Has anyone ever told you, “If you want the best service for your vehicle, you have to go to the dealership?”
And if so…did that person work at a dealership?
It’s a well-known fact that dealerships want to get your money. There are mark-ups, hidden fees, service charges, and just plain high prices on a lot of products and services. So why stay loyal to a place that simply wants to get as much money from you as possible? The short answer is – don’t.
Euroworks is your dealer alternative, because we offer everything that they do (and a little more) – but we do it more affordably and with more customization that works for you. We are proud to be Calgary’s best choice for all kinds of high-performance vehicle tune ups and service work, and here’s why.
We are not beholden to a parent company that demands exorbitant prices, markups, and target quotas, which means our prices are better and the savings are passed on to you, on everything from oil filters to major engine overhauls. Our staff is comprised of ex-dealer technicians who have plenty of experience working on the cars that we see, and who have been specifically trained to do the necessary work to keep the engines running their best. We even carry high-end equipment and diagnostic tools that are equivalent to all the OEM parts found at dealerships, and furthermore, we often have performance parts that are better than OEM parts – all of which are compatible with your high-end European vehicle. All in all, we have the same, or sometimes better, quality service than you would find at a dealership.
Because we are a locally-run and family-owned shop, we have far less overhead than a major corporation, giving us yet another way to save you money. We also offer the ability to have direct conversations with our service advisors, who are there on site to explain what your vehicle will need (and not, might we add, to try and convince you to do totally unnecessary extra work!). We even honour third-party warranties so that you get the most out of the money you’ve already spent.
In some instances, we can even go beyond the dealerships – we can offer performance tuning to get your car up to its full potential, and we can get you different options and pricing on new or used parts as well. We also do ECU tuning and ECU repairs – something that dealerships probably won’t even go near!
As always, we have our customers’ priorities ahead of our profits – our customers are people, and not just walking dollar signs. We rely on good word of mouth and referrals to keep our business going, not shady practices and overcharging for basic work. And so far it’s been going pretty well, as we’ve been proudly open in Calgary for over 24 years!
Next time you need work done on your high-end, high-performance European car, avoid the hassle of the dealership and come to Euroworks instead. We are committed to customer service and creating repeat clients with our transparent work policies and our dedicated, knowledgeable staff. Come and see what your dealer alternative can do for you, and how you can save time and money when you get your car fixed in Calgary, Alberta! We are conveniently located just off the Trans-Canada Highway, at 2341 20 Ave NE. We look forward to getting you back on the road and helping your engine reach its full performance potential!
Proper Batteries in European Vehicles
When you’ve spent the money on something nice, something luxurious – like a European Sports Car – you want to make sure that everything on it is of the highest quality. While items like Tires, chips, and every little nut and bolt are definitely important, it can be said that the most important Part of your high-end vehicle is the battery. After all, it gives your car its life and its power – without it, nothing else would even turn on.
It’s important to remember that batteries come in different styles, shapes, and qualities, just like everything else under the hood. But the designers of your car had an idea in mind when they built it, and they selected the battery that would perform best under those specifications. Because of this, we recommend replacing the battery with either OEM or Bosch batteries, as they are the only ones that can withstand all electrical charges – on start, while driving, and most importantly, when the ignition is off and the car is locked. Without this proper battery, not all vehicle functions will work correctly! By replacing a worn-out battery when necessary with a fresh, identically manufactured one, you can ensure that your luxury European vehicle stays running at its highest potential and that you’ll avoid costly and inconvenient problems down the road.
Bosch batteries are known for being of extremely high quality and craftsmanship, and for contributing to longevity in your engine – they are the only recommended alternative to the OEM battery if it is not available. At Euroworks, we primarily use Bosch batteries because of the quality they offer our customers.
So if you’re shopping for a topped-up, top-of-the-line battery for your European car, look no further than Euroworks right here in Calgary, Alberta. We carry a wide selection of parts for brands like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and Porsche, and we’re ready to help six days a week for all your high-end vehicle needs!
Call our parts department at 403.291.6839, or visit us in-store at 2341 20 Ave NE in Calgary!
Routine European Vehicle Service
Your car is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life. Even if it’s new, but especially if it’s previously owned, it’s important to protect that investment with proper maintenance.
Modern cars have complex and interconnected systems that rely on each other to function properly – if one section isn’t performing well, it will adversely affect the others. Everything from fluid levels and tire pressure to belt wear and line contamination will play a part in your car’s performance, and ultimately, its lifespan.
So what can you do to mitigate the wear and tear on your vehicle over the years? Well, if you only take a look under the hood when you’re aware of a problem, you could be causing invisible but long-term damage to the engine or the internal systems. But if you take a proactive approach that emphasizes small, routine maintenance instead of large emergency service, your high-end car will be roadworthy for many years to come.
Most people know that they need to change their oil every 8,000 kilometres or so, and that they need to swap their winter tires in different seasons. But those are only the very surface of what should be checked in any vehicle to ensure top performance – what about the spark plugs, air filters, differential, transmission and brake fluid, cables, hoses, or brake components? All of these are equally important, but aren’t immediately noticeable – and that’s why routine service is so crucial.
At Euroworks, we can perform full maintenance at major intervals on your luxury vehicle, in order to reduce future problems. On many modern cars, systems are built in to the vehicle itself that will notify you when it is time to bring it in for a check-up, or when an issue is detected. From the first oil change at 8,000 km to the milestones of 200,000 km or more, we are ready to help you get the most out of your investment. We do BMW, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche, Land Rover, Volvo, Audi, and other exotic brands – just give us a call to find out the schedule that best suits your vehicle’s needs and our skilled technicians will be happy to help you keep your engine running smoothly.
An important part of getting your vehicle to work at its top potential is making sure that it is properly maintained. Preventative maintenance can add years to the life of your vehicle, and ensure that every ride is smooth and satisfying.
But sometimes, despite everything, the inevitable can occur – moving parts and components can break down, both internally and externally. And in those instances, all the parts of your car should be checked over by a certified technician. This used to be a costly and time-consuming process as every part of your engine and structure had to be physically checked. Nowadays, though, most of these parts are electronically controlled and monitored by the vehicle electronic systems, which simplifies and streamlines everything. This is a key part of our Vehicle Diagnostic service!
Virtually every vehicle today comes with an electronic system designed to identify problems and control performance adjustments. In fact, without the correct electronic kits and diagnostic equipment, it can be impossible to properly service a modern vehicle. That’s why we’ve invested in some top-of-the-line equipment: so we are able to scan and diagnose trouble areas, as well as reading, coding, and reprogramming any of the components of the system. And the best part? All of our diagnostic tools are Dealer Equivalent: anything they can do, so can we!
And what is it that we do?
It’s not just after-the-fact fixing to consider (although we can definitely help with that!). Besides clearing fault codes and checking the integrity of different parts of the vehicle, we can use these tools to get real-time data on the overall performance of your engine. And from that, we can reprogram your electronic control unit (ECU) in order to boost your performance (check out our last blog entry for more information on that); we can send special commands to control units; and we can install updates with the latest software for European vehicles. And of course, when we’re finished, we’ll make sure to reset the service reminders, so that the car’s computer knows the work has been done, and can tell you when it should be looked at in the future.
You’ve spent a lot on your car, and you want to be sure it’s in good hands – and that when it comes back to you, it feels like you’ve gotten your money’s worth. That’s why, along with our full complement of services, we offer extras in our service department, like copies of diagnostic computer scans, and pictures of any damaged parts. And our biggest advantage is that we have high standards of excellence equivalent to the original dealer. We love these cars too, and that’s why we want them to be at their best for you.
So don’t wait to hear the telltale groans and noises from under the hood – bring your high-end vehicle to Euroworks today, and let us catch any trouble before it’s trouble.
For details on pricing, appointments, or any other questions about diagnostic tuning, you can call us at 403-291-6839 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
It’s a feeling that never gets old: heading out your door in the morning and seeing your shiny BMW waiting for you, ready to get on the road. Sleek, powerful, and luxurious, your BMW is like another member of your family, and of course, you want to keep it in top shape for maximum performance.
As with any vehicle, this entails an attentive eye both around the car and under the hood. With a bit of foresight, you can prevent major issues from occurring – but the fact is, every car manufacturer has a different set of guidelines and techniques, and BMW is no exception. In order to get the most out of it, you’ll need to get it looked at by a mechanic who’s properly trained – and luckily for you, they work at Euroworks!
We have a specific list of tune-ups, inspections, and general maintenance that are meant for the BMW brand, and are uniquely qualified to deliver it. Some of the services we offer are:
BMW Intermediate Oil Service: Frequent and relatively inexpensive, your Service Interval System will tell you when you need an oil change. If in doubt, a good guideline is to get one every 8,000 – 10,000 km. At Euroworks, we’ll use the right tools, the right lubricants, and do it the right way from start to finish, every time.
BMW Oil & Safety Service: A bit more in-depth, this includes the oil change and filter, as well as a safety check of your entire vehicle. This is a great check-up before any long trips, as it tests your brakes, indicator and dashboard lights, belts and hoses, fluids, steering, leaks, as well as your suspension. You can drive in peace knowing that we’ve given it a proper inspection!
BMW Inspection 1: Also called the “Minor Service”, this inspection is recommended by BMW at certain odometer intervals, just to make sure everything is working as well as it should. On older models (1986-1998), it is advised to have one done at 32,000, 100,000, and 175,000 km; for 1999 and later models, stop in at 50,000, 150,000, and 225,000 km. At just $200 (plus any parts/labour), it’s a great way to keep your BMW in prime condition.
BMW Inspection 2: Also known as the “Major Service”, this is recommended by BMW as a corollary to the Minor Service. More in depth and thorough (but still cost-effective at just $250 + parts/labour), it ensures that you won’t have any unforeseen problems when you’re out enjoying your drives! For the older models (as above), come in at 65,000, 125,000, and 200,000 km; for post-1999 vehicles, see us at 100,000 and 200,000 km.
If your BMW has a Condition Based Service (CBS) system, it will keep you aware of many of your components and engine fluid levels as time goes on, and alert you when it’s time to bring your car in for service. By staying on top of these, you can keep driving your BMW for years to come – and with the right mechanics doing the work, you’ll be even more at ease.
Visit our BMW Service page here for more information, and to book your next appointment here in Calgary!
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