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Top Gift Ideas for European Auto Enthusiasts

Posted on 02/01/2018

Before we know it, Valentine’s Day will be officially here. That’s why it’s time to start planning your gift ideas for your loved ones. If one of your friends or family is a European auto enthusiast, we have compiled a list of the top gift ideas. We think shopping for your loved one will be that much easier with this helpful list put together by our team at European Automotive Specialist:

 

  1. Driving Gloves: This gift is perfect for any automotive enthusiast, not just European car lovers. These gloves will keep your hands warm during the colder months, but will also protect your steering wheel from dirt and oil that could build up while you drive barehanded.

  2. Smartphone Dash Mount: With one of these mounts, you can keep your eyes on the road, without sacrificing your accessibility to your GPS.

  3. Mercedes AMG F1 Team Softshell Jacket: If you love to look stylish and also are a fan of this German automobile, this gift will be an excellent addition to your closet.

  4. Porsche Designed Soundbar: If you or your loved one can’t drive a Porsche, then this gift is the next best thing. This device genuinely mimics the sounds of driving a Porsche. You can also listen to music, as it has Bluetooth capabilities.

  5. BMW Cruise eBike: If you know someone who just can’t get enough of BMW cars, then this bike is for them. Complete with the traditional logo, along with all the bells and whistles of a high-performance bike, this gift is simply perfect for the BMW lovers out there.

 

You may have remembered about your European automotive enthusiast this Valentine’s Day, but what about your actual European vehicle? You can treat it to a little TLC from the technicians at European Automotive Specialist, as they will perform a bumper-to-bumper inspection, to ensure everything is performing in pristine condition. Schedule an appointment online, or stop by European Automotive Specialists at 4550 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.

How To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on 01/01/2018

Happy New Year from everyone here at European Automotive Specialists in GA. With every New Year that we ring in, there's an excitement in each of us. It's as if we were given a fresh clean slate and we will finally be that better version of ourselves. With all the confidence of starting something new, we've made our resolutions and we are ready to conquer 2018!

This year, we want to offer you a new challenge to consider. In addition to changing your diet, or getting in shape, spending more time with the kids, or saving money, be sure to include taking better care of your car. Your vehicle is an important asset, and it’s wise to protect it with regular maintenance.

Lucky for you, we can help. At European Automotive Specialists, we know that regular maintenance increases your vehicle's longevity. It also saves you money by catching those minor issues before they become major problems. Plus, regular auto service and repair reduce your risk of being stuck by the side of the road with a disabled car.


Think of it this way:  When you resolve to take good care of your vehicle, your vehicle can take good care of you.

So give us a call, schedule an appointment online, or stop by European Automotive Specialists at 4550 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032. Together we will set you up with a roadmap for a regular maintenance program tailored to fit your lifestyle. This New Year, let us help you keep your resolution so you have time focus on being that better version of yourself.

This Year’s Holiday Drive Time Report

Posted on 12/01/2017

Happy Holidays from everyone at European Automotive Specialists. We know the holidays can be frantic with the hustle and bustle of shopping and planning family gatherings. And because we’re in Decatur and part of the greater Atlanta area we know a thing or two about traffic, too.   

According to AAA, this year a record more than 103 million Americans are expected to travel for the year-end winter holidays. To help out, Waze, the community-based traffic and navigation app, used last year’s holiday driving patterns to come up with some drive time recommendations and here they are:

Be careful on December 23rd. Last year, Waze users reported 19.78% more accidents on the 23rd, more than any other holiday travel day. According to Waze, rush hour officially starts at 11:00 AM with folks heading out for the holiday. Then, at 3 pm when the regular day-to-day rush hour begins, the two merge into one great big stop sign and unless you’re driving a bright red sleigh, you do not have the right-of-way.  

Christmas Eve day isn’t much better with roads filling up by noon and traffic continually growing until sometime around dinner - whenever that is.


So, when should you venture out?

 

How about Christmas Day after dinner? According to Waze, December 25th is one the lightest traffic days of the year and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why. Another good travel day this year may be Saturday, December 26th. Waze reports it should be just like any other non-holiday Saturday. So that, too, might be a good time to head home.

 

On the other hand, you could skip all the traffic and invite everyone to your place. Hmm, let’s see, a tree and a meal versus 8-12 hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic. You have to admit it is worth some consideration.  

 

Whatever you do, please be as safe as possible. Follow the rules of the road and remember a little courtesy can go a long way in relieving stress and road rage. However, should things take a turn for the worse, European Automotive Specialists has your back.  

 

In fact, we are offering a December special that you'll love! European Automotive Specialists is offering a Free Diagnostic for the month of December.

Free Diagnostic/Inspection includes the following:

  • Brakes
  • Coolant leak
  • Oil Leaks
  • Suspension

 

This offer DOES NOT include the following:

  • CEL
  • ABS
  • SRS
  • ELECTRICAL diagnostic  

When you come to European Automotive Specialists in Decatur, GA, we do our best to create a positive, stress-free customer service experience for each customer. We strive to always deliver on time, communicate clearly and frequently about the status of your vehicle, and to gain your trust. If you have questions, please contact us by calling 404-341-4978, or schedule an appointment with us online. You’ll be glad you did.

Should You Be Preparing Your Vehicles for Winter?

Posted on 11/09/2017

With our unusually warm temperatures in November, it feels a little odd to be preparing for the cold months, doesn’t it? But November is the perfect time to start winterizing your vehicles because you don’t want to be caught unprepared when temperatures drop overnight.

 

Here are some of the items we check on your vehicle to make certain it is prepared for Winter:

 

Check the brakes.

Our team of auto mechanics will inspect your brakes to make certain you can stop quickly and safely. Brakes are your number one safety system on your vehicle, so it’s important to make sure the brake pads are thick enough, your brake rotors are in great shape, and that your brake sensors are operating properly.

 

Check all filters.

During Fall, the filters in your vehicle can get dirty with the fallen leaves and extra pollen. We will inspect the air filters so you, your passengers, and your engine can all breathe easier.

 

Check the plugs.

Gaskets and rubber plugs can wear out and crack over time. The European Automotive Specialists team will check the plugs in your vehicle to make certain there are no oil or fluid leaks. Not only does checking the plugs help you save money on fuel, but it also helps to protect the environment.

 

Inspect all fluids.

When fluids lose their viscosity or become too dirty, they lose their effectiveness in keeping your engine hydrated. Our team will inspect your vehicle’s fluids to see if they need to be replaced.

 

Check all tires.

We will inspect your tires to make sure they have enough tread to handle the rain, snow, ice, and other hazards. Plus, we’ll switch out your warm weather tires to winter tires so your vehicle can maneuver the winter roads.

 

When you come to European Automotive Specialists in Decatur, GA, we do our best to create a positive, stress-free customer service experience for each customer. We strive to always deliver on time, communicate clearly and frequently about the status of your vehicle, and to gain your trust. If you have questions about preparing your vehicles for Winter, please contact us by calling 404-341-4978, or schedule an appointment with us online. You’ll be glad you did.

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