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Bavarian Autosport has been in the BMW parts business since 1974; MINI since 2002. BMWs and MINIs are all we do. The company began by repairing and modifying BMW automobiles in Stratham, NH. At the same time, we started to build an inventory of parts that BMW enthusiasts in the northeastern United States could purchase to do their own repairs and modifications. In the late 1970s we began to advertise our BMW products nationwide and in 1983 we produced our first catalog (on a Smith-Corona typewriter on Mark’s kitchen table). A couple years later we added some black and white photography to the catalog. Color photos soon followed and things just grew from there. Today, our 3-story warehouse in Portsmouth contains hundreds of thousands of BMW and MINI parts and accessories, and we send out close to 3 million printed catalogs and newsletters every year.

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On the customer service end of things, we knew what kind of service we liked to get when we spent our hard-earned dollars. (It is one of the main reasons we went into business.) So we did everything in our power to offer the same level of service to our customers. We were the first in the BMW parts business to offer free catalogs, a toll-free phone line (800.535.2002), a toll-free fax line (800.507.2002), same-day shipping and a Best Price Guarantee. In addition, our friendly phone reps have nearly 300 years of combined experience working with BMWs and MINIs and helping other enthusiasts maintain, repair and modify theirs. This free tech blog is simply an extension of the kind of service we have been offering for decades – and that’s one of the top 10 reasons people buy their BMW and MINI parts from Bavarian Autosport:

  1. Best Price. It’s guaranteed.
  2. Best Service. Read what people say about us.
  3. Best Warranty. From 12 months to lifetime.
  4. Free Shipping. On most orders over $150.
  5. No Sales Tax. We’re in tax-free New Hampshire.
  6. Huge Inventory. Over 400,000 parts in stock.
  7. No-hassle returns. Your satisfaction is our goal.
  8. Crystal-clear privacy policy. Your info is safe with us.
  9. Free 132-page catalog & quarterly newsletter.
  10. Free BMW & MINI tech help. There are more than 1,000 tech Q&As and do-it-yourself guides posted right here on this blog.

Throughout its history, Bavarian Autosport has been under the same ownership. We are proud of our company and the way we treat our customers, which is why we are not afraid to put our names and faces on this site.

Happy motoring,

Mark, Dave, and the gang