Monday, December 23, 2013

Finding A Good Repair Shop to Keep your Car Working


Have you ever been out driving on the road without a care in the world and suddenly your car starts to make a funny noise? While you turn down the radio so you can hear the sound clearly, do you start to think about all of the things that could be wrong with your vehicle? Maybe you start thinking about the last time you took your vehicle in for auto repairs. No matter what you start to think about during that time, one thing you can't ignore is the fact that your car needs to go to an auto repair facility.
Instead of taking any chances on the problem getting worse, you need to contact your local auto repair shop and find out when is a good time for you to bring your vehicle in for service. The longer you drive around ignoring the issue, the larger your repair bill will be. If you don't have a good auto repair facility that you can take your car in too, it is time for you to start looking for one.
Any auto repair shop that you decide to take your vehicle to needs to be run and managed by state certified mechanics. You do have the option of choosing to have your vehicle serviced at the dealership or at an independent shop. You may want to check around and get some recommendations on where you should go so you don't end up wasting a ton of time. Some places are pretty fast when it comes to repairing your vehicle and others may be a bit slower. Some places require that you leave your car with them and others will fix it while you wait.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Repairing Your Mercedes Benz

Through the years, Mercedes Benz has become one of the most popular and successful car models. In fact, a lot of people have made use of this model due to its sturdiness and its ability to stand the test of time. Even if it is used in a delicate road over a long period of time, this vehicle will still be able to provide the best and highest quality results. Of course, this has been created out of the best and latest in terms of technology. It has also been created with the finest tools. Thus, you can expect it to be the best. Those who have already bought the vehicle can say that it is really worth the price.

Although there is a larger price for a Mercedes Benz, like any other vehicle, the Mercedes is also susceptible to having some problems. Thus, the idea of getting Mercedes repaired might soon arise. Of course, you have to get ready for this since you are constantly using your vehicle. When it comes to getting help for Mercedes repair, there are a lot of companies that are willing to extend their help. However, you should not just pick up any company out there that is available. You have to be very meticulous. You need to raise your standards. Take note that you have invested a lot on this vehicle. You could not afford to lose it or further the damage just because you have not gotten the best company to deal with the Mercedes repair.

Speaking of the best company, you have to realize that these companies should have the latest tools in doing the repair. There must be a computerized system that will deal with the problem until it is solved. Again, you have nothing to worry about since their system will spot the problem right away and deal with it. Thus, whether you have problems with the steering wheel, brakes, engine, and many others, they will take care of the problem right away.

The only thing that you have to realize here is that the prices for the repair can be high. Of course, this is not a small time vehicle that they are going to touch. Thus, they would ask for a certain price in order to get the job done. Yet, you need to invest on this or else your vehicle would go down to waste. You also could not afford to stick with companies whose services are cheap. They might just further the problems. If this happens, you will really lose a lot.

In the end, getting help is easy. If you plan to buy this vehicle or you currently have one, just make sure you take care of it well. Yet, if the problem arises, you need to have the contact number of the best company right away. Rest assured, they will make sure that your vehicle will be back to its normal operation in no time. Just trust that they will.

If you are looking for help with your Mercedes, there is only one place to go for Denver Mercedes Repairs: Autoworks Colorado. They specialize in repairing all German import models; Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen. Visit their website for more details: Denver Mercedes repair shop or call them at (303) 932-9990.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Deadly 60k Porsche Maintenance

By: Cade Lee



This one can be a killer; my friend has a 2003 Boxter S that he had most recently purchased and had no idea that he was in for$1,295.00 60K maintenance. He called us to see who might be able to help him with his scheduled Porsche repair in Denver and so it started a whole research project for us. The 60,000 mile maintenance for Porsches is definitely one of the largest expenses as far as the maintenance is concerned.



In calling several of the local Porsche repair shops in Denver we learned that you do not need to go to a dealer for this maintenance and that it could be completed by any Porsche technician. The next question was "who was the most qualified and least expensive technician to go to". I started by calling Stevenson Porsche to find out the cost of this scheduled maintenance, and without any delay they were able to give me a price of $1,295.00 (just the cost of a small mortgage). I guess it is important to know that this is definitely the most in-depth service compared to the 15,000 or 30,000 mile maintenances. The 90,000 mile maintenance includes all of the following:

Major maintenance at every 60,000 miles/96,000 km

Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory

Underside of vehicle and engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils and fluids) and chafing (wires, lines, and hoses)

Coolant hoses: Check condition

Radiator: Visual inspection for external soiling

Coolant: Check level and antifreeze

Particle filter: Replace filter element

Fuel system: Visual inspection for damage, correct routing, and firm seating of the line connections

Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level

Parking brake: Check free play of the parking brake lever

Brake system: Visual inspection of the brake pads and brake discs for signs of wear

Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for damage, correct routing and corrosion

Brake fluid: Check level

Clutch: Check play or final position of pedal

Throttle actuation: Check smoothness of operation, full-throttle position with the tester

Steering gear: Visual inspection of the bellows for signs of damage

Tie rod ends: Check play and dust bellows

Axle joints: Check play, visual inspection of the dust bellows for signs of damage, check tightness of screw connections on the suspension adjustment at the front and rear

Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and signs of damage

Exhaust system: Visual inspection for leaks and signs of damage, check mounts

Tires and spare wheel: Check condition and tire pressure

Door locks, lid locks and safety hook of the front lid: Check to ensure that they are seated firmly and function properly

Safety belts: Check operation and condition

Vehicle lights: Check operation

All headlights: Check setting

Horn: Check operation

Windshield washer, headlight washer: Check fluid level and nozzle settings, make sure to check the antifreeze during winter months

All other electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning lights: Check operation

During road or dynamometer test:Brake pedal and parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, transmission, automatic speed control, steering system, heating, air-conditioning system, and instruments: Check operation

Oils, fluids: Visual inspection for leaks

Replace Polyrib belt

So it is quite intensive and definitely worth the investment as it is strongly recommended by Porsche.

In calling the independent Porsche repair shops we decided to go online and search for "Porsche Repair in Denver", after deciding that Stevenson might be a little on the "high" side.

DART auto Porsche VW Audi Service – www.dart auto.com : Was my first call, I talked with a receptionist who explained that the "Service Writer" was busy and would call me back. I still have not received a call back, when I do I will update this post to let you know the price of the maintenance. Ultimately I did not want to send my friend to a garage that wouldn't even return a call so I continued the search. If you wanted to call this shop you could contact them at (303) 296-1188, I could not locate any information through the Denver BBB for this company, according to the Colorado Secretary of State the company has been in business since 2001. Not much else I could tell you here.

Avalon MotorsportsHere I talked to a fantastic service writer, unfortunately they were not handling Porsche repairs at the time. In maintaining transparency with me, he told me that he simply did not have any technicians that specialized in Porsches there at the time. They are one of the first websites that pulled up on Google, and their website does claim that they handle Porsche Repairs in Denver it must have been a little out of date. Brian the Service Writer referred me to RS Motorsports. He explained to me that if anyone was qualified to handle this kind of service, it would be Brian of RS Motorsports. http://www.avalonmotorsports.com/ (303) 400-3001. Although they were not handling Porsche repairs at the time I would definitely want to go back, seemed like a solid group there.

RS MotorsportsI called Joel at RS Motorsports and was able to reach him right away. He of course knew Brian at Avalon Motorsports and told me that he would be happy to help. I asked him for a price on the 60,000 mile maintenance for my friends Boxter S and he explained that the full service would be $900.00 which was $395.00 less than the dealership. He was right on the money as my call to Stevenson earlier was exactly $1,295.00. According to the Better Business Bureau RS Motorsports, Inc has a BBB rating of A- and has been in business since July 2002. You can see their BBB report here. You can call Joel Stallbaumer at 303-432-8989 or visit their website at http://www.rsmotorsportsco.com/.

Autoworks ColoradoMy last contact was Mark Zalmanek at Autoworks. Like the others he also shows up on the first page of Google for "Porsche Repair in Denver", ultimately he has several reviews which all seemed excellent. In talking with Mark I could hear the experience in his voice as he explained the service to me in detail and explained that the service would be $800.00. Out of all the shops, Autoworks has the highest BBB rating with an "A", you can see their BBB profile here. Also it seemed that he has been in business the longest, according the BBB report Autoworks has been in business since 1994. Reaching Mark was simple, and he was extremely cordial.

Overall it seems that Autoworks Colorado not only had the most competitive price, but the most experience in the business and longevity. Needless to say I recommended that my friend go to Mark Zalmanek at Autoworks Colorado. I will definitely post again and let you know about the experience!




Auto Repair for Beginners

(Source: Ken Marlborough)

I found this article by Ken Marlborough and found it to be quite useful!

As a new owner of a vehicle, you must know about auto repair. This way, when your car breaks down, you what you have to do. Many automobile manufacturers and auto parts dealers provide their customers with tips on how to do basic auto repairs.

It is important that you familiarize yourself first with the parts and systems that make up your automobile. Knowledge about how these parts and systems work, and what their optimal performance levels help you master simple auto repair techniques. If you are aware of how your car functions, you will not have a hard time identifying where a strange sound is coming from and what part of your vehicle is affected.

By knowing the basics, you can perform simple troubleshooting procedures when your car breaks down, instead of sending it to a mechanic right away. You will not have to spend massive amounts of money just to hire a professional for a simple job you can do yourself, such as adjusting a few loose screws or cooling an overheating radiator.

As a beginner in auto repair, you must realize the importance of owning a basic service tool kit. This usually contains wrenches, screws and a jack. If your car stalls on the road, you will most likely need such tools to start it up again. Tools make auto repairs easier because they allow you to troubleshoot hard-to-reach areas.

If you want to learn more about auto repairs for beginners, you can try asking your favorite mechanic for some pointers. You can also try searching the World Wide Web for tips on auto repair. Through a search engine, you can access a wealth of information. Aside from research, you also have the option of signing up for short courses on auto repair.

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For more information on Denver BMW repair, check out Autoworks Colorado.

Autoworks Colorado

Since Autoworks Colorado first opened its doors in 1995 , they have prided themselves in being one of the most highly rated and affordable Denver Auto Repair shops. Their company is owner operated so you are dealing with a local friendly auto repair mechanic station. You will always be able to speak with the mechanic who works on your vehicle or the owner if you have any questions or concerns. Customer Satisfaction and keeping your car running in top condition is the number one priority of Autoworks Colorado.

They service all German and import automobiles and use the latest in automotive technology to service and maintain your vehicle. All of their technicians are highly qualified and ASE certified . They also guarantee to utilize only quality automotive parts unlike other Denver auto repair shops.

Some of the services that Autoworks Colorado include, auto engine diagnostics, transmission , oil changes, tune ups, factory scheduled maintenance, auto engine repair, auto engine misfires, auto check engine light on , auto overheating problems, auto emissions failures, auto drivability issues, brakes, alignments, complete exhaust repairs, tire balancing & rotations, timing belts, waterpumps, auto electrical troubleshooting, doors & windows, ,shocks/struts, A/C work any many more .

They often run repair specials for parts and services. Check out their website to see monthly specials and get your import repair today! Autoworks Colorado

Friday, April 3, 2009

Denver Auto Repair Special - 15% OFF

Autoworks Colorado is offering a Spring discount - 15% OFF on any repairs over $500.00 for new customers on their German vehicle. Autoworks specializes in import auto repair and has been Denver's best German repair shop for the past 20 years!


Present this coupon to receive 15% off at time of service. Offer valid one per customer! For more discount from Autorworks Colorado, check out their specials page on their website: Denver Auto Repair Specials

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