Tuesday, June 26, 2018

June Department of the Month

ArborMotion is made up of six departments staffed by talented, fun men and women. We’re the people that make sure your vehicle is at its best, which we hope helps you, our customer, feel your best. 
From the moment you step into our shop, we want you to know you’re among friends. Your vehicle is going to be well taken care of! 
Who are the people taking care of your vehicle, answering your phone calls and driving you where you need to go First up, our Service Crew. 
Our Service Crew consists of five people. Each of them is charged with the responsibility to make sure that you’re in and out the door with 100% satisfaction. Our duties can range from ordering the smallest part needed for your car, to explaining your repairs, to rescheduling your appointment. Without this expert crew ArborMotion would be incomplete. 
Nick Pott has been ArborMotion’s Shop Manager for four years, but has worked with cars his entire life. He attended University of North Western Ohio, where he studied high performance motor sports. He’s an avid Michigan football fan (Go Blue!) and belongs to the SCCA racing group. 
Nick Pott, Shop Manager
Bobby is one of two Service Advisors who explains the details of your service orders. Bobby is the man behind the curtain who makes sure your car’s information gets to our technicians. Bobby attended Washtenaw Community College where he studied auto service, auto body repair, motorcycles, welding and fabrication. 
He was also a motorcycle service instructor for three years; he promoted the program by visiting various high schools.  
During his time at WCC, Bobby entered a paint and body work competition through Autorama. He received 4th place in 2009 and 1st place in 2012.
Bobby, Service Advisor
Chuck is our talented Service Advisor. Without his expertise, the front of our shop would turn into chaos. He relays your concerns to our technicians, who in turn makes sure that your car is running at its best.  He attended Washtenaw Community College where he studied auto service. Chuck’s other passion is anything R/C; boats, drones, jets, airplanes. You can find him at the R/C track! 
Chuck, Service Advisor
Tom is our Parts man; he’s the reason your car leave the shop running like new. He’s in charge of ordering parts and materials, and anything your car might need. He attended MSU (Go Green! Go White!) In his spare time, he enjoys modifying Volkswagens. 
Tom, Parts Specialist
Emily is our Customer Service Specialist. She’s the liaison between ArborMotion and Total Detail. She organizes and schedules shuttle drivers, assists with internal marketing, and with scheduling customer repairs. She attended Wayne State University where she studied art history and fine arts. Emily is a huge field hockey fan; you’ll find her at Ocker Field watching Michigan battle it out. 
Emily, Customer Service Specialist

As you can see, Arbormotion is made up of many people with many talents and interests. In the coming months, you’ll meet everyone! Getting to know our customers is one of many perks of the job, so the next time you’re in don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation. Our Service Crew loves to chat! 

Monday, June 25, 2018

June Car of The Month

At Arbormotion, we’re all about cars! Whether your car is the latest model or a vintage Porsche, we treat every car as if it were our own. Because of that each car leaves better than when it came in. 
The people working on your cars aren’t just technicians; they’re people who have a passion for this business and for the Automotive Industry. Many of our technicians and employees actually fix cars during their free time. Some are even involved in auto racing.
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Nick Pott is ArborMotion’s shop manager – he’s been with the company since February 2014. Nick grew up around the race track watching his father, Tim Pott, race and build cars. In 1977, a 1974 Porsche 914 was brought into Tim’s shop for repairs after an accident, and he decided this was the car he was going to build and race. 
Back in 2001, Nick won his first race driving the yellow Porsche in a club race; he was able to follow up with his second win the following day. Tim raced the car until 2002. In 2014, Nick made it his own.  
This 1980 Porsche has a highly modified 1.8-liter engine that was built to SCCA production race specs. The brakes have been upgraded to 914-6 calipers, pads and rotors. The interior has been stripped, and the windshield removed and replaced with a Ginther-style windscreen. The back half of the car is a tube frame chassis with a custom Borla exhaust and coil-over suspension. The fenders and bumpers are fiberglass, while the hood and doors are lightened stock sheet metal. The car runs stock “cookie cutter” Porsche 15” wheels shod with 215/58015Hoosier Radial Slicks. 
porsche repair ann arbor

Tim was able to pass down his knowledge and passion for cars to his son, who is now ArborMotion’s Porsche expert. Nick brings all his knowledge and expertise to the job of leading the Service Crew and Porsche Department. Call our shop today and ask for Nick Pott—a certified Porsche Repair Enthusiast!

Summer Car Shows You Don’t Want to Miss!

Summer is the time of bbq’s, beaches and bonfires under the stars. However, if you’re looking for a little more excitement, look no further than the car shows of Michigan! From Vintage shows to NASCAR races, these shows will leave you wanting more. 

Cars and Coffee 
June 30th, 9-12 PM
Dearborn MI
Gateway Classic Cars

Street Machines
June 23rd, 9-4 PM
Saline MI (Downtown)
Saline Summer Festival

Vintage Car Show Series (4 Part Series) 
June 30th, July 14th, July 28th, August 11th 8-1 PM (For All Shows)
Each show spotlights a new car
Hazel Park MI

Orphan Car Show
September 16th 
$6 Adults (12 and under free)
Ypsilanti MI (Riverside Park)

Cars Under the Stars
July 1st, 7-10:30 PM
Fireworks, Food Truck Rally, Car Gathering
Pontiac MI

Mencs Practice & Qualifying 
MIS (Michigan International Speedway)
August 10th, 5 PM
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice
Buy Tickets Online

Corrigan Oil 200
MIS (Michigan International Speedway)
August 11th, 1 PM
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Free Post Race Concert
Buy Tickets Online

If these shows are not enough for our avid car enthusiasts, feel free to check out MIS website, as well as, carshowtracker.com. This website gives information for shows close to home, as well as, all over the country. 

For our friends who prefer two wheels to four, check out dairylandinsurance.com. A great list of upcoming events and shows around the country with locations, times and websites.

Have a Question About Car Shows? Ask Our Experts in Foreign Car Repair at ArborMotion!

Do you have questions about car shows available in your area? At ArborMotion, we specialize in foreign car repair in Ann Arbor and can help you answer any questions you may have. Call our shop today to speak to a ASE Certified Technician about your options. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

What is HUD and How Can I Get One If My Vehicle Does Not Have It?

HUD is an acronym for Heads Up Display which is the ability to display navigation and speed info on your windshield. This greatly helps you keep your eyes pointed straight ahead where they belong, not looking down at your phone for directions.
Many new vehicles feature HUD and in our opinion it’s a great leap forward in safety. Too many accidents are caused by distracted drivers today. The more we can keep people’s vision straight ahead, the better.
Here’s an example of what a factory installed HUD looks like: 
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Factory Installed HUD

Are you convinced that this is a great idea but you won’t be buying a new vehicle anytime soon? That’s not a problem, as always, the aftermarket can provide you with a solution. There are many HUD products available! Here’s one that we like made by HUDWAY called the HUDWAY Glass Heads-Up Navigation Display. It’s portable so it can be moved from vehicle to vehicle, is very affordable at $49.95 and works with any smartphone.
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HUDWAY Glass Heads-Up Display

Benefits include 
- View directions & the road at the same time to drive safer
- See more clearly on both poor visibility & clear days
- Use w/ any smartphone & any HUD app - it's universally compatible
- Display any HUD-based navigation app
- Get free promo codes to navigation apps by Hudway to use w/ your Glass

Watch THIS VIDEO to learn more or go to https://hudwayglass.com
Soon, all vehicles will be equipped with HUD systems! Until that happens, it’s good to know that we don’t have to wait for a new car purchase to take advantage of this terrific technology.

Have a Question About HUD Technology? Ask Our Experts in Foreign Car Repair at ArborMotion!

Do you have questions about HUD technology? At ArborMotion, we specialize in foreign car repair in Ann Arbor and can help you find an aftermarket solution that fits your needs. Call our shop today to speak to a ASE Certified Technician about your options. 

The Sound Reasoning Behind a Pre-Purchase Inspection

There are many ways to check out a car before you buy it. You can go online and check the Carfax status, or look on Edmunds.com or Cars.com and make sure the amount you offer is within the range of market value. You can even research common issues a vehicle may have and compare that to the Carfax report to see if it has ever been serviced for that issue.
The one thing you can’t do online is a good old-fashioned physical inspection by a certified technician. A “Pre-Purchase Inspection” can be the best money you will ever spend. Some people are afraid to have the inspection done in fear that nothing will be wrong with the vehicle and they spent the money “unnecessarily.” The truth is exactly the opposite. You want to learn that the car needs nothing so you’ll have confidence when you buy it. 
foreign car repair ann arbor
If defects or service needs are found, then you can use that info in two ways. If the vehicle ends up needing too much service, then you dodged a bullet – which is money well spent. If it only needs minor service but still looks to be a good vehicle (which is what happens most often) then you’re armed with the knowledge of what needs to be done to get the car up to your standards. You can then negotiate the sale accordingly.
Often, we do a “Post-Purchase Inspection” which can sometimes be very bad. We have inspected vehicles numerous times that were purchased first and then brought to us only to find that the vehicle needs so much work that it’s not worth doing, or it exceeds the value of your vehicle. This scenario is what makes the first scenario we described (Pre-Purchase Inspection showing the car needs nothing) the best possible outcome with no need to be afraid of spending the money.
Bottom line: if you’re considering purchasing a vehicle, bring it to ArborMotion for an inspection by our ASE certified technicians that will either save you money, save you from a huge mistake or give you the confidence that the vehicle you’re considering is a sound purchase. Make it a win-win no matter the outcome.

ArborMotion: Foreign Car Repair in Ann Arbor You Can Trust.

At ArborMotion, we specialize in foreign car repair in Ann Arbor. All our technicians are ASE certified and three have ASE Master Technician certifications. If you want a reputable technician who specializes in your brand of vehicle, schedule an appointment with us today.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Now is the Perfect Time to Swap Seasonal Tires!

foreign car repair ann arborSpring is officially here! We’re still experiencing some cold mornings but warm weather is on its way!

If you use seasonal tires, now is the time to swap your winter tires for summer. The general rule of thumb for when to swap your seasonal tires in Michigan is Easter and Thanksgiving. Winter tires are made of a softer compound that doesn’t perform as well and can wear out more quickly on warm roads.

ArborMotion: Schedule Service in Ann Arbor Today!

Preserve your winter tires as long as possible by scheduling an appointment to have your summer tires installed.

At ArborMotion, we specialize in foreign car repair in Ann Arbor. All our technicians are ASE certified and three have ASE Master Technician certifications. If you want a reputable technician who specializes in your brand of vehicle, schedule an appointment with us today!

New Website Coming Soon!

Do you book your service online?
foreign car repair ann arbor

Do you find our site easy to navigate?

We’re working on our website to ensure that it’s both functional and easy to use.

Our hope is that the new version of our site will give you more reasons to pick ArborMotion as your Foreign Car Repair facility in Ann Arbor! Here are a few reminders of why people pick ArborMotion:

  • Same day service for most auto repairs and maintenance
  • Quick estimates and interactive, online repair status with our Shop-Ware software
  • The most up-to-date technology and experience to properly diagnose and repair your vehicle
  • Industry-leading two year/unlimited mileage warranty on parts and labor
  • Competitive pricing on OEM and OE grade parts
  • Courtesy shuttle service and FREE loaner vehicles
  • Complimentary hand carwash with every service
  • Firm commitment to green initiatives

We’ll help you understand every aspect of your service and work with you to find the best solution for you, your budget, and your car.

To schedule service on your import, call (734) 761-1088 today!

June Department of the Month

ArborMotion is made up of six departments staffed by talented, fun men and women. We’re the people that make sure your vehicle is at its be...