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Shade Tree Garage, Raleigh, NC  

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Welcome to Shade Tree Garage

The Shade Tree Garage is an independent BMW service and repair shop that has been building a loyal customer base by offering professional and courteous BMW Service in Raleigh, NC since 1993. We have built our business by keeping your BMW running right at a reasonable price. We now also offer Mini Cooper service as well (they are truly BMW designed and built).

The Shade Tree Garage owner and operator, Truett Ray, has a background in engineering, and has been working on vehicles for more years than he would care to admit.  With Shade Tree Garage staff's extensive expertise plus our business ethics, you can trust the quality of work delivered by the technicians at the Shade Tree Garage. 

A real plus at Shade Tree Garage is Dietrich Koch. Dietrich operates his own independent business, Automotive Services, located at Shade Tree Garage and brings a wealth of experience and expertise.

Our BMW service technicians at Shade Tree Garage have many years of BMW service experience. We are dedicated to making your BMW last longer and perform like new. We provide all the service your car requires from oil service to major service. We have the experience and equipment necessary to make repairs to electronics, ignition and other systems.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee that you will only be charged for real service that we provide. You will never be charged for something that we don't do. There are no 'mysterious' inspections done at Shade Tree Garage.

If you believe that the service we provided were not done right, let us know and we will make it right.

Our slogan is 'As good as if you did it yourself''. By this we mean that we care as much about your BMW as you do.

Some of our service offerings:

We specialize in service to keep your mature BMW young.

These services include:

  • Engine tuning / diagnosis of runability problems
  • Oil service (includes a check of your filters, belts, brakes, suspension, drive train and all fluid levels)
  • Transmission/differential service
    • We recommend and use Redline synthetic oils
    • We do not rebuild automatic transmissions
  • Brake fluid system flush
  • Brake repairs
    • We like to use Akebono Ceramic brake pads to keep your wheels clean and minimize squeal and also use German brand rotors.
  • Cooling system repairs
  • Electrical system repairs
  • Engine repairs
  • Suspension repairs (including, but not limited to)
    • shocks / struts
    • steering
    • control arms
    • ball joints
    • bushings
  • Tire Mounting/Balancing

The Shade Tree Garage is certified as an authorized tire installation specialist for The Tire Rack.

For more detailed recommendations, please check the 'Frequently Asked Questions' section under 'Home'.


Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 8:00am to 6:00pm

By Appointment Only

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Shade Tree Garage is an independent repair shop and is not affiliated, associated or authorized by BMW NA, BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries unless expressly stated.  BMW, MINI, the Roundel Logo, the familiar kidney grille and the M Logo are the property of BMW.  As such, their use herein is for informational or reference only and does not imply any connection to or association with the owner.

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