Looking for a good Volkswagen mechanic you can trust?
Look no further than European Motor Cars. We’ve been providing quality service and repair of Volkswagen automobiles in the greater Atlanta area for over 30 years.
Experience. Integrity. Knowledge.
Tune Ups and Oil Filter Services
When it comes to driving your Volkswagen, taking care of basic tune ups and replacing your oil filter is going to depend on what kind of driver you are. Whether you push your car to its limits or just drive your Volkswagen to church on Sunday mornings, knowing when you need a tune up and getting it done promptly is the key to longevity. If you continue to ignore your car by constantly putting off changing the oil, filter, or spark plugs, the result might be lower performance, engine failure, and a whole host of other problems. At European Motor Cars, we will inspect your Volkswagen to make sure it’s running efficiently and will continue to do so.
For your Volkswagen to pass its yearly emissions, reliable maintenance, an operating oxygen sensor, a catalytic converter, and a well maintained engine are required. Although these are the most common issues when it comes to failing emissions, there are many other filters, caps, rotors, vales, and regulators that can keep your Volkswagen from passing. That’s why European Motor Cars provides comprehensive inspection and servicing options to make the repairs that will guarantee your vehicle isn’t emitting a high rate of pollutants. Our emissions repairs will ensure that your Volkswagen is maintaining the same level of green thinking that the company originally designed your car for.
Electrical System Diagnostics and Repair
The battery powers the spark to turn over your engine, and it runs all of the accessories and devices that are installed into your Volkswagen’s electrical system. Batteries will stay on as long as you have an electrical device running, which can cause the power cells to drain and no longer power your car, which prevents it from starting. No battery is safe forever, and once jump-starting a battery that has been drained no longer seems to work, it’s time for a replacement. A new battery can give your Volkswagen new life and make all the difference in performance and control.
Heating and A/C Repair
When it comes to comfort, a Volkswagen cannot be matched; with the spacious interior and ergonomic seating that comes with VW design, it’s a shame that your heating and air conditioning can make or break a comfortable ride. Heating and air systems are made possible by many different parts, which can lead to stress if you’re trying to diagnose a specific problem. The cause of a heating or air conditioning issue could be an electrical malfunction, a coolant problem, or an actual broken part. The specialists at European Motor Cars are trained to isolate the component causing the heating or a/c problem, and provide superior services to fix or replace it.
Shocks and Struts
If your car feels like it bounces on every speed bump and it feels like you are being thrown around with every pot hole on the road, you may need to look into replacing your shocks and struts. Like any part on a car, wear and tear will cause you to replace your shocks and struts over time. Of course, if you have a dramatic problem that happens quite quickly, then you might discover that your shocks and struts are damaged. Unfortunately due to how these parts are used, damage isn’t an uncommon issue. Whether the reason is natural wear or more severe complications, the technicians of European Motor Cars can help stop your vehicle from bouncing, dipping and swaying while on the road.
Your car’s engine is the most important feature and of course the most complicated. It certainly is a pain if your car isn’t starting and you look under the hood and see hundreds of parts staring back at you, each looking as intimidating as the last. A few common problems that manifest as engine trouble are burned-out spark plugs, a disconnect from the battery, a leak in your coolant hoses, lack of oil, and a blown head gasket, but with the amount of hardware under the hood, there are several more likely causes. At European Motor Cars, we have experienced mechanics that understand your Volkswagen and can provide you with the service you expect from European enthusiasts. From repairs and replacements to total rebuilding of your engine, our experts are guaranteed to find solutions that work.
If your brakes fail and you have trouble coming to a stop while in traffic, there’s a high risk that you or someone else could be injured. Brakes are the most important part of your Volkswagen in that they are absolutely critical to vehicular safety. Whether you need your front brakes, back brakes, or both sets replaced, European Motor Cars can ensure you high quality services every time. We perform inspections to ensure that your brakes have sufficient pads on them to keep your VW from having warped rotors or being involved in a collision. We also test your brakes in conjunction with your lamps to make sure that every facet of your vehicle can be safely operated.
Mufflers and Exhaust
The exhaust system is responsible for converting and transporting the exhaust from your vehicle. The muffler, which is located among the other pipes in your exhaust system, does exactly as it sounds by muffling the noise that the car produces. This is important because without a muffler, the noise your Volkswagen produces when transporting that exhaust would be close to unbearable. If you have a problem with either your muffler or the system that carries your exhaust, you can usually tell by the smell of the exhaust, the irradiate performance of the car from the constant shifting of normal performance to bad, or the noise that it is emitting. All of these issues are directly related to emissions and can make it impossible for you to pass your vehicle’s yearly testing if they aren’t corrected by professionals.
Suspension and Steering
If your suspension is not working properly, you are going to have a bumpy ride and a hard time keeping the car driving in a straight line. Suspension issues for a Volkswagen can be caused by a loose control arm, or even just a washer that has fallen off your suspension. While problems can range from simple to complex, you do not want to drive with a broken suspension. In instances such as control arm problems, steering is also affected and can become shaky at high speeds. You may also have a problem with your power steering if you’ve neglected to replace the power steering fluid, and the result is a vehicle that is much harder to steer. Repairs or replacement parts from European Motor Cars are essential in order to drive comfortably and reclaim full control of your vehicle.
Fuel System Repair
The heat that builds up inside of your fuel system creates the perfect scenario for residue to form on your fuel injector. Likewise, the fuel tank and fuel pump in your vehicle are also vital to the performance of your overall system, and both can have their own problems or damages. Whether you need to take advantage of our in-depth inspections, our fuel system cleaning services, or our quality replacement parts, European Motor Cars should be always your Volkswagen repair destination.
Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement
Maintenance of your timing belt is important because this piece of equipment controls your engine’s camshaft and synchronizes the timing, and it is in delicate balance with other components within your vehicle. Because no car part will last forever, preventative maintenance is always encouraged by our team at European Motor Cats. This means changing your timing belt when signs of wear and tear are apparent, and not after it breaks. Likewise, the water pump that keeps your engine from overheating is another component that needs to be watched carefully and Volkswagen owners should consider changing it out at the same time as their timing belt. To prevent being in a situation where you need to tow your vehicle due to timing belt or water pump damages, regular maintenance is a necessity.
When your clutch and bearings break down over time and pollute your transmission fluid, you most likely encounter transmission failure. If your transmission has gotten to the point where it fails, it will need to be completely replaced. Keeping an eye on fluids and filters within your transmission system is just part of what our team can do to keep your Volkswagen running well; at European Motor Cars, we offer both preventative maintenance to keep the worst case scenario from happening anytime soon and services to replace transmissions that are beyond repair.