• As an owner of a European- made vehicle, you’ve probably heard about how expensive it is to repair and properly maintain your vehicle. The truth is maintenance does not have to be pricey, and when your car is properly cared for and maintained, your Euro-made vehicle can run just as well, if not better than most other vehicles. While it’s important to be selective about an auto repair shop, it’s possible to have quality repairs without breaking the bank. We uncover three common myths about European automobile maintenance and repair.

    1. European cars must be repaired at the dealership. One of the most common reasons why people believe that owning a luxury European car is expensive is that they mistakenly believe they will be charged premium rates for services they need. The real truth is, European auto repairs can be performed by any independent auto repair service whose technicians/mechanics are trained to work on your make or vehicle, and sd long as work is done by a qualified auto specialist, the warranty stays intact.
    2. Any mechanic can work on your European car. To ensure the life of your vehicle, it’s important to go to an auto repair shop that is specially qualified in Mercedes, BMW, or British auto repair. A repair shop that employs qualified dealer technicians will pride themselves as specialists are up to date on the latest tools and training.
    3. European vehicles require lots of expensive maintenance. During the first five years of owning your vehicle, even the highest quality rated cars will be in need of repair. But while this may true for luxury and high-performance cars, it is not due their lower quality, but rather the cost of labor and parts- which cost more than those vehicles. Expensive luxury vehicles like the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz G Class, and Jaguar, may each have a five-year estimated repair cost of over $1600.00.European vehicles are a little sturdier in their design and are generally safer in a serious automobile accident. Modern European engines should last in excess of 200,000 miles, provided the engine is well maintained and serviced.