Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Fun Facts About Nissan’s Luxury Line Infiniti

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Infiniti is the luxury vehicle division of the Japanese automaker Nissan. Infiniti officially started selling vehicles in North America on November 8, 1989. Interestingly, the main markets for Infiniti aren’t in Japan, but in the U.S. and China.
 

The marketing strategy was to target the premium vehicle segments in the United States that wouldn’t have otherwise fit in with Nissan’s more mainstream image, and was partially influenced by the Plaza Accord of 1985. The brand was created around the same time as Japanese rivals Toyota and Honda developed their premium brands, Lexus and Acura. The Japanese government even imposed voluntary export restraints for the U.S. market, so it was more profitable for automakers to export more expensive cars to the U.S.


Fun fact: According to the company, the Infiniti badge has a double meaning. Their logo represents both a road extending into the horizon and Mount Fuji, reflecting its Japanese origins. 


Diagnose Issues Today with Scheduled Service on Your Nissan or Infiniti!

As always, remember to bring your vehicle into ArborMotion for your pre-trip inspection! Regular maintenance and service allows us to diagnose issues before they become severe and possibly more expensive to repair. Contact Us to schedule an appointment for your Infiniti!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Before You Consider Trailering, Make Sure Your Vehicle Is Tow Ready

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Before you even consider trailering, ensure that your vehicle is capable of towing your trailer and boat! 

Your vehicle needs to be properly rated to pull the combined weight of your trailer, boat and summer water toys. Ensure the towing hardware of your vehicle matches your trailer. Also make sure your vehicle is properly maintained. 


At ArborMotion we care about you and your family, so we offer our “Pit Stop” inspection for your vehicle with any service. This multi-point inspection gives you an accurate view of your vehicle’s overall health and an honest evaluation of what, if any, services need to be performed. 


You should also make sure your trailer is properly registered and inspected, if required.  Each state has different regulations concerning trailers.  Consult Michigan’s Lakes and Streams Association for boating and towing information here.


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


Recommended repairs and maintenance should be addressed before you start towing a heavy load. 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 at 734-761-1088 to schedule your appointment today!  


Have a wonderful spring and summer, stay safe!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Need Ideas for Spring Break 2021? We've Got You Covered!

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Are your kids getting spring fever like the rest of us this year as Spring Break approaches? Life isn’t the same with social distancing, but there’s one place you can go and be safe outdoors with your family and it’s only an hour’s drive from Ann Arbor.

The Detroit Zoo


The Detroit Zoo has a plan in place to keep visitors safe. You need to make a reservation to ensure social distancing. At this time, they’re operating at 15% capacity. Masks are required, so please wear yours. The zoo requires all guests five and older wear a mask at all times.        


Stay safe and keep an eye out for visual cues so you know when you are six feet apart.  All indoor viewing is closed for the time being to ensure the safety of their customers. Don’t be discouraged, you can still order food via their food app and even go mobile souvenir shopping!


Family Fun at The Zoo


This zoo is very large and offers a lot for families to do each time they visit. The zoo offers amazing habitats to get up close to animals, including the new Polk Penguin Conservation Center, The Arctic Ring of Life, and The Australian Outback.


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


Don’t forget to get your vehicle checked out at ArborMotion to make sure you are all set for the Break! 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.

Fun Facts About Acura

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The Acura logo has an interesting story behind it! The Acura logo was introduced in 1990 for the 1991 model year. According to Honda, a caliper design tool – used for measuring – can also be interpreted as a skewed “H” (for Honda) or a stylized “A” (for Acura), very clever indeed.

Did you know that Acura was actually the first Japanese automotive luxury brand to be sold worldwide? They launched in 1986 and pre-dated the appearance of fellow Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan’s luxury brands Lexus and Infiniti by 3 years.


Acura has always produced luxury cars with a sporty feel, starting with the Venerable Acura Legend. Over the years they have built some high performance cars that would go head to head with anything else on the road at the time, namely the high performance NSX. 


Diagnose Issues Today with Scheduled Service on Your Acura!

Regular maintenance and service allows us to diagnose issues before they become severe and possibly more expensive to repair. If you have an Acura bring it to ArborMotion, Ann Arbor’s leading Japanese and European repair shop. Make an appointment today by scheduling or calling us at 734-761-1088. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Check Out the A2AC Murals Downtown

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Are you tired of being cooped up inside during these long COVID-19 winter months?  What if there was a new way to get out in beautiful Ann Arbor and still social distance?


A2AC is the culmination of pairing downtown Ann Arbor buildings and local and regional business owners, who have transformed walls into spectacular expressions of their skills – providing the community and visitors with an opportunity to experience and enjoy large beautiful displays of public art!


All you need to do is go to https://www.annarborartcenter.org/art-in-public/murals/


Download the map, grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, and let your adventure begin!


By the way, if you haven’t driven in a while, it’s always good to get your vehicle checked out to see if any damage was caused by sitting for so long.


Schedule Service on Your European, Asian or Domestic 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 motoring from all of us at ArborMotion! 

Ford’s First Automobile

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The 1896 Ford Quadricycle Runabout was the first car ever built by Henry Ford. It was a gasoline powered automobile that utilized commonly available materials like an angle iron frame, four bicycle wheels, a leather belt and chain drive for the transmission, and a buggy seat to accommodate passengers.

On June 4,1896 in a tiny workshop behind his Detroit home on 58 Bagley Avenue, Ford put the finishing touches on his pure ethanol-powered motor.  After more than 2 years of experimentation, Ford completed his first automobile at the age of 32.  He dubbed his creation the “Quadricycle,” because it ran on four bicycle tires. You even take a tour of the Henry Ford Museum where it is on display.


The earliest cars were built by hand, one by one. The first car Ford sold was for $200. In the 1800’s that was considered very expensive. These particular automobiles were seen as toys for the rich and famous. In the 1890s, the “horseless carriage” was a relatively new idea, with almost no one having any idea what a car should look like or how it should work.


The success of the little vehicle led to the founding of the Henry Ford company and then later the Ford Motor Company in 1903.  As they say, the rest is history!


Schedule Service on Your Ford 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 Ford.

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.