Thursday, December 1, 2022

Welcome to ArborMotion

European Auto Repair Ann Arbor

Are you in the market for a new place to have your vehicle serviced? What is it like to work with ArborMotion?
 

Your Auto Care, Made Easy


At ArborMotion, “your auto care, made easy” is not just a slogan. From getting questions answered and service scheduled, to picking up your fixed vehicle, we do our very best every day to make it as simple as possible for you. 


●     You can schedule over the phone (734) 761-1088 or request an appointment online so we can get you taken care of. 

●     After scheduling, we can send you a confirmation and estimate, so you can see what is happening before you ever walk in the door. 

●     You have the option to request a loaner vehicle* or door-to-door shuttle service when you schedule your appointment. 

●     We use specially designed software that has been built just for automotive shops. This software allows you to view pictures and see recommendations from your technician, approve any additional work you would like to have done, and even pay your bill online.

●     You stay “in the driver’s seat” the whole time, and have the opportunity to approve any additional work you would like to have performed.

●     Our partners at Total Detail will give your vehicle a wash before we turn the keys back over to you!

 

Your Questions, Answered


How much will it cost?


We are happy to provide you an estimate for work before you arrive!


Do you work on my vehicle?


We very likely do! We have specialists in a number of European brands as well as Asian and domestic vehicles. 


How can I schedule an appointment?


Give us a call or request an appointment online, and we will get you on the schedule!


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The Importance of Ease

We live in a vehicle-dependent society and where you take your vehicle matters. You want to work with a shop that you know you can trust. You need to feel comfortable and confident in the work. Bring your vehicles to us here at ArborMotion, and we will be sure to take great care of you and your vehicle!

 

*Loaner cars are often booked at least a week in advance. Be sure to ask if one is available during your service.


All About Battery Registration

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Do you have a MINI, BMW, Audi, or Volkswagen that needs a new battery? Have you been told that it needs to be registered before it is installed? What does battery registration mean and why is it necessary?
 

All vehicles have a battery (some have more than one!) to help run the electronic systems, including the starting motor so you can start your engine and drive. When it comes to owning a BMW, MINI, Volkswagen or Audi, there’s an additional step beyond buying a battery and hooking it up to the terminals. You’ll need register the battery to your vehicle because these vehicles have what’s called “intelligent battery sensors” that measure battery voltage, current, temperature and charge. For the battery to be set to optimum level, the system needs to be reset or “registered” when a new battery is installed. 

 

If you elect to just install a new battery without doing the registration, there are a number of things that could go wrong. You could experience overcharging, causing your battery to overheat. Alternatively, you may experience undercharging, which can degrade the plates inside your battery. Either scenario can significantly shorten the life of your battery. You also run the risk of electrical issues like warning lights, blown fuses, and even a no-start condition.

 

When you’re ready for a new battery for your Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, or MINI, give us a call so we can install and register your battery. You’ll be set up for many miles to come, knowing that this process is done properly at ArborMotion!


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Schedule Service on Your Asian or European Vehicle Today!

We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe. Bring your vehicle to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time! At ArborMotion, we care about your safety! No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion for domestic and European auto repair at 734-761-1088  to schedule your appointment today!  

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

What You Need to Know About Check Engine Lights

European Auto Repair Ann Arbor
As a driver, one of the most concerning lights you may see on your dashboard is the check engine light. It can illuminate for seemingly endless reasons, making it confusing for many people. How do you properly handle a check engine light?

Check Engine Light Scans


Contact us at ArborMotion and we’ll help you determine if doing a simple check engine light scan is a good place to start. You’ll see these scans advertised at many automotive parts stores. They can offer clues as to which system is causing the code. The scans don’t give you pinpoint information, but they can be a good starting place for some problems.


Check Engine Light Diagnosis


When you call us, we’ll have a few questions to help determine if you need to bring your vehicle in for a full diagnosis. If you’re experiencing symptoms like a new noise or some form of shimmying, you’ll want to get your car thoroughly inspected. We’ll not only read the codes and take your vehicle out for a test drive to verify the symptoms, but we’ll get our hands dirty and start physically checking for the cause of the issue. 


Making a Check Engine Appointment


We make it as easy as possible for you to handle a potentially stressful warning light. Request an appointment online or give us a call at (734) 761-1088. We’ll verify your vehicle in our system or add it if you’re a new customer. From there we’ll capture notes of any symptoms you’re experiencing and confirm an appointment in our calendar. 


Schedule Service on Your Asian or European Vehicle Today!

We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe. Bring your vehicle to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time! At ArborMotion, we care about your safety! No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion for domestic and European auto repair at 734-761-1088  to schedule your appointment today!  


Oil Changes are the best “cheap insurance” you can buy

Oil changes can be inconvenient, but they’re an absolute must if you want to keep your vehicle running smoothly. The oil in your engine keeps everything lubricated and moving as it should. 

Your engine oil moves through all the parts of your engine including:

  • Oil pump
  • Oil filter
  • Oil galleries inside the engine
  • Crankshaft
  • Camshaft
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As you can see from the image above, your oil touches all of the main points of your engine. With clean oil flowing through all these points, your engine can function properly. If there isn’t enough oil or the oil in your engine is dirty, major issues can soon follow!

Schedule Service on Your Asian or European Vehicle Today!

We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe. Bring your vehicle to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time! At ArborMotion, we care about your safety! No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion for domestic and European auto repair at 734-761-1088  to schedule your appointment today!  


Image courtesy of MachineryLubrication.com


Saturday, October 1, 2022

All About Brake Flushes

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Have you had a brake flush recently? What does a brake fluid flush do for your vehicle?

A brake flush cleans out all your old brake fluid, as well as any water vapor or particulates that may have accumulated. If a brake flush isn’t done on a regular schedule - every 20,000 miles or 2 years - moisture can build up in your lines. If that happens, it can cause corrosion or rusting of the metal materials. This buildup can severely impact your ability to brake properly brake, which can be very dangerous. Maintaining your brake pads and rotors and getting regularly scheduled brake flushes is imperative to keeping your vehicle operating properly! 


Learn more all about your brakes here!


Schedule Service on Your Asian or European Vehicle Today!

We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe. Bring your vehicle to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time! At ArborMotion, we care about your safety! No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion for domestic and European auto repair at 734-761-1088  to schedule your appointment today!  


Things to Remember About Autumn Driving

European Auto Repair Ann Arbor

Are you and your vehicle ready for cooler weather, leaves, and longer evenings? It’s in your best interest to have necessary seasonal maintenance done before the winter cold creeps in.

  • Schedule your oil change! We talk a lot about oil changes at ArborMotion, and for good reason. Your engine oil is one of the most important components inside your vehicle. If your oil is dirty or low, it can cause problems that turn into catastrophes if left unchecked. 
  • Schedule your tire swap if you use seasonal tires. Keep an eye on the weather predictions, and schedule your appointment accordingly. Winter tires are meant for cold temperatures and snowy and slushy conditions. Schedule your appointment for days 45 degrees or higher, or when mother nature is predicting snow in the forecast.
  • General maintenance is a good idea! Your manufacturer has a schedule of recommended maintenance at specific mile-intervals. General maintenance is important to keep up with to ensure your vehicle will perform at its peak for years to come. 
  • Check your emergency kit! Make sure your backup battery is charged, that you have a fresh bottle of water stored, and snacks are fresh and still edible. As the weather gets chilly, make sure you also have a blanket, a small shovel, and either sand or some grip-pads just in case you need to get yourself out of a slippery situation.
  • Get a brake inspection if you’re uncertain of the health of your brakes. If you’re hearing any noises, or feeling any “squish” when applying the brakes, an inspection is a necessity. Brakes get an extra workout during the winter, so be sure your brakes are in proper working order.  Learn more about your brakes here.

Schedule Service on Your Asian or European Vehicle Today!

We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe. Bring your vehicle to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time! At ArborMotion, we care about your safety! No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion for domestic and European auto repair at 734-761-1088  to schedule your appointment today!  

Thursday, September 1, 2022

We Love Your Volvo!

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ArborMotion wouldn’t exist today without Volvo. We started off as Swedish Engineering back in the 80s and have worked on Volvos since the very beginning. We’ve been taking care of Volvos even longer than the current dealer in Ann Arbor! 


To say we know your Volvo, and how it deserves to be cared for, is an understatement. Our Volvo technicians have been with us nearly since the beginning. They’ve expanded their knowledge as the technology of car manufacturing has advanced. From basic maintenance to major repairs, our Volvo specialists can do it all – because they’ve seen it all!


Our specialists are always happy to help care for your Volvo. We even have Volvo customers that are approaching 500,000 miles on their odometer, and we’re proud to be a part of the care team that got them there. 

Whether your Volvo is new, new-to-you, or has been around the block a few times, we love being your go-to shop to care for these great vehicles. Volvos are built to last, and we’re here to help make that happen! 

Is your vehicle back-to-school ready? Find out here!