Tires and Wheel Alignment
Tires and alignment are something that’s super important to the safety of the car and the safety of yourself, of course. When you do tires, you always want to do an alignment. Not only does it make it safe for you and the car, it extends the tire wear. If it’s out of alignment, you’ll go through tires sometimes twice as fast as you would if it was in alignment. Good alignment prevents premature tire wear and keeps you driving straight down the road so you’re safe.
How to keep your car running great (for years to come)
How can you keep your car running great for the long term?
The most important thing to do to keep your car running for the long run is regular maintenance. Take it into somebody that knows your car and sees your car on a regular basis, to prevent yourself from having problems in the long run. You can catch problems before they are big problems. And you can anticipate the cost of the problem, if it’s not an immediate concern.
Why should you choose Han’s Wittler’s Automotive?
I believe we treat people better in the long run. If you want to do your maintenance at the dealer while you’re under warranty, that’s great, but we can maintain your car. Under the law, you can take your car anywhere you want, as long as it’s documented you did the actual maintenance at the right time and used the right parts. So you’re not stuck with the dealer on maintaining your car. But a lot of car companies are doing free maintenance and things like that, to keep you coming back to them. And I think we just have a much nicer, more friendly environment, that’s not all about the mighty dollar.
The Season of Fire and Ice Special – $129.99
The spring in New Mexico can bring extreme weather: cool, warm, cold, hot, rain, snow, and sooner or later wind. Extremes can be very hard on your automobile. That’s why Hans Wittler’s Automotive is running our Spring Special. Get an oil change and an enhanced inspection of your car’s major systems including the air conditioning system. That way, no matter what the weather this spring, your car will be serviced and ready to go.
The complete service includes an oil and filter change, air conditioner inspection, tire inspection, brake system and brake fluid test, coolant test, wiper blade inspection. Make sure all your car’s systems are ready to go for just $129.99.
Hans Wittler’s Auto is ready to take care of your car at either of our two convenient locations. Our original location at 121 Elizabeth St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123 is located near I-40 and Jefferson. This location is convenient for customers living in the northeast and southeast heights as well as for people commuting to Sandia Labs and Kirtland Airforce base along with our friend coming to Albuquerque from the east mountains and Moriarty.
Our newest location at 5701 Wilshire Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113 is conveniently located near Interstate 25 and the Alameda exit in north Albuquerque. If you are coming from Rio Rancho, the west side of Albuquerque, Corrales, Bernalillo, Placitas, or Santa Fe, this will usually be the most convenient location for you.
Hans Wittler’s Automotive: Serving Customers in Belen, Los Lunas, Moriarty, Edgewood, Cedar Crest, Bosque Farms, Placitas, Bernalillo, Grants, and Santa Fe.
Your regional source in Central and Northern New Mexico for quality repair and maintenance on German automobiles.
German-made automobiles including BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen are among some of the finest in the world. These vehicles have masterful engineering, extremely tight tolerances, and perform wonderfully. However, when these vehicles need repair and maintenance, you want technicians with the training, experience, and access to the latest diagnostic technologies to make sure the job is done right.
And let’s face it, not every mechanic in the towns and cities outside of Albuquerque and Santa Fe have the capabilities you want to maintain your German car. That’s why many people who live in Belen, Los Lunas, Moriarty, Edgewood, Cedar Crest, Bosque Farms, Placitas, Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Grants, and even Santa Fe trust Hans Wittler’s Automotive to service and maintain their automobiles. Many of our customers commute to Albuquerque from outlying areas and have their cars serviced while at work, or even when they come to Albuquerque for day trips. Our loaner car program allows our loyal customers to get their car serviced and still accomplish other activities like work, shopping, or other appointments.
With two convenient locations to serve you, Hans Wittler’s Automotive has a location that will work for you regardless of which part of town you will be working, shopping or doing other activities. Our original location at 121 Elizabeth St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123 works great for people coming from Moriarty, Cedar Crest, Edgewood or other locations in the East Mountains as well as for those who work and shop in the Northeast Heights.
If you are coming from Belen, Los Lunas, Bosque Farms, or Grants, our Elizabeth location or our newest location at 5701 Wilshire Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 can work for you. And if you are in Santa Fe, Placitas, Bernalillo, or Rio Rancho, access to the Wilshire location near I-25 and Alameda is quick and easy.
Give us a call at 505-294-9684 and we will be happy to set up an appointment on a day and time that will work for you.
BMWs are great cars, keep your BMW in top shape for years and even decades to come
By Andrea Wittler.
The special thing about BMWs is how they feel; they feel better and drive better than almost any other car built in the world. They are performance cars, you know, and a lot of people may or may not necessarily use them for that, but that is what they are. They’re a high-performance car, they have high-performance engines, high-performance transmissions, that are more stable than almost any other car built in the world. You know Audi and Volkswagen and Mercedes try to do the same thing as BMW, but for some reason BMW just seems to have it dialed in better than anybody else.
To keep these fine cars running optimally, it really is only three things: maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. That’s what keeps them on the road. Fluids, filters, things like that. They, they need to be changed on a consistent basis, BMW claims that they have lifetime fill on their transmissions well that’s the lifetime of the transmission, not the lifetime of the fluid. We are still strong believers that the fluid needs to be changed every you know 60,000 miles to keep that transmission alive and keep the maintenance costs down over the long haul. That keeps performance at optimal levels over the long run, and properly maintained, these cars will last a long long time. But you’ve got to stay on top of them because what BMW recommends, it’s not necessarily what’s going to keep that car on the road for an extended period of time without having a major repair cost. Ironically enough, they’re more worried about emissions, and anytime there’s a called-for replacement of fluids, that’s considered emissions, so they get penalized by the EPA. The problem is that you then end up buying a transmission or rear differential, and that is a major expense.
For the cars, we maintain over the long term at Hans Wittler’s, we don’t do a lot of transmissions and engines because for cars maintained at the highest levels it just isn’t necessary. One thing many people notice is that you often see lots of vintage cars including many BMWs when you come to our shop. That isn’t an accident. Because these vehicles have been well maintained, they last long enough to become vintage. These vehicles had the regular maintenance required that allowed them to stay on the road performing at a high level.
Longevity for German cars, that’s our specialty. Because if you want your BMW to last a long time, we’re the shop for you. The people that follow our maintenance philosophy are going to be a whole lot happier in the long run because of far fewer major repairs. When people talk about how long you go between oil changes, what’s required in the way of filter changes is this thing called under normal driving conditions.
New Mexico is a dry place and there’s almost always dust in the air, and “normal” driving conditions in New Mexico require more frequent filter and fluid replacements than in many other places. “Normal” driving conditions are something like 70 degrees with 50% relative humidity. That is not normal for New Mexico for most of the year. In addition, “normal” miles have a lot of freeway miles included. If you drive your car mostly on short trips around town, more than “normal” maintenance will be needed.
Our climate has a lot of heat and a lot of dust much of the year, and heat and dust are hard on engines and transmissions and cause more wear and tear; fluids break down, filters get dirty, spark plugs work harder. Everything works harder because of the extra heat that New Mexico climate produces.
Winter Special from Hans Wittler’s Automotive
Make an appointment before December 23rd and receive an oil change and filter, complementary winter inspection including testing antifreeze, battery, tires including spare, wiper blades, & washer fluid for $129.95!
For an additional $80.00 we will drain and refill your coolant system.
Call 505-294-7684 to book your appointment today.
Special pricing does not apply to Porsche, BMW M models and Mercedes AMG models, call for details.
Summer Special at Hans Wittler’s Automotive
Summer’s finally here! Take advantage of our Summer Special at Hans Wittler’s Automotive. It includes oil change and filter, Complete inspection including A/C performance check and alignment check for $139.95. (additional cost for Audi S. BMW M, Mercedes AMG and Porsche). Offer expires 7/31/20. Give us a call at 505-294-7684 or text us at 505-207-4624 to book your appointment for the Elizabeth location or text 505-210-8980 to book your appointment for the Wilshire location . Hope to see you soon!
Touch Free Service
Hans Wittler’s Automotive
Touch Free Service
Our latest response to COVID-19
To enable you to receive the services necessary to keep your car running great in the safest and most convenient way possible, we are now offering Touch Free Service. We will come to your home or business and drive your car to the closest of our two locations. Once your repairs and maintenance are complete, we will drop off your automobile back at you home or business.
Here are the details of how it works:
When you call us for an appointment for Touch Free Service, we will give you a window of time to pick up your car and a security pin number. When our employees arrive at your home, they will park a safe distance away and call or text you on your phone to let you know they have arrived.
You will then ask them to provide you the security pin number you were given. If they give you the correct security pin number, you will then move your car out of the garage (if necessary), set the key on the seat of your car with the door unlocked and give our employee a signal like “thumbs up” or something similar from the safety of your front door or other location well away from your car.
One of our employees will take control of your car and perform our checklist of initial sanitizing procedures at your home before we drive your car to one of our two locations for service.
When your car is in our shop, we will keep you up to date on the status of your car’s services.
Once your car has been repaired, we will contact you and make arrangements for payment, and set up an appointment window to return your car.
Upon arrival at your home, we will perform our delivery sanitizing procedures and then call you to let you know your car is ready and waiting outside your home. When you give us the go-ahead by phone, we will then put the car key in the driver’s seat or other location you designate.
Your car will be repaired and maintained to the exacting standards you have come to expect from Hans Wittler’s Automotive, and you never have to leave your home while maintaining social distancing recommendations.
Call us today to schedule your pickup appointment for your car using our Touch Free Service at 505-294-7684.
Hans Wittler’s Automotive Drop Box Service – Our Response to the Coronavirus Situation
Hans Wittler’s Automotive wants our customers to be as safe and secure as possible during this worldwide health situation. We recognize that you still need your vehicle to be in top condition and encourage our customers to use our complimentary Drop Box Service.
HANS WITTLER’S AUTOMOTIVE DROP BOX SERVICE
Simply contact us to make a Drop Box Service appointment and at the time of service, you can park your vehicle in our lot and use the secure night dropbox to leave your key. We will give you detailed instructions and the exact location of our drop box when you make your appointment.
We will then begin your service and all communication will be by phone or email.
Upon completion, we will sanitize the driver’s seat, steering wheel, keys and keychain, gear selector and door handles.
Your vehicle will then be parked in our lot ready for you to pick up.
We will arrange for the key transfer method that works best for you.
We can take payment by phone and you will receive your receipt electronically.
Of course, if you’d still like to do it the old-fashioned way our in-person service, shuttle service, and loaner cars are always available. Either way please let us know!
Hans Wittler’s Automotive Now Works on All Makes of Cars
Hans Wittler’s Automotive is now proud to work on all makes of cars, foreign and domestic. With our expansion to two locations, we added the specific equipment, diagnostic tools and trained certified technicians to work on your car, no matter what the make or model.
If you have a German car, we still have many technicians that have the knowledge and experience to provide the high-quality work you have come to expect from Hans Wittler’s Automotive for your Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen or Porsche.
We are now the one-stop-shop for all of your family’s car repair and maintenance needs. With the addition of new tire service and repairs, and wheel alignments, the only thing we don’t do is bodywork (maybe someday).
Just like when our father started the business in 1975 to work on German cars, we only use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or certified equivalent parts (when OEM parts are not available).
The quality of parts is something people often overlook when choosing where to have maintenance or repairs done. OEM parts work as the manufacturer intended, fit perfectly, and have a much longer lifecycle than many aftermarket parts. This ensures that the repair is done right the first time, and just as importantly, stays right.
Call us for your appointment today at either of our two locations: