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Meister Werks Repair, 24-7

At Meister Werks, we are always available for our customers if you have an urgent repair. To message us after hours you can go to our google page on your mobile devise, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also email us and we will reply as soon as possible.

If you are towing in your vehicle, you can use google messagingemail or contact us via our contact page. No need to get an approval. Just tow or bring in your vehicle and drop it off in front of our shop. We would be happy to look at your car the next business day and get you back on the road.

To contact us during business hours just call on our main line, 425.254.0627 or email us. If we don’t pick up, please just leave a message and we’ll get back to you promptly.

To make an appointment, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

About Us

The owner and of our company, Dave Meister, has always been a car enthusiast. Since age 16, he has had a passion for modifying and working on European cars.  What is now Meister Werks began in 1997, with Dave manufacturing and selling custom gauge faces to fellow car enthusiast and friends with VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles.

As our business has grown over the years, our products and services have expanded as well to keep up with customer demand. Now a full service shop, we will take the time to explain your vehicles’ needs to ensure you have a confident and positive experience. To provide you with the best experience possible, we only hire staff with the widest knowledge and best work ethic. Our passion for excellence has resulted in satisfied customers. Customer service is our number one goal—if you’re not happy, we’re not happy. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, make us your go-to shop for European automotive service and repairs.

2005 Mini Cooper S Fog Light Install

Wiring

Last Friday we completed a fog light install on Lori’s 2005 Mini Cooper S (Slick). Lori really wanted something unique for her car. We went through the Hella catalogue and spent a good amount of time looking for the perfect lights that were under her budget. She then decided on the Hella 500 Series black magic halogen driving lamp kit, due to the look and styling that would complement Slick.

Building the custom bracket

Custom Brackets

Before receiving the kit we knew that there may be some custom modification or fabrications that to do to get these lights to fit the way she wanted them to. After receiving the kit, Lori dropped off the car and Luke started the mock up. Next, we determined that a simple bracket mount was all we needed to get the lights to line up

Wiring

properly. We then carefully measured, drilled, and tapped the holes in the bumper and rebar. After that we mocked up the bracket, supplied by Hella, with a piece of

Custom Bracket

16 gauge cold rolled steel to create a custom mount. After that, we measured, marked and drilled all the holes. Keenan then took over and media blasted the paint off of the Hella brackets and welded them to our custom mounts. Some more minor sandblasting took place to get them prepped for powder coating. He powder coated the brackets black to match the styling of Slick. After all of that, they were ready to install.

Mounting and Wire Holes

Wiring

While Keenan was building the brackets, Luke stared to wire the head lights to the Mini. We ran the harness under the dash with a hidden switch. Then he wire tucked the harness though the engine compartment and though the car’s re-bar. Two small holes in front of the bracket mounts allowed us to access the headlight harness for a nice and clean install.

Completion

After everything was installed and wired, we aimed the fog lights to line up with the headlights. Lori can request us to re-aim the lights if they are not to her liking. As you can see the install went well and it is exactly the style she was looking for.

If you would like fog lights installed on your car, call 425-254-0627 or email us to make your appointment. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

 

2018 Mini Cooper H&R Lower Springs Install

Yesterday we completed an H&R lowering spring install on a 2018 Mini Cooper S Edition 7. This car comes from the factory with a sporty suspension, but not everybody likes the softer feel of it. The H&R lowering springs will change that spring rate to a slightly stiffer one while maintaining a comfortable ride. These lowering springs will lower the car approximately 1.1″ in the front and back.

Lowering springs and alignment.

Before, on the day of purchase.

Since this is such a new platform, there is little information available. However, the F56 platform is the same throughout all 2014-2018 Mini Cooper S models.

After removing the stock suspension and installing the lowering springs, we put the car up on the alignment rack to get everything straighten out. The camber was set a little in at 1.75º, this gives the car a little better handling characteristics in the corners. Tire wear should be minimal with this camber setting.

Over all, these springs give a much better ride quality and improved drivability. They perform much better than OEM springs and make the driving experience very fun.

If you want lowering springs on your car, call 425-254-0627 or email us to make your appointment. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.