche’s more rare and highly sought-after models, but we see them regularly here at HG Performance. In fact, we provide a full range of service and maintenance following Porsche’s official maintenance schedule. We also have plenty of experience with track set-up and modifications for owners looking to enhance performance…

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Nissan GT-R R35 Transmission Service

If you were a fan of the Nissan GT-R during the R32 – R34 era, you were probably as surprised as we were to discover the R35 generation would lose its manual transmission and clutch pedal.  For us, that initial disappointment faded quickly once the Nissan GT-R R35’s GR6 transmission showed not only its extremely…

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How to Maintain Your BMW’s Performance Over 100,000 miles

Dedicated drivers know there is only one sporty luxury brand that will meet their power and performance standards: the BMW. You see it zip by you on the highway, and it’s enticing, but maintaining a BMW is different than with other cars. With proper maintenance, you can have your beautiful BMW and make it behave,…

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

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

Red Mercedez car rearview at HG Performance receiving services

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


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

view of mechanics shop

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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Why German Vehicle Maintenance Should Be Important to You

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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