Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dealer vs. Mechanic…Who Should Work on My Car?

Obviously, you didn’t buy your Volkswagen from us, but we would like to help you keep it in tip-top condition.  We are perfectly comfortable with dealer service departments because their high repair rates and by-the-book approach can drive customers straight to a local independent specialist like us!

On certain jobs a dealer may take six to eight hours to do a job we can do in a fraction of the time for a fraction of the price.  Here is a rule of thumb…once your VW hits 50,000 miles go to the independent shop over the dealer.  Not only is it probably cheaper, but you avoid the hassle of being pitched buying a new car.  Don’t you hate that?

Here at Jim’s Auto Service we pride ourselves in auto and light truck repair of all types.  We are particularly adept at repairing “The People’s Car”…good old reliable Volkswagens.  Give us a chance to repair your baby.  When your VW needs maintenance come into our shop at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.  Give us a call ahead of time at (919) 824-4566.

GVWC TRU Youth Car Wash, May 26th

(Click the link above for more information)

"The GVWC TRU Youth Ministry is hosting a car wash to raise funds for upcoming outreach events.
We invite you to come out and get your car washed before your big Memorial Day Weekend Cook-out." 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sticker Shock Avoided.

There is little worse than sticker shock.  Maybe it is the price of a new car, or something as innocuous as the price of eggs at your local grocery store.  In this day and age, with instant communication sticker shock should be a thing of the past.  Every once in a while, it rears its ugly head!

You should not experience this feeling when you have your vehicle serviced.  Yet, it happens all the time in our country.  It is real, and it will continue as long as you allow it to.  Why not get a fair and honest estimate of all your car’s repair needs before you bring it into the shop and find out what it all will cost after it’s too late?

At Jim’s Auto Service, Jim Liacos wants you to know the cost of the repairs needed BEFORE you make a trip to 3711 Tarheel Drive.  That is why they put an entire page on their website at so you can fill out a form under the heading estimates.  Then, give them a call for an appointment at (919) 824-4566.