Nowadays BMW and MINI vehicles are highly complex machines. When a fault develops with the vehicle the relevant control unit recognises the problem and registers the details. While warning lights can come on and the car still appears to be driving "fine", ignoring the lights can lead to serious issues, such as engine damage or other component failure. In some instances, this can be a safety hazard.

At the centre of Alexander Autos BMW and MINI servicing & repair schedules is our diagnostic equipment. The most sophisticated solutions available on the market today. It has to be, to aid our qualified technicians to quickly and effectively diagnose the probable cause to your vehicle in the quickest time possible and thus save you money.

Our fault diagnosis tools ensure we can cover all BMW, Rolls Royce annd MINI vehicles.

At Alexander Autos we have taken a keen interest in the use of computer based diagnostic and fault finding, investing heavily in the latest equipment to ensure we are able to deal with all BMW, Rolls Royce and MINI vehicles on the roads today.

Using the latest manufacturer recommended solutions combined with our knowledge of BMW and MINI we are able to read and interpret the results from the vehicle, diagnose the problem and recommend a suitable resolution quickly. This ensures we are able to rectify any faults in a timely and cost-effective manner. We offer the same service as you would get at your dealership, but at times suited to you, and at a fraction of the cost.

Finding the cause can be a little challenging, as vehicles are so sophisticated a problem maybe created by multiple issues. This is why our technician's are BMW factory trained to the highest standards to undertake a series of checks quickly and effectively.

The diagnostic procedure is a pinpoint test checking a circuit or component to make an absolute diagnostic determination. These actions involve:

  • Working through wiring diagrams
  • Performing electrical and/or mechanical tests
  • Performing bi-directional control tests

Visual inspections of suspect areas

The final stage is the physical repairs, which may involve multiple actions. Before any work is undertaken our qualified technicians will discuss what is required and the cost of the repairs.

  • Parts replacement
  • Cleaning of connections and/or components
  • Updating of vehicle’s computer software which is necassary after control unit replacement
  • Wiring repair or replacement

Alexander Autos is a independent BMW and MINI vehicle specialist for Portsmouth and surrounding areas, but is not part of BMW nor affiliated with BMW in any way.