Brought car in for annual state inspection and whatever else it might ... read more Brought car in for annual state inspection and whatever else it might need, including an oil and filter change. That turned out to also include replacing the spark plugs and also flushing the power steering fluid, all items that used to be simple but now add up to $700 on my little 335xi. Oh well, with a long inline 6 hiding the two rear cylinders changing the plugs (necessary every 45k miles) is no picnic I'm sure. It's the price of admission for driving these things. I must add though that keeping up with this stuff is absolutely necessary to keep a Bimmer running like, well, a Bimmer. I swear the car feels like it has 50 more HP; it zings up the tach with what is clearly less effort than before and climbs hills with less pedal position, all because of new plugs and an oil change! Or perhaps it's because Steve Snow sprinkles some of that Bimmerworks magic on the car just for taking it there. Whatever, the car runs great and I know I'm taking it to BMW experts without financing some fancy dealership's latest addition. If you drive a Bimmer, and live within 35 miles of this place, you should seriously consider taking it here for service. -Len Dube
Was searching for a 2012 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI online and saw Huber'... read more Was searching for a 2012 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI online and saw Huber's listed on the USAA and Carguru websites. Only problem was it was almost 2 hours away! The car's pictures, description and detail on the website made me give them a call. Eric Reder filled me in on the details over the phone and stressed how much work they put into the car before putting it on the lot. I was surprised to hear that because the car only had 36,000 miles on it! He also said that the car looks better in person than in pictures (he was right!). I drove out and met with Eric Huber and immediately hit it off with him- we are both VW guys. The car looked showroom condition (my wife said several times she can't believe its not new) but Huber's went over the car and performed all of the 40,000 mile services on it. The car is only at 36,000 miles! The point is, I think they could have just vacuumed it, washed it, put 2 tires on it and put it for sale, but Eric explained that most of his customers come there for follow up service and if I came back for the next oil change at 40,000 miles and he hit me with VW's recommended 40,000 mile service charge, I would undoubtedly be P.O'd since I just bought the car. And he's right. Eric showed me the list of all the work performed and gave me a copy for my records. Very impressed with that kind of thinking. Huber's is a full service car repair facility that also sells high quality used cars and they put good cars on the lot to keep their customers happy so they'll come back for service. Worked out well for me!
I went to porter hyundai in newark, de to reset the computer (not the ... read more I went to porter hyundai in newark, de to reset the computer (not the code) since the engine light with 0401 code is coming out. I already brought this car to 2 different mechanics and they all told me the same that the EGR is fine. What it needs is to reset the computer -not just to delete the code, but to reset the computer. Like rebooting a pc. to get rid of the engine light. The car advisor Keith Laverty says they did it but the light keeps coming back. I have a feeling that this service advisor is telling a lie because a car needs to be driven before the lights will come out again. He charged me $89.99 for the check-up which I already told them that I know the problem - what I need is for them to "Reset the computer", not the code! This dealership just wanted to get money. They have no concern or even listens to the customers. Also, I came there 10am and told him that I need to be out by 11am because my wife has work at 12pm. I will not hand-in the car if we'll be late. He promised it can be done my 11am. It's already 11:30 when the car was ready. He even told me to drive faster to get my wife on time to work!! What a very bad service advisor. He is suppose to give good advise. But instead he already rob us of the service that was not given and yet they wanted us to get a speeding ticket or worse an accident!