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All About Suspension

All About Suspension

Have you noticed a shimmy when you’re driving your vehicle? Have you been the victim of Michigan’s infamous potholes? It may be time to take a thorough look at your suspension. Your suspension system gives you that “smooth” feeling as you drive down the road. If you notice things feel extra bumpy or you’re being jostled around, your suspension probably needs some att...

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What is your dashboard telling you?

What is your dashboard telling you?

Have you noticed a warning light or message on your dashboard? What do those messages mean? How do you fix it? Maintenance or Service Due Oil warning lights are the most common messages and lights you’ll see illuminated. These lights and messages mean it’s time to call ArborMotion and schedule your oil change appointment! During the appointment we’ll also perform a complimentary...

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4 Common Advantages that Synthetic Oils Offer Over Conventional Motor Oil

4 Common Advantages that Synthetic Oils Offer Over Conventional Motor Oil

When you change your oil you have a lot of choices, including either synthetic or conventional oil. Many people wonder what the benefits of synthetic are, and if it's really worth the money.  Conventional motor oil is a lubricant that’s derived directly from crude oil. Synthetic oil actually begins its life as conventional oil and is modified to improve its protective and lubricant...

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Is it better to keep your vehicle, or buy a new one?

Is it better to keep your vehicle, or buy a new one?

When you get close to 100,000 miles on your vehicle, you may start asking yourself if it’s time to buy something new. Is it better to keep and maintain your current vehicle or is having a new vehicle the way to go? When to buy new Have your life circumstances changed since buying your current vehicle? Perhaps your two-door coupe isn’t the right fit for your growing family. Or, maybe i...

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All About Brakes

All About Brakes

Taking proper care of your brakes is vital! Your brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. You may not know something is going awry with your brakes until you start hearing noises or get a notification on your dashboard. During your maintenance appointment at ArborMotion, we’ll visually inspect your brakes to keep an eye on their overall health.  The Braking Syst...

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Is your vehicle back-to-school ready?

Is your vehicle back-to-school ready?

Road trip season is over, and fall is just beginning. As your schedule gets busier, you don’t want anything to keep you from being on time. To make sure your vehicle is in great shape for fall, schedule a back-to-school inspection! Complimentary Back-to-School Inspection at ArborMotion Call us at (734) 761-1088, or schedule your complimentary inspection today. We’ll be happy to thorou...

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ArborMotion is Your Bosch Certified Service Center

ArborMotion is Your Bosch Certified Service Center

ArborMotion is a Bosch Certified service center in Ann Arbor ready to serve you. You see this all over our website, social media, and even our email footer, but what does it mean to be Bosch Certified? Why does it matter? How does it benefit you? Bosch Means Quality ArborMotion takes a lot of pride in being a Bosch Certified facility. Bosch service centers are held to rigid standards when it come...

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It’s Road Trip Season!

It’s Road Trip Season!

Headed out for a road trip? Whether you’re a veteran road-tripper, or you’re plotting your first cross-country adventure, ArborMotion has you covered! There are a few important things to check off your list before you hit the road. A month before your trip Schedule your complimentary pre-trip inspection at ArborMotion! You’ll want to know your vehicle can go the distance before ...

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Is your vehicle road-trip ready?

Is your vehicle road-trip ready?

You survived the winter, but did your vehicle? How can you be sure your vehicle is ready for spring or summer road trips?  Complimentary Pre-Trip Inspection from ArborMotion Call us at (734) 761-1088, or  schedule your complimentary inspection online today. We’ll be happy to thoroughly check your vehicle, to be sure you’re trip ready for the warm-weather months! What’s...

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3 Interesting Facts about Audi

3 Interesting Facts about Audi

Audis are beautifully engineered with an excellent pedigree and luxury feel that drivers all over the world appreciate. Do you love your Audi? Want to learn more about them? Or, perhaps you’re new to the Audi world and wonder why so many people flock to them? Fact One: Audi keeps its naming simple Base models are the “A” series. If you’re looking for something more sporty ...

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Your car, like new again!

Your car, like new again!

We get attached to our vehicles – they’re vital to keep our daily lives running smoothly and keep us on time. With the price of new and used vehicles at an all-time high, does it make sense to refresh the one you already own? The Cost of New Vehicles is High It’s common to hear stories of people attempting to buy a new car only to run into roadblocks. High deposit fees, spotty p...

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Do You Need a Wheel Alignment?

Do You Need a Wheel Alignment?

Are you experiencing any of the following issues? Your vehicle pulls to one side, even when driving in a straight line The steering wheel doesn’t return to “center” The steering wheel sits off-center, meaning you have to turn the wheel slightly in order for your vehicle to drive straight Excessive tire wear in some spots Loose or sloppy steering feeling in your steering wheel If...

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Your Favorite Porsche, Like New All Over Again

Your Favorite Porsche, Like New All Over Again

We all get attached to our Porsches, and we all miss the ones that got away. With the price of a new (or newish) Porsche at an all-time high, does it make more sense to buy a another one or is it wiser to renew the one you have? Rennstatt thinks renewal makes more sense, so we've put together a package to help refresh the suspension of your beloved Porsche. While Porsches are one of the most ...

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Prepare Yourself for Springtime Driving

Prepare Yourself for Springtime Driving

Spring is right around the corner, and we’re ready for warmer, sunnier days! Is your vehicle ready? There are a few key areas to focus on as you shake off the colder winter weather.  Important things you can do Start by looking over your vehicle. Specifically, look for any rust spots that might cause trouble in the future.  Check your tires  and windshield, making sure there ...

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All Season Porsches

All Season Porsches

You already know you’ve made a wise and fun choice in purchasing your year-round Porsche. Whether you decided on a Panamera, Macan, or Cayenne, you’ve given yourself the gift that keeps on giving all year long! A lot of people will talk about spring-prep, but your Porsche needs to be cared for every season to get the most enjoyment and the longest life from your vehicle.  Bring y...

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Maintenance Schedule Guidelines

Maintenance Schedule Guidelines

Your Owner’s Manual Has Specific Recommendations When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, following the recommendations in your owner’s manual will help keep your vehicle running smoothly. There are a few industry standards – like oil changes and filter replacements – that help keep your car running in tip-top shape!  The Quick and Easy Stuff We all know about oil c...

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The Basics of Winter Maintenance

The Basics of Winter Maintenance

1)    Window Care Choosing winter wiper blades is a good idea if you live in Michigan - they’re better at keeping your windshield clear in cold weather. Use winter-rated windshield fluid so it won’t freeze. Check your front and rear defrosters to be sure they’re in working order. 2)    Keep the Fluids Full Fluids frozen in your vehicle’s suppl...

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Get Where You’re Going This Winter!

Get Where You’re Going This Winter!

1)    All-Wheel Drive vehicles rule the roads in snow and ice All-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles are available as either full-time AWD or as part-time (also known as “on-demand”) AWD. Part time AWD is the more fuel-efficient option, but either are wonderful to have in challenging road conditions. All-wheel drive will sense when there’s slippage at one wheel and more p...

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Come to Rennstatt for Your IMS Bearing Update!

Come to Rennstatt for Your IMS Bearing Update!

The intermediate shaft bearing failures in Porsche vehicles with M96 and M97 engines are a hot topic; these failures are well documented and have been thoroughly discussed and debated. After years of experience with these vehicles, we have a much clearer picture of the problem and what the ramifications are of not upgrading the bearing. The good news is intermediate shaft bearings don’t fai...

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Your Guide to Winterizing Your Vehicle

Your Guide to Winterizing Your Vehicle

1)    Perform a visual inspection Before the weather gets cold and wet, take a few minutes to visually inspect your vehicle.  Pop open the hood and check your fluid levels, especially your oil and your coolant reservoir. If you notice any leaks, call ArborMotion right away, they turn into a big problem!  Start your car and leave it in park. Check all your lights, includin...

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We Love Your BMW!

We Love Your BMW!

You bought your BMW for superior craftsmanship, quality engineering, and the joy of driving. Our BMW specialists have the training and experience to service your vehicle just as you expect - with precision and care.  You want your BMW to get the attention it deserves. Taking it to just any shop won’t do - you need an expert BMW technician to care for your vehicle – someone who wi...

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Five Things You NEED to Know About Tires

Five Things You NEED to Know About Tires

1)    Size and fit matter more than anything else Buying the right size is crucial – the wrong fit can cause a multitude of problems. You know the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!” Having the wrong size tires on your vehicle can cause uneven wear, bad alignment and even suspension issues. It’s in your (and your wallet’s!) b...

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Why Won't Your Car Start?

Why Won't Your Car Start?

Is your car battery dead? Is your alternator bad? Do you hear a clicking noise? It could be your alternator, battery or starter! Let’s diagnose it! Is it your battery? Is your battery light on? Are you experiencing reoccurring starting problems? If you’ve jumpstarted your car a few times already, your battery likely needs to be replaced. Is it your alternator?  Do you have dimmed...

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Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Car Repaired or Serviced at ArborMotion

Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Car Repaired or Serviced at ArborMotion

Are you looking for a new mechanic? Are you looking for experts in auto maintenance and repair? Reasons you should choose ArborMotion: Our 5-star rating from 396 reviews and counting!  The technician who works on your car will be highly experienced in your brand of vehicle. Transparency! We give clear and honest opinions on necessary vehicle maintenance and repair. Our customers can go ...

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What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

Is your check engine light on? What does it mean? Should you drive with your check engine light on?  No! You should get to where you’re going quickly, but the light is a sign that you need to have your vehicle checked out by a skilled technician as soon as possible. If the light is flashing, shut the car off immediately, do not drive any further and have your vehicle towed to your repa...

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Don’t Ignore Your Warning Lights! They Could Be Telling You Something!

Don’t Ignore Your Warning Lights! They Could Be Telling You Something!

What’s that warning light mean? Is it important to get it checked right away? How do you know your car is safe to drive if a warning light comes on? Temperature Light – This means your vehicle is overheating, which can cause engine damage. Airbag Light – This can mean there’s a fault in your airbag system and until it’s investigated you should assume your a...

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10 things You Should Know About ArborMotion

10 things You Should Know About ArborMotion

Want to put trust in your mechanic? Want to find a mechanic who can get the job done right the first time? It can be difficult to find a shop that speaks to you and goes above and beyond. At ArborMotion, we put you and your family’s safety first. We’d love to have you to consider us your go-to shop for all your maintenance and repair needs. In case you’re new to ArborMotion, her...

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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Warm Weather!

Get Your Vehicle Ready for Warm Weather!

It’s springtime! If you are hitting the road it’s time to get your vehicle ready for warm weather driving. Come to ArborMotion for a Complimentary Trip Inspection ! We’ll give you an honest evaluation of your vehicle’s needs and advise you on what, if anything, needs attention. This inspection includes, among other things: Inspect Engine Oil Level and Condition Inspect Tra...

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Get Your Car Ready for Spring!

Get Your Car Ready for Spring!

Alignment There’s nothing worse for your car’s alignment than winter driving. Potholes, curbs and even chunks of ice or hard snow can wreak havoc on your alignment. When that goes bad, there go your tires. Uneven wear is the biggest reason for premature tire replacement. Make them last thousands of miles longer by having ArborMotion check your alignment! Check Fluid Levels Bring your ...

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What You Didn’t Know About the Jeep Wrangler!

What You Didn’t Know About the Jeep Wrangler!

The Wrangler debuted in 1986 at the Chicago Auto Show, after they discontinued making the Jeep CJ series. The Wrangler is arguably an indirect progression from the World War II Jeep, though the CJ (Civilian Jeeps) produced by Willy’s, Kaiser-Jeep and American Motors Corporation from the mid 1940’S through 1980’s. Although neither AMC or Chrysler (after it’s purchase of AMC...

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How to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle with Proper Maintenance

How to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle with Proper Maintenance

Most drivers want their car to last as long as possible. Here are some ideas on how to do just that: Change your oil You’ve probably had people telling you to stay on top of oil changes ever since you bought your first car. Oil lubricates and cools the tightly packed parts inside your car’s engine. Ignoring your scheduled oil changes leads to metal-eating sludge, reduced efficiency an...

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Six Tips For Driving Safely This Holiday Season

Six Tips For Driving Safely This Holiday Season

The holiday season brings a number of challenges that make safe driving difficult. During this time of year, there can be difficult driving conditions, especially in the Midwest with limited daylight and driving in unfamiliar areas.   Here are six ways you can drive safely this holiday season: 1. Plan ahead! Before you start your trip, make sure your vehicle is in good shape for travel....

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Keep Yourself and Your Family Road Ready While Driving This Thanksgiving

Keep Yourself and Your Family Road Ready While Driving This Thanksgiving

More than 55 million people travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, many driving 50 miles or more to see their friends and family, making it the second-most traveled holiday in the United States. Planning ahead is key for safe travel. 1. Prepare your vehicle: Have fluid levels checked. Check brakes. Check wiper blades. Check your battery. 2. Set a travel schedule: Check the weather forecast and plan...

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Why You Should Be Wary of Autumn Leaves

Why You Should Be Wary of Autumn Leaves

Fall brings beautiful, colorful leaves tumbling down to everything below. As pretty as they are, it’s important to be aware that leaves can create potentially dangerous roads and hazardous conditions. Make Driving Slippery One of the biggest problems with leaves is that they can make driving slippery, especially when roads are wet. It’s very important to keep a safe braking distance b...

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Time to Put Our Toys Away

Time to Put Our Toys Away

It’s sad but true, it’s almost time to put our summer toys away for winter. For those of us that live in cold weather states, there’s actually a great sense of relief when you finally complete your winter prep and all your summer toys are safely put to bed before the snow comes. Relax; you’ve properly protected your “baby”, and it won’t be long till the s...

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Schedule MINI Service in Ann Arbor at Long Time MINI Garage

Schedule MINI Service in Ann Arbor at Long Time MINI Garage

The MINI Cooper line of vehicles comes with one of the most comprehensive scheduled maintenance programs in its class, covering recommended maintenance up to 3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). Where do you go when your maintenance program expires?  Come to ArborMotion, we have certified MINI technicians! This is the recommended schedule for your MINI: Synthetic Oil Change: Ever...

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Hot Car Safety Tips to Keep You, Your Family and Car Safe

Hot Car Safety Tips to Keep You, Your Family and Car Safe

We all lead busy lives and at times use our cars as a method of storage for our “on-the-go” routines. From a beach bag to lip balm or our favorite sunglasses, it’s easy to forget these items in our car or leave them there for convenience and easy access. While outside temperatures may still be tolerable, the inside of your car can reach an uncomfortable and unsafe temperature in...

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Animals Could Be Lurking Under Your Hood

Animals Could Be Lurking Under Your Hood

With summer here, many of us are taking our vehicles out of storage, only to find uninvited visitors under the hood. Motorists have found opossums, squirrels and even rats living under the hoods of their cars. Aside from the shock of finding a rodent living in your vehicle, the damage they can cause can be a major headache. They’ll eat your wiring and even your air filter!  Rodents lov...

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10 Most Common Vehicle Repairs

10 Most Common Vehicle Repairs

Is your vehicle in need of repair? Have you lost track of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule? Are you searching for a knowledgeable mechanic for reliable vehicle repair? Here at ArborMotion, we care about you, your family and everyone's safety. We want your vehicle to leave in better shape than when it came in. We’re committed to 100% customer satisfaction. These top 10 vehicle r...

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Things to Consider While Your Vehicle Sits

Things to Consider While Your Vehicle Sits

Your vehicles probably aren’t getting a lot of use right now. Even if you don't depend on your vehicle, you should still get out and drive it. Vehicles need exercise just like living things or their systems atrophy. Here's why: BATTERY If your vehicle is sitting or only being driven for short trips, this can seriously affect your battery. Your vehicle has multiple computers and modu...

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$15 off Synthetic Oil Service Plus a Free Trip Check for your Vehicle!

$15 off Synthetic Oil Service Plus a Free Trip Check for your Vehicle!

As a Thank You to our customers and to help you get going again we are offering you an Oil Service incentive that includes a MultiPoint Inspection by one of our ASE certified technicians. We have the experience and equipment to give you the proper information about your vehicle so you can make informed decisions. Where you service your car matters and your vehicle’s health is more important...

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Has Your Vehicle Been Sitting for A While? Get It Inspected Before You Go Back to Work!

Has Your Vehicle Been Sitting for A While? Get It Inspected Before You Go Back to Work!

The worst thing a vehicle can do is sit and atrophy. Cars need to be driven on a regular basis and issues can arise from sitting that shouldn’t be overlooked. Problems that can creep up rather quickly include a weak battery that can eventually go dead, tires that get flat spots, and brake rotors and calipers that rust. These issues are easily resolved and should not be ignored. Did you know...

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ArborMotion Helps Save the Planet!

ArborMotion Helps Save the Planet!

Do you know we have 126 solar panels on our roof that help provide power to our facility? Taking care of the planet is a very important mission at ArborMotion. We strive to recycle as much as possible and handle chemicals with the utmost care. Did you know that we recycle all used oil to power our clean burn furnace for heating the shop in the winter? We repurpose 3,000 gallons of used oil each y...

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How to Be Seen Driving in the Snow

How to Be Seen Driving in the Snow

Driving in the snow is not only stressful but can be very dangerous. We do everything we can to make sure our vehicles are safe – brush off snow, turn on lights, and drive at a safe speed. But is there more we can do to be seen while driving in the snow? You want to make your vehicle as visible as possible so other drivers can not only see you, but can avoid you if the roads are slippery.&n...

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How to Share the Road with Snowplow Drivers

How to Share the Road with Snowplow Drivers

This winter has been a roller coaster in Michigan, going from warm and sunny 50-degree days to frigid temps that came with 2 feet of snow.  Regardless of how you look at it, it’s still winter and you should be cautious when you’re driving. That being said, we have to remember to make room for snowplow drivers!  These are the men and women who get up early and stay out late t...

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Best Questions to Ask Your Technician During the Winter

Best Questions to Ask Your Technician During the Winter

Even though we know winter is coming, it’s always hard to prepare our vehicles. Who knows when the first snow storm is going to hit, or when the first frost is going to arrive. When winter comes, the best thing to do is ask your technician these three questions –  “How are my tires?” “How is my coolant level?” “How is my battery?” You don&rsquo...

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Make Your Holiday Merry & Bright!

Make Your Holiday Merry & Bright!

The Holidays are near and that means houses and businesses will soon be setting up lights, trees, wreaths and anything else their eyes and hearts desire.  There’s nothing better than driving through a neighborhood at night with your friends and family looking at all the light displays.  Michigan has some awesome drive-through light festivals as well as some awesome cities that put...

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ArborMotion Technicians Are Thoroughly Trained in Import and Domestic Vehicles

The Holidays are near and that means houses and businesses will soon be setting up lights, trees, wreaths and anything else their eyes and hearts desire.  There’s nothing better than driving through a neighborhood at night with your friends and family looking at all the light displays.  Michigan has some awesome drive-through light festivals as well as some awesome cities that put...

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Keep Your Chrysler Running in Tip-Top Shape.

Keep Your Chrysler Running in Tip-Top Shape.

ArborMotion loves our Domestic vehicle customers!  Ford, Chevy, Jeep, Lincoln, Buick, and Cadillac! We are always excited and ready to work on problems your vehicle may be facing. One make of domestic vehicles we love is Chrysler. These are fantastic cars with even better owners!  We all know Chrysler has their headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, but here are some great historical f...

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We Love Our Buick Customers!

We Love Our Buick Customers!

Did you know that Buick is the oldest existing and active car brands in America and one of the oldest in the world?! Buick is a brand that continuously delivers amazing vehicles each and every year.  Not only that, but ArborMotion loves Buick customers too! Buick was once thought of “your grandparent’s car” but now, Buick is rebranding and is competing with Cadillac, Lexus ...

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Enjoy Endless Summer Fun in Your Jeep!

Enjoy Endless Summer Fun in Your Jeep!

It’s summertime! Which means Jeeps are out, doors are off, tops are down, and neon colors are whizzing past you on the highway. Nothing screams summer more than a Jeep.  ArborMotion wants you to be able to enjoy your Jeep in the summer, instead of having it sit in your driveway due to repairs.  Going on a summer road trip? Are you excited about driving your Jeep up the coast of La...

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Give Your Lincoln and Cadillac a New Place to Call Home!

Give Your Lincoln and Cadillac a New Place to Call Home!

We’ve been an automotive repair business for over 35 years, and while a large part of our business has been import vehicles, ArborMotion has expertly serviced domestic vehicles all that time. We’re not just talking about Ford and Chevrolet … we also work on Lincolns and Cadillacs. We devote the same time, attention, and care that we spend on import vehicles to your domestic car...

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Driving in the Rain Isn't Fun..Here Are Some Defensive Driving Tips!

Driving in the Rain Isn't Fun..Here Are Some Defensive Driving Tips!

We all know that Michigan gets four seasons – fall, winter, spring and construction. Oh wait! We meant summer.  So far, this spring we’ve really had more of a fall/spring mix. We think everyone can agree, enough with the rain already!  Rain often causes delays or accidents, and there are some drivers who are not comfortable driving when the road is wet. ArborMotion wants to ...

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Give Your Ford or Chevy a New Place to Call Home!

Give Your Ford or Chevy a New Place to Call Home!

ArborMotion has been servicing import vehicles for over 30 years, but did you know we also service domestic vehicles, like Ford and Chevrolet? While our technicians specialize in import vehicles, they also can service your Ford or Chevy! At ArborMotion, we are happy to extend our great customer service and our knowledgeable technicians to our customers who have domestic vehicles.  Putting ou...

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Add Your Car to Spring Forward Safety Checklist

Add Your Car to Spring Forward Safety Checklist

Spring is finally here! Fresh air, cool breeze, flowers everywhere, what is there not to love about Spring time.  The best part? There’s no ice or snow to drive in!  Now is the perfect time to bring in your vehicle for our technicians to go over a safety checklist. Spring is here, but summer is right around the corner and that means road trips, warmer weather and a lot more daylig...

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Common Volvo Repairs

Common Volvo Repairs

Are you a Volvo owner? Are you thinking about buying a Volvo? Either way, you should be aware of the most common repairs that come along with owning a Volvo. At ArborMotion, a lot of our customers are Volvo owners and we want to make sure you’re not in for any surprises.  Common problems that might need repairs can be identified by noises coming from certain parts of your vehicle. If y...

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Mercedes-Benz Common Repairs

Mercedes-Benz Common Repairs

All vehicles come with challenges; whether your engine dies, your tires go flat, or worse, your AC goes out in the summer time!  On top of that, each car brand faces their own challenges and it’s important to know what may or may not appear in your future. We’re going to talk about the most common repairs that Mercedes-Benz owners face and how you can fix them without breaking yo...

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A Brief History of the Daimler-Benz Company

A Brief History of the Daimler-Benz Company

ArborMotion has been servicing Mercedes-Benz for over 30 years! We’re proud of our work and we love our Mercedes customers. Mercedes-Benz has been producing high quality, luxury vehicles since 1926!  This is a brand that knows exactly what their customers want and deserve. Not only does this come across in the vehicle, but it also shows in the technicians who take care of them. At Arbo...

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Christmas Gifts to Give to Your Car

Christmas Gifts to Give to Your Car

Christmas is the time for giving, so why not give your car the love it deserves? Here are some gift ideas for the car enthusiast or even for you! Floor Mats –Snow means slush is also on the way. Protect your vehicle’s floors and interior with heavy-duty floor mats. You can easily dump the liquid, dirt, debris, sand, mud and pet fur that accumulates, then easily slide the mats back int...

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Mercedes is All About Performance

Mercedes is All About Performance

When people think luxury, their minds immediately go to the interior – the seats, the fabric, the look of the dashboard, and the sound of the stereo. But how many people think of what’s inside or underneath the vehicle, things like the engine, transmission or brakes? All the inner workings can put a vehicle into the luxury category.  One luxury performance vehicle that deserves a...

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New Mercedes Technology Will Blow You Away

New Mercedes Technology Will Blow You Away

Ask almost anyone about Mercedes and they automatically think luxury. Mercedes is a brand that you can expect to consistently roll sophisticated cars off their line. They just did it again with their E 400 Coupé.  This vehicle is a two-door coupe that embraces luxury, taste and sophistication. Not only does it look great from the outside, but the inside exudes comfort with more than a...

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Locally owned business fights the Google Goliath to get its location right!

Locally owned business fights the Google Goliath to get its location right!

Our customers have been having a hard time finding us on Google maps. It turns out, Google is giving incorrect directions to our customers.  Google is instructing customers to take Airport Blvd. that will lead you to a dead end behind our business, next to the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth. Google doesn’t understand that your car can’t magically grow wings and fly over t...

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How to Keep Your Mercedes in Perfect Condition

How to Keep Your Mercedes in Perfect Condition

ArborMotion has been servicing luxury brand vehicles for over 30 years. We take pride in giving your luxury vehicle the service that it needs and deserves. One of these luxury brands is Mercedes Benz and there a few things that you can do to help us do our job more effectively.  We recommend servicing your Mercedes Benz every five thousand miles. This will keep it in tip-top shape and could ...

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Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

ArborMotion has been servicing luxury brand vehicles for over 30 years. We take pride in giving your luxury vehicle the service that it needs and deserves. One of these luxury brands is Mercedes Benz and there a few things that you can do to help us do our job more effectively.  We recommend servicing your Mercedes Benz every five thousand miles. This will keep it in tip-top shape and could ...

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Why You Should Never Skip a Tire Rotation

Why You Should Never Skip a Tire Rotation

When it comes to basic car repairs, what’s the first thing you think of? Oil change? Topping off your fluids? Hopefully, what also comes to mind is tire rotation! Tire rotation is often skipped when people service their vehicles. We recommend not skipping this important step. Tires are one of the most important aspects of your vehicle. Without them, you can’t drive! Taking care of you...

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What Happened to my Fuel Economy?

What Happened to my Fuel Economy?

With gas prices going up, people are a lot more careful about the vehicles they’re buying. Did you know there are other ways to help improve your fuel economy that don’t involve buying a brand-new Eco car? Next time you’re on the road, pay attention to the speed limit, make sure to put a safe distance between you and the other cars, and try not to accelerate too fast.  Anot...

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The Mystery of Run Flat Tires

The Mystery of Run Flat Tires

“Run Flat” tires have been around for many years, but not everyone understands how they work or why they exist. Run Flat tires have a reinforced sidewall that can support the weight of your vehicle even after a total loss of air pressure. Without getting into too much detail, it's as simple as that. Many manufacturers equip their vehicles with Run Flats, especially BMW. ...

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Volvo Means Safety

Volvo Means Safety

Planning a summer road trip with your family? Buying a new family car? Are you worried about safety and reliability? Safety and reliability are on most people’s minds when they buy a new vehicle, especially when they have precious cargo to worry about. They, and you, probably want the BEST!  "Volvo" and "safety" go hand in hand as evidenced by this image from a cras...

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We Could Write About Potholes Like Everybody Else, But Why? Let's take a Road Trip!

We Could Write About Potholes Like Everybody Else, But Why? Let's take a Road Trip!

Pretty much everything you’ll read about from an auto repair shop right now is “Oh my gosh, the potholes this year are bigger than ever!” While that is not untrue, probably the last thing you want to read is yet another article about potholes. It’s true, they’re everywhere and they’re dangerous to your tires and alignment. Bring your car in to ArborMotion for a...

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Katherine Abel - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" (April 2018)

Katherine Abel - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" (April 2018)

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BRINGING YOUR VEHICLE(S) TO ARBORMOTION? Since I bought my 960 in 1996. ArborMotion was Swedish Engineering back then. WHAT VEHICLE(S) DO YOU HAVE SERVICED AT OUR SHOP? I used to bring my 1997 Volvo 960. Now I bring my 2007 Volvo XC70. HOW DID YOU FIRST HEAR ABOUT ARBORMOTION? The place I bought my 960 from was too far away to have it serviced there and I they told me about...

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It’s National Car Care Month!

It’s National Car Care Month!

April is the month for Easter, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Taxes, and April Fool’s Day, but did you know that it’s also National Car Care Month? National Car Care Month is supposed to remind you to take care of any issues that may have occurred or that you’ve ignored during winter, according to the Car Care Council. April is the perfect month to complete regular maintenance and get yo...

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What's Involved In A Timing Belt Replacement

April is the month for Easter, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Taxes, and April Fool’s Day, but did you know that it’s also National Car Care Month? National Car Care Month is supposed to remind you to take care of any issues that may have occurred or that you’ve ignored during winter, according to the Car Care Council. April is the perfect month to complete regular maintenance and get yo...

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Fall Color Drives in Michigan

Fall Color Drives in Michigan

Michigan fall means snuggling into sweaters and sweatshirts, cider and donuts, and the colors. Oh, the colors. The vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges of the leaves and fall flowers are breathtaking. It is the best time of the year for a road trip. Here are 3 of our favorite fall color drives and the dates they are projected to be at their peak this year. 1. Brockway Mountain Drive. The 10 mile se...

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The War on Fuel Economy

Michigan fall means snuggling into sweaters and sweatshirts, cider and donuts, and the colors. Oh, the colors. The vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges of the leaves and fall flowers are breathtaking. It is the best time of the year for a road trip. Here are 3 of our favorite fall color drives and the dates they are projected to be at their peak this year. 1. Brockway Mountain Drive. The 10 mile se...

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Rennstatt’s Open House was a Great Success!

Rennstatt’s Open House was a Great Success!

On Saturday March 10th, 2018 Rennstatt held an open house for all of our friends to see the exciting new layout to our shop. The response was tremendous with 75 visitors to our shop, and that number does not include our employees that were in attendance! The shop filled up just after 8am as people were eager to tour the new shop, and it did not disappoint. The new layout is designed for efficienc...

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Get Ahead of the Apex this Track Season!

Get Ahead of the Apex this Track Season!

This track season only, we’re offering a no-charge Track Day Pre-Tech Inspection when the inspection is scheduled at least 3 days before your event. With over 20+ years of motor sports experience, our ASE certified technicians are uniquely qualified to provide a Pre-Tech inspection for any type of vehicle including Porsche, BMW, Scion, Mazda, Subaru, even Noble or Formula car! We’ll p...

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Remember to Switch Out Your Winter Emergency Kit for Summer!

Remember to Switch Out Your Winter Emergency Kit for Summer!

Michigan summers...road trips, hiking, picnics, camping, fireflies, bonfires and, of course, water sports! We’re fortunate enough to be surrounded by fresh water on three sides of our state and have an abundance of inland lakes. After the frigid gray days of winter, we’re eager to get out and enjoy the good weather while we have it, because we know Michigan summers never last long. Sp...

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Kick off Spring with a New Air Filter

Kick off Spring with a New Air Filter

Spring means buds on the trees, flowers, and grass growing again. The greens, pinks, purples and yellows are so uplifting after the whites and grays of winter! Unfortunately, all the color and growth also means pollen. Anyone who suffers spring allergies knows the sneezing, wheezing and stuffiness the changing season can bring. We’re protected when we get in our car from the assault on our ...

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Meet Laura Rymarz- ArborMotion Monthly Team Member Spotlight

Meet Laura Rymarz- ArborMotion Monthly Team Member Spotlight

Laura Rymarz works as a Service Adviser at ArborMotion. How did you choose your profession? I was looking for a career change and a friend told me about a job opening at a small, independent shop. I grew up watching my dad fix our family’s vehicles and was interested in learning more about the auto repair industry. I applied for the job and have been working in the automotive r...

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Barbara Olencki - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" (March 2018)

Barbara Olencki - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" (March 2018)

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BRINGING YOUR VEHICLE(S) TO ARBORMOTION? Over 5 years WHAT VEHICLE(S) DO YOU HAVE SERVICED AT OUR SHOP? I currently bring in my 2005 Volkswagen Passat. I also used to bring in my mother’s Volvo. HOW DID YOU FIRST HEAR ABOUT ARBORMOTION? Another customer’s parents live in my neighborhood and they recommended ArborMotion to me. WHY HAVE Y...

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"Steer the Cheer" Extended to 1/31/17!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BRINGING YOUR VEHICLE(S) TO ARBORMOTION? Over 5 years WHAT VEHICLE(S) DO YOU HAVE SERVICED AT OUR SHOP? I currently bring in my 2005 Volkswagen Passat. I also used to bring in my mother’s Volvo. HOW DID YOU FIRST HEAR ABOUT ARBORMOTION? Another customer’s parents live in my neighborhood and they recommended ArborMotion to me. WHY HAVE Y...

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Routine Tune-Ups a Thing of The Past, But Oil Changes Are Not

Routine Tune-Ups a Thing of The Past, But Oil Changes Are Not

Modern automobiles are truly marvels of engineering prowess. Routine tune-ups have pretty much become a thing of the past. Vehicles now have less-expensive and far-less-frequent scheduled maintenance services. Lower-cost maintenance strategies have been brought on by the Vehicle Cost Savings Act and are great news for car owners. Automobile manufacturers have taken this low-maintenance feature to...

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The Dangers of Summer Heat

Modern automobiles are truly marvels of engineering prowess. Routine tune-ups have pretty much become a thing of the past. Vehicles now have less-expensive and far-less-frequent scheduled maintenance services. Lower-cost maintenance strategies have been brought on by the Vehicle Cost Savings Act and are great news for car owners. Automobile manufacturers have taken this low-maintenance feature to...

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Can My Damaged Tire Be Repaired?

Can My Damaged Tire Be Repaired?

When you have a damaged tire, it is best to avoid shops and dealerships that offer a “quick fix” solution. An improperly repaired tire is a serious safety hazard for everyone on the road, and according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), approximately 88% of all tire repairs are done incorrectly. Unfortunately, this unnerving statistic is the result of shops and dealerships...

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Are You Passionate About Conserving Energy and Keeping Our Land, Air and Water Clean?

Are You Passionate About Conserving Energy and Keeping Our Land, Air and Water Clean?

Let’s face it, auto repair is a dirty business and at Arbor Motion we do everything we can to make it cleaner. We’ve instituted a number of measures to reduce our waste and consumption, including using a hybrid vehicle as our customer shuttle. But, we’re proudest of our solar panel array. With over 144 panels adorning our rooftop, it is the largest of its kind in Ann Arbor. We a...

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Wheel Alignment 101

Wheel Alignment 101

With the arrival of ArborMotion’s state-of-the-art alignment machine, in addition to the relentless pothole season that we are all experiencing throughout Washtenaw County, we would like to talk about the importance of wheel alignment. What exactly is a wheel alignment and why is it necessary? Does your vehicle tend to pull or drift to one side of the road while you are driving? Have you no...

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ArborMotion's Recommendations for Emergency Car Kits

ArborMotion's Recommendations for Emergency Car Kits

Getting stranded on the roadside due to a vehicle issue may not seem to be as serious of a risk nowadays as so many drivers are equipped with cell phones and have access to roadside assistance. However, neither of these saving graces will do you any good if your vehicle breaks down in an area without cell phone coverage, or if you forgot to charge your phone that day. Furthermore, there is also n...

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Vehicle Safety: The Best Way to Be Prepared is to Be Proactive

Vehicle Safety: The Best Way  to Be Prepared is to Be Proactive

Now that the summer months have sadly come to an end, the super hectic fall schedules have commenced. School, work, football games, club meetings, sports team practices, dance classes, field trips, etc. There is so much to do, and so many places to go on a daily basis. And you need to be able to depend on your vehicle’s ability to get you to and from your destinations safely. September is &...

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Why Should I Rotate My Tires?

Why Should I Rotate My Tires?

Rotating your tires is an essential step towards ensuring that you get the most mileage out of your tire investment. By rotating your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles (or whenever your technician recommends) you could: A) Help your tires wear more evenly The extent of your tire wear depends on a myriad of factors. The weight of your vehicle is not equally distributed onto all four of its tires. T...

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Does My Vehicle Really Need Winter Tires?

Rotating your tires is an essential step towards ensuring that you get the most mileage out of your tire investment. By rotating your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles (or whenever your technician recommends) you could: A) Help your tires wear more evenly The extent of your tire wear depends on a myriad of factors. The weight of your vehicle is not equally distributed onto all four of its tires. T...

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ArborMotion's Grand Reopening

ArborMotion's Grand Reopening

Did you miss our Grand Re-Opening? ...

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SafeHouse Center's Golf Event (9/23/16)

SafeHouse Center's Golf Event (9/23/16)

ArborMotion had the pleasure of joining our friends from SafeHouse Center on Friday, September 23rd at its 11th Annual Golf Outing. With 153 golfers, the sold-out event took place at Lake Forest Golf Club, and it was a beautiful day for a wonderful cause. We had fun meeting many of the participants, and enjoyed passing out snacks and beverages on the 18th hole. We gave out gift certificates to th...

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Tailgating at ArborMotion? Maybe!

Tailgating at ArborMotion? Maybe!

ATTENTION: U OF M FOOTBALL FANS! ArborMotion wants to know if any of our friends would be interested in joining us for a tailgating party? We have a grill, and a shuttle van reserved to get you to and from the Homecoming Game on October 22nd against the  University of Illinois. All that we need now are some Wolverine football fans! Here is how the day will unfold: you’ll come right to ...

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ArborMotion's Green Initiatives - Putting the Brakes on Brake Cleaning Waste

ArborMotion's Green Initiatives - Putting the Brakes on Brake Cleaning Waste

ArborMotion is consistently striving to find ways to help reduce our shop’s carbon footprint, and we are very proud to be utilizing a patent-pending Bulk Brake Cleaner System by Zep Automotive – an industry leader in chemical formulation and high performance products. ...

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Meet Mike Pisarski - ArborMotion's Team Member Spotlight

Meet Mike Pisarski - ArborMotion's Team Member Spotlight

Mike Pisarski is ArborMotion’s Audi and Volkswagen Master Technician. How did you choose your profession?  I didn’t choose it; I was actually born into it. The joke is that the first place that I went to after my parents left the hospital with me was straight to the car dealership, (where my dad was the manager). I have always enjoyed tinkering with stuff, and taking things apart...

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"Trunk or Treat" at ArborMotion

"Trunk or Treat" at ArborMotion

ArborMotion’s very first “Trunk or Treat” event took place at our shop on Thursday, October 27th from 5:00p.m to 7:00 p.m., and it was a SPOOKTACULAR time! We had decorated vehicles in our lot for our trick-or-treaters, and we also had an indoor area full of games, a bounce house, and other fun activities. ArborMotion would like to thank the following organizations and individua...

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9 Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter!

9 Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter!

Is your vehicle “winter ready?” Here are a few suggestions from ArborMotion’s technicians to help you prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter months… 1) KEEP GAS IN YOUR TANK – Keeping your gas tank filled at least halfway during the winter is highly recommended. This will help to prevent moisture from developing condensation inside of the gas tank which can le...

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Let's Talk Lunch - The "Free" Diagnostic

Let's Talk Lunch - The "Free" Diagnostic

Uh-oh! That dreaded “Check Engine Light” illuminated on your dashboard, and you immediately recall seeing a “free diagnostic” sign in the window of your neighborhood auto parts store (or auto shop). And while you definitely do NOT want to pay more than what is necessary for proper vehicle repair, those prominent lines of conventional wisdom are also circling around in your...

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Tailgate Event with Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor

Tailgate Event with Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor

ArborMotion enjoys finding unique ways to help support our local nonprofit organizations, and we had a great time helping out The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor on November 19th! Cancer Support Community (CSC) had a Charity Beer Garden to help raise funds at 327 East Hoover Street for every University of Michigan home football game this season. This venue is only a couple of blocks...

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ArborMotion is a Bosch Approved Service Repair Facility

ArborMotion enjoys finding unique ways to help support our local nonprofit organizations, and we had a great time helping out The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor on November 19th! Cancer Support Community (CSC) had a Charity Beer Garden to help raise funds at 327 East Hoover Street for every University of Michigan home football game this season. This venue is only a couple of blocks...

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Meet Chuck Hartmeyer - ArborMotion's Team Member Spotlight

Meet Chuck Hartmeyer - ArborMotion's Team Member Spotlight

How did you choose your profession? I always knew that I wanted to work with cars in some way. My grandfather was the head of engineering at American Motors, two uncles are automotive engineers, dad was a salesman at Howard Cooper- guess you can say cars are in my blood! What was your first automotive job? I worked as a porter at Eurotec Motors starting in 2003. How long have you been doing what ...

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ArborMotion's Annual Physical for Your Vehicle

ArborMotion's Annual Physical for Your Vehicle

ArborMotion’s Annual Vehicle Physical One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to take better care of one’s health, and just like a yearly physical is recommended by your medical doctor, your vehicle’s doctors at ArborMotion suggest the same for your car. ArborMotion’s Annual Physical is a yearly (or every 10,000 miles) checkup of your vehicle’s overall...

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The Three Things You Didn't Know About ArborMotion

The Three Things You Didn't Know About ArborMotion

Over the last year or so, it has come to our attention that ArborMotion seems to have a reputation of being an auto shop that exclusively services “expensive and/or exotic vehicles.” However, did you know that 83% of our business actually comes from servicing non-sports cars? It’s true! “The more I spoke to my friends and people I would meet, I realized our reputation was ...

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ArborMotion's Customer Referral Program

ArborMotion's Customer Referral Program

The highest compliment that we can receive is when our customers recommend our shop to their family, friends, colleagues, etc. These personal testimonials are essential for small, locally-owned businesses like ArborMotion, and we are excited to announce a program that will reward our customers for referring us to others. We like to keep things fun, so we don’t want to spoil the surprise as ...

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Vehicle Winter Survival Class (2/23/17)

Vehicle Winter Survival Class (2/23/17)

ArborMotion will be offering a “Vehicle Winter Survival” class on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at  our shop , and you are invited! There is no charge for the event and light refreshments will be served. Your moderator for this event is Tim Pott,  ArborMotion’s  Technical Director who has over 40 years of experience servicing cars in Ann Arbor, so he k...

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Mannequin Challenge 2017

ArborMotion will be offering a “Vehicle Winter Survival” class on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at  our shop , and you are invited! There is no charge for the event and light refreshments will be served. Your moderator for this event is Tim Pott,  ArborMotion’s  Technical Director who has over 40 years of experience servicing cars in Ann Arbor, so he k...

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Peter Grant - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" February 2017

Peter Grant - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" February 2017

Here is a Brief “Q & A” with our longtime customer and friend, Peter Grant. By the way, the beer that he is holding in this photo is called “Old Engine Oil,” which we think is quite perfect for the occasion. Peter discovered this brew while he was in Scotland, and we’re  glad that took a photo of it! HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BRINGING YOUR VEHICLE(S) TO ARBORMO...

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ArborMotion's Non-Profit Community Partner - The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan

ArborMotion's Non-Profit Community Partner - The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan

Community involvement is something that ArborMotion is very dedicated to, and our shop has had the privilege of working with several local non-profit associations within our community over the years. The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan is one of ArborMotion’s non-profit partners, and it’s a tremendous organization that offers a very impressive range of services to both w...

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Meet Kyle Brodie - ArborMotion's Team Member Spotlight

Meet Kyle Brodie - ArborMotion's Team Member Spotlight

Kyle Brodie is a Volvo Master Certified Technician at ArborMotion. How did you choose your profession? I have always enjoyed repairing things. When I was fourteen I bought a 1971 VW Beetle. I then dismantled the car and customized it over the next couple of years until I got my drivers license. Needless to say, it was ready to roll on that day. So to answer the question, I guess it was my passion...

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Meet Laura Rymarz - ArborMotion's Team Member Spotlight

Meet Laura Rymarz - ArborMotion's Team Member Spotlight

Laura Rymarz is a Service Adviser at ArborMotion. How did you choose your profession? I was looking for a career change and a friend told me about a job opening at a small, independent shop. I grew up watching my dad fix our family’s vehicles and was interested in learning more about the auto repair industry. I applied for the job and have been working in the automotive repair industry sinc...

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Meet Tim Pott - ArborMotion's Team Member Spotlight

Meet Tim Pott - ArborMotion's Team Member Spotlight

Timothy Pott is ArborMotion’s Technical Director. How did you choose your profession? I didn’t choose this profession, it chose me.  After a year of college, I decided that academia wasn’t for me.  I had always played around with cars and motorcycles in high school and decided to look into auto mechanics as a profession.  I went to a trade school in downtown Detro...

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ArborMotion's "Vehicle Winter Survival" Class

ArborMotion's "Vehicle Winter Survival" Class

We were VERY excited to offer our first community class at ArborMotion last month! Our “Vehicle Winter Survival” class took place on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m., and it was a great time! Tim Pott, (ArborMotion’s Technical Director), was the emcee for the class, but we also had Sebastian Gaeta (Owner); Jason Gary (Customer Service Manager); Christi Bauchat (Dispatcher); ...

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John McMullen - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" March 2017

John McMullen - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" March 2017

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We Would Love to Hear From You!

We Would Love to Hear From You!

Online reviews listed on sites like Google, Yelp, and Facebook are becoming more and more essential for small, locally-owned businesses like ArborMotion. In fact, according to the findings of the 2016 Local Consumer Review Survey, “ 84% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation .” When our customers recommend us to their family and friends, it is the highest ...

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Earth Day 2017 - Calling All Recyclable Cardboard!

Earth Day 2017 - Calling All Recyclable Cardboard!

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Meet Tom O'Connor - ArborMotion's Monthly Team Member Spotlight

Meet Tom O'Connor - ArborMotion's Monthly Team Member Spotlight

Tom O’Connor is a Master Certified Technician at ArborMotion who specializes in Volkswagen and Asian vehicles. How did you choose your profession? I don’t know if I really chose it as a profession. At a very early age I made things, and took things apart. I took apart my tricycle – this is a common story among the best mechanics. What was your first automotive job? In 1963 at Eu...

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April 2017 E-Newsletter Subscriber Special

April 2017 E-Newsletter Subscriber Special

Our Michigan roads can be brutal for your vehicle’s alignment, and pothole season is now upon us as well. We all know how important it is for your vehicle to have proper wheel alignment , so ArborMotion is offering a FREE ALIGNMENT CHECK to our e-newsletter subscribers during the month of April! Please give us a call at (734) 761-1088, or visit our website to schedule your free alignment ch...

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Jeff Archer - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" April 2017

Our Michigan roads can be brutal for your vehicle’s alignment, and pothole season is now upon us as well. We all know how important it is for your vehicle to have proper wheel alignment , so ArborMotion is offering a FREE ALIGNMENT CHECK to our e-newsletter subscribers during the month of April! Please give us a call at (734) 761-1088, or visit our website to schedule your free alignment ch...

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ArborMotion's Earth Day 2017 Project Announcement!

ArborMotion's Earth Day 2017 Project Announcement!

ArborMotion is elated to announce that we have begun the process of partnering with the Washtenaw County Rain Garden Program in hopes of creating our very own rain garden at our shop! ArborMotion takes pride in its many green initiatives, and by creating a rain garden, we can help to significantly reduce the amount of pollution from getting into our community’s creeks and streams. Rain gard...

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Gwyn Hulswit - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" (August 2017)

Gwyn Hulswit - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" (August 2017)

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BRINGING YOUR VEHICLE(S) TO ARBORMOTION? I have been a very happy and enthusiastic customer of ArborMotion since 2008. WHAT VEHICLE(S) DO YOU HAVE SERVICED AT OUR SHOP? My 2001 Toyota Echo – it is by far not the nicest car in the shop but I love it and as the original owner I feel a duty to take care of it. I have 202,000 miles on this car and it is still running perf...

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Linda Dewaele - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" June 2017

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BRINGING YOUR VEHICLE(S) TO ARBORMOTION? I have been a very happy and enthusiastic customer of ArborMotion since 2008. WHAT VEHICLE(S) DO YOU HAVE SERVICED AT OUR SHOP? My 2001 Toyota Echo – it is by far not the nicest car in the shop but I love it and as the original owner I feel a duty to take care of it. I have 202,000 miles on this car and it is still running perf...

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Meet Andrew Daley - ArborMotion Monthly Team Member Spotlight

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BRINGING YOUR VEHICLE(S) TO ARBORMOTION? I have been a very happy and enthusiastic customer of ArborMotion since 2008. WHAT VEHICLE(S) DO YOU HAVE SERVICED AT OUR SHOP? My 2001 Toyota Echo – it is by far not the nicest car in the shop but I love it and as the original owner I feel a duty to take care of it. I have 202,000 miles on this car and it is still running perf...

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Meet Nick Pott - ArborMotion Monthly Team Member Spotlight

Meet Nick Pott - ArborMotion Monthly Team Member Spotlight

Nick Pott works in Dispatch, QC, and Rennstatt at ArborMotion. How did you choose your profession? Growing up the son of the top Porsche technician in the area, my best childhood days were spent either in the shop or at the racetrack. As my first word also was “car,” it was no surprise that the thought of an automotive career came easy and quite naturally. What was your first automoti...

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The 17th Annual Mayor's Green Fair 6/9/17

The 17th Annual Mayor's Green Fair 6/9/17

We’re happy to announce that ArborMotion will be one of the local businesses represented at the 17th Annual Mayor’s Green Fair on Friday, June 9th. This event is for all ages, and showcases our community nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and participating businesses that have earned the “WasteKnot” partners and/or Community Partners for Clean Streams designatio...

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An Intro to AC Repair at ArborMotion

An Intro to AC Repair at ArborMotion

It’s a hot summer day in August, and when you go to crank up your vehicle’s AC you’re quite dismayed to discover that the vents are blowing out hot air. You turn the engine off, restart your car, but the problem remains – so how much is THIS going to cost to repair?  AC repairs (and cost) vary based on the severity of the issue(s) causing the problem(s). The most comm...

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The Burger Quest

The Burger Quest

Hi! My name is Christi and I wear many hats at ArborMotion. Sometimes I’m the voice that makes the appointment on the phone with you, on occasion the person who drives your shuttle, or the person who pulls your car in or out. Mostly I’m the person who helps where it’s needed. One of the new hats I’m wearing is writing the ArborMotion blog. The Burger Quest .  I would ...

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Kandie Waggoner - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" (November 2017)

Hi! My name is Christi and I wear many hats at ArborMotion. Sometimes I’m the voice that makes the appointment on the phone with you, on occasion the person who drives your shuttle, or the person who pulls your car in or out. Mostly I’m the person who helps where it’s needed. One of the new hats I’m wearing is writing the ArborMotion blog. The Burger Quest .  I would ...

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Winter Driving Tips to Help You Stay Safe on The Road!

Winter Driving Tips to Help You Stay Safe on The Road!

Driving in snow or ice can be a daunting experience. This is especially true if you’ve grown up somewhere where you haven’t been exposed to these challenges.  There are some tips, however, that will make the experience less harrowing and safer for both you and your precious cargo. Many modern cars have features which will help you control your car on slippery roads. Traction cont...

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What You Must Know About Getting a European Auto Repair Estimate

Driving in snow or ice can be a daunting experience. This is especially true if you’ve grown up somewhere where you haven’t been exposed to these challenges.  There are some tips, however, that will make the experience less harrowing and safer for both you and your precious cargo. Many modern cars have features which will help you control your car on slippery roads. Traction cont...

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Ralph Harris - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" (December 2017)

Ralph Harris - ArborMotion's "Customer of the Month" (December 2017)

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BRINGING YOUR VEHICLE(S) TO ARBORMOTION? I have been bringing my car to ArborMotion for over 4 years. WHAT VEHICLE(S) DO YOU HAVE SERVICED AT OUR SHOP? 1977 MG-B convertible HOW DID YOU FIRST HEAR ABOUT ARBORMOTION? I met a gentleman at Mark’s Coney Island and we began chatting about his car. I asked him where he gets it serviced and he said ArborMotion and told me it...

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Top 10 Things Toyota Owners Should Know

Top 10 Things Toyota Owners Should Know

Do you know that the owner of Toyota spells his name differently? Did you also know that Toyota’s influence has changed manufacturing processes worldwide? Or that Prius is not Toyota’s only hybrid vehicle? Owning a Toyota means owning a product from one of the most forward thinking companies in the world! What else don’t you know about Toyota? Here are the top 10 things Toyota o...

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5 Questions we Often Get Asked

Do you know that the owner of Toyota spells his name differently? Did you also know that Toyota’s influence has changed manufacturing processes worldwide? Or that Prius is not Toyota’s only hybrid vehicle? Owning a Toyota means owning a product from one of the most forward thinking companies in the world! What else don’t you know about Toyota? Here are the top 10 things Toyota o...

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Employee Hobby December Spotlight

Employee Hobby December Spotlight

We have a very well-rounded group of individuals working for us here at ArborMotion. All of the employees here have interests and talents that go well beyond auto repair. I would like to introduce you to our parts guy, Chuck. Mostly he is hiding behind the parts counter but if you’re very lucky he may be at the front counter when you check in. Chuck’s hidden talent is anything with a ...

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Is it Time for an IMS Bearing Upgrade for my Porsche?

We have a very well-rounded group of individuals working for us here at ArborMotion. All of the employees here have interests and talents that go well beyond auto repair. I would like to introduce you to our parts guy, Chuck. Mostly he is hiding behind the parts counter but if you’re very lucky he may be at the front counter when you check in. Chuck’s hidden talent is anything with a ...

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Linda Sinkule – ArborMotion's Customer of the Month (January 2018)

We have a very well-rounded group of individuals working for us here at ArborMotion. All of the employees here have interests and talents that go well beyond auto repair. I would like to introduce you to our parts guy, Chuck. Mostly he is hiding behind the parts counter but if you’re very lucky he may be at the front counter when you check in. Chuck’s hidden talent is anything with a ...

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Not All Parts Are Created Equal

Not All Parts Are Created Equal

Confused by your auto repair estimate? Do you really know the reason why you might use one type of part over another? Want some clarity about the best parts to get your car back on the road at a fair price? Auto repair estimates can be confusing and difficult to read. Sometimes it’s hard to determine why you brought your car to the shop by looking at the estimate, or even to understand the ...

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Porsche Boxster Service in Ann Arbor

Confused by your auto repair estimate? Do you really know the reason why you might use one type of part over another? Want some clarity about the best parts to get your car back on the road at a fair price? Auto repair estimates can be confusing and difficult to read. Sometimes it’s hard to determine why you brought your car to the shop by looking at the estimate, or even to understand the ...

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Winter Car Washing Prevents Paint Damage

Confused by your auto repair estimate? Do you really know the reason why you might use one type of part over another? Want some clarity about the best parts to get your car back on the road at a fair price? Auto repair estimates can be confusing and difficult to read. Sometimes it’s hard to determine why you brought your car to the shop by looking at the estimate, or even to understand the ...

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Ian Scott – ArborMotion’s "Customer of the Month" (February 2018)

Confused by your auto repair estimate? Do you really know the reason why you might use one type of part over another? Want some clarity about the best parts to get your car back on the road at a fair price? Auto repair estimates can be confusing and difficult to read. Sometimes it’s hard to determine why you brought your car to the shop by looking at the estimate, or even to understand the ...

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Confused by your auto repair estimate? Do you really know the reason why you might use one type of part over another? Want some clarity about the best parts to get your car back on the road at a fair price? Auto repair estimates can be confusing and difficult to read. Sometimes it’s hard to determine why you brought your car to the shop by looking at the estimate, or even to understand the ...

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Reduce Your Time at the Repair Shop

Confused by your auto repair estimate? Do you really know the reason why you might use one type of part over another? Want some clarity about the best parts to get your car back on the road at a fair price? Auto repair estimates can be confusing and difficult to read. Sometimes it’s hard to determine why you brought your car to the shop by looking at the estimate, or even to understand the ...

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Show Appreciation for Your Car!

Show Appreciation for Your Car!

We demand a lot from our cars. They have to start and stop on demand, heat us up, cool us down, take us to work, and take us on vacation. We need them to be available at all hours, while they don’t ask for much in return. Here are five simple ways you can show how much you appreciate everything your car does for you. ...

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