About US

Since 1996 we have offered unparalleled BMW Service to Orange County

We are a full service dealership alternative located in the heart of Costa Mesa. We have been in business since 1996 and have seen all the issues with your BMW or Mini. We stand behind our work with a 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty on all our service!

We don't operate on commission, which means we can offer you unbiased advice and service.

20+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
4000+ Appointments per year
dealership trained technicians

OUR SERVICES

What Bullet Performance can do for you?
Diagnosis

Our staff is capable of diagnosing any issue you run into with your BMW. From rough running to check engine lights and shifting problems, we can figure it all out!

Service and Repair

SERVICE: We perform all scheduled maintenance ranging from oldschool BMW Inspections (I, II, & valve adjustments) to modern-era CBS (Condition-Based Service).

REPAIR: From complex engine repairs to fixing your broken windshield wipers or miscellaneous trim - we've got you covered!

BMW Performance

For performance enhancements we choose Genuine BMW Performance parts! Whether you know what you want or would like our advice - we're here for you and happy to facilitate your BMW's transformation.

Alignments & Tire Balancing

We've become very particular about how BMWs should drive through the years, therefore all alignment and tire balancing is performed here in-house with our state-of-the-art equipment.

Our Mission

We are a fully capable BMW/MINI service and repair facility which can handle anything from an oil service to complex diagnosis. To remain at the forefront of the BMW repair industry, we routinely send our technicians to the latest technical training available for both BMW & MINI.

Utilizing our 16-bay facility and with access to the same diagnostic tools and parts of your local BMW dealership, our passionate and experienced staff will provide you with the most comfortable and professional BMW repair experience possible.

Ask a Question

Maintaining BMW's isn't just our business, it's our passion. You can choose Bullet Performance for your service needs because no one else understands your car better. We care for your vehicle as if it were our own. With that said you can be assured that your car is in great hands. We make sure that we service your vehicle to OEM standards, with our own personal touch.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This is correct. Since 1996 we have solely specialized in BMWs. Circa 2003 we added MINI to our menu!
Not mandatory but certainly preferred! We will always do our best to accommodate your schedule.
Unfortunately we are not, but we are pleased to say that we keep extremely productive during the week.
Yes we do! Always our pleasure to help you get to where you need to go within a 7.5 mile radius.
We do not have a loaner fleet but can help you coordinate with American Eagle Car Rentals or Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
Most of the time, NO. However, should your concern take some time for us to figure out or you only want to know what the problem is and not fix it, we will likely be charging for diagnosis.
Mickey founded Bullet Performance here on our same street (Enterprise St, Costa Mesa) in February of 1996.
Absolutely! We have a sitting area as well as a couple of work stations. Additionally, we have a driving simulator should you be feeling racey.

OUR TEAM

We employ the best in the business to serve you!

After working for Crevier BMW for 12 years, Mickey struck out on his own in 1996 and created Bullet Performance. He has never looked back!

MICKEY

Owner

Terry is a long time BMW Enthusiast who brings his excitement and interpersonal skills to ensure a pleasant customer experience. In his free time Terry enjoys time with his family, riding his bike, and certainly the occasional beer.

TERRY

Service Manager

Ben, Mickey’s oldest son, first started interacting with Bullet during his prenatal days, but starting in 2017 he took on the title of parts manager. Should your BMW need parts for repair or accessories for enhancement, Ben is your guy! In his free time Ben enjoys digital painting as well as writing. He is an avid music listener and still occasionally enjoys playing video games.

BEN

Parts

Adam’s the kind of guy who will drop what he’s doing to help you any time you ask. He enjoys cycling, beer, firearms, and photography.

Adam

Technician

Alex’s automotive career first began with drag racing fabrication work which helped him transition to restoring DeTomaso Panteras. Nowadays Alex’s restoration/fabrication work takes a backseat to helping us keep BMWs on the road. On weekends you’ll find Alex elbow-deep in car projects, watching motorsports on TV, and enjoying his second passion that is photography.

alex

Technician

With a diverse history in both performance and dealer service Byron has been a great addition to the Bullet technician staff. He is also a welder, which comes in handy for those pesky E46 M3 subframes. He loves classic BMWs and playing with his kittens.

Byron

Technician

Aaron was recruited by us due to his excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, and and his passion for motorsport. With a background in motorcycle racing and a slew of trophies to boot, Aaron’s fit has been nothing short of perfect here.

Aaron

Technician

Khalil has been wrenching on cars since his Pennsylvania highschool days as a hobby. Fortunately Khalil was able to follow his passion (and the sun) into a successful automotive repair career here in California. Khalil enjoys spending time with friends, restoring older BMWs, and thinking about his girlfriend who lives two thousand miles away

Khalil

Technician

Chad comes to us with a strong background in automotive service and many years working on the international motorsport circuit. Chad interests include surfing and botany.

Chad

Shop Foreman

Manuel grew up working on cars since he was old enough to help his family members and neighbors in rural Guatemala. Since moving to the U.S.,, ‘Manny’ spent 17 years working between Lotus of North America and an independent Lotus garage here in Costa Mesa.

Manuel

Technician Assistant

Michaela’s father exposed her to racing while she was a toddler and that’s when the Bullet connection was made. The BMW brand and Bullet have since been a regular part of her life. In Michaela’s free time, she enjoys random adventures with friends, travelling (especially England), photography, listening to music, spending time with family.

Michaela

Service Reception

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“I have been going to Bullet for 15 years and 3 different BMWs. Mickey and his crew are the best of the best, always keeping me running. Everyone is kind and professional. I can't say enough about the integrity of this shop, they've never sold me a single part I didn't need, and often they advise me that I can come back and fix something next time. If you have a BMW this is the place to go for maintenance.”

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“This place feels the same as a genuine BMW dealership but without the high cost and long wait time. Took me in the same day I called for brakes and spark plugs. Few hours later car is ready to pick up. Fair price and honest recommendations by Terry. Great service, will come back later if I need any other service.”

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“ Hands down the best place to take your BMW! I was referred here by a friend and am so glad I checked them out. I was a little nervous about owning a BMW because I always heard about maintenance issues but these guys put me at ease and not only gave great service but they educated you on what the issue is. ”

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