Our Equipment

Bay Area Motor Works employs technologically advanced automobile diagnostic, service and balancing equipment, all approved and recommended by the vehicle manufacturers.

Bay Area Motor Works has full access to and employs Factory Repair Manuals, Factory Service Information Bulletins, Factory Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Audi & Mini special tools and the Latest Generation of German Vehicle Diagnostic Equipment.

Porsche PIWIS Tester 2

Porsche Piwis 2 768x768Porsche PIWIS tester 2 is the latest and most powerful diagnostic tool for Porsche vehicles that is used for both diagnosis and programming. It is the same scanner that is used at your Porsche Dealer. It allows us to: read/clear error code, catch data stream, match computer programming, perform component test, consult maintenance information, pull any wiring diagram, etc. Porsche Piwis Tester II can help you diagnose and program the most new and old kind of Porsche cars. New Panamera can only be diagnosed by using Porsche Piwis Tester II. It's another great tool for all your Porsche needs here at Bay Area Motor Works!


DurametricDurametric Diagnostic Software provides access to a range of Porsche control units for maintenance and troubleshooting information. The tool enables us to read Porsche's diagnostic codes with full description. Additionally, Durametric can activate drive links and capture actual values; reset the service reminder and can clear the warning indicators of most systems. Every time we use Durametric on your vehicle, an engine code is stored and documented in the data log. With the automatically time-stamped data log process, we can easily compare and evaluate your Porsche performance and history over time.

Mercedes-Benz SDS

SDSMercedes-Benz Star Diagnosis System (SDS) is Professional Diagnostic Software that allows Bay Area Motor Works to conduct complete diagnostics of all Mercedes-Benz models. This software performs nearly ALL the functions like the original dealer diagnostic tool. This diagnostic tool offers the following functions: control manufacturer information, reads "of fault codes", clears "of fault codes" memory, provides detailed repair information for nearly every fault code, resets service interval,  measured values (Live Data), Component Activation, Adaptation, Synchronization, programming and other coding. Last, SDS enables us to print out a detailed Diagnostic Report.

VW, Audi-VAG/COM - Diagnostic Tool

VCDSVW, Audi-VAG/COM - Diagnostic Tool allows full access to all systems in your German automobile. Bay Area Motor Works can scan for and clear DTCs with over 13,000 fault codes, code replacement modules, view and log live data and diagnose real failures instead of swapping parts. We can access other settings including but not limited to: Set readiness without driving the vehicle, calibrate the throttle body, calibrate kick-down, calibrate air suspension's ride height, adjust self-leveling headlamps, change rear brake pads on cars with the electronic parking brake.


AutologicAutologic is a holistic approach to vehicle diagnostics. The Autologic diagnostic tool for BMW and Mini vehicles is without doubt the most comprehensive tool to be made available to BMW specialists. The Autologic matches or exceeds the functionality of the dealer tool and provides full coverage of all systems on your vehicle.

Autologic BMW/Mini is unique in offering full fault code read and re-set, full component activation, electronic control unit procedures, clearing and setting of adaptation values and full coverage of (ECU) control units coding. Autologic enables full programming capability including engine control modules and transmission control modules, adjustment of engine idle and real-time reading of all dynamic data. Autologic also can assist with the procedure for engine and immobilizer alignment, trial substitution of control units and the fitting of BMW accessories.

Autologic also offers performance modifications. These modifications are downloaded to your vehicle's Engine Control Module(ECM) through the on-board diagnostics connector. The benefits can be increased power and torque, smoother delivery of power, increased fuel economy in most diesel applications, sharper throttle response, faster acceleration, reduced number of gear changes.


Hunter Engineering CompanyBay Area Motor Works utilizes three essential pieces of equipment made by Hunter Engineering, which is the global leader in wheel and tire service equipment.  The newly released Hunter Auto28 Leverless Tire Changer, the Hunter SmartWeight® Tire Balancing System and the HawkEye Elite Alignment System .  

The Auto28 Tire Changer features an ultra thin leverless tool head which provides the safest tire de-mounting and mounting of any device on the market. The Auto28 is extremely gentle because tires and rims are only touched by nylon or plastic parts, some of which roll along the bead of the tire and rim, which minimizes any sliding contact or risk of scratching the rim or abrading the tire. In addition, our Auto28 features a wheel lift which allows for careful handeling of expensive wheels. 

The Hunter SmartWeight® Tire Balancing System uses exclusive eCal™ Auto-Calibration to ensure accuracy and patented SmartWeight balancing technology to improve balance and minimize weight usage.

The HawkEye Elite™ Alignment System uses four precision cameras to measure the position and orientation of targets mounted to each wheel using Hunter’s patented QuickGrip™ adaptors. QuickGrip adaptors feature spring-loaded arms that grip the tire, eliminating metal-to-metal contact and subsequent rim damage. This alignment setup can present results in just 90 seconds.

Touchless System Wheel Washer

beforeafterThis Touchless Wheel Washer is a new addition to Bay Area Motor Works, Inc. It is first and only wheel washer in California, although this type of equipment is quite popular in European shops. The operation is very simple: the machine contains water (no detergents or chemicals) and plastic beads that do not damage any of the wheels (guaranteed!). The wheel rotates  at 150 RPM  and the beads and hot water (Internal water heater) are projected onto the wheel. This would be ideal for your show car as well as your every day commuter.

BMW Group Carbon Blaster

2blasterThis factory tool was specifically designed to remove carbon buildup in BMWs and MINIs. Carbon build up can effect engine performance, engine temperature, increase emissions and lower fuel efficiency. The Carbon Blaster works with compressed air and uses crushed walnut shells as blasting material. Walnut shells are a durable, soft abrasive that provides gentle yet effective cleaning. In addition, the shells are environmentally friendly, non-toxic and create no health hazards for our technicians. The tool is designed so the blasting material exits at a very high velocity and travels through the ports and valves of the intake manifold to remove the built-up carbon. High powered suction is then used to remove the debris. This process essentially restores the intake manifold to its factory specifications. This treatment will resstore proper fuel combustion and therefore increases fuel efficiency and overall engine performance. Click here to watch a video.

BG VIA and BG AIS Cleaning Tool

BG VIAThe BG VIA (Vehicle Injection Apparatus) is used with the BG AIS Cleaning Tool Kit to provide a professional grade cleaning to your vehicle's air intake system. These tools work together to dissolve and remove carbon deposits that build up inside the throttle body, intake and injector ports and plenum area. The BG VIA uses pressure created by compressed air to atomize the BG cleaning compound to deliver optimal results. This service quickly and efficiently cleans your entire fuel injection system resulting in restored airflow, increased fuel economy, decreased emissions and overall improved engine performance. To learn more about these BG tools Click here to watch a video.

Midtronics Electrical Diagnostic Tool

MidtronicsAThis electrical system tester by Midtronics allows us to test and diagnose each component of your vehicle's electrical system. It includes an advanced analyzer, digital multi-meter and data management tool. Most importantly, it tests the battery, starter and alternator with superior accuracy to ensure that they are functioning together properly. The tool also provides us with the option to print a diagnostic report that clearly defines the status of your vehicle's electrical components.

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