European Automobile Maintenance in
Wilmington, North Carolina
Performance Auto Specialists is a full-service vehicle maintenance facility.
We follow factory recommended service schedules as well as work around the service needs of your car to help avoid costly breakdowns and expensive repairs.
European automobiles and other quality luxury cars are built to last, but that doesn’t diminish the importance routine maintenance plays in keeping your car on the road. A few key benefits of regularly scheduled upkeep include:
- Increased performance and efficiency
- Improved miles per gallon
- Maximized lifespan of the vehicle
- Fewer ad hoc repair costs
Performance Auto Specialist technicians and mechanics are here to help with all vehicle maintenance.
Make an appointment today to start routine service in the Wilmington area.
Vital Fluid Services
Oil Change Service
Regular oil changes eliminate fuel and oil build up and keep your car running smoothly. An oil, lube, and filter change is recommended every 3,000 miles or every three months. Rely on Performance Auto Specialists to go the extra mile by offering premium oil additives and fuel system cleaners that eliminate deposit build up.
Brake Fluid Service
Brake fluid becomes contaminated over time, leading to heat and moisture that breaks down brake parts and results in a less effective system. We flush out the old fluid and check for leaks or damaged master cylinders, valves, rotors, drums, and brake lines. Brake fluid is replaced with a premium, trusted brand resulting in a safe and enduring brake systems.
Power Steering Fluid Service
Are you experiencing noisy and inconsistent steering control? Over time, power steering fluid breaks down and deteriorates because of fluctuating temperatures and high pressure. Prolong the life of your power steering components by flushing out old fluids, circulating a powerful cleaning solution, and replacing them with new high-tech fluid for a longer-lasting system.
Cooling System Service
Timeworn coolant can be extremely corrosive to cooling system components, sometimes even stopping the flow of water through the radiator and resulting in an overheated engine. Regularly draining antifreeze and coolant and cleaning the entire system is the best way to protect those vital components. We’ll refill with premium coolant and use cooling system sealer to prevent future leaks.
Transmission Fluid Service
Notice your car is slow to shift or the gears are sticking? It’s most likely time to service the transmission fluid. It is recommended that transmission fluid is replaced every 30,000 miles or every two years to reduce deposits and build up around the transmission. To protect your car from wear and tear, we’ll remove the polluted fluid, clean the entire transmission and all its gears, and then refill with fresh fluid and conditioners.
The driveline is made up of many parts that separate the engine and the transmission, all of which work together to steer your vehicle. With so many moving parts, keeping the gears lubricated is imperative. Heat and moisture cause the oil to break down or become polluted. Performance Auto Specialists will remove all of the old oil and replace it with gear oil or other additives to ensure smooth shifting and a healthy differentials, transaxles, and transfer cases.
Fuel and Air Induction Service
Induction system cleaning allows proper air flow into the engine’s combustion chamber, resulting in quick start up, acceleration, and easy idling. When build-up accumulates around the intake valves, injectors, or the combustion chamber, your car loses efficiency and the engine struggles to operate. We clean all of the pieces inside the induction system to remove any deposits and restore air flow. This results in increased performance, extends the engine life, and improves fuel consumption.
Diesel Injection Service
Many European autos are built with diesel engines. It’s important for car owners to know that diesel fuel systems are prone to build-up in the fuel lines, injector pump, and combustion chamber. If you experience a rough idle, poor fuel economy, loss of horse power, or a sluggish response, it’s most likely time to clean the injection system. We use a chemical designed to breakdown deposits and return peak performance to your diesel engine.
Car Maintenance Services
Outside of the engine, there are other imperative systems that require regular maintenance for optimal operation. Our dealer level capabilities ensure your BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Volkswagen, Mini, Jaguar, Audi, or Porsche are safe and efficient on the road.
From oil changes to tire rotations, ask about our maintenance services for both new and used vehicles, including:
- Tire rotation and balancing
- Brake pads and rotors
- Heating and cooling services
- Factory recommended service
- 30/60/90K mileage maintenance
- Hoses and belts
- Shocks and struts
- Spark plugs