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DIY at Bimmer Werks
By Chris Wootten
O
n November 6th the DIY program was
hosted by Bimmer Werks in Beltsville,
MD. During the event, I sat down with
Jan Habaqe to get a better understanding of
this well-regarded independent shop.
The history of Bimmer Werks is a story
of passion and family with a strong dose of
entrepreneurial spirit. Amr Alkhateeb (in his
land of origin his last name means " public
speaker " ) had a successful career as a senior
BMW certified technician spanning several
decades working at dealerships and independent
shops. One cold winter evening in
2013, Amr was having dinner with his wife,
Jan, and she asked him " With all your skills,
motivation and dedication to customer
satisfaction why don't we start our own
business? " Over the next few evenings Amr
and Jan took the first step in starting their
business by writing their mission statement:
Here at Bimmer Werks Auto we strive to
continuously provide our clients with family,
friendly and quality services, without the
dealership prices. Our knowledgeable and
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■ (Top) Bimmer Werks is an immaculate shop. Note the
custom paint work on the lifts Amr had commissioned by an
artist. (Above) Amr and Jan, Bimmer Werks owners.
technical staff will guide you through and
provide you with a plan to optimize the health
and maintenance of your vehicle.
That commitment to clients extends to
the BMW enthusiast community as Bimmer
Werks has been a long-term supporter of
the National Capital Chapter and its DIY
program.
Many do-it-yourself tasks were
successfully completed at our DIY event.
Brian LaVecchio did a stem-to-stern fluids
refresh of his E46 330ci track car. Over the
years Brian has used DIYs to maintain his
track car as he is a passionate HPDE participant
and has become a prime customer for
brake pad manufacturers. Brian was proudly
showing off his custom paint work skillfully
applied in a parking lot with a rattle can.
Chris Parente attended to a timing chain
issue on his drop-dead gorgeous E39 M5.
Alex Pearre made quick work of changing the
transmission fluid and pan on his trusty X3.
Dennis Last changed his oil and did a
full undercarriage inspection of his 335is.
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