Wednesday, January 16, 2019

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo

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"The National Western Stock Show is a nationally recognized western heritage and entertainment event with one of the world's richest regular season professional rodeos, one of the country's largest horse shows and a western trade show."


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Here’s My Steak…How Much do you Charge to Cook it?

Imagine if you walked into your favorite restaurant with an Omaha Steak and you asked the manager…I would like your chef to prepare this.  How much would it cost?  It sounds bizarre, doesn’t it?  However, essentially that is what you would be doing if you searched the internet for an auto part then had your trusted auto repair shop put it in for you.

Now and then, we get that around here.  People in the Denver area have heard that no one repairs German cars better than the German Car Shoppe.  For whatever reason, they think that buying the parts online then having us install them just makes sense.  Truly, it does not!

At the German Car Shoppe, we are a Bosch authorized repair facility.  There are actually engineering companies that have solutions which have been approved by the manufacturer as OEM approved.  Let us help you get the most out of your German-owned vehicle.  Stop into the shop at 5115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton or call (303) 798-2287.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Mercedes Timing Chains…Repair and Replacement.

Mercedes Benz has been using timing chains in their engines for 60 years.  The purpose of the timing chain is to synchronize the camshaft and crankshaft rotation so that the engine’s valves open and close at the correct time.  This is the method that your engine uses to manage the combustion and exhaust process.  Without it, your Mercedes becomes a paperweight!

Mercedes has chosen to use timing chains instead of timing belts primarily because they are more durable than the alternative which would be rubber.  But like all moving parts, they eventually wear out and need replacement.  The life expectancy of a timing chain will vary.  The chains silencers and guides may need to be replaced sooner than the chain itself.

Not to brag, but when you are THE German Car Shoppe you just know more about these things that keep your Mercedes humming along for literally decades.  Whenever your German Car (Mercedes and others) needs maintenance you can rely on the trained mechanics at The German Car Shoppe located at 5115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton CO.  Just call (303) 798-2287.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

11 Festive Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Denver

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"Whether you’re looking for a night of drinking, dancing, or spending time with family, Denver is brimming with ways to ring in 2019."


Friday, December 14, 2018

A Brief History of German Motor Cars.

Karl Benz (the legend) manufactured the first German “Motorwagen” in 1885.  It looked like the proverbial horseless carriage.  It also happened to be the first motor car in the world.  That first model actually crashed later that year during a public demonstration.  Thank goodness, today’s German cars have a much greater shelf-life!

By the time the new century rolled around Germany was producing about 900 cars a year…not exactly assembly line speed at this point.  It was not until 1926 that Daimler-Benz was formed from Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz.  BMW was actually founded in 1916, but did not produce any vehicles until 1928.

We have come a long way, haven’t we?  Today about 6 million cars are produced each year and a similar number roll off the lines in other countries by German Brands.  We at the German Car Shoppe are proud to be the Denver area’s home for German Auto Repair.  From all of us to all of you Frohliche Weihnachten and Merry Christmas.

10 holiday light displays you have to check out in Colorado this season

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"We know holiday lighting displays are tied with sledding, decorating the house and making sure the dog doesn’t eat those decorations for your must-do annual traditions.  Check out the list of light displays not to miss!  Grab the family and GO!"


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Why Use OEM Parts?

Aftermarket parts have been made by another manufacturer to replicate the part that was originally specified.  They may be suitable, but may not be to the exact specification as those laid down by the manufacturer.  Many people try to save a buck with aftermarket parts.  Is that what you want for your prized German car?

Here are some reasons to go with original equipment -

1.  Quality.  Many times, the aftermarket parts don’t match up making installation difficult.
2.  Warranty.  A non-OEM part may affect this.
3.  Durability.  Will they hold up as well?
4.  Replacement.  When aftermarket parts wear out, how easy are THEY to replace?

At The German Car Shoppe there is confidence in using OEM replacement parts for the first repair and EVERY repair that your German-owned vehicle may ever need.  We think you will be glad we did.  When your German car needs to be repaired in the Denver Metro just give us a call at (303) 798-2287 and make an appointment at our spacious shop located in Littleton.