VW Beetle Repair in Tualatin, Oregon
Owning a Volkswagen Beetle is like grabbing a piece of history and holding it for a while. They have literally been a part of the psyche of culture for decades. Everything from Herbie to the Love Bug, Bumblebee in the Transformers, or just how the look of the older bugs reminds of us better times or, at least, iconic times in the past. A Beetle is sure to bring up memories or nostalgia at the very least.
Chances are, if you own one, that you love the thing. You may have had a friend who had one and you loved it. It was a major loss when they got rid of it. Enter, your Beetle and you are happy again. It makes it even worse if yours is down because you love to ride in it. Maybe you did not have a friend who had one and you made the plunge yourself. Either way, you arrived at this point and now you have a problem.
You need your Volkswagen Beetle repaired in Downtown Portland, Oregon. You do have a problem though even though there seems to be a plethora of options out there. Who do you trust with your Volkswagen Beetle? The answer should be that you should trust someone who specializes in your vehicle. We know that you want to save money but when you factor in future repairs and the anguish of not being able to drive your vehicle, especially if it is your only vehicle, can be a massive problem.
How do you tell if a company specializes, or, at least, works on VW Beetles often? You ask them what they specialize in or what they work on often. If you get extremely lucky then you get to see what they do on their website. You might ask yourself why more companies do not this more often. The answer is that they erroneously believe that by mentioning what they specialize working on will limit their customer base. Actions like this leave the customer, like you, guessing who they should work with when they need repairs.
Why does it matter? Can’t any tech or mechanic who is properly trained work on any vehicle?
Yes. It is true that is the case for most things. However, picture driving your own vehicle then driving a loaner car. There is an adjustment period and you are going to inevitably do some things wrong or until you figure out how to work the vehicle properly. The same thing is going to happen with the tech or mechanic. They understand how things work but it will take them a while to figure everything out because it is new. If a tech or mechanic has never worked on a vehicle like yours then is a problem possible with the repair? The answer is yes. If you take a tech who has worked on a vehicle like yours before and one that has not worked on a vehicle like yours then the one who has no experience has a higher chance of creating a problem while fixing a problem. If you do not know the history of the company then you will not know if this will be the case for you and your Beetle. One more thing to keep in mind is that any research time they need to figure out how to work on your vehicle is going on the labor bill. It is not like waiting for a part where they do not charge you for that time. They are charging you for that tech’s time and effort. It will not show up as a line item, however, which means that you are, effectively, blind to that side of the repair.
We mentioned parts up there but it bears repeating here. If they do not work on your vehicle often then they probably do not have a supply chain set up to get the parts they need for your Beetle. They will have to look for them and your Beetle is going to sit around in the lot until they find the part. It will continue to sit there until they get the part in the store. They can return to fixing your vehicle after that happens. You are not charged but this is all lost time for you and your Beetle. A big problem if your only vehicle is that one vehicle.
So what vehicles do you work on?
German Formula specializes in German made vehicles like a Volkswagen Beetle. The parts chain is already set up and the experience is there. All the cards are properly set up so that you spend as little time as possible in the repair process.
Ok, so how do I work with you then?
You can call 503-238-1707. You can stop in at 1025 SE 6th Ave. #B, in Portland, OR (until the move is completed to the new location off of Couch street).