Monday, January 18, 2021

BMW 3 Series Service in Ann Arbor!

We’re featuring the BMW 3 Series this month because our very own BMW specialist, Andrew Daley, drives one. Andrew drives the M3 model, the most powerful version of the 3 Series.

The BMW 3 Series has been in production since May of 1975 and is BMW’s best selling model, accounting for 30% of the BMW brand’s total annual sales.


The first generation in the 3 Series was only available in a 2-door Coupe. However, the model range has since expanded to include a 4-door saloon, 2-door convertible, 2-door coupe, 5-door estate, 5-door lift back and 3-door hatchback styles.  Since 2013, the coupe and convertible models have been marketed as the 4 series. As a result, the 3 Series no longer offers these body styles.


Fun Fact: The BMW emblem on the wheel cap of newer models is weighted so the emblem is right side up even when the tires are rotating.


If you have a BMW 3 Series or any other BMW, make an appointment for maintenance or repair at ArborMotion with our BMW specialist Andrew.


Schedule BMW Service or Repair Today.

We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe on the road. Bring your vehicle to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time. No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion at 734-761-1088 to schedule your appointment today! Our professional team would love to take care of you and your BMW.

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Every Car Owner

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Happy New Year from the ArborMotion team! We hope you had a great holiday in your household and are feeling healthy and refreshed for a brand new year!

As we all know, the new year is a great time to set New Year’s resolutions or goals to help better yourself throughout the year. What are your New Year’s resolutions? Some of us at ArborMotion have resolutions focused on improving our exercise habits and some of us have resolutions to read more books.


Whatever your New Year’s resolution may be, did you take your car into consideration? While making resolutions to improve your health and overall lifestyle are great, adding a few for your car is a great idea. Make yourself a better car owner and keep your car in the best condition with these three New Year’s resolutions.


1. Don’t Neglect Car Maintenance


The most important car maintenance you’ll need to keep up with this year are oil changes, batteries, brakes, and your car's air filters.


2.  Stay Focused on the Road

 

Did you know that on average nine people are killed by distracted driving in the US every day?  There are many things that are considered distracted driving that we might all be guilty of: texting, changing the music, using an app, taking a photo, or even eating and drinking while cruising down the road. 


3.  Be Courteous to Other Drivers


Driving can be frustrating, especially in these unusual times. Let’s all share the road with understanding, patience and good vibes sent out to those around us. Even if you are not reciprocated in kind, you did your part to keep us all together. Can’t hurt, right??!!


Have a Happy and Safe New Year’s from all of us at ArborMotion!


Friday, December 4, 2020

Short History of Mercedes-Benz Early Day’s

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Mercedes-Benz traces its origins to Karl Benz’s creation of the first internal combustion engine in a self-propelled car. The Benz Patent Motorwagen was financed by Bertha Benz’s dowry and brought into existence by Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach’s conversion of a stagecoach by the addition of a petrol engine. The Mercedes automobile was first marketed in 1901 by Daimler-Mootoren-Gesellschaft (DMG).

Emil Jellinek, the European automobile entrepreneur who worked with DMG, created the trademark in 1902, naming the 1901 Mercedes 35 hp after his daughter Mercedes Jellinek.  Jellinek was a businessman and marketing strategist who promoted “horseless” Daimler automobiles among the highest circles of society.  His customers included The Rothschild family and other well-known personalities. But Jellinek’s plans went further: as early as 1901, he was selling Mercedes cars in the New World, to notable figures including US billionaires Rockefeller, Morgan and Taylor. 


At a race in Nice, France, in 1899, Jellinek rode under the pseudonym “Monsignor Mercedes”, as a way of concealing a competitor’s real name. The race ranked as the hour of birth for the Mercedes-Benz brand. In 1901, the name Mercedes was registered by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschat (DMG) worldwide as protected trademark. The first Mercedes-Benz brand of vehicles were produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler’s companies into the Daimler-Benz company on June 28, 1926.


Fast forward to today, and the Mercedes-Benz brand is worth an estimated at $21.35 Billion US dollars. It is considered one of the most valuable luxury automobile brands in the world. The luxury and refinement of a Mercedes-Benz is unrivaled.


Schedule Service on Your Mercedes- Benz Today.

We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe on the road. Bring your Mercedes to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time. No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion at 734-761-1088 to schedule your appointment today! Our professional team would love to take care of you and your Mercedes-Benz.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Icy Roads and What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

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Our #1 icy road driving tip is to reduce your speed. The most important thing to do when driving in ice and snow is to slow down. High speeds make it easy to lose control and difficult to stop in time to avoid a collision. You should never drive faster than 45mph when roads are icy, according to AAA – not even on highways!  

In many cases, slower speeds are necessary. You can slide off the road easily on roads with black ice at 10mph or even less! If you’re fishtailing or sliding, it means you’re going too fast for the road conditions.


A factor in many serious and fatal crashes is overconfidence. Don’t overestimate your ability or your equipment. Examples include: traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control and winter tires. Some people think they have sufficient experience in winter driving, and can continue normally (at or above the speed limit).  But a fishtail on ice that occurs at highway speeds is usually unrecoverable by even the most quick-witted and experienced driver. Practicing slow speed slides in parking lots is useless for what happens to a vehicle at highway speeds.  A person who enters a high-speed slide will quickly learn that it is something that they can’t handle! But that realization could be to late…


If you do begin fishtailing or sliding, it usually means you’re going too fast. Remember to reduce your speed and always turn into a slide.


Some other things to keep in mind while driving on icy roads:


  • Wear your seat belt!
  • Pay attention to the weather, it can change at anytime in Michigan!
  • Go easy on your brakes.
  • Don’t stop for stranded vehicles along icy roadways.
  • Try to avoid curvy, hilly or dangerous roads during icy conditions, if at all possible.


Schedule Service on Your Domestic, Asian or European Car Today!

We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe on the road. Bring your vehicle to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time. No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion at 734-761-1088 to schedule your appointment today! Our professional team would love to take care of you and your domestic, Asian or European made vehicle.


Happy and safe motoring from all of us at ArborMotion!

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Top 7 Driving Tips During Hunting Season

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Do you live in an area heavily populated by deer? If you live in Michigan, the chances are, you do! 

Worried about deer while driving at night?


Do you know how to properly stop your vehicle when you come across a deer?


We’ve compiled a list of driving tips to keep you safe during hunting season:


1. Be cautious while driving at dusk or dawn. Deer are most active during sunrise and sunset, especially during mating season. Mating season occurs from October through December and peaks around November 10th. Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears a seat belt, even in the back seat, just in case you have to make a sudden stop.


2. Pay attention to deer crossing signs. It’s important to be alert and observe your surroundings for any signs of wildlife while on the road. Deer are abundant in forested areas and farm fields this time of year. They may even wander into suburban neighborhoods in search of food, so it’s important to drive cautiously even if you’re no longer in a deer-crossing zone.


3.  Stay alert! Deer tend to travel in packs, so if you see one deer, proceed with caution. Even if the deer you spot is on the side of the road or surrounding areas, remember that there could be others about to cross your path.


4.  Take precautions when driving at night. Nighttime driving can put a strain on your eyes, so be safe and drive at a moderate speed. If there’s no oncoming traffic, turn on your high beams. You'll not only be able to see clearer, but you’ll have a greater chance of spotting a deer from a distance.


5.  Don’t swerve to avoid hitting a deer. By swerving you put yourself at risk of an even worse collision with another vehicle or run off the road. Stay in your lane and slow down.


6. Get comprehensive coverage for your vehicles. Physical damage as a result of something other than another vehicle may not be covered by standard insurance, you’ll receive additional coverage and protection for accidents involving animals.


7. Report the deer-vehicle collision as soon as the accident happens make sure to report it to your local authorities and insurance company.


ArborMotion Are Experts in Domestic, Asian and European Auto Repair in Ann Arbor.


For more than 30 years, ArborMotion has been Ann Arbor’s Import and Domestic Auto Repair specialist. Our technicians are specially trained on the individual brands they service so their knowledge and experience works for you. Paired with our OEM and factory parts, ArborMotion’s got the expertise.


We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe on the road. Bring your Ford, GM or Chrysler to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time. No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion at 734-761-1088 to schedule your appointment today! Our professional team would love to take care of you and your car.


Happy motoring!


History of Lexus

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Did you know that Lexus is owned by Toyota, and was founded in 1989? The Lexus brand is marketed in more than 70 countries worldwide and is Japan’s largest selling maker of premium cars. Lexus is headquartered in in Nagoya, Japan. Operational centers are located in Brussels, Belgium and Plano, Texas.

Lexus was first launched at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 1989 and sales began the following September at a network of 81 new Lexus dealerships in the United States.


Lexus vehicles are very reliable. They constantly top the “most dependable” lists published by AutoExpress and J.D Power. Consumer Reports ranked them at the top for dependability, with each one of their models achieving an above average rating for reliability.


In the United States, Lexus is one of the leading luxury brands, with sedans, SUVs, coupes, performance vehicles and even limousines to choose from.


Lexus recommends maintenance on your vehicle every six months or 5,000 miles, whichever comes first. With proper maintenance and care, your vehicle will last longer and deliver a more dependable performance.


Schedule Service on Your Lexus Today!

We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe on the road. Bring your Lexus to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time. No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion at 734-761-1088 to schedule your appointment today! Our professional team would love to take care of you and your Lexus.


Friday, October 9, 2020

Smart Road Tips for Halloween

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Halloween in 2020 is going to look much different than it did in years past. Some communities are doing drive-by trick or treating or “trunk or treating” and others are doing it the old-fashioned way. However your community is handling the holiday this year, it’s still very important to be safe. The scary reality is that Halloween is one of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrians, especially children.

As superheros, vampires and witches take to the streets in search of treats, drivers should take extra care to make sure the holiday doesn’t become truly horrifying. Here are a few tips:


  • Make sure your vehicle is up on all of its maintenance.
  • Parents should always accompany children under 12 years of age.
  • Parents should remind children to look for cars while crossing the street.
  • Children should remain on the sidewalks when possible.
  • If you’re driving around trick-or-treating, make sure your kids are buckled in properly. This can be inconvenient but, buckle up each and every time they enter the car, and make sure they’re secure before you drive to the next stop.

ArborMotion Are Experts in Domestic, Asian and European Auto Repair in Ann Arbor.

For more than 30 years, ArborMotion has been Ann Arbor’s Import and Domestic Auto Repair specialist. Our technicians are specially trained on the individual brands they service so their knowledge and experience works for you. Paired with our OEM and factory parts, ArborMotion’s got the expertise.


We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family are safe on the road. Bring your Ford, GM or Chrysler to ArborMotion and we’ll have it running in tip-top shape in no time. No question is too big or small. Call ArborMotion at 734-761-1088 to schedule your appointment today! Our professional team would love to take care of you and your car.


Have a safe and fun Halloween! Happy motoring!