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What Digital Inspections Mean for You and Your Import Auto

What Digital Inspections Mean for You and Your Import Auto

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering digital inspections when you bring us your import auto for repair or maintenance. Digital inspections make maintaining your import auto much easier and hassle free. If you want to get the best care for your import auto without taking too much time out of your busy day, our digital inspections are right for you. Real Time Updates When you bring your import auto to us for service, we will give you access to your digital inspection via an online platform that you can access using your smartphone. As your vehicle is inspected and maintenance concerns are identified, these items are checked off on the digital inspection so that you can see exactly what we found with your import auto. As repairs are made, you will be able to see the progress so that you know when you can pick up your vehicle. Easy Maintenance Choices Of course, we will never perform any repair or maintenance on your import auto without ... read more

Three Most Common Electrical System Problems in Import Autos

Three Most Common Electrical System Problems in Import Autos

Your import auto’s electrical system is one of the most important to its operation. If the electrical system fails, the car will not start or continue to run. The electrical system must be working efficiently if the auto is going to be on the road for any length of time. Here are the three common components and how they can cause problems. The Battery The battery of your car is the beginning of its electrical system. The battery must hold a good charge in order for it to start the car efficiently. If the battery is too drained or causing issues, the car may not start at all. If the vehicle does start, it might stall out fairly quickly. While most of the power that runs the car comes from the alternator, the batter must be operating appropriately in order for the car to run. The Alternator The primary purpose of the alternator is to recharge the battery. The alternator must be working properly in order for the battery to do its job. If the alt ... read more

Three Signs You Need to Consider Having Your Brakes Serviced

Three Signs You Need to Consider Having Your Brakes Serviced

There are a lot of things that you need to do to keep your import auto running smoothly. Routine maintenance is an important part of owning such a vehicle. One system that should never be ignored is your brakes. Brakes need to be serviced regularly and occasionally replaced. Here are three signs you need to bring in your car for brake service. Noises While Braking If your brakes are making odd noises while you are braking, it is a sure sign that you need to have your brakes serviced and possibly replaced. Noises that brakes can make include grinding, squealing, or squeaking. As soon as you hear these sounds, bring your car in for a brake inspection. These sounds are signaling that there is something very wrong with your brakes, and they could fail if not serviced. Vibrations or Scraping If you have vibrations, scraping, or wobbling in the steering wheel while you are braking, it could be a sign that you have uneven rotors. Uneven rotors can cause f ... read more

Why You Should Service Your Transmission Before a Road Trip

Why You Should Service Your Transmission Before a Road Trip

When you are getting ready for a road trip, you want to make sure that your car is ready for the demands that you will be placing on it. There are a lot of things that should be checked before you head out on the road, including your tires, getting an oil change, and other basic maintenance. However, often overlooked is the transmission. Here is what you need to do before your road trip and why it is important. Transmission Fluid Changes Your transmission fluid helps the gears shift flawlessly. There is little that can ruin a good road trip than a jerky transmission. When your transmission fluid is old and the transmission begins to jerk, there is also the possibility that other transmission issues could arise while you are on your trip.  To keep your transmission working fluidly, you need to make sure that your transmission fluid is checked before your road trip. Most of the time transmission fluid does not need to be topped off or changed like engine oil. How ... read more

What to Look for in an Import Auto Repair Shop

What to Look for in an Import Auto Repair Shop

When you have an import vehicle, you have paid dearly for the prestige and peace of mind that comes with driving a well formed piece of machinery. Your import auto is your pride and joy, and you want anyone who touches it in any way to be trained and experienced in its repair and maintenance. Here is what you should look for when choosing an import auto repair shop. Training Some import makes require or recommend training and certification to work on their vehicles. It is important that the import auto repair shop you choose has trained mechanics with experience in working with your particular vehicle. Our mechanics are well-trained in the maintenance and repair of many different types of import autos, including but not limited to BMW, Audi, Honda, Jaguar, Mercedes, and Porsche.  Experience Having the right training is just part of the battle to conquer the import auto repair world. Mechanics working on these vehicles also need hands on experi ... read more

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