European Car Maintenance
Apart from a few specialised vehicles, cars are no longer manufactured in Australia. That basically gives you two viable options; you can choose cars that have come off Asian production lines, or you can buy European.
Years ago, when Australia still had a string vehicle manufacturing industry, those who bought European cars were often criticised; there wasn’t anything wrong with the vehicles, it was simply considered un-Australian!
Now you can choose a European vehicle with a clear conscious, knowing at the same time, that you are choosing quality, performance and craftsmanship.
European Car Service Sunshine Coast:
The top European cars sold in Australia include Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Landrover, Mercedes and Jaguar. We must, of course, add Porsche to that list, with the prestige marque delivering 4,484 vehicles to Australia in 2017, an increase of 1.1% compared to the previous year.
Another reason why choosing a European model is now more popular is the increased availability and affordability of European car maintenance in Australia. Servicing European vehicles requires not only the correct tools but also detailed knowledge of the make and model. Taking your beloved Porsche to the part-time motor mechanic around the corner is not a good idea!
The problem was, most European master technicians were based in the cities and their services were considered expensive. All that has changed; the arrival of not only more European cars in Australia, but also more Europeans has seen an increase in specialised workshops and a balancing of price.
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That’s right, a specialised European car service on the Sunshine Coast is now comparable to, if not lower than going back to the dealership.
So, what are some of the benefits of choosing a European vehicle?
Most European car owners would cite this as their first reason for choosing an Audi, BMW, Mercedes or other European vehicle. I’m sorry but nobody does style like the Europeans! For anyone who appreciates sleek lines, quality materials and attention to detail, like hand-stitched seat fabric, it must be European.
The great thing about Euro marques, however, is that they manage to combine those sleek, minimalist good looks with a whole raft of functionality. For example, BMW employs acoustic engineers in the making of its vehicles. Their job is to ensure that vehicle noise and vibration, from the engine to the sound of the boot closing, is perfect.
And how’s this; BMW now uses hemp for its door panels, because it lowers the weight of the vehicle by 10% and creates a distinct design. European cars aren’t made, they are engineered.
European cars still set the benchmark for vehicle safety. This comes down to that attention-to-detail, as well as in-depth research and development. Marques such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes invest in continual research to ensure their vehicles are the best they can be.
Yes, you will pay more for a European car than many other marques but consider what you’re getting. You’re getting the benefit of professional engineering, the latest technology and safety features that are second-to-none. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay more.
When you book in for a European car service, the technicians use highly advanced diagnostic tools to quickly assess and repair any problems, to get you back on the road quicker.
The European Commission is pretty hot on safety and a whole raft of changes have been brought in over the years to ensure your new car is the safest it can be.
It’s a bit of a mouthful but this is basically things like parking assist and acceleration prohibition. These are features that not only make the vehicle safer, but also easier and more enjoyable to drive.
Sometimes referred to as Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems – or ADAS – this is also a way of making our roads safer, which has to be good news for everyone.
The European Commission wants 11 systems to become mandatory on new cars by 2021, including advanced emergency braking, drowsiness and attention detection, alcohol interlock installation facilitation, and lane keeping assist.
It’s easy to see why a European car repair or service is a specialised skill!
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Another feature owners love about their European cars if that they hold their value well. They also report that these marques stay reliable for longer, which makes them more cost-effective in the long-term.
Australians choose to own and drive European cars for many reasons. If you’re in the market for a luxury vehicle, then European is the way to go. Equally, if you’re on the road a lot, you’ll find a European model safer, more comfortable and more reliable. If you’re seeking the best family car, European marques will tick all the boxes when it comes to safety.
Most of all, if you want a vehicle that will serve you well for many years to come, a European car is definitely worth considering.