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You don’t have to be a Handy Andy to save on auto repairs. That is to say that doing your own auto repairs is not the only way you can reduce auto repair costs. In fact, with today’s high-tech vehicles and all their intricate components it is not a very good idea to attempt a great many repairs on your own. So, how do you reduce auto repair costs the next time you visit an Audi service center in Michigan? Here are just a few of our recommendations.

 

  • Use a reputable auto repair shop: A good auto repair shop will have Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified mechanics that are familiar with all car components. Moreover, they should be able to provide you with excellent customer service and be able to explain to you in detail every repair they are about to make and why it is needed. Finally, they should also be willing [...]

Your car’s exhaust system is comprised of a catalytic converter, two oxygen sensors, one or two mufflers, and a tail pipe. What all does it do? It helps route harmful fumes away from the engine and passenger cabin, it converts carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide, and it reduces engine noise. Some common signs of exhaust issues are:

 

  • Check engine light: Many times a check engine light can mean that there is an issue with a restricted catalytic converter, or “cat.”
  • Decreased fuel efficiency: Although decreased fuel efficiency can mean a great many things such as incorrect tire pressure, bad fuel injectors or worn out spark plugs, an exhaust leak is also a reason for this phenomenon. If you notice your MPGs have dropped then you may be in need of an exhaust system repair.
  • Decreased power and acceleration: Eventually a restricted exhaust system will begin to affect your engine performance. [...]

There are easy fixes that nearly anyone who owns any kind vehicle can do and probably should know. These BMW repairs include fixing a flat tire, filling up the windshield wiper reservoirs, checking and/or changing oil, etc. However, modern cars are very sophisticated machines and the BMW is among the most complicated kinds of car there is on the market. In other words, there are some repairs to this precision machine that you should try to DIY. Here are five prime examples of when it’s best to back off in order to protect your BMW and yourself.

  • Body work and paint: BMWs are known for their distinctive and elegant look for a reason – BMW makers use special finishes at the factory that requires careful color-matching. An ordinary, non-mechanic could end up not only taking away from the stately look of the BMW, he/she could actually end up damaging his/her vehicle [...]
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We want to make sure your vehicle is prepared for your holiday travels, so we are offering the following discounts on repairs and maintenance!

$15 off vehicle service of $100 – $249
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A few tips to consider before traveling:  

Check Tire Pressure Tire pressures fluctuate as temperatures
change. Tires that are over- or under-inflated, worn in spots or not
aligned properly can be dangerous, especially at highway speeds.  

Check Fluid Levels [...]

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sNOw IS HERE! Just kidding, we love the snow…

…but before Jack Frost settles in for the long haul, here are a few things you should do to make sure your vehicle is ready for the cold season.

1. Check your battery: Cold weather is very harsh on your battery. When those temperatures drop, starting an engine can take almost twice as much current as it would need on an average day. Have a technician run a load test to see if it’s time to replace your battery.

2. Have your cowl drains checked: Leaves may get stuck in the drains that run from the base of the windshield. This can cause water back-up and major damage to electrical [...]

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