Monday, September 21, 2020

A brief History of Volvo:

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Volvo was founded on the concept of safety in 1927 in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the time, the company was 100% owned by Svenka Kullagerbabriken. The first Volvo vehicle left the assembly line on April 14, 1927.  

In 1935, the company sold most of its shares on the Stockholm stock exchange. Volvos are marketed as being safe, solidly built and reliable while emphasizing Swedish heritage and design.  


In 1999, Volvo was purchased by the Ford Motor Company. Ford offered Volvos for sale starting in December 2008, but suffered major losses that year. After considering many offers, Ford confirmed that they were going to sell to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the parent of Geely Automobile.  A definitive agreement was signed on March 28, 2009.


In 2015, Volvo sold more than half a million cars for the first time in its 89-year history. Geely still owns this automotive giant.


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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 Volvo 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 Volvo.


Michigan is beautiful in the fall

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Looking for a scenic drive this fall?

Tired of being cooped up in the house … ready to hit the road?


We are so blessed in this beautiful state to be able to take road trips to destinations just a hop, skip, and jump away from the Ann Arbor area.


At ArborMotion, we recommend these trips and stops along the way:


US-31 leads like an asphalt ribbon through brilliant hardwood trees pausing in lake towns, each with their own personality. Take a break to explore the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven; the galleries and boutiques in charming Saugatuck; the breweries and Dutch windmill in the college town of Holland; or sample hard ciders at Vander Cider Mill and Winery just outside of Grand Haven.


US-31 continues north, skimming the Lake Michigan shore on its way to Muskegon. Surrounded by thick hardwood forests, this region of Michigan was once home to lumber barons who used their wealth to build stately homes and cultural institutions. Admire the lavishly-carved woodwork, decorative ceramic tiles and elegant turrets at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site. Then check out the Muskegon Museum of Art, both remarkable reminders of Muskegon’s most successful lumber magnates.


Would you like places closer to Ann Arbor area?


One unique adventure is Colman’s Farm and Corn Maze!


They offer fun for the whole family whether you only have an hour or the whole day:

  • The Corn Maze
  • Petting Zoo
  • Hayrides
  • Homemade Donuts and Cider
  • Bonfire’s


They’re easy to get to – only one turn off Michigan Avenue just west of downtown Saline and five miles south. Parking is always free!


Want a Taste of Heritage and Tradition? Try the Dexter Cider Mill!


Family owned and operated since 1886, the Dexter Cider Mill has been serving the Dexter and greater Ann Arbor area and our visitors for 132 years. Dexter Cider Mill is the oldest continuously operating cider mill in the State of Michigan.

 

They also offer:

  • Seasonal pies
  • A variety of breads
  • Jam’s and Dips
  • Fresh Pastries
  • And Hard Cider

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

We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you have a great trip. 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!


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Tips for Navigating The Secretary of State in Michigan at this time:

The Secretary of State offices have reopened. To protect their staff and public health, offices will only provide services by appointment, and only offer critical services that can’t be completed online, by mail or at a self-service station. Advance appointments become available six months ahead of time.

Same-day appointments become available 24 hours before an appointment time. Many transactions can be completed from home by mail or using online services. Vehicle registration tabs can be printed immediately at any of the Secretary of State’s convenient self-service stations.


The following five transactions can be scheduled and completed in person:

  • Driver's license
  • State identification cards
  • Title Transfers
  • Testing
  • Seasonal commercial vehicle renewals

Customers also have the option to schedule an appointment to complete two or more transactions at one time. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation that temporarily extends the expiration dates of all Michigan driver’s licenses, state ID’s and vehicle registrations through September 30, 2020. Learn more here.


Schedule Service on Your Domestic, Asian or European Vehicle 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!

Back to School Driving Safety

This year has been stressful enough without having to worry about going back to school.  However, some schools in our area have decided to go back to full time, in-person instruction. 

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Here are some back-to-school driving tips to keep you and your family safe:

  • Slow down and drive with extra caution.
  • Don’t load or unload children across the street from their school.
  • Don’t double park; it can interfere with visibility of children and vehicles.
  • When flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection.
  • Be prepared for children to appear in unexpected places, like between parked cars. If children are on bikes, be prepared for them to turn in front of you without looking or signaling.
  • If you need to use your phone, be sure you’re pulled over safely.
  • Watch for kids who are walking while looking down at their phones. According to SafeKids.org, “39 percent of the students who are crossing the street while distracted are typing on a cell phone and listening to headphones.”
  • Don’t block the crosswalk; it forces pedestrians to go around you and could put them in the path of oncoming traffic.


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


We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family stay safe on the road for all the pick-ups and drop offs this school year. 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!


From all of us at ArborMotion have a safe and healthy school year!


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tips for a Worry-Free Road Trip.

Summer means it’s time for a road trip, and that means it’s time to get your vehicle ready for warm weather driving. Come to ArborMotion for a free pre-trip inspection. We’ll address your vehicle’s most critical factors first.

* We’ll check the condition of your oil and oil filter to see if they need to be replaced.

*We’ ll visually inspect your battery. Corroded battery posts can affect the vehicles ability to start in the high summer temperatures.

*We’ll check your coolant, making sure you and your family are comfortable for your road trip. Most manufacturers recommend flushing and replacing your coolant every 60,000 miles and every 30,000 miles thereafter.

*We’ll visually inspect your brakes for any obvious issues before you head out on your trip.

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Recommended maintenance and repairs should be addressed before you hit the road for any trip. We’d love to be your go-to repair shop to help ensure you and your family have a trouble free trip. 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!

Make Sure Your Vehicle is Ready to Tow and Launch Your Boat Safely

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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 and boat. 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’re offering a free pre-trip inspection. 

Call 734-761-1088 to schedule your appointment today.

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 have a trouble free time on your way to and from the lake.. 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.

Have a wonderful summer and Happy Motoring!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Driving Trips for The Summer!

domestic service Ann ArborAre you planning your next road trip?

In need of a summer getaway?

Quarantine lasted a bit too long for many of us, and everyone wants to get out of the house!

The Finger Lakes in New York is great for a weekend getaway. If you’re looking for some fun in the sun, the Finger Lakes are a must-see destination! From hiking and biking to boating and fishing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. There are also a number of state parks with scenic beauty to behold, including a number of parks with waterfalls. Though most noted for their wine tours, the Finger Lakes region is also known for boat tours and food tours.

Hocking Hills, Ohio is more than 70% wooded. It sits within Vinton county and borders several state parks, a state forest, and is part of a national forest. It also has more than 70 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and backpacking. Nearby, there are 300 miles of trails for off-road vehicles to get into plenty of shenanigans. The area also has beautiful bridges and waterfalls.

Another wonderful place for a weekend getaway is our very own Mackinac Island. Did you know that there are no hotel chains on the Island? There are 1600 unique rooms to choose from at the most well-known hotel on the island – the Grand Hotel. Mackinac Island is home to beautiful horse drawn carriage rides and bike rentals for you to use when you’re exploring the Island. There’s no shortage of tours, restaurants, shopping or fishing charters.

Get Your Car Road Trip Ready! Schedule Service on Your Domestic, Asian or European Vehicle Today!


Regular maintenance and service on your DomesticAsian or European vehicle allows us to diagnose issues before they become severe and possibly more expensive to repair. Contact Us to schedule an appointment today!