German Car Service Tips

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mercedes benz oldWhat’s Special About German Cars?

You chose a German import because it was different, not a cookie-cutter copy of every other auto on the road. But is there something different about its service needs? Yes. While there are some commonalities between all vehicles regarding upkeep, there are some considerations unique to your car from “the land of poets and thinkers.” If you own a Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, or Opel, you probably already know that not all standard tools fit your import. Instead of searching for the right implementation, let us help you. We have all the necessary tools and equipment. Also, your German auto may be designed to go longer between oil changes than some other models. We’ll help you with the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule or a custom-tailored timeline if you drive under extreme conditions. Whatever your preventive maintenance or repair needs, Carmine’s Import Service in Kernersville, North Carolina, can take care of your German import. We want to be as special as your prized auto.

Specific Things to Think About

In addition to making typical decisions about service, there are specific considerations that can help you better maintain your German import. As mentioned, begin by ensuring that your technician and shop are knowledgeable about your vehicle and have the proper equipment. As cars utilize more and more computers and automated components, proper diagnostic equipment is crucial. Also, make sure to use OEM or recommended parts. Subpar components won’t last as long and may even void your warranty. Furthermore, take time to understand the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule. This includes points such as oil changes, cabin air filter replacement, and routine inspection checkpoints. It’s a good practice to keep a spare key, too. If your electronic key malfunctions or loses battery charge, you may not be able to start your car. This is great for preventing theft, but bad news if you truly have a key problem. Stay on top of major system and component operations, too. Keep a check on your tires (for safety as well as proper transmission function), the braking system, and even the interior (monitoring for leaks that could cause mold).

German Auto Service and Repair in Your Neighborhood

If you live in the Triad area, you have a dealership alternative for German auto service nearby. For those living in the Kernersville area, there’s no need to even leave town. Carmine’s Import Service has years of experience with your auto line. What’s more, we offer a generous 3 year/36,000-mile warranty on most parts and labor. You may even be eligible for a limited 4 year/50,000-mile guarantee against defective parts. Schedule an appointment today (phone or online) to see for yourself why we’re an ASE Blue Seal of Excellence shop.