Should I Repair My Old European Car Or Just Replace It?

This is a question directed to me and my staff at least a half-dozen times over the past 3 months. I felt it may need a full blog post to address it. The last two times the question was asked of us, I had very different responses. This prompted me to write about it. Is My Vehicle Worth It? Continue reading

Volkswagen Engine Rattle Not Just a Noise But a Serious Problem

There is an issue plaguing Volkswagen 2.0 engines (with and without turbo) from years 2008-2013 which can happen at any mileage and at any time. The sound is a rattle that is heard just after the engine is started. The technical background on this issue is that the timing chain tension has lost its ability to keep the tension and the slack causes the rattle in the engine. Thus, the timing chain may jump, causing the engine not to start. Continue reading

Mechanic vs Technician

Today’s automobiles are ruled by on-board computers, electronic modules and at the very least sensors or relays. Each component of these vehicles are high-tech first and mechanical second, leaving the days of our “family mechanic” in the classic salvage yard. Continue reading

Tips for Buying a Used Mercedes-Benz from a Private Seller

When it comes to buying cars there are a lot of rules to follow, and that means there are a lot of mistakes that can be made. When it’s time to make a big purchase like buying a Mercedes-Benz, you definitely don’t want to make any slip ups. Here are some important rules to keep in mind when you go to buy your luxury car: Continue reading

What Gives BMW Series 7 Such a Bad Rap?

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the BMW Series 7 line of automobiles has been critically panned across the board. Luckily, BMW’s newest iterations of Series 7 models for 2016 are far and away surpassing their predecessors. BMW has continually tweaked some features and upgraded others to please customers and car aficionados. Continue reading