FAQ’s about German Car Repair:
Doesn’t everyone fix all cars? Why would I take my vehicle to your shop instead of one of the others around?
If you think of getting something like Italian food then you probably know why. You should get Italian food from a food shop like you find in the food court but is it “good” Italian food? Probably not. If you want good Italian food then you probably know that some of the best you can get is from someone who is native to the country. The same can be said of German auto repair or car repair in Portland, Oregon especially if that person has worked for companies in Germany like Porsche and Mercedes. The owner of the company built racing motors for Porsche and worked in the Mercedes as well. What you can expect from a person who worked for those places in that area is authenticity. Of course, you will find the same ideas about precision in work. If you want your German-made vehicle to get repaired with that kind of thought process then you need to go somewhere where the owner demands the same from the people who work for him..
What German-made vehicles do you specialize in fixing at German Formula?
BMW, Mercedes, Sprinter, Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi vehicles.
Do you work on Jetta’s?
Yes. We see a lot of Volkswagen Jetta’s in the shop because it is one of the most popular vehicles in the line of Volkswagens. You would be hard-pressed to bring us a problem we have not seen before. A plus for you because the more a repair shop has research a vehicle the later you get your vehicle back. We work on Jetta’s frequently and can do the job quickly and accurately.
So… I’ve heard that if a place has to research a vehicle then it takes longer and it costs more to fix… Is that true?
Partly true. It is true in the sense that research time is usually charged as labor time. Therefore, the more research needed for your problem then the more money it will cost. Most good repair places in Portland, OR or anywhere for that matter will not charge you more for not knowing how to work on a vehicle when they get in the shop. Situations can change but the place you would get charged more is for the research time involved with fixing your vehicle if they do not have the requisite skills and/or the knowledge ahead of time.
If they do research then can I see it? Does it get billed out? Can I see exactly how long it took to do the research?
Unfortunately, no. It is not usually billed out as a line item expense, so you would not necessarily see it on your bill or know how much time was needed to do the job.
How do I avoid paying a lot for research time then?
The best way to do this is to go to shops that specialize in your vehicle or that you know, for a fact, have a lot of experience working on vehicles like yours. A good reason why if you searched for German-based vehicle repair that you found us. We have seen cars like yours and we have the experience to needed to repair them quickly.
Alright… So… How do I work with you then?
You can visit us by going to 100 NE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97232. There is some street parking around the area, however, you might have to drive around a bit to find the right spot for you. Many of the spots are 2-hour parking spots and there are a few less than that around. The lowest is a 30-minute parking. If you do not feel like driving out to us then you can also call us by calling 503-238-1707.