We diagonse even the trickiest problems.

Today’s cars are complicated.

When they fail, they require diagnosis by trained technicians using up-to-date factory-level diagnostic equipment. We have over 15 diagnostic scanners.

We diagnose problems for lots of other shops and body shops in town. If they bring their problem diagnostic cars to us, knowing that we’re their best bet to quickly diagnose them, why shouldn’t you?
We specialize in diagnosing Mercedes, BMW, and other European vehicles in Broward, Palm Beach, and Dade Counties.

Our Scanners
Manufacturer Model Function
Mercedes-Benz Compact 3 Touch-screen diagnostic system
Mercedes-Benz SDS Diagnostic software on an IBM T-30 laptop computer
BMW GT1 Factory BMW scan tool diagnostic V56 programming V32
Autologic Dealer-level scan tool, with tech support
Programa Tools PC Retriever This tool clones the factory BMW tool, through BMW’s website for diagnosing and programming and is also a very capable Volvo scanner. ISTA and ISATP for programming
Mongoose Bluelink Scanner and j2534 programmer
Bluelink Adapter C.A.N. analyzer, passthrough programmer using j2534 protocol
Snap-On Modis C.A.N. breakout box
Strategic Tools Factory BMW scan tool diagnostic V56 programming V32
Ross-Tech VAG-COM VW and Audi scanner
VAG-Tacho VW and Audi key and immo (immobilizer) programmer
Durametric Porsche scanner
Launch X431 Scanner
Launch X431 Diagun Wireless scanner
Volvo Vida Scan program
Volvo Vida Dice Scan program
Autel Maxidas ds708 Scanner
Drew-Technologies J2534 Online Programing and Coding
Ford VCM IDS for diagnosing

Compact 3 scanner at Autobahn Performance

Here we use our Mercedes Compact 3 scanner to reactivate the SBC braking system on a 2006 Mercedes CLS550 219 chassis vehicle. (4/29/2009)

Compact 3
We have several lab scopes and an old Allen Computer Test Center that incorporates a 4-gas analyzer with a true analog ignition scope with distributorless ignition adapters for many models of vehicles. (This machine was over $35,000 new in the 1980’s and is still used regularly here.)
We also have two laboratory-grade regulated power supplies that can maintain stable regulated voltage on your vehicle during programming. This is important on late model BMWs as well as other vehicles. If there are voltage fluctuations, spikes, or AC voltage ripple durring programming, the data can become irreversibly corrupted, causing multiple control units to fail; this could cost well over $10,000 to correct. Our power supplies can regulate voltage precisely up to 25 Volts and can limit current to any level up to 100 Amps.

We begin each car’s diagnostic session with a general diagnosis.

Then we “drill down” to analyze specific problems.

This is the Autologic scan tool. It works very well with Land Rover and BMW vehicles, as well as others. This slideshow illustrates its use on a BMW.

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Some modern cars employ active suspensions

They have no springs, conventional shock absorbers, or anti-sway bars. We use a dealer level computer to diagnose these systems and put them through their paces.

In this video clip, notice the cable that connects the car to our computer; commands are sent on this cable from our computer (on the cart) to the car’s suspension components. The car’s supension sensors report success or failure in executing the computer’s commands.

We exercise a Mercedes’ active suspension

Smart Car fault diagnosis using our Star Diagnosis System (SDS)

Autobahn Performance service bays

Mercedes-Benz Star diagnostic screen

Mercedes-Benz Star diagnostic screen