If you check out our BMW Service page, one of the things you’ll notice is that we are quite proud of our diagnostic software. The GT1 and ISTA software made for BMW diagnostics is top-of-the-line equipment that allows us to find and correct problems on BMW’s much faster than any other shop. This software is definitely not on the cheap end, and many mechanics won’t carry it because of the hefty price tag. In fact, aside from German Auto Tech, the only other place I know of that you’re certain to find this software is the local BMW dealer (but before you make an appointment with them, I suggest you read their reviews and then read our reviews).
But now back to the software. What exactly does it do?
Well, the GT1 covers all BMW diagnostic systems. Like most diagnostic software, there are multiple programs available, but there are some BMW diagnostic problems that can only be found using GT1. One example of this is programming and correcting the Electronic Control Unit (ECU), which is responsible for the electronic systems on your BMW. By having GT1 we are able to reprogram and rectify your BMW’s ECU problems; without GT1 the only other option would be to replace your entire ECU, which is what some other mechanics may recommend if they don’t have GT1.
GT1 also allows us to read and clear fault codes, program and test components, find wiring problems, and many other technical things that you would probably find boring.
Through all of this, there is one simple point: As time goes on and car diagnosis becomes increasingly electronic, software programs like GT1 will become increasingly important, and you will need to be sure that your mechanic is up to date on these programs before scheduling a service. At German Auto Tech we are proud to have the best tools available to service our customers’ vehicles.
If your BMW is in need of a service or repair, then you can give us a call at 901-492-1095, or send us an email. As always, if you found this helpful then please consider signing up for our newsletter.