Friday, May 25, 2018

Vet it Before you Buy it.

That is good advice in hiring AND buying a used car.  When you buy someone else’s used vehicle you don’t know exactly what you are getting until a professional mechanic gives it a thorough inspection.  This is especially true when purchasing a used foreign car such as a Mercedes, BMW, or Porsche.

It is important to hire an inspector and it is really important that the inspection be done by a 3rd party person who will give an honest review and report.  Many mechanics may differ in what they check and in which order.  Do a little research as to what you expect and want your mechanic to check BEFORE you shell out the dough for the car.

Some of the very best car-buying inspection mechanics are found at The German Car Shoppe in Littleton, CO.  What else would you expect if you have your eye on a pre-owned German import?  The inspection and report that they will give you is as unbiased as you will find in the Denver area.  Give The German Car Shoppe a call to bring in your potential purchase at (303) 798-2287.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Porsche Cayenne Driveshaft.

If you own a Porsche, you know how critical this part of your car is to its continued high performance.  Like it or not, many Porsche Cayenne driveshafts fail due to normal wear and tear of the original components.  We wish it weren’t so, but you could always drive a Ford or a Chevy.  We thought not!

The Porsche driveshaft is not a cheap component, and its quality can't be compromised, since all the torque going to the wheels is transferred via this part.  It needs to be manufactured with the highest quality components and standards to match the original part. 

In order to get the best and have it installed properly you can always trust The German Car Shoppe.  We are Denver’s Porsche maintenance and repair experts located at 5115 S Santa Fe Dr in Littleton.  Our people know Porsche’s like you know the back of your hand!  Call us to schedule an appointment at (303) 798-2287. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Keeping your Benz in Top Condition.

You invested a great deal into your Mercedes Benz, now you need to follow the scheduled maintenance of this beauty to keep it humming along for years to come.  If you follow the regular Mercedes Benz suggestions, you can drive around Denver’s highways and biways for a long time.  This is not a trade-in car…it is a keeper!

For example, most Mercedes Benz models do not require major maintenance until they hit 10,000 miles.  BUT, if you have an AMG model, you should get it serviced at just 2,000 miles.  Services are different for AMG Mercedes-Benz vehicles because these were originally a sub-brand of Mercedes.

There is much more to know about the care and maintenance of your Mercedes Benz.  That is why you always trust The German Car Shoppe.  They are the Denver area’s Mercedes Benz maintenance professionals.  Follow the plan and make an appointment at their shop located at 5115 S Santa Fe Dr in Littleton by calling (303) 798-2287.


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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Does Your A/C Compressor Need to be Replaced?

Most automotive A/C compressors give clear indicators of imminent failure or problems with lubricant levels through a series of sounds and mechanical issues. Determining the cause of the A/C compressor issue, and determining if the compressor requires replacement, is the job of a professional…especially if you own a German-made car.

Here are a few signs –

1.  We will troubleshoot with how the compressor behaves when it is turned on.
2.  A can of lubricant may be applied to quell the noise.
3.  We will check for leaks near the compressor and its fittings.

As we get ready for a change of seasons in the Denver area thousands of German car owners in the area know they can count on us.  We are aptly named The German Car Shoppe.  Have your a/c checked before the hot weather hits.  Make an appointment at our shop located at 5115 S Santa Fe Dr in Littleton by calling (303) 798-2287.  

Friday, March 16, 2018

Understanding the DCT.

So, what is this DCT thing?  It is the abbreviation for a dual-clutch transmission.  It is also known as a twin-clutch or double clutch.  It uses two separate clutches; one for odd and one for even gear sets.  In your German vehicle, think of it as two separate manual transmissions working within one housing as one unit.

Perhaps a more technical explanation may be that A dual-clutch transmission eliminates the torque converter as used in conventional epicyclic-geared automatic transmissions.  Just to give you a sense of history, the first series road production of the DCT was in the 2003 Volkswagen Golf.

Enough already!  We just want you to know that at Denver’s premier German Auto Repair facility we know every inch of your German car.  To keep your prized possession in tip-top condition give us a call for all of your maintenance needs at (303) 798-2287.  You’ll find us conveniently located at 5115 S Santa Fe Dr in Littleton.