Despite knowing all vehicles require intermittent attention many owners neglect their regular routine service schedule unknowingly causing unnecessary harm to their car, truck, SUV, or van. Most car enthusiasts will not trust their vehicles to just any old repair shop when times call for routine maintenance or service. For owners who specifically search for a specific make or model of automobile when car shopping this often is the case as owners search for experts or specialized technicians to handle their automotive needs.
Since the beginning of the automobile industry in the late 1860’s, Germany has been a leader in innovation, style and design. By 1901 the country was producing approximately 900 cars a year and today puts close to 10 million on the roads of the world annually. In a highly competitive industry the Germans have either led or been with the frontrunners for almost every new feature, mechanical change, or stylistic design as time has passed.
Following are some German car manufacturers who have been and are continually leading the charge for the automotive industry.
A member of the Volkswagen Group, Audi produces luxury automobiles for the world. The founder, August Horch, was a German engineer and pioneer in the automobile industry. Makers of sedans, coupes, SUVs, and convertibles most all Audi models are known by a single letter and number combination. The S4, A3, Q3, A4, Q5, and A5 are leading the 2017 market.
Founded in 1916, BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG), is a leading producer of automobiles, engines, and motorcycles. Arguably the leader in best-selling luxury automobiles, BMW is the parent company of Mini and Rolls-Royce. Current models include the BMW 5-series, M2, X5, and X6 models.
A division of the German company Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz is widely regarded for producing the first gas-powered vehicle. Not only known for also manufacturing luxury automobiles the Mercedes-Benz company is known for coaches, buses and trucks. The S-Class, including the S63 and S65 are among the most popular vehicles on the road.
Another Volkswagen owned company, Porsche focus is on sports cars and a few SUVs. Initially founded on principles of design the high end manufacturer struck a nerve filled with staying power when it began producing vehicles of their own. The well known Boxster, Cayman, Macan, and Panamera highlight the 2017 models.
Founded in 1937, Volkswagen was the biggest automobile producer in the world in terms of sales during the 2016 calendar year. The 10.31 million vehicles sold worldwide allowed the company to pass Japanese manufacturer Toyota for the top position. Current 2017 models include the popular Jetta and Passat sedans, Touareg SUV, and all-new Tiguan.
The experts at Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center can answer questions regarding any vehicle type in addition to German makes and models. Our ASE certified mechanics are fully trained and certified to work on any German automobile or your American made car or truck. A full review and inspection of your automobile can be completed in a timely manner to keep your vehicle running both effectively and efficiently. Leave your auto with someone you know as most services can be administered the same day. Request an appointment online or call today.