Thursday, May 21, 2020

Don’t Forget to Schedule a Tire Rotation!

Do you rotate your tires regularly? Why is a tire rotation important? 

Tire rotation will preserve balanced handling and traction. It will also promote even tread wear, keeping you and your family safe.
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If you don’t have your tires rotated on a front-wheel-drive vehicle, it will eventually result in the front tires having significantly less tread than the rear tires. The front tires transfer power to the road and steer the vehicle, so they tend to wear more quickly.

Whether you do it yourself or have experts rotate your tires, the following should be done:

  1. Examine each tire thoroughly for tread or sidewall damage.
  2. Check the date. Tires can deteriorate over time, becoming less safe.
  3. Use a torque wrench to tighten your lug nuts.
  4. Check the tire pressure using a quality gauge.

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Schedule your tire rotation for peace of mind and safety at ArborMotion! 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! 734-761-1088

Monday, May 18, 2020

Don’t Let Your Vehicle Sit

auto repair ann arborExperiencing a dead battery?

Are your tires flat-spotting?

Are your brakes rusty?

Are you overdue for an oil change?

Your car needs to be driven on a regular basis. Problems can start to arise from sitting that shouldn’t be overlooked.


ArborMotion can point you in the right direction or fix the problem for you! No question is too big or small, schedule an inspection for your vehicle online or by calling today!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Things to Consider While Your Vehicle Sits

Your vehicles probably aren’t getting a lot of use right now. Even if you don't depend on your vehicle, you should still get out and drive it. You may be asking yourself why? Isn’t that a waste of gas? No. Vehicles need exercise just like living things or their systems atrophy. 
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These are the top four things you should be worried about when your car sits for a long period of time:

  1. Battery
  2. Brakes
  3. Engine oil
  4. Tires
Learn more here!

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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. Make an appointment at ArborMotion to schedule service today!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Stay Safe on the Road During Construction Season.

Auto repair is considered an essential business and during the Stay at Home orders you are allowed to bring your car in for maintenance and repairs!

european auto repair ann arborWe all know that in the state of Michigan each year we have major construction in spring and summer. When we are able to get back on the road the orange cones will already be out and we can anticipate long delays and general inconvenience. We also need to think about the construction workers and their safety. At ArborMotion, we can help with that! We can make sure your brakes are up to date, that you have good tread on your tires, check your fluids and also make sure all of your lights are working properly.

When you approach a construction zone, use extra caution, and slow down where people are working near the road. Obey all directions by flag people. Treat all construction workers with respect and remain calm if traffic is delayed. Be patient with posted construction speed limits. They’re frustrating, but the lower limits are for everyone's safety.

As always, remember that we hand wash every vehicle with your service, who doesn't love a bright shiny vehicle on a beautiful sunny day?

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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. Make an appointment at ArborMotion to schedule service today!

Bring Your Car to ArborMotion for Spring Maintenance!

Auto repair is considered an essential business and during the Stay at Home orders you are allowed to bring your car in for maintenance and repairs!
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It might be true that spring rains bring April and May flowers, but in Michigan they can also bring dangerous driving conditions. This is especially true at night!

At ArborMotion, we care about our customers and their safety. Here are some tips for you to stay safe this spring. Think about getting your vehicle in for service soon.

  1. Double check your car's equipment. Check your tires, headlights, taillights and windshield wipers. We can do an inspection to make sure you are safe on the road.
  2. Slow down. Your vehicle's stopping time is much slower on wet roads.
  3. Turn on your headlights. Turning on your headlights will not only increase your visibility, but also increase other driver’s ability to see you.
  4. Use your windshield wipers. This is common sense, but some people forget to turn them on in light rain.
  5. Watch for standing water. We don't want anyone hydroplaning. If you do start to hydroplane, let off the gas!


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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. Make an appointment at ArborMotion for your spring inspection today!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Women at the Mechanic

There has long been a stereotype about women and mechanics. It goes something like this – women are being taken advantage of and pay more for their repairs than male customers.

At ArborMotion, we’re 100% transparent with all our customers. Our system allows you to not only read technician’s notes in real time, but to easily see the breakdown of the bill and services.
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It can be overwhelming walking into a repair shop, especially when you’re not so car savvy. We make it easy for all our customers, answering any questions you have in. We want to make sure you leave our shop with a better understanding of what caused your car’s issue and how we repaired your vehicle.

Here are a couple of tips for our fellow female customers to make sure you have an outstanding experience at the shop!

1. When you go into a shop, bring all the information you need. The service advisers are asking questions to better inform the technician about the issues with your vehicle. This ensures they understand your issue completely so the more information you can give the service adviser, the smoother the appointment!

2. Ask the service adviser/technician to show you the problem. Our interactive software allows you to view pictures and even video of your vehicle and any issues it is having. We want you to be 100% informed about what’s happening with your vehicle.

3) If you’re not sure about something, just ask! You want to do business with a mechanic who will give you the information you need and answer all your questions.

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Regular maintenance and service on your Domestic, Asian 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!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

There’s No Time Like the Present to Start Planning Your Summer Road Trips!

In the last month, we got hit pretty bad with winter weather. Rain turned to snow, which turned to freezing rain. It was bad! 

And if you’re from Michigan you know that wasn’t our last winter storm. To get us all out of the winter blues, let’s start thinking about some awesome summer road trips that we can take! 

Picture it! You’re driving down the open road, sunglasses on, wind in your hair, radio blasting your favorite tunes; it doesn't get better than that!
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Here are some of the best summer road trips to add to your summer bucket list! 

1. Route 66 is a classic! You start off in Michigan and go all the way to LA. This trip can be done in two weeks. There are plenty of attractions along the way, so take your time! Make sure you stop and see America’s oldest church, the cool car display in Texas and the world’s largest rocking chair in Missouri! 

2. The Great River Road takes you right along the Mississippi River and through ten states! This one is for all you nature lovers out there. You go through wildlife resorts and river towns and you end in New Orleans, which means you can grab some great food. 

3. The Loneliest Road takes you from Ocean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California. You’ll go through twelve states and four state capitals, but the stretch in Nevada is where you’ll need a riding companion. Make sure to take your camera, because there are miles of mountain views, dusty highways and small towns that make for great photo ops!  

4. How about a more local day trip? Very local to us is a nice cruise along our very own Huron River Drive just west of North Main street here in Ann Arbor. If you keep on going west and a little bit north of Dexter, you will run into some of the best day-trip driving roads in Michigan. Look on the map for the area of North Territorial Rd and Hankered Rd. Those of you who’ve driven it will know what we mean, it is a curvy tree lined road with many elevation changes and it’s lot’s of fun. If you continue westward, you will run into the Waterloo Rec area with all its beautiful roads and scenery too. If you are not familiar with the area, don’t worry because you cannot get lost and you will discover the most beautiful roads and scenery in Michigan that you didn’t realize was so close!

Michigan still has a winter storm or two coming for us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have summer on our minds. Keep these trips in mind and your summer is sure to rock! 

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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!