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Success D r i v e
When dealing with a high-price exotic or European vehicle, people’s
first reaction when faced with a maintenance or repair issue is to
head straight to the dealership. Unfortunately, dealers can be more
interested in finances than customer well-being. Inflated bills as a
result of unnecessary fluid flushes and premature, overpriced part
replacements can make returning to your Maserati, Mercedes, BMW,
Range Rover or Ferrari dealership a punch to your pocketbook. When
combined with their signature long turnaround times, taking your car
to the dealership can be more trouble than it’s worth. On the other
hand, dropping off an expensive and exotic vehicle to any shade-tree
mechanic is also inviting trouble. Mechanics not familiar or equipped
to service complicated components of high-priced foreign cars might
end up doing more harm than good and end up charging just as much
as the dealership until they identify the problem. Owning an expensive
car is a responsibility, so I always suggest to my customers that they
take their exotics and Europeans to third-party mechanics specifically
trained to deal with such vehicles. At Advanced Auto Diagnostics, we
pride ourselves on helping owners of high-value vehicles with their
smallest and largest service and repair needs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fernando Torres has been
fixing cars in sunny South Florida
for as long as he can remember.
You can visit him at one of his
Advanced Auto Diagnostics
locations or learn more at
50 RIDE SCENT
Everyone knows their cars broadcast great depths about
their personalities, but few people recognize their car’s
scent does as well. Let the automotive aromatherapists
break down your car’s scent profile.
TEX T BY RYAN JARRELL
While some might guffaw at your
guileless odor choice, they’ll salute
your devotion to the classics.
Everyone knows that history was,
above all, smellier than the present,
and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Rugged, wild and highly
desired, the scent of pine is quintessential for a reason.
Okay, maybe you’re a tropical
castaway of the mangroves. Why
hide your pride? What’s more
Miami than a car that smells
lovingly of mixed drinks? Just make
sure it’s the air freshener giving off such tipple-tainted aromas.
You’re only driving your spare car
around because someone scheduled
your cat’s tai chi class 6 miles from
your 10 a.m. hacky sack seminar.
What we love about car scents is
that as long as they’re unabashedly you, they work.