Serving Alexandria since 1993

"Best of Alexandria 2019" for Auto Repair

BMW group experts with decades of experience maintaining cars & SAVs

Alexandria Bavarian Service works on BMW and Mini-Cooper automobiles, and the staff at “ABS” are true specialists who have mastered the various systems that make your ultimate machine run. The shop is equipped with the latest state of the art equipment including BMW ISTA for diagnostics, coding and programming to service even the newest BMW and Mini Cooper and Cooper S motorcars.

In addition to the ISTA system test and programming device, Alexandria Bavarian Service also has the Autologic aftermarket tool for diagnosing and programming. These devices work with Mini Coopers and BMW.

Grant Randall, who opened the business in 1993, is a founding member of the national BMW repair specialists group, BIMRS. Grant has worked on BMW cars for the last twenty-five years. The customer lounge area has a museum quality display of hundreds of scale models of vintage and racing BMW motorcars. There are BMW magazines on the coffee table. No question, this is BMW heaven.

Pre-purchase inspection is a specialty here. Grant will help you make sure that you are making the right purchase of a previously owned BMW. He also has all the proper equipment to handle your wheel and tire servicing. They also source run-flat tires for Mini Coopers in 16 inch and 17 inch sizes. ABS is a Michelin Alliance tire dealer and a Tire Rack dealer.

Richard B.
Richard B.
03:01 17 May 22
Local BMW only shop. Good work and reasonable prices.
Sebastian J.
Sebastian J.
16:07 18 Jan 22
This is the best bmw shop in the area. That said, if you bring the toilet paper, they will not wipe your a$$ for you.
Josh S.
Josh S.
15:18 10 Dec 21
I bring my mini here. They offer excellent trustworthy service. One of the few establishments that I am truly pleased with.
Joe H.
Joe H.
14:25 28 Sep 21
Grant and the team at ABS are tremendous professionals. ABS techs diagnosed and serviced my 4 series BMW promptly. I found ABS, a BIMRS founding service center, through BMW Car Club of America. I will return!
James R.
James R.
13:55 22 Mar 21
Grant and the crew at ABS are real good people and do a great job. They know BMWs very well, and will provide you with the best advice and repair service to keep your BMW on the road. No complaints whatsoever, highly recommend.
Prince G.
Prince G.
16:22 03 Feb 21
Oil service was fast and professional
Jeremy B.
Jeremy B.
09:33 09 Sep 20
Awesome service. Car runs so much better after being serviced here. Price was what was quoted and the turn around time was quick.
David Z.
David Z.
22:55 24 Jul 20
Grant once again has saved me a lot of money by doing some extra diagnostic work and not doing unnecessary work. A local dealer said that my valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket were leaking and wanted $1650 to replace both. I took it to Grant and he said that the oil from the valve cover was leaking to the bottom and the oil pan was good and this saved me half the dealer estimate. ABS also corrected the brake sensor that has been grinding since the brakes were replaced by the local dealer. ABS is the only shop that I have trusted my 318i, 325i and 128i with and I hope they are around forever.
Kerry C.
Kerry C.
19:45 10 Feb 20
This place is professional, helpful, and supremely ethical. They came highly recommended by neighbors, and they delivered! Car maintenance and repairs are a great and magical mystery to me, and Grant gave me the information I needed and I feel confident in his assessment. I have a 2012 Mini Cooper that the dealership told me needed major work; in my quest to get quotes, Grant was open and up-front on the phone, and was able to look at the car the next business day. It turns out that I needed none of the recommended work. Grant went out of his way to deliver customer service, and I will be going back when I do need the service.
Anna
Anna
16:07 22 Oct 19
I’ve been using Alexandria Bavarian for at least 8 years, initially at the suggestion of a friend who’d been an Alexandria Bavarian customer, and always appreciate Grant’s directness, knowledge and dedication to doing right by the customer. I am completely comfortable taking my car in, confident I will receive the best advice and service every time.
William P.
William P.
22:11 16 Oct 19
I've known Grant and ABS for a number of years, having owned two BMWs that he has reliably serviced. Grant and his team do superlative work, but even more notably, his honesty/integrity have literally saved me thousands of dollars over the years. Many times the dealer has suggested work to be done that Grant has not felt was necessary. At other times, he's found problems that were covered by my warranty or CPO, and referred me back to the dealer for the necessary service.Grant came through again this week, guiding me to obtain BMW of North America's assistance with a very costly repair (which would have been over $5K) that was handled by my local BMW dealership. This is the third time he's steered me back for work that he could have easily done himself but knew that it would likely be a partially covered expense. I would not have known that BMW of North America would stand by their product so completely were it not for Grant's guidance, and I'm grateful to both Grant and BMW of North America.I trust Grant and will forever bring him my business.
Dana S.
Dana S.
21:51 06 Mar 19
I completely trust Grant to tell me what needs to be done. I never feel likes he is trying to upsell me. We recently moved and are willing to drive the hour for service. And on occasion when we've had to have the car towed there outside of hours, he calls in the morning to ask what is needed. His love of BMWs is obvious.
Josh P.
Josh P.
15:25 17 Oct 18
Took an older BMW here after we couldn't figure out why it wouldn't start; tried everything. They did great (and same day) diagnostics, and told us exactly what was wrong, and were open and honest about whether it was worth fixing or getting rid of the car. Reasonable rates and fantastic customer service.
Sinan P.
Sinan P.
03:19 14 Aug 18
Grant is a great guy, he is honest l, upfront and serious. He loves what he does and he knows it pretty well. Grant has been very helpful with my BMW Z4; the issue was complicated and he inspected the vehicle with care and observed the matter from different angles. The service is great l, Grant is unique and whatever you pay is worth it. Btw, Grant has no room for small talk and if you are really looking for mediocre and cheap services that’s not your place.
Patrick F.
Patrick F.
11:40 09 Apr 18
These guys are top tier! No exaggeration, if you know a little about cars, then you can tell that these guys know their stuff. Great for old Porsche cara too.

29 years of experience servicing BMW vehicles in Alexandria

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Alexandria Bavarian Service is located just off Route 1 between Crystal City and Old Town Alexandria, across the street from the Potomac Yard shopping center, and they will happily shuttle you to and from the Metro. Most repairs are covered by a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty. American Express, VISA, and Mastercard are accepted. The shop is open from 8:00am to 6:30pm, Monday through Friday.

ABS winners of the 2019 Best of Alexandria Award