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Pros and Cons of Bringing a Car to College

Are you think of bringing your car with you to college anytime soon? If your answer is yes, then we encourage you to weigh the pros and cons before you make any decision. With a car comes great freedom and independence, but also responsibility. And the team at Stadium Auto Service is here to help you make this decision easier. Take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of bringing a car to college:

Put Aside Time for Your Timing Belt

Unlike your brakes or suspension system, there are no warning signs that your timing belt is wearing down or damage. That’s why it’s imperative to have a qualified technician examine your European car’s timing belt on a routine basis. Don’t wait until it's too late, and you are faced with a costly, possibly major engine damage. The timing belt is crucial to the overall operation of your engine for two reasons:

Our New Year’s Resolution is Preventative Maintenance

2018 is officially here, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what this New Year holds. We are already deciding on our New Year’s resolutions, and the one at the top of our list is preventative maintenance? Why? Your European car is one of your biggest investments, second to only your home, and the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” most certainly does not apply to your vehicle. That’s why we think preventative maintenance should be one of your resolutions.

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April is National Car Care Month. How are you celebrating

Think of how challenging your life would be without your car. A simple trip to the grocery store would turn into a day long excursion. With April being National Car Care Month, the team at Stadium Auto Service believes it is the best time to show just how much we cherish our car. So, why not celebrate National Car Care Month with a tune up for your European vehicle?

Why is Spring the Best Time to Change your Air Filter

Spring is always welcome after a cold winter. Even though we adore the change of season, there are few things we must be wary of. For example, it is during spring when our air filters are working double time to keep your vehicle running in pristine condition. Before the onrush of pollen hits us full force, we must make sure your vehicle’s air filter can continue to work as your first line defense.

Valentine’s Day for Your Car: Let’s Show our Love to our Car

During Winter, our cars get kind of beat up. We plow them through the mud, drive on frosty roads, and expose our cars to the worst of the elements. On chilly mornings, we turn the key and rely on our car’s engine to quickly come to life. With Spring and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we think it is the best time to show your car some love.

New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Car

So long, 2016! You were great, but it’s time to move on. Stadium Auto Service is ready to roar into 2017, and we hope you are too. Like so many others, we’ve set some goals for ourselves for 2017, and we hope you are too! We like to never stop getting better. Needless to say, many of our goals are automotive, and we figured we’d share a couple things on our mind, to perhaps inspire a couple of automotive resolutions for you, too.

Tips for Learning How to Drive in the Snow Around Ann Arbor, Michigan

Driving in the snow may be foreign concept for you, especially if you are a new driver… or new to driving in the snow.  Stadium Auto Service can help you with your preparation, so you can think less about your driving and more about taking in the beautiful snow-covered scenery in Ann Arbor.

Stadium Auto Service has been operating since 1980. During those years, we have experienced many winters, so we have developed a list of tips and tricks for driving your European vehicle in frost and snow. First, practice as much as possible. Directions:

Five Driving Safety Tips for Holiday Road Trips for Owners of European and German Automobiles

Stadium Auto Service wants you and yours to be safe on the road while heading back and forth on your holiday road trip. After all, the goal is to get to Grandma’s house safely, have a festive holiday with everyone, and return in one piece back home to Ann Arbor, right?

European vehicles are known to have lots of safety features. Still, is it often fatigue, distractions, speeding, and other hindrances that cause accidents. To help everyone have a safe and happy holiday road trip, we are offering the top five driving safety tips we can muster. So, here goes…

How Often Should I Change The Oil On My European Automobile?

People who drive European or German automobiles often ask the Stadium Auto Service team about oil change intervals. For many, they assume that changing the oil on their BMW or Mercedes-Benz every 10,000 to 15,000 miles or once a year is adequate. However, the frequency of oil change intervals for European vehicles mostly depends on what type of driving you do.

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