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BMW Auto Repair in Rancho Cordova

BMW Auto Repair in Rancho Cordova

Angelo's Performance Plus is a full-service BMW auto repair facility which serves residents of Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento, Granite Bay, Rancho Murieta, and Gold River. We offer a full array of German auto repair services, from factory-scheduled maintenance to transmission and engine replacement. And we don't just work on newer cars–we have a great deal of experience working on older vehicles and rare cars, and thanks to our fabrication and machine shop, we can even handle unique and one-of-a-kind repairs.

Angelo's Performance Plus is a BMW Repair expert serving El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and the Greater Sacramento area

Our technicians use only the latest, state-of-the-art test and diagnostic equipment for vehicle repairs, maintenance, and performance upgrades. Parts and labor are covered under our 1 year or 12,000 miles limited warranty.

Our knowledgeable mechanics offer the best repair and maintenance for your BMW. We work on every BMW including the high-performance M-series. We're also BMW enthusiasts, so you can trust that we'll handle your car with care and professionalism. Get in touch with us today for a diagnostic or to schedule a repair service.

Clutch Replacement

The clutch is one of the most important parts in your car, as it shifts the force generated by your engine to the transmission, which in turn transmits power to the wheels. If your clutch isn't working, your car won't move.

Clutches endure a lot of wear and tear, and will ultimately wear out over time. This means that BMWs and Minis occasionally suffer clutch issues. Some of the more common clutch issues that European car owners run into include:

  • Unable to put the car into gear
  • Inability to shift into certain gears
  • Chatter, grinding, rattling, and other noise
  • Slipping
  • Clutch pedal feels loose and requires little pressure to push down
  • Car hesitates after being put into gear

Sooner or later, your clutch will need to be replaced. We have repaired and replaced thousands of clutches since we opened our doors, and have done clutch work on even the most obscure models of BMWs.

Manual and Automatic Transmission Replacement

No matter how well you care for your BMW's transmission, sooner or later it will begin to fail, simply due to wear and tear over time. Many different issues or symptoms can indicate that your transmission is failing, including:

  • Hesitation or resistance when changing gears (in an automatic, you'll experience this when shifting between drive, park, and reverse)
  • Strange noises, such as grinding, clunking, or humming
  • Leaking fluids-transmission fluid is typically red and sweet smelling
  • Burning smell
  • Suddenly slipping out of gear
  • Check engine light turning on

Sometimes these issues have simple fixes. But sometimes, they require a full-blown rebuild or replacement of your transmission. We pride ourselves on our honesty and dedication to the long-term well-being of our customers. So if there's a way for us to perform a long-lasting repair on your transmission, we'll find a way to make it happen. But we will be honest and upfront with you if replacing your transmission is the only option.

Engine Replacement

There are many types of car problems that can lead to you looking at this page. Maybe your car isn't starting. The 'check engine' warning refuses to go way. Maybe it's running rough or keeps overheating. Or maybe you're stuck in the driveway, because it simply won't start.

Sometimes, the root of the problem is hard to find. We've worked with many customers who have gotten bounced from one shop to the next and paid thousands of dollars, with no improvement or only a temporary fix to show for it. We can get to the bottom of whatever issue is plaguing your BMW or Mini, and get you back on the road.

Sometimes, repair isn't a realistic option for an engine. It may be too badly damaged-or simply have too many miles on it-for repair to be a financially viable option. In these cases, the best approach is to perform a complete engine replacement.

However, you have a number of options when it comes to engine replacement.

New Engine vs. Rebuilt Engine

For more recent cars, you have the option of going with a brand new engine that has never been used, or a rebuilt engine. But to make that choice, you have to understand what we mean when we talk about 'rebuilt' engines.

When an engine is replaced, or when a car is badly damaged in an accident, it's rare for the engine to be thrown away. Odds are that the engine block itself is in good shape, and that many of the components-pistons, cylinder heads, pumps, rings, valves, plugs, cams, timing chains, crank shafts-are still in good shape. Just throwing the engine away would be a huge waste.

In these cases, a company that specializes in rebuilding engines will take an engine apart, clean it up, replace any parts that are worn or damaged, and put it back together. When an engine is rebuilt by a reputable company, the end result will be in 'nearly new' condition, and will be able to run for many, many years. This is why we offer our customers the option of choosing a rebuilt engine, if we believe that the cost savings will justify it, and we can track down a rebuilt engine that will serve you well.

In other instances, a new engine may be a preferable option (or the only option). Our goal is to always be honest with you and to give you the information you need to make a solid, informed choice.

Pre-Owned Engines

For older models of BMWs and Minis, it may be the case that new engines are not being manufactured, and rebuilt engines are either not in stock or are extremely expensive. When this is the case, the best option may be to install a pre-owned engine that was removed from another car of the same or similar model.


Ask us about our state-of-the-art computerized alignment system! We offer a pre-alignment audit summary to check if your vehicle requires an alignment at no charge to you! If alignment is needed, we offer competitive rates that vary depending on the year and model of your vehicle.

As a service to our customers, we offer the following while your BMW is being repaired:

  • Extended warranties accepted
  • Towing available
  • Complimentary shuttle (to most areas)
  • Car rental available
  • Pick-up and/or delivery of your vehicle (to most areas with prior arrangement)


  • BMW Specialists
  • Mini Cooper Specialists
  • Mercedes Specialists
  • Audi Specialists
  • Volkswagen Specialists
  • Car Care Aware


  • Knowledgeable and Experienced Import Repair
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Angelo's Performance Plus has been caring for my BMW Z3 for the past 13 years. They are professional and experienced mechanics who know how to do the job correctly the first time! Gus and Mike learned from their Dad, Angelo how to take care of their customers. School trained at BMW and other locations they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to maintain and care for my car.
    reviewicon, 01/28/2020

  • Professional, friendly, and extremely accommodating service
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    My wife was having electrical issues with her Mercedes and on a recommendation she took it to Angelo's to have them take a look. I have to say the front office staff (Adel) and mechanic (Gus) were both professional, very friendly and extremely accommodating. They quickly troubleshot and fixed the issue with my wife's SUV and got her back on the road. I can't say enough good things about this shop. Thanks again for being there for my wife when I couldn't.
    reviewicon, 01/28/2020

  • The best mechanic shop for German motors in Sacramento!
    Sacramento, CA
    Let's start, the service is a five star, has a family feel, and is literally the best mechanic shop for German motors in Sacramento! They show you all the details and what you need to know about your car. I Highly recommend this shop! And the price is just right!
    reviewicon, 01/28/2020

  • Family Run Auto Repair Shop
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Friendly family ran place.

  • Excellent Auto Maintenance
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    Everyone here is excellent. Gus and Michael are friendly and always take the time to answer all my questions. And Adel is a pleasure to work with. This place is like my second home. I'll be coming here from years to come!

  • Great Service
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Great service and I would recommend them to family and friends.

  • Excellent Auto Repair Service
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    Everyone here is excellent. Gus and Michael are friendly and always take the time to answer all my questions. And Adel is a pleasure to work with. This place is like my second home. I'll be coming here from years to come!

  • Your BMW's new Home
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    LIFE LONG CUSTOMER! It's not every shop that gives you a family feel. I'm new to the area, after exiting the military, and my classic bmw needed some love. not only was there service fast and professional, but they took the time to come up with a strategy to get my vehicle restored to where I wanted it to be. thank you for the personal touch, and the military discount :) my bmw's new home

  • Superior BMW Repair
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Very pleased with the service and knowledge that Gus and Mike have. I literally have been taking my bmw all over town to try to find someone who knows what they are happy I found them! Thank you guys for getting my baby running like new.

  • Excellent Mercedes Repair
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    Excellent choice for BMW or Mercedes repair or maintenance. Really like this shop.

  • Better than the Dealership
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    I take my Mercedes to Angelo's because they do good work and the prices are reasonable unlike the Mercedes-Benz dealership.

  • Great Service and Reasonable Prices
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    I was just blown away by the great service and reasonable prices. They use the proper parts for their repair on foreign and all other makes which makes my car run like it is brand new. Mike ,the owners son was the nicest guy, did not make you feel as a recently widowed lady getting ripped off. Not only were the repairs done the right way but he also drove me back and forth to my home, who else does this. I will never go any place else for my car service needs. So happy to have found them, 5 stars!