Frequently Asked Questions About German Vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions About German Vehicles

Whether you own a German car or you’re thinking about getting one, you might have a few questions. Don’t worry - you’re not alone. In this article, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about German vehicle maintenance and repair!

Why Do I Have To Pay For Diagnostics?  

Getting a proper diagnosis of what may be wrong with your German car requires extensive knowledge and experience from your technician. Additionally, expensive equipment is also needed to determine exactly what is wrong with your vehicle. Working with a German car specialist means you’ll get the correct diagnosis for your car every time, so it is certainly worth the money to pay for diagnostics. 

Can’t I Get An Oil Change Anywhere? 

Different cars have different oil change needs. German cars will have particular oil filters and need a specific type of oil. Taking your vehicle to a specialist will ensure that you get the correct type of oil and filter to keep your car running smoothly. 

When Should I Get My Automatic Transmission Serviced? 

If you have an automatic German car, your transmission should be serviced every 40,000 miles. This may be more often than you are used to, but getting it taken care of by a reputable repair shop will prevent the possibility of transmission problems. 

Why Are My ABS and Brake Warning Lights On? 

If both lights are on simultaneously, the anti-lock brake system is likely failing. To get the best repair or replacement, you should take the car to a German car specialist who has access to the right parts to fix the ABS. 

Why Is My Check Engine Light On? 

A check engine light could mean several things. Your best bet is to take it immediately to a repair shop so they can run a diagnostics test and identify the issue quickly and safely. 

Can I Replace My Car Battery? 

Yes, your car battery can be replaced - but you should leave the work to a certified repair shop. There are several options for new car batteries, but a German car should be fitted with the proper one for best performance. Check with your repair shop to see what options they offer and what kind of warranties are included. 

Can I Fix My Car Myself? 

Routine maintenance and repairs should always be done by a reputable shop. It’s generally not a good idea to try to fix your German car yourself unless you have extensive experience working on the specific make and model of your vehicle. Complicated computer and electronics systems within the vehicle can prevent access to parts, so you’ll need to take your German car to a certified dealer or repair shop in most cases. 

Contact German AutoSport!

If you have any other questions about your German car or are in need of maintenance and repair in Massachusetts, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Give us a call at (978) 388-1288 or contact us here for more information!