There are a number of benefits to owning a foreign-made car, such as a Volkswagen vehicle or an Audi automobile: in the early 1980′s, for example, Audi A8 automobiles were the first car model to come out with dual clutch transmissions. But regardless of the benefits your foreign car may offer, maintaining or repairing your Audi automobile or Volkswagen vehicle is often not a service offered by your local car repair shop. But before you begin perusing car repair manuals
and attempt your Audi automobile repair alone, read these foreign auto maintenance tips to keep your import automobile in the best possible condition. Continue reading
There are an estimated 87,032 auto repair businesses in the United States, which employ an estimated 701,100 automobile mechanics. Cumulatively, these businesses and individuals generate around $58 billion in revenue. However, these large figures mean nothing if you are looking to answer your car repair questions
about a foreign car. Instead, if you are looking for auto maintenance services for an Audi automobile, Volkswagen vehicle, or other foreign car, you should look for a car repair shop that specializes in Audi automobile repair or Volkswagen vehicle repair to ensure the best care and performance for your car. Continue reading
In the United States alone there are over 87,000 repair shops. That’s just over 1,700 repair shops per state. With so many choices, it may seem like a no-brainer to find a shop to service your Audi automobile or Volkswagen vehicle. But here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right garage. Continue reading
Owning a foreign car can be a wonderful experience. You get excellent engineering and luxury quality, and oftentimes your car is uniquely designed, compared to most domestic autos. However, with owning a foreign car comes the need for repairs and independently specialized maintenance. Foreign car auto repair can be costly, but with the right import auto maintenance and an expert foreign car repair shop, taking care of an imported vehicle doesn’t have to be difficult.
If you own an import such as an Audi automobile or a Volkswagen vehicle, check out these tips for maintenance and repairs. Following these foreign car auto repair
and auto maintenance tips will ensure that your import continues to be a joy to own and drive: Continue reading
It’s only natural for customers of foreign car repair shops to get a sneaking suspicion that they’re overpaying or getting needless work done. If you want car repair services that you can trust, then keep these next few tips in mind when you’re at the car repair shop. Continue reading
Many customers calling us for automotive service have no idea what to expect. The following should help to alleviate your concerns and fill you with confidence that your trusted Volkswagen or Audi is being properly maintained and repaired by the most qualified professionals in the field.
Our Service Underwriters Have All Worked As Technicians
How frustrating is it to call a shop for an automotive question only to hear that the person who is supposed to be in charge of providing you with a quote doesn’t know certain details and will have to find a technician who does? Continue reading
Despite what every action director likes to showcase for shock value, shooting a bullet at a car’s gas tank won’t cause the entire vehicle to explode. Similarly, using your cell phone while pumping gas won’t trigger a grand mushroom cloud of fuel-soaked carnage that spans a city block. These are popular myths film and television like to propagate because they make convenient plot devices. The truth is that cars are more resilient than most fictional portrayals give them credit for.
However, that doesn’t mean you can skimp out on regular auto maintenance services, either. A good car can last you 10 years or more, but it takes plenty of preventative care on your part to make that happen. Whether it’s domestic or foreign car repair you’re after, keep in mind these popular maintenance myths to help save your engine (while saving yourself some money). Myth #1: You should always change your oil every 3,000 miles.
This one probably dates back to the first time your dad handed you to keys to the family’s Chrysler LeBaron in 1987. “Every three months or every 3,000 miles,” he probably told you, but while that might have been true for the cars of his generation, it’s simply not the case anymore. Continue reading
Though it’s a rare occurrence, sometimes we have customers come in with set repairs in mind and with parts already in hand. “Here,” the customers will typically say as they hand the parts over, “use these to fix my car.” We have a big problem with that type of service. Actually, we have six big problems with it. Before you go out and shop for your own automotive parts, you might want to read the following reasons why we don’t recommend it.
1. Business Model Doesn’t Support It
If we allowed every customer to bring in their own parts, we wouldn’t be allowed to remain open for very long. Our shop earns a profit on the parts we supply. It would be like going into a restaurant with your own meat, vegetables and eggs and telling the owner, “Here, use these instead to prepare my meal.” The restaurant wouldn’t be open for very long if every customer did that, and it’s the same with automotive service. Let us supply the parts so that we can continue to offer you quality automotive service long into the future. Continue reading
A customer recently came into our shop and wanted us to fix his brakes. As is customary in our shop, we offered to conduct a complete diagnostics workup to determine the true cause of his brake failure. In our experience, most noticeable car problems are actually being caused by an underlying issue that isn’t so easy to detect.
This customer was adamant that we only check the brakes and, as we never like to do, we refused to do the work. We just knew that the brakes were a symptom, not a true cause of the problem. This customer wasn’t happy, but he went to another shop where they only fixed his brakes like he requested. We weren’t surprised when the customer returned to our shop two months later. Turns out, the brakes failed again and this time the customer told us to go ahead with the full diagnostics workup. We were happy to oblige and actually did find an underlying issue. We fixed the man’s car and sent him on his way. Continue reading
There’s an unfortunate trend that has remained prevalent through the years that has people calling automotive repair shops in the hopes of getting an accurate quote over the phone. It sounds like a good enough idea. Call three shops and choose the shop that shares with you the lowest price for the type of service you need.
While this practice may be great for saving money while holiday shopping, it’s an awful way to approach automotive service. Before you pick up the phone to call a shop for a price quote, put on the brakes and read these seven truths about pricing automotive service over the phone. You’ll be glad you did for your peace of mind and the health of your automobile. Continue reading