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South Florida’s professional car care, repairs and service experts.

Autumn Driving Hazards

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Changing seasons mean new risks on the road, no matter where you live.

Here are four seasonally specific driving hazards to watch out for this October and November.

Tire Pressure

Daytime temperatures might still be leaving you in short sleeves, but fall nights bring ever cooler temperatures. The fluctuation between day- and nighttime temperatures can affect the air pressure levels in your vehicle’s tires.

The temperature-induced expanding and contracting happening to the air inside your tires can lead to lesser tire pressure. This puts you at a higher risk of getting a flat tire—or of accidentally popping one with a curb check too hard.

Keep a vigilant eye on your tires and make sure they stay aired up all season long.

Wind Gusts

In many states, the transitional seasons (spring and fall) are known for bringing a lot of wind. But those strong gusts won’t just be blowing around falling leaves or tumbleweeds, depending on where you live.

Particularly windy days might bring unsafe driving conditions. For desert dwellers, that could mean dust storms; elsewhere, high winds could affect your ability to drive a straight line and stay out of other cars’ paths.

No matter where you’re driving into them, high winds also add drag to your car. This makes the vehicle work harder to maintain speed—and sinks your gas mileage.

Whether it’s visibility, control, or cash that’s at stake, be sure to check the weather and know when the winds might affect your commute. Consider taking the bus instead if that’s an option for you on really windy days.

More Moisture

Another effect of changing weather patterns in autumn is increased moisture. This might mean morning and evening fog, frost on the roads, or rain showers.

Mornings are particularly hazardous, as sleepy drivers head out into patch or thick fog, or the possibility of frost on the roads. Fog affects visibility, which could increase your chances of getting into a car accident, while frosty roads are a skid or slip hazard.

Exercise caution by giving yourself extra room to react, keeping your speed low, and maintaining a watchful eye on the road around you. The same goes for days when rain drizzles or showers make the roads slick.

Increased Traffic

Weather woes aren’t the only possible autumnal hazards on the roads. Increased traffic brings new dangers, as well.

With more people choosing to drive to work in poor weather, an influx of students on the roads in college towns, families home from their summer vacations, and snowbirds coming to town in the warmer climes, traffic is bound to be heavier than it was all summer.

Although the tourists and their lack of local road knowledge have left the road, the increase in locals and pseudo-locals can lead to longer and slower commutes, as well as more accidents in general. Pay attention to the drivers around you and give yourself space to react when others are driving dangerously or are not paying attention.

Being careful is the name of the game this fall. Enjoy the changing weather, but be sure to drive safely!

Sprinter Work Van Repair Center

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Expert Service for Your Sprinter Work Vans

Sprinter work vans are quickly becoming the choice vehicle due to their comfort, adaptability, and available features. However, because they are work vans, they endure a higher level of service interval and day-to-day use. Keep your Sprinter work van in top working order by entrusting its service to the experts at German Vehicles Service.

Dodge Sprinter work van
Dodge Sprinter work van

In addition to providing quality service to all European cars and SUVs, we also service all Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Dodge Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter work vans. All these work vans are based on the same engine platform provided by Mercedes-Benz in which we specialize. Your business is kept efficient, by keeping a well maintained and service fleet.

Who uses Sprinter work vans? Live television and film crews use work vans, environmental and infrastructure inspectors, heavy industry facilities supervisors and personnel, private and public transportation, airport and hotel shuttles, in-town shipping and logistics, motorsports support, road-assistance vehicles, and more.

Entrust your company’s fleet to us and we’ll keep your work vans operational. Allow us to service your Dodge Sprinters, Mercedes-Benz Sprinters or Freightliner Sprinters for oil and filter changes, full brake service, climate control service, electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic service.

Call to schedule an appointment 954.241.7038

Sprinter vans come in different variants and whether you have a Dodge Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or Freightliner Sprinter, we’ll service it in the following trims, Sprinter passenger van, Sprinter conversion van, Sprinter cargo van, Sprinter minibus, or Sprint cab-chassis.

German Vehicles Service is an independent service and repair shop which services the Mercedes-Benz®, BMW®, Mini®, Land Rover®, Audi®, Volkswagen® – VW®, Porsche®, and Jaguar® brands, and as such, there is extensive mention of these brand names used throughout this website. However, we are not affiliated with any of the aforementioned brands, and each remains property of its respective owner. In addition, other brand names, products and services may be listed on germanvehiclesservice.com, and in these instances, each brand name, product and/or service remains property of its respective owner.

Our Repair Service

At German Vehicles Service we provide quality repair service and scheduled maintenance to most European car brands.

 

We provide factory-spec computerized diagnostics for your German-made car. In addition, we offer Mercedes-Benz A-Service “Premium” and B-Service “Premium” flexible service system. Bring your car, cross-over, SUV or work van, whether it is a Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Mini, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Porsche, Jaguar, Volvo, Chrysler Crossfire, Freightliner Sprinter, Dodge Sprinter or Mercedes-Benz Sprinter work van, for repair service or scheduled maintenance and be assured that you will receive the utmost in quality service, workmanship and customer service.

Are you worried of repairs that may take a few days to complete? At GVS, we offer complimentary car rental availability to service and repair jobs that qualify. This is a convenience that is not only highly valuable but also saves you time. We understand that your life shouldn’t be put on hold and we understand your concerns when your car needs an unexpected repair or maintenance service. This is yet another reason why you could count on us at German Vehicles Service of Hollywood – Florida. Have any questions? Call us today for details.

Mercedes-Benz Auto Repair and Service

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At German Vehicles Services, we count with MB Technical Training Program mechanics who specialize in Mercedes-Benz. Your Mercedes is a great work of automotive engineering and it is highly recommended that only certified technicians perform work on such a great brand of car. GVS technicians will perform and follow  maintenance schedule established by the stringent factory.

Have Peace of Mind, Trust the Mercedes-Benz Experts at GVS

When you need repair or maintenance service of your Mercedes Benz, bring it to German Vehicles Service for a comprehensive assessment. We are the Dealer Alternative as we count with factory-approved diagnostic equipment and software which is always kept up to date to better serve you.

South Florida’s Mercedes-Benz Service Center

German Vehicles Service is conveniently located in the heart of South Florida; this makes our service center easily accessible from Miami, Fort Laurderdale, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Miami Beach, Aventura, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach and surrounding communities. Just a mile west on Pembroke Road, our independent Mercedes-Benz repair facility is easily accessible from I-95, the Florida Turnpike and State Road 7 (441).

Count On the Mercedes-Benz Experts

Because we specialize in Mercedes-Benz service and repair and count with factory-approved equipment and MB Technical Training Program, we can effectively and quickly diagnose, service and repair your car. Your Mercedes was designed-engineered to the highest standards, do not settle for subpar service, trust the Mercedes-Benz experts at German Vehicles Service. We will ensure that your vehicle performs to factory standards, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. We are fair and balanced by providing clear estimates, and perform professional service to all of our customers.

Whether your Mercedes-Benz needs diagnostic testing, brake service, oil change, wheel alignment, tire balancing, A Service / B Service scheduled maintenance, German Vehicles Service your trusted Mercedes-Benz service center.

Four Important Things Your German Car Repair Shop Needs

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You drive a nice Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Land Rover or Porsche because you reflect on the exceptional quality, driving performance and cusp of luxury. The attention to detail, the exquisite coachmanship, the fit and finish, great engine performance, the best creature comforts for the best driving experience. Certainly, you do not want to take your nice car to a general mechanic repair shop. It is because you make a clear distinction between what is good and what is great that you trust only experts with your auto service and repair needs. These automobiles represent the best in car engineering and design, surely you deserve the same level of professionality with your German car.

You need a mechanic shop that knows how to provide exceptional service time after time from scheduled auto maintenance and diagnostic to complex car repairs. When choosing where to take your Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Mini Cooper, Porsche, VW, Land Rover, or Jaguar, make sure the automobile repair shop counts with these four highly important attributes.

  1. Professional and Friendly, Specialized Mechanic Team – It’s of the utmost importance that you can trust your auto mechanic shop whether it’s at the dealership or an independent repair center. A general auto repair shop that works on all makes and models is good. However, to ensure that your European car is being attended with specialized care to the intricacies and specifications required by the factory, it is best that you put your trust in an expert team with training on your specific vehicle and their experience is focused at providing reliable service, maintenance or repairs for your Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Mini Cooper, VW, Porsche, Land Rover, or Jaguar in South Florida, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Aventura, Miami Beach, area.
  2. Technical and Special Certifications – Your chosen European / German auto shop should care about providing layers of experience, commitment, and professionality to their customers. This is achieved with maintaining a specialized trained staff service writers and mechanics. At German Vehicles Service we count with Factory Technical Training Program mechanics as well as ASE Master Certified / MACS mechanics. Our commitment to our customers is of the utmost importance and we are held to a higher standard in our European / German car services, maintenance and repair work.
  3. Warranty – An independent auto mechanic service center that doesn’t stand behind their work says a lot. At German Vehicles Service, we guarantee our auto service, maintenance, repairs, and OEM parts with a strong warranty. You can rest confident the repairs and services we provided are backed by GVS.
  4. Convenient, Online Appointment – Your time is valuable to us and we place a great deal of importance in respecting your time. Finding a mechanic shop which understands it and offers easy, convenient ways for you to request an appointment is crucial. Scheduling your next car service can save you a lot of time. You no longer have to wait our service center to open to schedule your appointment, you can simply request your car appointment online through germanvechiclesservice.com at your disposition.

Selecting your preferred European auto mechanic shop may seem daunting, but if you find one with all of the mentioned attributes, it will nor only make the experience much easier, but also your vehicle will get the attention it needs to maintain that higher level of driving experience that you admire. If you’re reading this, don’t look too far, you’ve found South Florida’s choice for European and German car care, service, maintenance and repair, German Vehicles Service.

Call our friendly GVS staff at GVS (954) 241-7038 to make your next appointment.

BMW Auto Repair and Service in Hollywood, FL

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At German Vehicles Services, we count with factory approved equipment and trained mechanics who specialize in service and repairs of BMW vehicles. BMW represent the height of automotive engineering, marrying the delicate balance between reliability, luxury and performance. For this reason and many others, it is highly recommended that only certified technicians perform work on such a great brand of vehicle. GVS technicians perform and follow stringent factory-spec maintenance schedule on BMWs in South Florida.
Have Peace of Mind, Trust the BMW Experts at GVS
When you need repair or maintenance service of your BMW, bring it to German Vehicles Service for a comprehensive assessment. We are the Dealer Alternative as we count with factory-approved diagnostic equipment and software which is always kept up to date to better serve you.
South Florida’s BMW Service Center
German Vehicles Service is conveniently located in the heart of South Florida; this makes our service center easily accessible from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Miami Beach, Aventura, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach and surrounding communities. Just a mile west on Pembroke Road, our independent BMW repair facility is easily accessible from I-95, the Florida Turnpike and State Road 7 (441).
Count on the BMW Experts
Because we specialize in BMW service and repair and count with factory-approved equipment and training, we can effectively and quickly diagnose, service and repair your car. Your BMW was designed-engineered to one of the highest standards in the automotive industry, do not settle for subpar service, trust the BMW experts at German Vehicles Service. We will ensure that your vehicle performs to factory standards, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. We are fair and balanced by providing clear estimates, and perform professional service to all of our customers.
Whether your BMW needs diagnostic testing, brake service, oil change, wheel alignment, tire balancing, BMW scheduled maintenance, German Vehicles Service your trusted BMW service center.

German Vehicles Service, South Florida’s professional car care, repairs and service experts.

163002_139394499448920_6490822_nAt German Vehicles Service, we are an independent service and repair center located in Hollywood, Florida. We specialize in service, mechanic and electronic repairs, maintenance, parts for Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Mini, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, Freightliner Sprinter vans, and Dodge Sprinter work vans.

Our Facility is over 10,000 square feet and counts with the latest factory diagnostic and repair equipment to provide you with the best service. Our friendly staff has the knowledge, leadership, and dedication to serve you. From a simple routine maintenance to a sophisticated computerized diagnostics check, we strive to keep your car running as it was when it left the factory.

Our auto service center has been in its current location since 2005, but we have more than 30 years of experience in the service and repair of European-made cars. We strive  to exceed your expectations by providing a personalized professional service, including car care, auto repair, diagnostic, tire service, car maintenance, and affordable towing and car rental. Our rental car services are through Enterprise Rent-A-Car and they will come pick you up free of charge.

We count with a trained professional staff with over 30 years of experience. The lounge has comfortable seating, flat-screen tv, up-to-date magazines, and much more. We are located close to I-95, next to plenty of places to eat, such as Wendy’s, Subway, and others.

We’re South Florida’s one-stop auto service center for mechanical repairs, car diagnostic service, auto maintenance service, brake service, oil change, transmission repair, electrical diagnostic, check-engine light diagnostic, computer (ECU) diagnostic, serving Miami (Miami-Dade), Fort Lauderdale (Broward), Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Aventura, North Miami Beach, Miami Beach, Kendall, Plantation, Coral Ridge, Weston, and surrounding communities.

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