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3 Common Misconceptions About European Car Service

European car service is a specialty.  It requires specific training and focus, and do not let Jack of All Trades Automotive down the street tell you any different.  When you think about how many types of vehicles are out on the road today, you can’t help but wonder how unspecialized repair shops out there get away with claiming they know everything about every car that is brought in for services and repairs.  At Today’s European Cars, our focus is European car service.  We have been servicing imports in Houston, Texas since 1985.  Our niche is Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Volkswagen repair and maintenance.  We have a highly trained staff that is available from 8a.m. to 6p.m. to happily answer any of your questions you may have about a repair or regularly scheduled service.

Common Misconceptions/Mistakes Made by Consumers Looking for a Reputable Auto Service Shop:

Misconception #1:  My car is so pristine and advanced; it basically takes care of its self.

With the latest technological advancements in place with European cars today, some people forget that their luxury baby is still just a car and that it needs regular servicing to keep it running smoothly.  Sure it may talk navigate you to the nearest restaurant for a juicy steak, but she still needs quality t.l.c. as well.  Finding a shop that is specifically trained in European car services will save you costly expenses down the road.

Misconception #2:  Specialty automotive repair shops cost more because they are “specialized”.

The fact is, when going to a reputable foreign auto repair shop, you can be rest assured that they are knowledgeable on factory scheduled maintenance specific to your vehicle, and that they are equipped with the proper diagnostic tools specific to your European car’s eccentricities.  Knowing when to be proactive with scheduled servicing will keep your warranties fresh, and having the correct tools available for proper troubleshooting will save you an immense amount of time and money when it comes to finding and fixing a problem.  How do these factors save you money?  A knowledgeable staff does not need to worry about jacking up repair costs and padding their bill with unauthorized additional parts and services because they are confident that their extra training and specialized attention will bring you back as a happy customer for many years to come.

Misconception #3:  I don’t need to worry about services for my European car until I have a problem.

Waiting until you are broken down is no time to deal with a crisis.  Desperation causes even the most level headed people to make bad decisions.  It is easier to believe someone that is feeding you a big fat line of b.s. to get your business when you want and need to believe it when, for example, you are on the side of the road without transportation.  By doing a little bit of homework before a major problem breaks out, you will know just who to call and who to trust with the safety of your vehicle.

We are conveniently located in Houston TX just west of the Galleria, and service mainly the Memorial, West University, Mid Town, Heights, Downtown, River Oaks, Sugarland and Bellaire areas.