Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Independent vs. Dealership…that is the Question.

At some point, every German car owner grapples with this important decision: Should I take my car to a dealer or an independent mechanic for routine maintenance and repairs?  There are pros and cons for both.  Let us take a few moments and explore the options of both.

Supposedly, a big advantage of taking a car to a dealer shop is its tie to the auto manufacturer. If you have a beef with the service you can always take it up with the auto manufacturer.  Have you ever tried to get in touch with one?  Independent garages tend to be smaller and less expensive than dealer shops. And many get high marks for customer service.

That is where The German Car Shoppe comes in.  At our location we count on word of mouth and customer referrals.  We have to do the job better and less expensively because we don’t have one particular German car manufacturer’s name on our building.  Make an appointment at our Littleton location and discover for yourself by calling (303) 798-2287.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


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"Denver events in November 2017 include Broncos football, holiday lighting ceremonies, and so much more. It's a great time to visit The Mile High City as the holiday season starts ramping up!"

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thinking of a Pre-Owned German-made Car?

Every day in this country that is an issue that is on people’s minds.  Should I buy a used car?  Should I pay for quality?  Should that car be German manufactured?  You have probably done the research and made up your mind that you would like to buy a pre-owned Mercedes, BMW, Audi, etc.

A private owner (and even dealerships) will tell you what they think will sell the car.  It is NOT always the full truth!  Obviously, you know that.  It is the gamesmanship of purchasing any used car.  In this case, you want to invest in something that will be roadworthy for years and tens of thousands of miles to come.

So, what do you do?  The answer is to take it to The German Car Shoppe in Littleton, Colorado.  They will perform all of the tests and give you a list of what is right and wrong with your potential purchase.  The great news is that the inspection is completely unbiased and extremely thorough.  Call them for an appointment at their Littleton shop (303) 798-2287.   

Denver Arts Week, Nov 3-11

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"Denver Arts Week is an nine-day celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls, many of which are deeply discounted. This year's Denver Arts Week takes place Nov. 3-11, 2017."

Monday, October 16, 2017

Meet the German Auto Pros.

This is a very important part of your experience when your German-made vehicle needs service.  You should feel supremely confident about the people who are doing the job.  We at The German Car Shoppe, serving all of our constituents in the Denver area, would like for you to “meet the team”.

There is –

1.  Owner/operator John Waldron with 31 years of Benz and Porsche experience.
2.  Robert with 30 years of knowledge and experience with German cars.
3.  Greg…an ASE certified mechanic with well over a decade of service.
4.  Ed is the service advisor with over two decades of experience.
5.  Scott has put in nearly a decade and loves to race German cars.
6.  Sean with nearly 10 years and he is Porsche certified.

Whatever the car, if it was manufactured with German engineering your choice has been and continues to be The German Car Shoppe.  For more details on our amazing crew please visit  Then make a call for an appointment at our shop located at 5115 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton by calling (303) 798-2287. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween Denver 2017

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"Halloween 2017 in Denver has a lot to offer for the week. There are several parades, concerts and events going on in the Denver area."

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Supersize my Brakes.

It almost sounds like an order at a fast food restaurant.  What it refers to is the braking system of the amazing Porsche.  If you own one you may or may not be aware that the manufacturer of this status vehicle super-sizes its brakes to adapt to the high-powered output of the Porsche engine.

What is the PCCB?  This acronym stands for Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake.  Your Macan model may be equipped with PCCB.  The cross-drilled ceramic brake discs have a diameter of 396 mm at the front axle and a thickness of 38 mm. At the rear, they are 370 mm in diameter and 30 mm thick.  The advantage is that the discs are half as light as standard discs.

The intricacies of the Porsche are such that only a trained mechanic should ever work on them.  When the braking system or any part of your Porsche needs repair or maintenance you turn to a Porsche pro.  In Denver, the answer is always the Porsche maintenance mechanics at The German Car Shoppe.  Where else would you go?  Call for an appointment at their Littleton Porsche service center (303) 798-2287.