Vehicle Maintenance Service
Your One-Stop Shop for Quality Vehicle Maintenance
Preventative vehicle maintenance is vital to high-performing, high-quality, long-lasting German vehicles. Hans Wittler’s Automotive provides recommendations and various maintenance services to help keep your car in top-running condition.
At Hans Wittler’s Automotive, we believe in making life simple and easy for all German car owners. This is why we command a depth of experience and expertise like no other auto shop in Albuquerque, NM.
Get started with a preventative vehicle maintenance visit by contacting us today. We service Audi, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, and Volkswagen, as well as some domestic and Asian vehicles.
Commitment to Preventative Maintenance
Vehicle Maintenance in Albuquerque, NM
Hans Wittler’s Automotive has everything you need to keep your German vehicle in optimum condition. We provide various services designed to protect your investment inside and out.
We currently offer full diagnostics as well as the following maintenance services:
How Often Should I Bring My German Car In
For Vehicle Maintenance?
Hans Wittler’s Automotive takes preventative vehicle maintenance very seriously. We follow strict vehicle maintenance guidelines above and beyond the factory schedule.
German vehicles are known for their engineering excellence and superior performance. But to keep them running at their best, following a regular maintenance schedule is essential.
Each brand has its own recommended vehicle maintenance schedule, which can be found in the owner’s manual. German vehicles will generally require more frequent maintenance than domestic brands, with tasks like oil changes, tire rotations, and brake inspections.
Here are the typical vehicle maintenance schedules for popular German car brands we service at Hans Wittler’s Automotive.
Audi vehicles are known for their exceptional performance and cutting-edge technology. So, regular maintenance is essential to keep your Audi running at its best.
Audi recommends regular maintenance every 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. Typical maintenance tasks include oil and filter changes, brake inspections, tire rotations, and fluid checks.
At Hans Wittler’s Automotive, we perform oil services at every 5,000 miles to help prevent sludge build up, which can cause engine damage. It’s part of what sets us apart when it comes to the preventative maintenance of your Audi.
Audi also recommends checking the AC system every two years and replacing the spark plugs every 60,000 miles.
Has your BMW’s check engine light come on? Hans Wittler’s Automotive can help with that, plus other aspects.
It’s recommended to do BMW maintenance every 10,000 miles or 12 months. But at Hans Wittler’s Automotive, our technicians recommend having oil services performed every 5,000 miles in an effort to help reduce sludge, which can cause engine damage. Services typically include oil and filter changes, brake inspections, tire rotations, and fluid checks. BMW also recommends replacing the spark plugs every 60,000 miles and performing a coolant flush every 100,000 miles.
Porsche maintenance is not for the faint of heart. But don’t worry. Hans Wittler’s Automotive is here to help. We’ll help perform the required services every 10,000 miles or 12 months, including oil and filter changes, brake inspections, tire rotations, and fluid checks. We recommend performing oil services every 5,000 miles to help prevent oil and sludge issues, which can cause engine damage.
Replacing the air filter and performing a coolant flush every 40,000 miles is also recommended. We’ll also assess your Porsche’s check engine light issues, the state of the electrical system, and the general condition of the tires when you visit our shop.
Hans Wittler’s Automotive specializes in performing the two Mercedes main service types:
Service A: Performed every 10,000 miles or 12 months. This includes oil and filter changes, brake inspections (including component wear), fluid checks (including coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid), and tire rotation, inflation, and condition.
Service B: Performed every 20,000 miles or 24 months. This includes all the tasks under Service A and additional maintenance items like cabin air filter replacement, brake fluid exchange, and transmission service.
Note that these two services will alternate every 10,000 miles. Service A will start at 10,000 miles, Service B at 20,000 miles, Service A at 30,000 miles, and so on.
Volkswagen maintenance is done every 10,000 miles. At this mileage, it’s crucial to routinely perform oil changes and tire rotations, inspect the airbag system, check AdBlue fluid levels, inspect wiper blades, and clean the headlight system. However, our service technicians at Hans Wittler’s Automotive recommend having oil services done every 5,000 miles to prevent the build up of sludge, which can cause engine damage. This will help keep your Volkswagen running smoothly.
Specific services are added at specific milestones, like fuel filter replacement at 20K, 60K, and 100K miles and brake fluid replacement at 30K, 50K, 70K, 90K, and 110K miles. Lastly, the most comprehensive inspections are done at 40K, 80K, and 120K miles.
Is It Necessary to Follow the
Recommended Maintenance Schedule?
Yes, it’s essential to follow the recommended maintenance schedules. The manufacturer creates these schedules based on years of research and development. They are designed to keep your car running at its best and prevent significant breakdowns or issues from occurring.
Follow these maintenance schedules to avoid having major problems down the road, such as engine failure, transmission problems, and electrical issues. These problems can be costly to repair. They can even make your car unusable.
Additionally, following the recommended maintenance schedule helps extend the life of your German car and maintain its resale value. Regular maintenance can also help identify minor issues before they become major problems, saving you time, money, and stress in the long run.
Can I Get My German Vehicle Maintained and Serviced by
Any Mechanic Near Me?
German cars are known for their precision engineering and high-quality parts, which require specialized knowledge and equipment to maintain properly. Therefore, it is crucial to find a mechanic experienced in working on German cars who follow the recommended maintenance schedule.
But don’t just go to any mechanic that specializes in German cars. Research and read reviews before choosing a professional to work on your vehicle to ensure they have a good reputation and provide quality service.
You don’t have to worry much if you’re in Albuquerque, NM, or nearby areas. Come to Hans Wittler’s Automotive, where you can enjoy the best services your German vehicle deserves.
Regular Factory Maintenance for
Your German Automobile
Time for your regular maintenance? No need to take it to your dealer mechanic. Because here at Hans Wittler’s Automotive in Albuquerque, NM, we’re certified to handle your warranty repairs and other factory maintenance including:
- Oil Changes
- Transmission Flushes
- Cooling Systems
- And More!
As reliable as an Audi, BMW or another German-made vehicle might be, it’s still going to need repairs from time to time and Hans Wittler’s Automotive can help! Besides regular maintenance and warranty services, we also can repair anything that goes wrong with your German car. Take a look at all the German car repair services we offer at our Albuquerque auto shop:
- Engine repairs, rebuilds, & replacements
- Transmission repairs and rebuilds
- Exhaust repair
- Clutch repair
- Performance tune-ups
- And more!
Outstanding Preventative Maintenance For German Cars
Starts With Hans Wittler's Automotive
Whether you own an Audi, a BMW, or another German car, the goal for Hans Wittler’s Automotive remains the same: to make German car ownership as painless as possible.
Our maintenance services are designed to save you money in the long run and protect your investment for years. We go to the ends of the earth to ensure our customers are cared for—it’s just the Wittler Way.
Get started with auto maintenance by contacting Hans Wittler’s Automotive today. Call us at (505) 294-7584 or use our online contact form. You also visit our Northside and Eastside shops in Albuquerque, NM.