Audi 2014 Model Year Vehicles

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Audi, beckley imports, des moines iowaIf you’re planning ahead and think it’s time to get a new Audi, here’s a complete list of Audi will release in 2014. If you are looking for some of what is new for Audi, you might look at the RS 7, SQ5, or the TDI (clean diesel line).

Apart from some additions to the Audi family, there have been updates to many current lines. If you’re thinking about updating your Audi, 2014 offers some great opportunities for you or your family. We would be happy to keep whatever line you choose running well and looking great!

Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche Service Specials in Des Moines, Iowa

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Beckley Imports has been providing Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche Service in Des Moines, Iowa for over 35 years.

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Get the Benefits of a European car service specialist. At Beckley Imports you receive sensibly priced service solutions and repair options you won’t find at ordinary auto repair shops or car dealerships.

Call us or click the schedule service button to the right for your European car service questions.

Beckley Imports – 901 8th Street, Downtown Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Phone: 515-243-8185

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Mercedes-Benz Car-to-Car Communication

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Mercedes-Benz has announced a car-to-car communication technology called ‘The Car-to-X’. They will be the first to automobile manufacture to offer this type of technology. The “Car-to-X” will help drivers, as it is able to communicate with other automobiles, and traffic infrastructures. This will give drivers the ability to see potential hazards before they encounter it. Mercedes-Benz owners will have more time to react in traffic, illuminate blind spots, see around corners, and communicate in real-time with their automobile.

Mercedes-Benz hope to release the technology later this year as part of their “Drive Kit Plus” package that does require drivers to have a smartphone and a Digital DriveStyle application. There is no word on what specific models will feature the Car-to-X. You can read more information about this exciting technology from Mercedes-Benz.

Father’s Day Is Sunday

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Father’s Day is this Sunday. They do a lot for us, why not do something they will really appreciate? If your dad drives an Audi, BMW, Landrover, Mercedes, Mini Cooper, Porsche, SAAB, Volkswagen or Volvo, bring it to Beckley Imports! We can service it, so dad can enjoy his weekend and special day.

father's day, european car service, bmw service, european imports, Beckley ImportsSome of what we can take care of for your dad this Father’s Day:

  • air conditioning
  • battery and starter systems
  • engine
  • detailing & dent removal
  • brake and electrical systems
  • oil change and service
  • car tire & wheel alignment

If your dad has had any of the things listed above on his summer list, give him the Father’s Day gift of time and the opportunity to make other plans this summer. Let him know you care.

Contact Beckley Imports today and we can help you schedule an appointment for Dad. Just ask him for the keys, we’ll take care of the rest.

 

 

The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover

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Attention, Des Moines Land Rover owners! Are you looking to drop some weight this year?  We have some  great news for you!

The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover is the first all-aluminum SUV. And, because of this, it is 700 lbs. lighter.  Changes in the auto industry have become more focused around increasing fuel economy. The government has placed regulations on the weight of vehicles on the road and has pushed to make all vehicles more fuel-efficient, and Land Rover has answered that challenge.

The size of the 2013 Range Rover has not changed, which has raised consumer curiosity. The 5.0-liter V8 or eight-speed automatic transmission will offer an EPA-rated 14 mpg. It also offers rear-passenger leg room of an additional 4.7 inches.

Before you purchase your new 2013 Land Rover Range Rover, have the team at Beckley Imports take a look. They can do a pre-purchase inspection. Let the European import professionals save you time and money before you buy. We can’t wait to see your Range Rover.

The Technology of ‘mbrace’ and Mercedes-Benz

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If you are interested in technology, then mbrace will be a friend to you, just like your smartphone. Motor Trend wrote a great blog about this fascinating technology last year and you can view the specifics of mbrace here. The car’s human-machine-interface COMAND allows you to log into a secure website and do almost everything you may need. From the website, you can lock or unlock your doors, program routes for commuting, enter places you visit often, including your home. Your car can even help you diagnose car problems.

Most Mercedes have the mbrace hardware as a standard or optional feature. If your Mercedes has a digital telematics box, you can enjoy the mbrace. The service is roughly $520/year for full concierge service or a basic package for $280/year.

Make sure to check with the team at Beckley Imports if you have any questions about this technology. They can help you determine if you are ready to sign up for mbrace, or if there are additional upgrades needed. Let technology make your life easier. With these tools from Mercedes-Benz, communicating with your car can be easy.

Be sure to schedule your European Import service appointment today!

Keeping Up With Import Innovation

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The last few years in the European Auto world has show huge improvements in fuel-efficiency and environmental friendliness.  Beckley Imports prides itself on keeping up with import innovation so you can benefit from everything new and exciting coming out of Europe.

Some exciting things are happening with European Import innovations, according to Popular Science Magazine’s 25th Annual Best of What’s New issue:

  • With stricter emissions laws start going into effect, BMW has led the way with downsizing engines while still keeping the power and performance they are known for.  Their new 328i boasts a four-cylinder engine that still produces 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque.  This smaller engine doesn’t skimp on fuel efficiency, either, offering a stunning 34 mpg on the highway.
  • Mercedes-Benz has developed a new, more efficient version of the windshield wiper.  Magic Vision Control, available on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster, prevents ice-and-snow buildup in cold weather with electric heating elements, reduces the flow of wiper fluid, and sprays only during downward wiper strokes to keep you dry when the top is down.
  • In 2012, Porsche introduced their Cayenne Diesel to the U.S.  While it is comparable to hybrids when it comes to in-town fuel efficiency, it blows the competition away when it comes to longer highway trips.  The 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine holds an impressive 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.  According to the Popular Science test-drive, the Porsche Cayenne Diesel showed off with 33 mpg on the highway and an impressive 800 miles on a single tank of fuel.

Beckley Imports works hard to stay up-to-date on current and emerging technologies so that YOU can enjoy the benefits of European import innovation here in central Iowa.  We hold our technicians to rigorous standards, ensuring ongoing education so Beckley Imports can provide you with the BEST European auto care year after year.

Environmentally Focused

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Beckley Imports takes great pride in maintaining an environmentally focused business, which they have done for the past 10 years.

Here, Steve Beckley talks about the steps taken by Beckley Imports to stay “green” in the import repair business.

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Committed Experience From Beckley Imports

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Beckley Imports has been providing Des Moines European Car Repair for over 30 years. You know that at Beckley’s Imports you can count on committed experience from every technician and employee!

Here, Steve Beckley speaks about his team, the concept of committed experience, and the trust he has in the knowledge and expertise of every one of his employees.

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Winter Isn’t Over Yet!

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BattJump_smThe days are getting longer and recent precipitation has been more rain than snow, causing most of us to get caught up in “Spring Fever.” But don’t get ahead of yourself – it is still winter and there’s still a good chance of snow, ice and frigid temperatures.

Is there a service you were putting off, thinking it would be spring soon enough and that repair or tune-up wouldn’t matter? Think again! Here are some services for your European Import you shouldn’t wait on:

  • Heating System: Does it take a while for your blower to warm up most days?  Are you to your destination before your car stops blowing freezing air?  Your European Import’s Climate Control system is one of the most complex systems on your car – but our technicians have the training and experience to save you frustration and money.
  • Brake and Anti-lock Systems:  With the quickly changing temperatures causing melting and re-freeze, this time of year is not the time to skimp on your brakes!  All of the brake pads, brake discs and hydraulic components we install meet or exceed NEW car specifications.  And, since Bosch was the originator of Anti-lock technology for today’s cars, our status as an Authorized Bosch Service Center means we have the training, tools and experience to keep this feature in tip-top shape!
  • Battery and Starter Systems:  These cold Iowa winters certainly put a strain on your Import’s battery, as do all of the other demands placed on your battery, such as sound systems, heated seats and high-powered headlights.  You don’t want to get caught with a dead battery, a short circuit or an underperforming alternator when the snow sets in or those wind chills drop below zero!  We use genuine Bosch starters and alternators on all European makes, and we include a two year parts and labor warranty to boot!

Iowa winters can last forever, as anyone who has been through an April blizzard can tell you.  Don’t take a chance on having serious issues with any of the systems in your European import car by waiting until spring.  Give Beckley Imports a call today to schedule your service appointment!