What You Probably Don’t Know About European Car Repair?

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When you own a European car, you do your best to keep it looking good and running right. Because you’re a car guy (or gal), you spend your free time learning everything you can about European car repair. You read the manuals and research car repairs online. 

Because you love your car, you’d be thrilled to do all the maintenance and repair work yourself. If only you could, you would handle each task with TLC, dedication, and the best of intentions. But, of course, you know what they say about good intentions!

Good intentions won’t fix your European car 

It’s not just you. Mechanics who specialize in American cars most likely don’t know either. Modern European cars and trucks are so technology-intense, do-it-yourself car care is tough for anyone except a European car care specialist. 

Even if you bought the proper diagnostic equipment and tools, you’d have to figure out what to do with them. Then, you’d have to quit your day job to get the advanced training and skills you need to do it right. 

What You Probably Don’t Know About European Car Repair

There’s a long list of things you probably don’t know about European Car Repair. Unfortunately, we don’t have time to explain everything, so here are just a few. 

Your mechanic needs advanced diagnostic equipment

Modern cars aren’t like they used to be. Neither are repair shops or mechanics. If you’re a European car enthusiast, you know that vehicles and shops have to become more tech-savvy every year. 

When you bring your car in for service, your mechanic can’t simply fool around under the hood and make an accurate determination. He needs technology that meets your car’s diagnostic challenges. If a repair shop doesn’t have the latest technology, when the mechanic tells you what’s wrong with your vehicle, he’s just making an educated guess. 

Driver Assistance System repairs require advanced technical skills

For years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pushed to make driver assistance technology standard equipment in new vehicles. Now that you have these systems in your car, you need a shop to repair them when something goes wrong. 

If your vehicle has lane assist, forward collision warning, blind-spot warning, or any other assistive technology, you need a highly trained technician to perform your maintenance and repairs. 

Your European car doesn’t need a “tune-up”

If your mechanic offers you a European auto tune-up deal, say “no thank you” and drive away. Your car needs regular maintenance based on your manufacturer’s specifications. Sometimes it needs repairs, but it doesn’t need a tune-up. There is no such thing. 

All Mechanics Aren’t Created Equal

Just because a mechanic has a thriving shop on the corner, that doesn’t mean he knows how to repair your Jaguar, Mercedes, or BMW. The owner probably won’t tell you that he only repairs American cars. You have to figure that out for yourself. 

Before you drop your car off for repairs:

  1. Ask about their European car repair training and experience.
  2. Check out their online customer ratings and reviews.
  3. Look around the shop. 

If you see nothing but Chevys, Fords, and GMCs, smile and move on.

Roggi’s Auto Service in Hartford CT

At Roggi’s, we know your European car. We know how to fix it and get you back on the road. Our mechanics do what we need to do to keep your European vehicle running right. And we treat you like family. 

Give us a call at (860) 200-3480 to schedule an appointment. 

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