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Yearly Archives: 2019

Tired of that Pushy Auto Mechanic? So Are We.

Tired of that Pushy Auto Mechanic? So Are We.

We’ve all had the misfortune of meeting a pushy automotive service advisor. Someone who’s not looking out for your best interest, but instead trying to sell you an expensive part that you don’t need. It can feel like a challenge to find a shop that will do quality work, but also offer transparent advice. In the process of finding this balance, it’s important to know who you’re dealing with when it comes to your Automotive Technician and Service Advisor.   Who's behind the hood? By definition, Automotive Technicians are similar to Auto Mechanics. The main thing that sets the two apart is that technicians use the technology in your car to perform diagnostic analysis and then fix the issue. A mechanic’s expertise tends to revolve around the mechanical aspects of your vehicle. These days, vehicles tend to be closer to a computer on wheels, so the technical expertise of a technician can be vit ... read more

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How Important is Proper Tire Inflation?

How Important is Proper Tire Inflation?

For many German luxury car drivers, the first time you might think about your vehicle's tire pressure is on that first cold day of Autumn. Why? That's usually the day when BMW and Mercedes-Benz Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) systems alert you to lower than average tire pressure. As the air temperatures drop in the Fall, cold air causes an unusually large drop in tire pressure and triggers your vehicle's diagnostic system.    Does this mean your tires' are actually under-inflated, or is this simply a system glitch?     Well, the simple answer is: check your tire pressure anyway. Driving on improperly inflated tires is unsafe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at any given time, about 1/3 of all passenger vehicles on the road are driving on under-inflated tires. In fact, in 2017, it  ... read more

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The Top 3 Qualities To Look For In Your European Auto Mechanic

The Top 3 Qualities To Look For In Your European Auto Mechanic

Did you know that U.S. drivers are increasingly becoming distrustful of repair shops? According to AAA’s 2016 survey, 76% of the surveyed individuals cite the recommendation of unnecessary services as a reason they lost confidence in their car care professional; followed by overcharging (73%) and negative past experiences (63%). The good news: this doesn’t have to be you! You treat your performance vehicle as you’d treat any valuable possession, including your own body—with care and diligence. It deserves the best car maintenance and repair to keep it in excellent condition. So how do you find the right performance auto mechanic for the job? Look for these 3 most important characteristics in your performance car care professional. 3. Commitment to Accessibility & Convenience An exceptional auto mechanic truly understands the inconvenience of not being able ... read more

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