Thursday, September 25, 2008

LIttleton's Best Volkswagen Repair

There are a few big Volkswagen dealers in Littleton that offer Volkswagen repair and service but charge way too much! There are also many repair shops that will fix volkswagen vehicles but the problem is which one is best.

I strongly recommend using Autoworks Colorado as your Littleton Volkswagen repair shop because they are very trust worthy and only fix what your VW needs to get it out on the road again. I have had several great experiences with my volkswagens and Autoworks Colorado. I was told by another auto repair shop in Littleton that I needed to get 3,000 worth of repairs. I took my vw to Autoworks and he called me and said it was only a fuel pump and new spark plugs! I was so relieved and have been taking my car there ever since, even for oil changes!

Autoworks Colorado services Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and of course Volkswagens in Littleton. They are experts at repairing German cars and have been doing so in Littleton for over 25 years! The owner is in the back working on cars too so its not like the cars that come in are not important to them. They treat their clients really well and I cant believe how clean the shop is!

Check out Autoworks Colorado in Littleton off of E-470 and Ken Carl on 8110 Shaffer Pkwy

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Audi Information

Audi is a German automobile company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. Originally seen as a conservative car maker, Audi began to change its image with the introduction of their “Quattro” four-wheel drive performance technology. With the intro of the Quattro they found great success in Rally Racing and became known as innovators in car technology. Since then, Audi has gone on to produce the successful A4 and A6 that are renowned for their luxury, make, and performance rivaling that of Mercedes Benz and BMW.

In Oct 2006 Audi announced that it had sold 684,700 vehicles worldwide in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 8.4 percent compared with the same period of the previous year and the best nine months in the company's history.

Two vehicles join the Audi lineup for 2008: the all-new luxury sports coupe, the A5, and the all-new sports car, the R8. Audi’s high performance super sports sedan, the 420-horsepower RS4, is offered in a new convertible version. The redesigned TT is available now as a coupe, and dimensions are slightly larger than the last generation.

Friday, September 19, 2008

German Vehicles: BMW vs. Mercedes Benz

By Matthew Keegan

German cars have long been recognized as some of the best engineered and most luxurious cars in the world. Two manufacturers, BMW and Mercedes, rule the roost with offerings from Audi, Porsche, and even Volkswagen getting some attention. Let’s take a look at some current offerings from these Bavarian giants and see how they are impacting the auto industry.
BMW – Give BMW credit for moving outside of the box by building a plant in South Carolina. Opened in 1994, the Spartanburg, SC plant has produced the Z3 – now Z4 – roadster as well as the X5 SAV. Seeking to become more of a world player, BMW has also purchased controlling interest in other automakers including Rolls-Royce and Rover during the 1990s. Later, BMW sold off the Rover and MG portions of Rover, but has kept the Mini brand.

BMW vehicles are well represented in the US. Coupes, sedans, convertibles, roadsters, and SUVs make up the American fleet with new cars at various stages of development being prepared for release.

Mercedes Benz – As part of the Daimler Chrysler fold, Mercedes Benz has been producing high quality automobiles for over a century. In 1998, seeking to expand its reach, Daimler Chrysler [DCX] bought out the Chrysler Corporation. Names such as Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Jeep, and Mopar became part of the DCX fold, although Plymouth was discontinued a few years later.
The Mercedes Benz name is synonymous with luxury vehicles and in the US the company is well represented by a host of sedans, coupes, convertibles, tall wagons, SUVs, roadsters, and other fine vehicles.

Owners of BMWs and Mercedes Benz do have some things in common: vehicle maintenance. As high end vehicles, the automakers are noted for equipping their cars with only the finest OEM parts. Well represented manufacturers used by both companies include: Bosch, Hella, Mahle, Textar, Brembo, Bilstein, Febi, SKF, and others. Most are German born and bred and are recognized the world over for producing the highest quality parts for auto manufacturers.
Replacement auto parts purchased through dealer parts departments are priced at a premium. When you take into consideration any tariffs, import fees, and third party mark ups, consumers can expect to pay a mint for each part. The growing internet wholesale market has been changing the paradigm lately as companies such as Car Parts Stuff are selling direct to consumers. The better online wholesalers have lowered costs significantly as overhead is low and they buy direct from leading manufacturers. This translates into real savings for you, the consumer.

When purchasing any parts for your luxury car, always determine that the parts you order meet or exceed OEM specifications. There are a lot of counterfeit parts on the market; shop wisely and you will get premium parts at low prices.

Germany's Luxury Car- The Porsche

By Janette Vince

When people think luxury, they think of the Porsche. With its cars' high price tags, powerful engines, and smooth, sleek lines, there's no question that Porsche is one of the most prestigious automakers in the world.

The genius behind the company was a man named Ferdinand Porsche. Born in what is now the Czech Republic in 1875, he demonstrated astonishing mechanical aptitude at a young age. He was the third of five children. His father, a plumber, expected Ferdinand to take over the family business-but Ferdinand had other dreams. At eighteen, after completing an apprenticeship with his father, he took a job in Vienna with the firm Bela Egger & Co.

At the company, Ferdinand demonstrated impressive skill for his age. He built an electric wheel-hub motor, and was soon attracted across the street to rival Jakob Lohner & Co. This company was actively developing electric cars, and Ferdinand felt his skills could be better used there. And they were-three years after joining the company, Porsche had built an entire electric car.
This historic car, the Lohner-Porsche, was innovative in several ways. The two wheel-hub motors on the front wheels had an output of 2.5 horsepower, generated an astonishing 120-rpm, and were completely silent. The battery could travel 50 kilometers between recharges. The car could travel up to 50 kilometers per hour.

But this was only the beginning. Porsche began experimenting with internal-combustion motors, and his next car, the System Mixt, had internal-combustion wheel hub motors. Porsche went on to win several speed records and widespread acclaim-his name was now well-known not just in engineering circles, but also to the general public. In 1905, he won the coveted Poetting Prize as Austria's most outstanding engineer.

In 1906, Austro-Daimler offered to make Porsche its chief designer. Porsche accepted the job, and in 1910 he designed an 85-horsepower car for the Prince Henry Trial, an international competition named in honor of Prince Henry of Prussia. Porsche's designs won the top three places at the trial.

With the start of World War I, Austro-Daimler began to focus on producing war materials such as trucks, airplane engines, and mechanized weapons. Porsche saw his star rise further in these years; in 1916, he became Austro-Daimler's managing director. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Vienna Technical University. This honor was very meaningful to him. Ever afterwards, he was known as Professor or Doctor Porsche, and incorporated the honor into his company's name.

Dr. Porsche had competed in rallies and speed competitions since he became interested in building cars. He believed that by building racecars, he could improve the performance of all his vehicles. As a result, he developed an interest in building small, light, high-performance cars.
Unfortunately, he and Austro-Daimler did not see eye to eye. The company's board did not agree with the direction Porsche wanted to take, and eventually Porsche left. He went on to a position at Steyr, but the Great Depression made car-making an unprofitable business. The company collapsed, and Dr. Porsche was unemployed.

So he moved to Stuttgart, a town with a strong connection to the automotive industry and the location of several prominent car companies, and started a consulting business. His team consisted of people he had worked with before, and a few family members-including his son, Ferry.

The company's aim was to help other companies design better cars-not to design them itself. So in the beginning, none of the cars the company designed had the Porsche name. That changed when the government, now under Nazi control, came to Porsche with a project: design a car "for the people"-a Volkswagen.

Porsche as a company has always been closely tied to Volkswagen; many of the components of the early Porsche cars came from the Volkswagen Beetle. Porsche's Volkswagens were popular, affordable cars that survived after the collapse of the Third Reich. Porsche and his son, and later his grandson, went on to design such ground-breaking cars as the 911, the Boxster, the Spyder, the Roadster, the Carrera, and many others.

Porsche survived the Great Depression, the Third Reich, and dramatic corporate restructuring to keep its place at the forefront of the automotive industry. No matter the country, everyone knows that Porsche cars stand for luxury, power, and performance.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Englewood Volkswagen Repair

If you have an Englewood Volkswagen and you need it serviced, there's only one place to go! No matter what the problem, big or small, Autoworks Colorado can fix any type of Volkswagen. They specialize in auto repair on German vehicles and give the best service in the entire Denver Metro.
Why would you waste your time going to Emich Volkswagen or Osborn Automotive? They charge way too much for a service you could get done for nearly half the cost! Not only will you be saving money going to Autoworks Colorado, you will get the best customer service in the automotive repair industry.
They are located off of E-470 and Ken Carl in Littleton, Colorado and have a very clean shop. They have been fixing Volkswagen's for over 20 years so if your looking for an Englewood vw mechanic with lots of experience you need to check out Autoworks Colorado.
I am so happy that I found this repair shop a few years back, totally changed my view of auto mechanics. I will NEVER go to a Dealership again to get my vw fixed.
If you live in Englewood and drive a volkswagen, it is seriously worth checking them out. Trust me it is worth the short drive from Englewood to Littleton to get your car worked on by these guys.
They got a new website: www.autorepairindenver.com I believe and their number is (303) 932-9990

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Auto Repair Littleton

Littleton is not the biggest community but when it comes to fixing your audi, mercedes, bmw, porsche, or volkswagen there are many places you can find who would like to take a shot at fixing your car. There are many dealerships that claim to have a great service center or auto repair center but the truth is the mechanics have no reason to care about your car. Your car becoms just another engine on the list for the day. I have found that your vehicle gets more care and attention if you take it to a smaller auto repair shop where the success of them fixing your car is important to get more business or referrals.

The hard part now is finding that trusted Littleton auto repair shop, right? Well I happen to have had some success with Autoworks Colorado in Littleton. It took me a few repair shops to find the best one, hopefully it won't take you as long. Autoworks Colorado in Littleton is a very professional auto repair shop and provided great service! They have got to have the cleanest shop in all of Denver and won't ever charge you for something that doens't need to be fixed.

What I like about Autoworks is the owner Mark Zallmanek is in the back working on all the cars too! He depends on getting referrals and every car that he gets into the shop matters to his paycheck. He runs a clean business and I would recommend Autoworks to anyone in the area!

I believe they specialize in Audi, BMW, mercedes, porsche, and volkswagen repairs.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Englewood Auto Repair

Englewood auto repair has many shops trying to compete for your business. Not many can provide the service the Autoworks Colorado can. They have the cleanest shop of all the Denver auto repair shops and have very experienced mechanics. They service all Littleton bmw service needs, all Littleton mercedes services, all Littleton Audi services, all Littleton Porsche services as well as Littleton volkswagens.

Autoworks Colorado specializes in all German auto repairs in Denver. They have been fixing German imports in Denver for over 25 years. They are located in Littleton just south of Englewood. I was very happy with the services Autoworks Colorado provided me and I would recommend them for any Englewood auto repair needs or Denver auto repair needs for any german import vehicle.

Check out there website at: www.autorepairindenver.com

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