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Mar 212015
 

Choosing a mechanic, can be a lot like choosing a doctor. You would never choose a doctor on the basis of price alone. A personal recommendation  from friend or relative  is the best possible avenue. The internet is a good source to read other’s experience at a shop. It’s also possible to view the history […]

Mar 142015
 

I had a customer come into our shop with a 2008 automatic with mid sixties on the odometer. The dealer inspected the car and came up with $10,000.00 of necessary repairs. A shocking thought that a quality European car with a mere 67,000 miles would need work amounting to the value of the car. They […]

Mar 142015
 

Service is the key to longevity. As the age of a car on the road these days is 10 years old, it is apparent that cars are lasting longer. Engine and major drive train components are built to last for 250,000 miles or more. Synthetic oils and new technology have lent to longer lasting engines. […]

Mar 072015
 

Routine service used to mean two  or three trips to a service facility per year. During these visits the oil would be changed and the car looked over for needed repairs.However with the advent of synthetic oil, their change interval is between 5,000 and 10,000 miles, depending on service recommendations. I like my cars and […]

Mar 072015
 

It may not look like it outside but Spring is imminent. The snow will be receding and the blacktop revealed. Don’t wait to think about your hibernating car until April when you want it running and available for Caffeine & Carburetors. Charge the battery, pump up the tires and check the fluids. If you didn’t […]

Feb 282015
 

The gold rush is on! With car prices soaring, the impetus to restore and sell is great. The problem is in the haste these cars are finished, they are not sorted out. Often as not, they are not driven after restoration and before auction or private treaty sale. No milage since restoration often is not […]

Feb 282015
 
Engine rebuild

Rebuilding your engines not to be taken lightly. It takes expertise, care and precision. Rebuilding an engine in our shop means putting out a product that is as good as when it left the factory or better, with modern upgrades. To some rebuilding merely means a “target repair,” replacement of piston rings or engine bearings […]

Feb 282015
 

To begin with a bit of soul searching needs to be done. To determine exactly what needs the car is to fulfill. A Maserati Spyder may not be the correct choice for a station car. Next it is best to determine a budget and explore cars within your means. Cars can depreciate  quickly or maintain […]