Positive Car Care Place

Filled under: Auto service News | by Bob

For a Positive Car Care Place visit Master Auto Tech

In our efforts to bring you a consistently positive car care  experience all our service professionals attend regular training. The last weekend our technicians attended technical training, our guest services hosts received training in how to best serve and our leaders receive leadership training. Good service doesn’t happen by chance. It takes training and deliberate effort.

Training for a Positive Experience.

I didn’t learn about the law of attraction last weekend but one class reminded me of how important that natural reality is.

The Law of attraction is very simple and dynamic. What you think about is attracted to you. My wife has a card written backwards on the dash of her car so when it reflects up on the windshield it says: Everything is Always Working out for Me. Sounds simple and it is but it becomes more and more true as she says and therefore thinks, everything is always working out for me. Things tend to work out in her favor.

May be you know someone for whom life is just a struggle. Time and chance happens to everyone but often times I see folks whose life is more full of trouble than others. Often times those folks exhibit a negative outlook on life. Listening to words people use is a  the obvious clue. But better than listening to the words other people use Becki and I are focusing more and more on the words we use especially when we talk to ourselves.

Those organic computers we call our heart and mind can be programmed for a more positive outlook and a more satisfying outcome.

WE are here to serve you by caring for your car.

The Positive Car Care Place


One of my favorite presenters was Steve Beck. Here is a short clip. Love this guy.

Best Mechanics in Bellingham

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Serving Volvo owners by caring for cars made in Sweden.

Christopher Wise comes to us from the local Volvo dealer. He is a master mechanic who’s expertise is in Volvo and domestic brands GM, Ford and Chrysler

Christopher is one of the best auto mechanics in Bellingham. Master Auto Tech is happy to welcome Christopher Wise. Christopher is a master mechanic with extensive background in Volvo and US made vehicles.

This is quite a claim. How can you say such a thing?

I guess the real question is what makes a good mechanic? A good mechanic loves what he does. A good mechanic is methodical and has a mind for the technical spacial aspects of the trade. You can always tell the really good technician/mechanic by the deliberate attitude. Another way to put it in the word of ancient eastern wisdom; wisdom is evidenced by the conspicuous absence of desperate activity. The best mechanics are never frazzled or if they are never show it.

Mechanic or technician? A technician is a person employed to look after technical equipment or do practical work in a laboratory. A mechanic a person who repairs and maintains machinery. So the person who cares for your car really needs to be both. I like mechanic because the most sophisticated automotive engineers in Formula 1 motor sports prefer to be called mechanics

Volvo-car“After a lengthy interview process with a number of technicians we believe Christopher’s feel to Serve people by caring for cars is so closely aligned with our mission, Chris was our natural choice.”

Christopher is well known in automotive circles and most importantly, well thought of. I have received many kudos for bring him on board.

Stop by our new location at 3709 Bennett Dr. at the top of I-5 Exit ramp 258 right next to the ARCO on Airport Way and welcome Chris. Our no charge courtesy inspection is a great way to get acquainted. Call the shop (360) 733-3043 to schedule an appointment.

Grand Opening Special

Filled under: Auto service BMW Auto Repair Domestic auto service Mercedes Auto Repair Toyota Auto Repair | by Bob

Our Grand Opening at Master Auto Tech’s new location is June 1st, 2015.

To better Serve you by caring for your car.

Master Auto Techs Grand Opening at our new location 3709 Bennett Dr Exit 258 next to the ARCO on Airport Way.

To celebrate we are offering a get ready for Summer courtesy inspection at no charge. That’s right, but time is limited so please call for an appointment. We are also offering an oil service with inspection for just $29.95. Call (360) 733-3043 for details.

At our new location we will have more room for you and your car. Our clean spacious waiting area will feature a viewing window, restroom, complementary coffee bar and the same prompt courteous service you have come to expect from Bellingham’s premiere independent auto service facility. The good news is that we are now also serving owners of American made vehicles like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.

We will continue to bring excellent service to owners of foreign made vehicles like Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Toyota and Honda. You can count on Bob our Mercedes trained Master Technician to care for your foreign made cars. And now we are happy to serve you and your friends who may also drive an American made vehicle.


Growing To Serve You

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Master Auto Tech is growing to serve you from our new location at  3709 Bennett Drive on the corner of Airport Way by the ARCO where I-5 South exits to Bakerview. On June 1st, 2015 you can enjoy our same excellent service and a larger, brand new location.

Not only are we expanding our facilities, but we our services also now include auto repair of domestic cars like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Why should foreign car owners be the only ones who have Mercedes quality service and care. Even with this excellent care and service our rates are still a good value.

Lots of room

The old parking lot was gravel. A paved parking was an important up grade for us

Letting light in

Lots of light is what we want. This store front is just the ticket.

Remodeling the new shop

insulated but not isolated

Watch the techs while they work.

Here we see a familiar window installed into the new dry wall.

Save $25 on a fuel injection cleaning

Filled under: BMW Auto Repair Lexus Auto Repair Mercedes Auto Repair Smart Car Toyota Auto Repair | by Bob

Clean your cars intake and file system as part of regular maintenance.

WE clean the outside of our cars but not cleaning the inside of our cars engine can ross a loss of performance, fuel milage and expense when the engine needs to be disassembled and cleaned.

Fuel injection cleaning is an important part of your cars health and efficiency. Inside your cars engine little explosions are going on thousands of times a minute. Thats why they call it an internal combustion engine. Any time there is fire or explosions there is going to be residue soot and varnish. In the same way the chimney in a fire place needs to be cleaned periodically your cars internal engine parts need to be cleaned.

Modern cars are wonders of mechanical engineering. Todays cars are getting better milage, with less emissions and more power all at the same time. One of the ways they do this is with direct injection. This is a very efficient means of getting fuel to those thousands of explosions first used in the iconic Mercedes Gull Wing 300 SL. The down side is this this type of injection is that like a chimney which doesn’t get cleaned soot of carbon builds up on the internal parts of your cars valves and other internal parts.

This carbon can be removed one of two ways. The engine can be taken apart and cleaned, very expensive and time consuming or you can bring your car in to Master Auto Tech for a regular intake and fuel injection service.

We will place an additive in your engines oil and run the engine to clean the internal piston rings, then we will clean out the intake and fuel injectors with a special cleaner and even add a supplement to the engines oil to make it run happier till your next oil change.

After Todd cleaned the fuel system on the Smart Car he got 22% better gas milage after cleaning the Smart fuel injection. I can feel the difference in the way my Audi preforms and I try not to think about the fuel milage it gets, ever.

Make your appointment with Todd today to have your cars fuel system cleaned. Your faithful vehicle will thank you for it.

Check your car for safety recalls.

Filled under: BMW Auto Repair Lexus Auto Repair Mercedes Auto Repair News Toyota Auto Repair | by Bob

european-auto-service-004Let Master Auto Tech check your car for safety recalls. There are a number of  safety related recalls in the news. I know you would like to think; my Mercedes, BMW or even Toyota would never have a factory recall. But all these manufacture have open recalls right now. Some are safety related.

Toyota has a fire hazard recall so does Mercedes. Their is an Air Bag recall where the air bag instead of protecting the passenger can actually harm the occupant with it’s explosive device.

A recall happens when an auto manufacturer discovers they have made a mistake. Some times the car maker recalls their cars to avoid potential  law suits, sometimes the government forces them to bring a number of their vehicles back for inspection or repair. Some times the factory recalls cars just because it is the right thing to do.

At Master Auto Tech we will check your vehicle by it’s identification number, “VIN.” If their is an open recall the inspection or repair is usually free from the manufacturer. We’ll be happy to refer you to the proper location where the manufacturer can address the issue and you can rest assured your car won’t have a problem.

We’ll also be happy to complete a complementary courtesy inspection of your vehicle while it is at the shop so you can know your transportation is safe and reliable.

Call Master Auto Tech: 360 733-3043 to find out if there any factory recalls which apply to your car. Or go to our website: https://masterautotechllc.com/appointments/ to book an appointment.

Oil Change Service Special

Filled under: BMW Auto Repair Lexus Auto Repair Mercedes Auto Repair Toyota Auto Repair | by Bob

$29.95 oil Change service or 54.95 for synthetic oil service Master Auto Tech Special Offer .

Master Auto Tech Oil Service special Face Book offer

Master Auto Tech Oil Service special Face Book offer

Mention this oil change service special post when making an appointment, print it out and bring it in or show it on your smart phone screen to save on your next oil change service at Master Auto Tech. Offer is good for a regular oil and filter change with inspection, top off fluids and adjust tire pressure for $29.95 up to five quarts of Mobil Clean 5W30 oil or $54.95 using up to five quarts of synthetic oil.

Keeping your cars engine oil fresh is an important way to maintain the lowest lifetime operating cost of your valuable investment. You rely on your engine starting and running to get you where you are going and your car relays on you keep the engine oil changed regularly.

Call Master Auto Tech 733-3043 for an appointment or make an appointment on line using the tab at the top of our web site: https://masterautotechllc.com/appointments/

Car Battery Life

Filled under: BMW Auto Repair Lexus Auto Repair Mercedes Auto Repair Toyota Auto Repair | by Bob

What about my “car battery life”? How long should my car battery be expected to live and what will happen when my car battery dies. We’ve all heard the heartbreaking click, click, click that come from our car starter when our car battery dies. It doesn’t necessarily mean the battery is destined to meet it’s recycler though. There are a number of things that can  keep our car battery from starting the car.

Sometime I hear  a phrase which goes something like this; “My car won’t start but I know the battery is ok because the lights work.” On a scale of one to three hundred your car’s lights need about a 20 to illuminate. The starter needs 300 or more if it’s a diesel to start. There are other things like lose dirty battery connections or having left a light on overnight which will also cause your battery to be unable to do the hard work of starting the car. Sometimes the terminals can be cleaned and tightened, or simply recharging the battery will show the battery is not bad but simply needed recharged.

Thats where a certified automotive technician can save you money. At Master Auto Tech we charge the battery check the connections, and charging system before we test your cars battery. If no battery is needed we can tell you where the problem was. If you do need a battery we have a selection of Interstate car batteries which come with up to 75 month warranty.

Battery Courtesy car

This is the time of year when weak batteries fail. Don’t be left sitting. Have your battery and charging system tested at Master Auto Tech. Call 360 733-3043 or visit masterautotechllc.com fro an appointment today.

#Battetry #carwon’tstart, #Mercedesrepair

Mercedes Benz transmission bulletin

Filled under: Mercedes Auto Repair News | by Bob

transmission MBZ 722.9Did you know there is a Mercedes Benz transmission bulletin regarding  potential issues with Mercedes Benz transmission manufactured since 2004? Transmission failure on these cars may be due to problems in a part of the transmission called the conductor plate. The plate in question holds speed sensors that tell the brains of the electronic transmission what gear the transmission is in. These sensors fail and are part of a module called a conductor plate. When they fail the transmission will typically not shift past second gear. This is referred to as “limp home mode.” Just as the name suggests limp home mode is programmed into the transmission so that if there is a failure, even though the transmission is not in a condition for general service the customer can, “limp home,” to a repair facility and the fault can be diagnosed and repaired.

Don’t let any one sell you a Mercedes Benz transmission with out first checking this bulletin. Make an appointment at Master Auto Tech by calling (360) 733-3043 or by going to our website www.masterautotechchllc.com. We can find out if your Mercedes Benz my be one of the vehicles effected in as little as thirty minutes.

Mercedes Benz transmission issues


Brake Service Basics

Filled under: BMW Auto Repair Mercedes Auto Repair | by Bob

hqdefaultReplacing brake fluid when due is a brake service basic. Modern Brake are the most powerful system on your vehicle even if your car has a high performance engine like the one in the picture. It is one system we do not want to fail. When you push on your brake peddle ten pounds of pressure can equate to around 500 pounds of force at the actual brake. This creates friction and the brakes job is to remove or dissipate the heat which is generated. Notice the cars brake disks are glowing red. There is a lot of heat there.

For the brakes to stop the car, the brake rotors must dissipate heat and the  hydraulic fluid which multiplies the force of your foot on the peddle,  must not boil. When it does you experience that uncomfortable feeling we call brake fade. You press harder and harder but the car just does not slow down.

Thats why the Department of Transportation is very strict about brake fluid ratings. A Department of Transportation (DOT) fluid rated at 4, (DOT 4) boils at around 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Unfortunately brake fluid attracts moisture which not only damages the tight tolerance valving in modern ABS and

brake fluid test

traction systems it also reduces the boiling point of your cars brake fluid. For every 1% increase in the moisture level of your brake fluid the fluids boiling point is reduced about 60 degrees Fahrenheit.Mercedes Benz and BMW recommend replacing your cars brake fluid every two years. Here in the Great Pacific North West it may need changed more often. Thats why at Master Auto Tech we test the moisture level of your cars brake fluid at every service. 4% is considered unacceptable. In an emergency braking situation the  value of regular brake fluid service is priceless.








Mercedes Benz and BMW brake fluid test