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Automotive Specialists is now called European Autowerks, but our clients can keep on enjoying our full range of auto repair services, as well as their quality!

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Which is Cheaper? Maintaining Your Current Vehicle or Buying a New Car?

Your car is one the largest investments you will make in your lifetime, only second to your home. When it comes to purchasing a new investment or keeping the current one, it helps to hear the opinion of the experts, specifically the auto mechanics at European Autowerks. As the trusted source for auto repair in both Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, we have a few words of wisdom regarding the subject.  Hands down maintaining your current vehicle are less expensive than buying a new car. However, keeping up with preventative maintenance is undoubtedly key to keeping your vehicle running in tip-top shape. Without a doubt, taking good care of your current car is much less costly than obtaining a new car payment, even coupled with the cost of maintenance. For example, also if you find yourself with a major repair, such as a transmission repair, it is much less than purchasing a new car. Additionally, the cost of insurance on a new vehicle would be higher as well.   I ... read more

Visual Inspection vs. Computer Inspection: Which Is Better?

The auto mechanics at European Autowerks are known for the comprehensive inspections they provide to drivers throughout Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake. At our auto repair shop, you can count on top-notch service both in and out of the garage. However, which inspection, visual or computer, do our auto mechanics prefer? Keep reading to find out the answer.  There’s a heavy debate on whether computer inspections of your vehicle are more astute than a visual inspection performed by an auto mechanic. At European Autowerks, we recognize the merits of both inspections, which is why we utilize both systems by one another. We use a system of checks and balances if you will, to monitor your vehicle’s condition.  Automobiles manufactured post-2000 have a minimum of 17-20 sensors that are monitoring your engine’s performance and storing that data that will be downloaded and analyzed. By allowing the computer to search for potential problems systematically, we ... read more

Why Are Pre-Purchase Inspections Important?

Before signing on the dotted line, save yourself a lot of headaches, heartaches, and dollars by letting the auto mechanics at European Autowerks perform a pre-purchase inspection on the automobile that has set your heart thumping. Bring your vehicle to European Autowerks, local to Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, and let one of our ASE-Certified auto mechanics run a fine tooth comb over your potential car. There’s nothing more frustrating than realizing that your new car is a lemon and is need of auto repair. We will perform a multi-point inspection, and let you know exactly what is going on under the hood, in the cabin, and all around.   It is not uncommon for used cars to be behind on their maintenance schedules - especially if the vehicle has been out of warranty for some time. In many cases, these cars are in need of some auto repair with the average cost running well up to $2500.00. By discovering this early in the negotiation, you can not only save yourse ... read more

What’s the Difference Between a Major and a Minor Service?

Most vehicles come with a maintenance schedule for both major and minor services. At European Autowerks, near Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, our auto mechanics are trained on the intricacies of your finely engineered automobile. Our team will do everything in their power to keep you safely motoring down the highway and avoiding costly, unnecessary auto repairs.   To do so, we highly recommend keeping an eye on the little things; your minor services. These include oil changes, replacing your air filters and cabin filters, installing new windshield wiper blades annually or biannually, and having your tires rotated and balanced on a routine basis. These minor services can save you hundreds if not thousands, not to mention keeping you worry-free.   Major services, aka “the big things,” are services that fall outside of just general maintenance. However, these major services can be less painful, if our ASE-Certified auto mechanics at European Auto ... read more

Why European Autowerks Supports Local Charities and Community Events in Virginia Beach, VA

Eric Svedberg grew up in the communities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, and is proud to call Virginia Beach home. Eric recognizes that without customers like you, he wouldn’t be poised to open his newest auto repair facility, European Autowerks. He and his team of auto mechanics are honored to be serving the communities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk & Chesapeake for more than 20 years now. It is for this reason that Eric is committed to giving back.  European Autowerks supports local charities and community events in Virginia Beach and the surrounding communities of Norfolk and Chesapeake. Eric and his team of auto mechanics recognize that they do more than just fix cars. They love their customers and their community and are committed to supporting the needs of others.   At European Autowerks, when you refer someone to our auto repair shop, we will joyfully donate to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters on your behalf. We real ... read more

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