Friday, March 15, 2019

Maintaining your Audi.

Maybe you are contemplating purchasing this amazing vehicle or, perhaps you already own one.  Either way, you will want to know that maintaining an Audi does NOT present any extraordinary maintenance challenges.  However, Audi's can be more expensive to repair.  The most expensive Audi to repair is the A8 model.

The bottom line is to keep your prized possession running as an Audi should.  You need to find someone who does everything from routine maintenance up to and including major repairs.  You bought a high-performance car because you expect it to last longer than most.  How can you have that expectation if you don’t take care of the baby?

Finding the right location for Audi maintenance repair and maintenance in the Topeka area is easy.  The answer is always A.J.’s Import Garage.  You do not need to drive to Kansas City for quality foreign car repair!  Count on A.J.’s Import Garage every time located at 501 S.W. Harrison in Topeka.  Call ahead at (784) 233-1000.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Topeka's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade - Sat, Mar 16th

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Come down and join us for the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade! The 2019 events will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 kicked off by the parade at high noon!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Replacing A Catalytic Converter.

It sends shutters down the spine…doesn’t it?  This one is a biggie!  What does replacing a catalytic converter mean?  Well, it takes about an hour or so to do it professionally.  According to Car MD it is the third most common car repair related to the check engine light.  And…it can cost $3000 or more to replace.

Gulp…talk about sticker shock!  Even the average cost of a catalytic converter replacement is over a thousand dollars.  Of course, these factors are all dependent on certain variables.  Do you have a dual CC or a three-way one?  If you have an older model car it may be less expensive because their construction was simpler.

Either way, you may be overwhelmed by the estimates that you get.  Why not come by 501 S.W. Harrison in Topeka, KS.  There you will meet the ASE certified mechanics from A.J.’s Import Garage.  You will get a fair and honest estimate and they will do the best job possible in replacing your catalytic converter.  Call for an appointment at (784) 233-1000.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

What is an ASE Certified Mechanic?

That’s a fair question.  Unless you get an affirmative answer to the question, "Do you have ASE certified mechanics on the premises?", you might want to look elsewhere for auto and truck service.  In order to earn Master Technician status, you must have received certification in EVERY area of testing!

Master Technician status is not a lifetime entitlement.  You must keep each one of those certifications current in order to maintain it.  If your Master Technician status is lost because one or more of the required certifications has lapsed, it can be reinstated.  When you meet one with all the credentials you have met someone you can trust to work on your vehicle.

At A.J.’s Import Garage they are proud to feature ASE Certified Mechanics with over 30 years of experience.  This entails not only domestic cars and trucks, but foreign vehicles as well.  Whenever you need the very best in auto service in 2019 count on A.J.’s Import Garage located at 501 S.W. Harrison in Topeka.  Call (785) 233-1000.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Check Engine Light 101.

The dreaded CEL is on and you can’t escape seeing it on your dashboard.  It has become a necessary evil in today’s vehicles.  For many of us this light is a mystery and hints at some unseen danger in the guts of your car. Others ignore it until it goes away, or just let it stay on.  I doubt that anyone would recommend the latter!

The check engine light (or malfunction indicator light as it is sometimes known) is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma to paraphrase Winston Churchill.  One misconception is that a code reader will reveal the exact problem.  It is only one piece of information, a single symptom of a possibly larger problem.

One thing is certain, unless you have the equipment and expertise to troubleshoot a check engine light then you need a trained mechanic to do so.  We here at A.J.’s Import Garage have seen thousands of them and may be able to help you stay on the road in safety when yours shines bright.  Come into our shop at 501 S.W. Harrison in Topeka or call us at (785) 233-1000.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Why is My Car’s Heater Blowing Cold Air?

If your car heater is suddenly blowing out cold air instead of heat in the middle of a bitterly cold Topeka area winter, you have a good reason to be frustrated!  We don’t have to tell you that unreliable car heaters can make the cold winter months practically unbearable.  There are many components working together to heat your vehicle.

One or more of these issues may be the problem –

1.  The engine is low on or out of coolant
2.  The heater core has problems
3.  Broken heating controls
4.  Water leaks in the system

Don’t make the winter any more unpleasant than it already is.  Make sure whenever you turn on your foreign or domestic car that you can crank up the heat with confidence.  If your vehicle’s heater is acting up call us immediately at (785) 233-1000.  We are Topeka’s foreign and American car heating specialists A.J.’s Import Garage located at 501 S.W. Harrison.