How to Find an Honest Luxury Car Mechanic

November 15, 2019

How to Find an Honest Luxury Car Mechanic

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How to Find an Honest Luxury Car MechanicYour luxury car, be it a BMW, Audi, or Mercedes Benz, is your baby. You’ve spent a lot of hard-earned time, money, and energy fine-tuning the engine and getting it off the lot. As such, you’re picky about who lifts the hood and performs the usual maintenance and repairs. You want the best. You want an honest luxury car mechanic nearby.

First, let’s explore how dishonest mechanics work. Then you’ll have a better idea of who to avoid when you need luxury car services.

How Dishonest Mechanics Operate

Dishonest mechanics, while rare, are a plague upon the industry. They prey on uninformed drivers who simply want top service for their luxury cars. Today’s dishonest mechanics hype up a service, using confusing terminology and industry jargon, and suggesting “shotgun” repairs for your car.
They’ll routinely tell you, for example, that without an expensive repair job, your engine will explode. That’s false. Your engine isn’t going to blow up. But these mechanics will prey on your fears.

How Honest Mechanics Work

Then, we have an honest mechanic. Most of the mechanics in the industry today are in it because they love cars and helping people. Most are honest.

An honest mechanic loves an informed customer. Take a moment to read your owner’s manual. By doing so, you’ll show that you care about your vehicle and the service you receive. On the other hand, you’ll also better understand what an honest mechanic explains to you about your car.

Furthermore, an honest mechanic is all about communication before, during, and after repairs. They’ll explain what is wrong with your engine, how they can fix it, how much it will cost, how long it will take, etc. Everything you need to know — they will explain from start to finish.

Then, they’ll give you a written estimate that includes parts, labor, fluids, and other products or supplies necessary for the job.

You’ll find nothing but honest mechanics who love luxury vehicle repair at Krause’s Automotive. Schedule an appointment by calling 972-221-8743!

Luxury Car Repair Tips for Any Time of the Year

October 15, 2019

Luxury Car Repair Tips for Any Time of the Year

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Luxury Car Repair Tips
When it comes to luxury car repair, who you choose to work on your vehicle is critical. After all, you want nothing but the best for your luxury car. It was an investment. To keep your BMW, Mercedes Benz, or Audi on the road, we’ve compiled a few luxury car repair tips for any time of the year.

Prepare Your Vehicle for Heat

Here in Texas, we typically face more heat than cold. Even during the winter, it’s still relatively mild out there. When you’re driving in your luxury vehicle, it’s important to know that extreme heat can be bad for your engine.

  • Air Conditioning – For your safety and comfort, schedule regular check-ups for your air conditioning system. You may need coolant or repairs before you know it.
  • Change Oil – For a healthy engine, it’s smart to change the oil every 3,000 miles or as specified in your car’s owner’s manual.
  • Cooling System – During the summer, your car’s cooling system works overtime. It’s a good idea to have the cooling system flushed at least once per year to keep your engine strong and stable.

Luxury Car Repair Tips

  • Keep the windows rolled up and your air conditioning cranked during the summer. Having the windows up creates a more comfortable ride for you but also improves the aerodynamics of your vehicle, especially on the highway.
  • Keep your vehicle in the shade when parked. The sunshine here in Texas can be overwhelming, so park in the shade to prevent exterior paint and interior material from fading or becoming damaged.
  • Regularly wax your luxury car to keep that nice, like-new polish and protect your vehicle from the sun’s UV Rays. A good waxing will reduce sun damage!

For Lewisville’s best luxury vehicle repair, call Krause’s Automotive at 972-221-8743 for an appointment!

How to Keep Your Luxury Vehicle in Top Condition

October 10, 2019

How to Keep Your Luxury Vehicle in Top Condition

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Luxury Vehicle Maintenance TipsYour luxury vehicle requires routine maintenance to keep things in tip-top shape. After all, you’ve invested a lot of time and money in your Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW, or Porsche. Now, keep it on the road longer.

Luxury Vehicle Maintenance Tips

  • Listen – Every now and then, turn down the radio while you’re driving. Just sit and listen to your vehicle’s engine. If you notice any odd noises, such as squealing or grinding, then something is wrong. Take it to a luxury vehicle repair shop as soon as possible.
  • Tire Maintenance – Your tires endure all types of wear and tear while driving on Texas roads. Regularly check your tire pressure and inflate as needed. It’s also smart to schedule a tire rotation on occasion.
  • Oil Change – Every 3,000 miles, you should schedule an oil change for your luxury vehicle. Oil is how your engine remains lubricated and ensures it functions properly.
  • Battery Care – Many vehicle owners forget about their battery because technology has advanced so much in the past few years. Well, your vehicle’s battery still needs attention, so check the battery for signs of corrosion regularly.
  • Coolant Levels – Your owner’s manual will tell you exactly what type of coolant you need and how much. Follow the manual. Regularly check the coolant levels and replace fluids as necessary. It’s often smart to flush the vehicle’s cooling system once per year to ensure the best operation, too.

If you’re concerned about performing luxury vehicle maintenance yourself, call Krause’s Automotive. We’ll take care of your luxury vehicle and treat it as if it were our own. Schedule a maintenance appointment at 972-221-8743. We’ll have you back on the road shortly!

Top Fall Car Care Tips

September 25, 2019

Top Fall Car Care Tips

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Top Fall Car Care TipsWith summer on the way out, it’s important to make sure your car is ready for cooler temperatures. If you’re like most luxury vehicle owners, you probably drive vehicle year-round. Before the leaves start to fall, consider bringing your car in for maintenance. Taking steps to care for your vehicle this fall is important for your safety and the longevity of your favorite ride.

Check Your Tires

No matter the time of the year, a thorough maintenance appointment is not complete without checking your tires’ condition. It’s important to check the tire tread depth and for signs of wear and bulges or bald spots that may have appeared since your last appointment. At the same time, tire pressure should be closely examined.

As temperatures drop during the fall from the heat of the summer, your tires are liking to show signs first.

Inspect the Battery

Your battery is one of the primary components of your luxury vehicle. Without a working battery, you’re likely stuck in your driveway.
This fall, have a technician inspect the battery connections to ensure they’re secured tightly and free of corrosion. The coming weather can take quite a toll on your car’s battery.

Check the Brakes

Before the cold weather really starts to hit, take a moment to inspect your brakes—or at least have a technician do the job for you. The falling temperatures may not affect your brake system as much as your tires, but driving conditions during the fall and coming winter may require you to stop on a dime. Being able to break when needed is key to your safety.

Schedule a fall maintenance appointment with Krause’s Automotive to keep your vehicle on the road longer and keep you safe behind the wheel. Give us a call at 972-221-7843 today!

Take Steps to Winterize Your Car now

September 16, 2019

Take Steps to Winterize Your Car now

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Take Steps to Winterize Your Car now

Driving during the winter can be hazardous, even here in Texas. There are countless changes to road conditions due to the dropping temperatures, occasional snowfall, and other drivers. As such, you want your vehicle running in tip-top shape to reduce the risk of injury or accidents.

Schedule Maintenance for Winter Conditions

Before the winter is fully upon us, consider scheduling a maintenance appointment for your luxury vehicle. You want to prepare for any challenges the holiday season may impose upon you.

  • Battery – As temperatures drop, so does your battery’s charge. Your vehicle may require more power to start during the colder months of the year, so have your battery inspected or install a fresh one before winter hits.
  • Cooling System – During the winter, you want to maintain a ratio of 50/50 to 70/30 of antifreeze to water in the cooling system. Speak with an automotive technician for more information.
  • Brakes – Winter itself may not harm your brakes, but you may be using them more often. Have your brakes thoroughly inspected to ensure top performance.

Consider Winter Tires

Your luxury vehicle was designed for roadways. If you want to keep it on the road, consider switching from all-season tires to winter tires for the holiday season. As the temperatures begin to drop during the winter, the rubber of non-winter tires begins to lose its grip on the road. When that happens, you’re at a higher risk of an accident or fishtailing while driving on the highway or interstate.

Before this winter hits in full, consider scheduling a maintenance appointment with Krause’s Automotive to prepare your luxury car. You can schedule a service appointment with us by calling 972-221-8743!