European automobiles really need to go to a shop specializing in European auto repair. At the end of the day, this can save you time, money and most of all, frustration.
Just like the latest Porsche 911 channels some of the original 356 DNA, auto manufacturers tend to stick to their roots. Here in the U.S., we have long been known for our innovation (we invented the automatic transmission among other automotive milestones such as mass production) but also the ruggedness of our engineering. We are far less likely to fall prey to “fancy” features that can often be found in French cars, like putting the spare tire on top of the motor. It just doesn’t make sense, but clearly, to the French, it did.
This is just one example of quirkiness when it comes to European automotive design. One specific brand requires you to remove the front wheel just to change a headlight bulb! The Italian cars are full of passion, but also electrical faults. Even German performance brands have their unique problems.
German cars can be very rugged, but they take their service intervals seriously; missing one or two can cause a catastrophic engine failure that occurs characteristic German precision (think neat round holes in the block and coolant leaking out of the exhaust).
Now that you know how specialized European performance autos can be, take a look at why a shop specialized in European auto repair can help you keep your car in top shape.
A skilled technician who is familiar with a brand, say for example BMW, will know its tricks that save a bunch of time.
Something as simple as a specific rubber seal can stop a high idle that would have an inexperienced tech replacing oxygen sensors and control valves at your expense and getting essentially nowhere.
Additionally, some routine maintenance jobs like changing a cambelt can be done in half the time (and therefore at almost half the price) by a tech who is familiar with the service routine. At Foreign Affairs Motorsports we have been working on European cars for more than 30 years. I think its fair to say that they seldom surprise us.
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A good shop builds a relationship with the client.
In addition to this, we also log your auto’s service history at Foreign Affairs Motorsport. This makes it easier for us to perform specific preventative maintenance to your vehicle, ensuring that you stay on the road as opposed to at the side of it. We are always just a phone call away if you need advice on your car.
Since you are the one most familiar with driving your car, it’s easy for you to pick up when something is wrong. You might be well within your service interval, but a strange noise or lack of power has you worried. Give us a call, and our ASE certified team will sort you out in no time.
Modifying your car is more of an art than an exact science.
To do it properly you need a skilled team and close collaboration with the client. Poorly executed modifications or ones that are totally unsuited to your specific model can often result in a negative performance gain and become costly.
European Auto Repair In Pompano Beach
Do not underestimate the complexity of a modern European car. They are remarkable vehicles to drive and own, but they need specialized maintenance. We are open every weekday and looking after European performance autos is our passion.