For many people, buying an imported automobile holds tremendous appeal. After all, they’re known for being fast, sporty, and luxurious. But once your European car leaves the lot, you’ll be in charge of its maintenance and upkeep. Without knowing who to trust for repairs and maintenance, luxury car care brings a sense of dread. How do you find the right mechanic? Can you trust a dealership? If you live in the North Austin area, you are in luck, as you can bring your car to Mario Motorsports for all your repair needs. With experience servicing Lamborghini, Porsche, Maserati, Bentley, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, MINI Cooper, and other exotic vehicles, we proudly stand out among Austin Auto Repair shops with below-dealership prices and a staff that’s thoroughly trained in repairing these luxurious cars. Here are the most common services that our expert mechanics can offer for your car.
A lot of the time, we don’t even think about jumping in the car and turning the heat on to warm up or cranking the AC to cool down. However, we certainly notice when these systems stop working! There are many reasons why either system can stop working, and it’s important to address the problem before it becomes more serious and causes significant damage to your car. The AC system may fail because of a bacteria buildup, a fluid leak, or a mechanical problem. The heating system may stop working if the coolant fluid is low, if the heater core malfunctions, or if the thermostat fails. Our professional mechanics can diagnose the problem and get the system working again.
Another service that we provide is brake repair and maintenance. Typically, the brake pads on a car need to be replaced at around 50,000 miles. However, they may need to be replaced at 25,000 miles, or they may last until over 70,000 miles depending on the type of vehicle you have and your driving habits. High-performance luxury vehicles tend to wear out brake pads more quickly, which means that it’s essential to have them checked if they seem to be less effective. If you notice a vibration while braking, a squeaking or scraping noise, or if the car takes longer to stop, it might be time to get your brakes repaired.
From driving over potholes to wearing down from everyday use, your car’s alignment can get thrown easily. Generally, it’s recommended that you get a wheel alignment service every 2-3 years, but a lot of cars need to have an alignment done well before that time. Hitting uneven road surfaces, changing seasonal tires, and getting into minor accidents are all reasons why you might need to get your wheels’ alignment checked. If your car pulls to the side when you drive, if there’s vibration in the steering wheel, or if the steering wheel never returns to a straight position, it’s time for an alignment check.
Once your car reaches the 60,000-mile point, you may start to encounter problems that typically come with age. One critical part that can start to fail at this point is the timing belt. The timing belt is a crucial part of an engine, and it has the important job of synchronizing the functions of the engine and its components. If the timing belt breaks, it needs to go in for repairs as soon as possible so that it does not destroy the engine and its components.
While some car problems seem to creep up without warning, signs of other problems appear before a complete failure or break, which gives you time to take your car in for a mechanic. If you notice a light illuminated on the dashboard or notice physical signs that something is off, just call us or contact us online. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to figure out what’s wrong with your car so that we can make quick repairs and stop problems in their tracks. Some of the diagnostic procedures that we perform are electrical and engine diagnostics to figure out the causes of problems in those key areas. We also perform diagnostics for certain system malfunctions including SBS, ABS, and ABC.
Along with these services, we also provide maintenance services to make sure your car is in top working order, such as routine oil changes and tune-ups. Oil changes are generally recommended every 3,000-5,000 miles. When you bring a car in for an oil change, we’ll give an expert evaluation on the type of oil you should use to keep your car’s engine running at its peak potential. Along with the oil, we will provide comprehensive inspections at the 30,000-mile mark, at 60,000 miles, and at 90,000 miles. Your car’s exact service date may vary slightly from those odometer readings, but it’s a good general rule of thumb to go by to make sure your car stays in prime working condition.
As foreign car owners and enthusiasts, we know how important it is for you to keep your luxury car looking like new. Therefore, we offer aesthetic repairs inside and out. On the exterior, we will fix wheel dents and scrapes. We will also remove dents from your car’s body. Inside, we can fix up the interior trim to restore the car’s “like new” look. We can also modify your car by installing packages and accessories, so let us know if there’s a custom look that you’re eager to have. With the detail-oriented aesthetic repair services we offer, you’ll soon see why we’re one of the top choices for North Austin European Car Repair shops!
A luxury car is a treasured commodity, and it requires special care and attention. Instead of settling for sub-par service at a dealership, contact Mario Motorsports in North Austin. As one of the area’s leaders in European car repairs, we provide dealership-level knowledge and expertise without charging you expensive dealership fees. And unlike many repair shops, who avoid servicing import cars, we encourage you to bring your Maserati, Bentley, Ferrari, MINI Cooper, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Porsche, or Aston Martin to us when it needs superior care. Don’t let your cars minor issues become major problems – call Mario Motorsports, your Austin European & Exotic car specialist, today!