Category: Import Auto Repair

BMW M2 M3 M4 S55 Engine Crank Hub Failure

July 30th, 2020 by

Problem:   The original flawed design allows the timing gear to spin independently from the crank, especially when the motor is modified by tuners that don’t have your best interest in mind. Best case scenario the motor needs to be re-timed with new components. Worst case, the valves contact the pistons requiring a complete overhaul. Common symptoms

COVID-19: Video Updates Around the Shop

March 18th, 2020 by

Carmine’s COVID-19 Response Disinfecting Process Carmine’s COVID-19 Update 3-18-2020 Yes You Can Live Your Life Carmine’s Key Drop Box Procedure COVID-19 Update 4-6-2019 CIS Disinfectant & Bacteria Treatment Process COVID-19 Update 4-17-2019 BG Frigi-Fresh Disinfectant Process Cars Coming out of Lockdown COVID-19 Hybrid EV Coming Out of Lockdown COVID-19

COVID-19: How Carmine’s Import Service Is Keeping You Safe

March 15th, 2020 by

Nothing new at our shop – at Carmine’s Import Service we have been putting our customer’s safety first for years, but in the wake of the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind our customers about our clean check-in process. Social Distancing Matters – but we have you covered! Schedule online,

How Did Imports Become Popular in the US?

February 17th, 2020 by

The Rise of Toyota and Honda Before the 1970s, Americans loved buying American-made cars. The Big Three were completely dominant in the U.S. market, and foreign manufacturers had a hard time getting any traction here. What changed? Why are import cars so popular today? The story of how imports, especially from Japan, became sensations is