PPI-What Goes Into A Pre-Purchase Inspection

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by admin0 under News, Tech Tips.

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This link has great information and videos discussing  PPIs for 996 & 986 Porsches

We at Marque Motors preform Pre-Purchase Inspections for Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, BMW & MINI.  Many customers ask why it takes most of a day to perform this Vehicle Inspection. The link above helps explain what we look for on the Porsche inspections and why. Our inspection includes additional items that are covered under our PPI service.

We have a 4 page extensive inspection.

If we find any “red flags” during the inspection, we will contact the inspection purchaser to inform them of any problems that we have found and this gives this them the option to continue or not continue on the inspection.

Once the Pre-Purchase Inspection has started until it is completed, the information gathered is given ONLY  to the person purchasing the inspection service.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

503-293-5386 or click here for our Contacts Page to email us directly.

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COBB Tuning

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by admin0 under News, Tech Tips.

Track season is coming up fast. Check out COBB Tuning and check out their performance products.  Let Marque Motors know what we can get for your pride and joy.

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Oregon’s Share of Volkswagen Settlements: $85 million

Posted on June 30th, 2016 by admin0 under News.

STAY INFORMED

To all our Volkswagen/Audi customers.  Does your car qualify? What are your settlement options? Check out these links below  to find out more information about the Volkswagen Settlements.

Oregon’s Share of VW Settlements: $85M

Volkswagen/Audi Diesel Emissions Settlement Program.

 

 

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Winter Storage

Posted on October 13th, 2015 by admin0 under News, Tech Tips.

Planning on storing your car for the winter months?  If so, please take a minute and read these tips.

To prevent fuel deterioration and corrosion, add fuel stabilizer to your fuel then fill your gas tank.   Drive your car for 15 – 20 minutes to make sure the stabilizer has had time to circulate completely through the system.  To minimize condensation in the fuel tank, it is recommended to fill it to maximum.

Changing the engine oil will prevent internal rust and corrosion.  For water cooled cars, test the antifreeze levels and if needed; flush and refill the cooling system with new coolant, typically every two years.  Brake fluid flushes are also on the two year schedule.  So if it has been two years, it is a good idea to flush and refill with new brake fluid.  Keep the differentials and transmission fluid to maximum level during storage to decrease moisture levels.

Today’s cars have many computers and memory systems.  They will drain your battery even when your car is off and not in use for many weeks.  A battery maintainer is highly recommended to maintain the electrical charge on your car’s battery.  When a battery is not in use or is disconnected, the battery’s internal plates become sulfated and cause premature battery failure.  The vehicle should also be locked in order for the computers to “go to sleep.”  With a maintainer, the battery’s life becomes longer and keeps its capacity restored.

Even the softest car covers will scratch your paint job unless your paint is clean.  Have your car washed and waxed just prior to storage.  Never cover your car with plastic tarps, this will not only scratch your paint, but it can also trap moisture in and under your car.  Discourage the rodents from nesting inside your car by getting the interior detailed.  Get rid of all the crumbs and random debris for eating and nesting. We recommend purchasing peppermint oil and putting a few drops onto cotton balls and placing the oiled cotton balls inside a small dish or screen mesh container, then place them around the car’s interior, engine compartment and trunk.

If your car has a convertible top, always store the car with the top up to prevent creases and permanent wrinkles.

Spray a paint safe lubricant to all your car’s hinges, latches and handles. Also, key lock cylinders if applicable.

Over pressurize your tires to maximum pressure listed on the tire to prevent flat spots and compensate for loss of air during storage.  Make sure to recheck your tire pressure when you go to drive your car.

One more note.  Regardless if your car is in your garage or a storage unit, please make sure to keep your comprehensive insurance active in the event of an unforeseen problem.

So when you pull your baby out on those rare beautiful winter days or in the spring, your car will be ready and waiting!

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Certified IMS Bearing retrofit

Posted on April 24th, 2015 by admin0 under News, Tech Tips.

IMS Bearing Retrofit & Solution

~Authorized LN Engineering Installers~

Congratulations to our Porsche tech, James, for completing  training courses offered at Flat 6 Innovations. He is now one of the few techs in the Northwest certified to diagnose & retrofit IMS bearings.

Please feel free to call or e-mail us if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment for a diagnosis of your IMS bearing.

503-293-5386                                               marquemotors@gmail.com

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Airbag Recall

Posted on October 27th, 2014 by admin0 under News.

Defective airbags recall.  Remember, this recall repair must be preformed by the manufacture through the dealerships.

You can call your local dealership, give them your VIN number (vehicle identification number) and they can advise you if your car is subject to recall. The VIN number is located at the drivers side lower corner of the windshield, there is also a sticker on the inside door jam or driver’s door. If all else fails, you can read it off your vehicle registration.

RECALL LIST LINK

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Castrol Oil Update

Posted on October 27th, 2014 by admin0 under News.

Castrol, Letter on Extended Oil Changes

Castrol has updated their recommendations of oil change intervals.  For more details, check out the link.

 

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Marque Motors, Out & About

Posted on September 5th, 2013 by admin0 under News.

Marque Motors went to the Concours D’Elegance. While there, they were interviewed and their comments were published in the local paper. Click HERE to read the article.

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The Road to a Long-Lasting Automobile

Posted on May 21st, 2010 by admin0 under News.

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Auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well-today and down the road- is routine maintenance.  Yet many drivers tend to stall when it comes to keeping up with some everyday auto-basics.

A recent survey by the Car Care Council found:

54 % had low tire pressure

38 % has low or dirty engine oil

28 % had inadequate cooling protection

19 % had dirty air filters

10% had low or contaminated brake fluid

The inspections included volunteers checking fluids levels, tires, lights and other system components.  After the inspections are complete, volunteers and motorists review any problems that may have been found and motorists receive information about proper vehicle maintenance and repair.

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Independent Shops Save Money

Posted on January 26th, 2010 by admin0 under News, Tech Tips.

Study Finds Independent Shops Save Consumers Money

Independent auto repair shops save American consumers nearly $26 billion annually or $360 per family, according to a new study conducted for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE).

“This comprehensive data provides even more evidence that the automotive aftermarket is a central part of the economy and that consumers will realize significant savings form a competitive vehicle repair marketplace,” said Ray Pohlman, president of CARE.  “An extra $360 annually can help a family buy groceries and pay medical bills.”

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