A Smooth-Running European Car or Hot New Pumps… Hard Choice?

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chosing between a beautiful new pair of shoes or getting you oil changed shouldnt be a hard decision
Steven Beckley, Beckley Automotive and Beckley Imports

Steve Beckley

My friend Barbara loves her (new to her) BMW. I asked her about keeping it serviced.

“I always remember my Dad’s advice,” she said, “Change your oil!”

I asked how she managed that.

“I usually look for whoever has a coupon. Every dollar I save on car repair I can spend on shoes.”

I thought about that and decided I can appreciate it, I really do. But there might be a different way to think about it.

Getting your oil changed is the one opportunity for someone to look under your hood and under your car to see if anything is going to be a problem and prevent you from driving safely wherever you want to go.

chosing between a beautiful new pair of shoes or getting you oil changed shouldnt be a hard decision

Doesn’t it make sense to have it looked at by an expert, someone who’s 100% familiar with your car? That way, when they inspect your brakes and tires and steering, they know exactly what to look for and what’s important. And, if they see something that needs attention, they can tell you clearly how soon you need to act and what your options are for fixing it. You’re not going to get this benefit at an ordinary oil change place, and new car dealers can’t give you the repair options we offer.

Plus it’s not expensive. Here at Beckley Imports, a conventional oil change starts at $40 and a full synthetic starts at $60 with European quality oil, not the budget oil many places use. And we reset your service lights, which ordinary shops can’t do.

It’s a VERY good deal that leaves PLENTY of money for … shoes.

Prices include up to 5 qts. of the oil specified by the manufacturer of your car.  Some high performance models extra.  Please call for an exact quote on your make and model.


Beckley Imports – Servicing European Import Cars Since 1977

Because Beckley Imports has solely focused our services on European Imports, we have the certified technicians, facilities and the right equipment to properly work on your European import car.

For more information or to schedule a service on your Mercedes, please call 515.243.8185, or go to the “Schedule Service” page on this website to make an appointment TODAY!

 

Sale of Saab Auto Could Save the Company-And the Planet

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has made arrangements to purchase the bankrupt Saab Automobile and convert it into a top manufacturer of electric cars.

Saab filed for bankruptcy in December 2011 after halting production last March.  The Chinese-Japanese investment group consisting of Hong Kong-based National Modern Energy Holdings Ltd. and Japanese investment firm Sun Investment hopes to turn Saab productivity into profitability in Sweden and Norway, where electric cars have become more popular.

Bloomberg.com talks in more detail about the purchase and hopeful future for Saab.

Diesel Car’s “Best 4X4” Goes to Land Rover For Second Year

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The Land Rover Discovery 4 is STILL the ‘Best 4X4’ for the second year in a row, according to Diesel Car Magazine.

With all-around capabilities, the fourth generation Discovery delivers the tools and comfort to drive “absolutely everywhere”, according to Diesel Car Editor Iain Robertson.  It was first launched in 2009 and has garnered much praise and adulation ever since, boasting on LandRover.com that it “delivers a winning package of impressive on-road dynamics, superb all-wheel drive capability and sophisticated, contemporary design” which makes it exactly what Land Rover is all about.

 

Porsche Owners Come in All Shapes and Sizes

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When you hear the phrase “Porsche owner” your mind conjures a specific type of person: Most likely clean-cut, well-dressed, probably middle-aged and very distinguished.  James Bond in real life.  We try not to feed into the stereotypes, but like it or not, we’re all guilty of it from time to time.

So let us introduce you to Magnus Walker.  A bona fide car enthusiast with a specific passion for the Porsche 911.  He’s a clothing entrepreneur who spends his free time rebuilding old Porsche models to give them a new life.

AutoBlog.com shared his story with a great short film that we think you should check out.


Beckley Imports – Servicing European Import Cars Since 1977

Because Beckley Imports has solely focused our services on European Imports, we have the certified technicians, facilities and the right equipment to properly work on your European import car.

For more information or to schedule a service on your Mercedes, please call 515.243.8185, or go to the “Schedule Service” page on this website to make an appointment TODAY!

New MINI USA Pricing and Updates for 2013

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The popularity of the MINI has risen exponentially in the U.S. over the last few years, and we’re not surprised!  With a cute, compact body, a wide wheel-base for stability, remarkable passenger room and gas economy in such a small car, what’s not to love?

MINI USA just released the Pricing and Updates for their 2013 line-up, including some great features that were previously an option now coming standard.

For feature highlights and 2012-2013 pricing comparisons, check out this article at MotoringFile.com.


Beckley Imports – Servicing European Import Cars Since 1977

Because Beckley Imports has solely focused our services on European Imports, we have the certified technicians, facilities and the right equipment to properly work on your European import car.

For more information or to schedule a service on your Mercedes, please call 515.243.8185, or go to the “Schedule Service” page on this website to make an appointment TODAY!

 

New Polestar Volvo S60 Appeals to Performance Drivers

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According to an article at SwedeSpeed.com, Volvo Cars Official Motorsport and Performance partner Polestar have unveiled a concept car designed specifically for the performance-minded driver.

This concept car is described as being Polestar’s “interpretation” of the Volvo S60.  It was developed with a mind to combining comfort for the driver with high-end power and handling ability.  Changes were made to the chassis, the drive system and suspension, making this vehicle excellent for both long-distance traveling and high-performance driving.

As always, you don’t need to look any further than Beckley Imports for exceptional service for your Volvo or other European import.

2012 Audi Models Named to KBB.com’s Best!

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2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet and 2012 Audi TT Roadster Named to KBB.com’s Best Road Trip Convertibles

The 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet and the 2012 Audi TT Roadster today were named to the 10 Best Road Trip Convertibles of 2012 by Kelley Blue Book’s www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information. Kbb.com editors chose the 2012 A5 Cabriolet for its combination of style, refinement and performance, while the Audi TT Roadster was chosen for its well-appointed sportiness and superb handling.

2012 Audi A5
Few convertibles meld style, refinement and performance into one package as beautifully as the Audi A5 Cabriolet, said kbb.com editors. As the only car in its class to offer quattro® all-wheel drive, the A5 Cabriolet is a progressive take on top-down driving. The award-winning 2.0 TFSI engine provides 211 hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque and combines Audi valvelift system, variable valve timing and TFSI® direct injection. Derived from the A5 Coupe, the A5 Cabriolet’s evocative shape demands attention with an Aluminum Optic trimmed windshield frame and elegant 18″ wheels. The Audi acoustic soft top offers significant wind and road noise reduction and retracts in 15 seconds – the fastest in its segment. With rear folding seats, twelve-way power adjustable front seats and an overall open design, the A5 Cabriolet offers plenty of room for four adults.

Audi European Car A5 and TT RoadsterAudi European Car A5 and TT Roadster2012 Audi TT Roadster
The unmistakable profile of the Audi TT Roadster is complemented by the unique rear diffuser with dual exhaust. The combination adds an aggressive and exclusive look to the vehicle. Constructed of lightweight aluminum and steel, the power folding acoustic soft top can be opened or closed with the touch of a button. Closing the folding soft top takes only twelve seconds and can be closed at speeds under 31 MPH for added convenience. The TT Roadster not only offers standout styling and performance, it also delivers 23 MPG city and 31 MPG highway fuel economy. The 2.0T engine employs a variation of FSI called TFSI®. TFSI-equipped engines take advantage of significantly higher compression ratios and cylinder pressure, thus fully atomizing fuel and optimizing boost response.

For more information on the 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet or the 2012 Audi TT Roadster, please visit http://models.audiusa.com/.

ABOUT KELLEY BLUE BOOK (www.kbb.com)
Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the industry. Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website www.kbb.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week. The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies as well as governmental agencies. Kbb.com provides consumer pricing and information on minivans, pickup trucks, sedan, hybrids, electric cars, and SUVs. Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com ranked highest in its category for brand equity and was named Online Auto Shopping Brand of the Year by the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study. Kelley Blue Book Co. Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AutoTrader.com. For more information and news from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, visit www.kbb.com/media/, follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kelleybluebook (or @kelleybluebook), or like their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kbb.

ABOUT AUDI
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2011, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Through 2016, AUDI AG will invest about $17 billion on new products and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues
Original release republished from Audi USA News