Car Trip Safety

Posted on April 10th, 2009 by admin0 under Tech Tips.

Nice weather is upon us.  Summer is coming.  Are you planning to travel by car this year?  If so, our technicians highly recommend that you check your tire pressure and tread depth before you leave your home.  Please don’t forget to check your spare tire too!  Your tire pressure information is noted in your driver’s manuel, or usually on the inside of your driver’s side door and/or inside your fuel cap door.

Your child’s safety is very important also while you are on your road trip.  That new car seat you just purchased can be tricky to install for the first time.  If you are having trouble or are wondering in the back of your mind if you clipped that piece into place correctly or is that seat suppose to recline that far?  Please click on our link to visit the Beaverton Police Department’s web page, click community then calendar of events and check out when they are having their car seat workshop clinics.  Their certified child safety seat technicians will install your child’s car seat properly for you.

You have just hopped on the freeway and suddenly “GASP, we’ve forgotten something!” Don’t let the worst feeling in the world happen to you.  Use the checklist below to help assist you so you don’t forget anything and decrease your chances of having an automotive problem on your much needed vacation.

Your car

Brake pad wear

Tires & spare tire pressures

Fluid levels

Lights

Wipers

Belts

Hoses

First aid kit

Cell phone

Check out Visual Itineraries, it will help to provide you virtual tours of a trip that you may want to plan.



Please don’t hesitate to call Marque Motors and make an appointment to have a safety inspection performed on your vehicle before you leave on your trip.  503.293.5386

 

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National Car Care Month

Posted on April 9th, 2009 by admin0 under News.

April is National Car Care Month. This is a national public awarness campaign to educate motorists of potential effects on highway safety, air quality, cost of operation, vehicle, performance and vehicle dependability.

Overall during inspections, failure rate was 80% in 2008.  That means more than eight out of ten vehicles failed at least one component of the vehicle inspection process.

During April and extended to the end of May, as a participant in this program, Marque Motors is offering free safety inspections for your automobile.

The following tables below show a percentage of people partisipating in National Car Care Month who’s vehicles failed this part of the inspection.

Lubricants and Fluids

ENGINE

32%

TRANSMISSION

17%

WASHER FLUID

23%

COOLANT(FLUSH)

21%

POWER STEERING FLUID

15%

BRAKE FLUID

14%

Windshield Wipers

WINDSHIELD WIPERS

15%

REAR WIPER OR WASHER

10%

Parts

AIR FILTER

18%

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

9%

BELTS

18%

HOSES

7%

RADIATOR COOLING FAN

2%

HORN

2%

MIRRORS

2%

Battery

CABLES, CLAMPS OR TERMINALS

10%

CARRIER/HOLD DOWN

7%

Lights/Vision

LICENSE PLATE LIGHTS

10%

BRAKE LIGHTS

9%

BACKUP LIGHTS

3%

SIDE LIGHTS

3%

TURN SIGNALS

3%

PARKING/TAIL LIGHTS

3%

DASH INDICATOR LIGHTS

2%

Tires

TIRE DEPTH

12%

TIRE PRESSURE

15%

 

So, please call for an appointment and receive your free safety inspection.

 

MARQUE MOTORS, INC

Porsche Audi BMW Volkswagen MINI

Service and Repair

7310 SW Macadam

Portland, OR 97219

503.293.5386

 

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Maintenance Table for Normal Services

Posted on April 8th, 2009 by admin0 under Maintenance Service Table.

Maintenance Items

15,000

30,000

45,000

60,000

75,000

90,000

105,000

Cambelt/

timing belt

Replace between

60-80,000 & at 120,000

Air filter element

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Axle shaft assembly

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Brakes and traction control

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Brake

fluid

Replace every two years regardless of mileage

Cabin air

filter

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Clutch,

M/T

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Cooling

system

Test

Test

Test

Replace

Test

Test

Test

Data link connector

Diagnose

& test

Diagnose

& test

Diagnose

& test

Diagnose

& test

Diagnose

& test

Diagnose

& test

Diagnose

& test

Differential fluid-A/T

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Doors, Hood and Trunk

Inspect & lube

Inspect & lube

Inspect & lube

Inspect & lube

Inspect & lube

Inspect & lube

Inspect & lube

Drive belt/

Serpentine belt

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Replace

Inspect

Replace

Inspect

Drive/propeller shaft

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Engine

oil

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Exhaust

system

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Fluid-A/T

Fluid-M/T

Inspect

Replace

Inspect

Replace

Inspect

Replace

Inspect

Fluid filters-A/T

Fluids/other: battery,

p. steering, windshield washer

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Fuel delivery and air

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Induction

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Instrument panel, gauges and warning indicators

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Lights and horn

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Oil filter, engine

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Parking brake system

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Spark plugs

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Replace

Steering

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Tires & pressure

Inspect

Adjust T/P

Inspect

Adjust T/P

Inspect

Adjust T/P

Inspect

Adjust T/P

Inspect

Adjust T/P

Inspect

Adjust T/P

Inspect

Adjust T/P

Transmission and drivetrain

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Vehicle

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Inspect

Wiper and washer system

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

Inspect/refill

The services on this web page are recommendations from Marque Motors in the best interest of the life span for your automobile.  These recommendations are based on real world use and manufactures service intervals.

If our technicians encounter any other problems with your car while it is at Marque Motors for its scheduled appointment, we will contact you personally with a description of the problem and an estimate.  Repairs will not be performed without pre-authorization.

Hours of Operation

Sunday

CLOSED

Monday

8:00am – 5:30pm

Tuesday

8:00am – 5:30pm

Wednesday

8:00am – 5:30pm

Thursday

8:00am – 5:30pm

Friday

8:00am – 5:30pm

Saturday

CLOSED

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MARQUE MOTORS, INC

Porsche Audi BMW Volkswagen MINI

Service and Repair

7310 SW Macadam

Portland, OR 97219

503.293.5386


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