July, 2015 Archives - Import Car
Preventive Maintenance Profits: Preferred Automotive, Jenkintown, PA

With the summer months heating up and cross-country road trips beginning, many people want to make sure their vehicles are prepped for the long haul. For the first-ever July edition of Maintenance Chronicles, we will focus on Preferred Automotive Specialists, a six-bay shop located in Jenkintown, PA.

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Summer Vacation Insurance: Catch a System Failure Before it Interrupts Your Customers’ Travel Plans

With many customers scheduling summer vacation road trips, it is important to check vehicles’ belts and hoses before they get on the road.

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Capitalizing On Advances In Today’s Motor Oil

Motor oil is lasting longer and vehicle automakers are allowing more time between oil changes. It is important for shop owners to keep up with these trends.

Can You Service Modern Batteries?

The construction of batteries has changed significantly from olden days. Battery issues are now even more difficult to diagnose. Here is what is different.

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Replace Valve Stems at the First Signs of Corrosion

Be sure to replace any valve stems that appear to be corroded or severe tire damage can occur.

Detergents for Modern Vehicles

The method in which modern vehicles consume fuel has changed greatly in the past 20 years. Here is how you can use detergents to keep your fuel system clean.

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Customer Loyalty to Vehicle Brands Spells Ongoing Maintenance Opportunities

Vehicle owners’ allegiance to brands should give us all something to cheer about. This is especially true for those who service import vehicles.

The Element of Trust And Its Impact on a Repair Scenario

Trust: It’s an important word when it comes to solving automotive repair problems, and the only way to build that trust is through clear communication.

Import Insights: Mercedes-Benz (July 2015)

The All-New 2016 Smart ForTwo The new 2016 Smart ForTwo made its U.S. debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show and will arrive in dealerships in September. “The new Smart ForTwo adopts the proven [Smart] concept while offering more of just about everything — more space, more color, more equipment,” said Smart CEO Annette Winkler. One

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe