Maintenance Schedules for Your PorscheFebruary 17th 2017

Porsche service is done a little differently from other brands of cars. Porsche recognizes that their cars may not be daily drivers so the maintenance schedule is divided for those who drive less than 9,000 miles per year and those who drive more than that. This is why it’s so important to use a company like Perfection Auto Works who are experts in performing Porsche repair.

Even if you drive your Porsche less than 9k miles in a year, you should still have an annual service done on your vehicle to make sure there are no larger problems that need to be repaired. Read More »

VW Regular Maintenance ServiceFebruary 14th 2017

It is important to stay on top of the maintenance for your Volkswagen. VW has some special needs when it comes to service which is why it’s important to use a specialty shop like Perfection Auto Works. Your VW dashboard computer will notify you of when it’s time to have the maintenance service done.

VW 10k Mile Service

AdBlue Fluid: Check fluid level and add additional fluid if needed
Airbag system: Perform visual inspection (This should also happen every 1 year regardless of mileage)
Change the oil and replace the oil filter
Check cleaning functionality of the rear window (if applicable)
Reset the service computer interval display
Rotate tires, front to rear
Check the thickness and brake discs and the condition of the brake pads on the front and rear brakes
Check for damage and function on windshield washers, headlight cleaning system, and wiper blades. Check fluid level and add if necessary

Perfection Auto Works has an online appointment form to schedule your maintenance. We also can schedule your VW repair by telephone – 520-323-8650.

 

Mercedes Benz Schedule A ServiceFebruary 6th 2017

About Service A

Mercedes Benz has grouped the types of maintenance your car needs into two service groups. They are referred to as Service A and Service B. Each service is the chance to catch any repairs for your Mercedes before the issue becomes serious. Service A is the more basic service and B is more extensive. The computer in your Mercedes dashboard will remind you of Service A at 10,000 miles and every subsequent 20,000 mile interval.

Service A Includes

Change engine oil and filter
Check the warning and indicator lamps and horn for functionality
Check the windshield/headlamp wiper and washer systems for functionality and fluid levels
Ensure that seat belts are functioning correctly
Inspect tires and check tire pressure (including the spare tire)
Inspect brake pad thickness and disc condition
Check and correct all fluid levels
Reset your vehicle’s Flexible Service System (FSS) counter

Cabin filters

In all SLK, CLK, C-Class, and E-Class models, the interior cabin dust filter should be replaced.

BMW Inspection IJanuary 26th 2017

BMW Service Inspections

BMW has set regular service intervals for their vehicles. The range from a basic oil, lube and filter check to what they refer to as Inspection I and Inspection II. In this page we will talk about what is involved with the BMW Inspection I service.

Your car’s dashboard computer will notify you when it’s time for service. This is what an Inspection I covers and points out the areas where maintenance or repair are needed for your BMW.

Undercarriage

Change engine oil and Oil Filter, check engine at is at normal operation temperature.
Check transmission for leaks.
Check rear axle for leaks.
Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks.
Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
Check power steering system for leaks.
Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
Examine brake disc surfaces.
Clean brake pad contact points in calipers.
Grease wheel center hubs.
Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage, and joint disc.
Check front control arm bushing for wear.
Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.
Check for free movement of the parking brake cables. Adjust parking brake if necessary.
Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary.
Check condition of tires (outer surfaces (left/right)), tread wear and pattern; In case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if required.

Engine Compartment

Read out diagnostic system with BMW scanners.
Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
Check air conditioner for operation.
Reset Service Indicator.

Body/Electrical Equipment

Check battery electrolyte level and add distilled water if required.
Perform batter load test.
Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, foglights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
Check wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
Check condition and function of safety belts.
Oil hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
Grease hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
Check central locking/double lock.
Replace microfilter or Acc. Cabin Filter.
Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
Check rear view mirrors
Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

Final Inspection

Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission

It’s almost HalloweenOctober 29th 2016

With Halloween and all of the other holidays approaching, don’t forget to schedule your car maintenance appointment.

There will be many scary pumpkins this season. We don’t want this one to be yours! Read More »

Autumn Car Repair in TucsonSeptember 12th 2016

The staff here at Perfection Auto Works celebrates the cooler temperatures we’re about to experience as autumn arrives in Tucson. The change in weather gives a minute to focus on how car repair differs from our typical hot summer. Read More »

Mercedes Car Care TipsJuly 5th 2016

Perfection Auto Works is the first place you want to go for all of your Mercedes repairs, but did you know we also can give advice on other ways to care for your car? Read More »

BMW 3 Series Common Repair IssuesJune 9th 2016

BMW repair is one of our specialties at Perfection Auto Works.  We see a lot of BMW’s so it is almost second nature when it comes to diagnosing the problems that can crop up with the various models.  Today we will focus on the BMW 3 Series. Read More »

Mercedes Timing Chain Repair and ReplacementMay 19th 2016

Mercedes Benz has been using timing chains in their engines since the 1950’s.  The purpose of the timing chain is to synchronize the camshaft and crankshaft rotation so that the engine’s valves open and close at the correct time.  This is how your engine manages the combustion and exhaust process.  Without it, your engine will not run.

Mercedes has chosen to use timing chains instead of timing belts because they are more durable than the rubber alternative. But like all moving parts, they eventually wear out and need replacement. Read More »

Leaking Porsche Rear Main SealMay 4th 2016

At Perfection Auto Works, Porsche is one of our favorite makes of car.  Mike got his start repairing Porsches so they will always have a sweet spot at the shop.  If you are a fan of the newer models starting around the era of the Boxster, you probably have heard about oil leaks coming from the engine’s rear main seal.  While it’s true that leaks can be common, they don’t have to be expensive if you service your seals on a regular basis.  On the flip side, neglecting the seal until it leaks can be expensive because it’s so deep inside of the engine bay. Read More »