• Why Get An Inspection

    Thinking about buying a used car? Always have it inspected by a Ecars qualified mechanic before buying it. That’s one bit of advice that almost all car experts agree on. Why? Because doing so can uncover hidden problems, protect you from unexpected repairs, enhance your safety, and possibly lower the purchase price. If you don't already have a trusted mechanic, ask your family and friends for a reference or check your local listings.

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  • Cost Analysis

    Pre-owned programs make a lot of sense for most people. They offer cars that have already been inspected and repaired, and come with an additional warranty that can protect you from major repair bills―at least for a length of time. They also provide a peace of mind and convenience generally not found when simply buying any used car off a lot or from a private seller. However, cars backed with CPO programs tend to have higher price tags. Additionally, Our Inspectors could simply inspect a non-certified car and, if repairs are needed, you could use these findings to negotiate a lower purchase price. Then, if you prefer, you could buy an extended warranty from the dealer or a third-party provider, and essentially build your owned certified program..

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  • What You Should Know

    You should know that there is always reasons why that used car is for sale, as an automobile inspector at Thornton Auto Care, our inspectors can get a pretty good answer to why that Used vehicle is for sale, the way it was maintained, and if the problems are fixed or still lingering. Dealers have to make profits on vehicle sales and many times this is imposible with the high cost of parts and professional Labor. When hidden problems accur for example intermitant Automatic Transmission shifts, Aircondition Systems malfunctions, Air Suspensions, Control Modules, and Catalytic Convertor could be very costly, in many cases Used Car Dealers will still sell these vehicles with the problems not fix.

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Thornton Auto Care Service

Thornton Auto Care knows how to keep your European Cars running to factory specifications as we also offer a great service center in Atlanta. With that comes an abundance of experience.

Our Service Technicians have a collection of over 75 years of servicing European and other German automobile. At Thornton Auto Care all of our staff undergo rigorous and continuous training on European and Import vehicles and are here to serve you to the best of our ability. Our goal is to make sure you drive out of our facilities with complete satisfaction. We are convinced when you chose us to service your European vehicles that we will exceed your expectations.

Our Dealer trained and Certified Master Technicians Offers automobile owner equal or better service than what most dealerships can offer

Springtime Auto Tips

Springtime Auto Tips

Spring is one of the prime times for auto maintenance. That first wash-n-wax on a warm Saturday afternoon is liberating. Winter's gloom (to say nothing of grit and road salt) is literally washed away. Take out the snow shovel, the gloves, and heavy boots and store them 'til next season. Surely summer can't be far away. Some preparation now will help ensure that your summer driving plans go as smoothly as you envision then now. ASE offer the following tips on getting your vehicle ready for summer. Read the owner's manual and follow the recommended service schedules.

Have hard starts, rough idling, stalling, etc. corrected before hot weather sets in. Flush and refill the cooling system (radiator) according to the service manual's recommendations. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, look for repair facilities that employ ASE-certified automotive technicians. The tightness and condition of belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a qualified auto technician. Have a marginally operating air conditioner system serviced by a qualified technician to reduce the likelihood of more costly repairs.

Change the oil and oil filter as specified in owner's manual. (Properly dispose of used oil.)

Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended. Check the condition of tires, including the spare. Always check tire pressure when the tires are cold. Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs. Replace worn wiper blades and keep plenty of washer solvent on hand to combat summer's dust and insects.

Our Promise To you

We value your time. If your vehicle is not ready at the time we promised, we will offer a 10% discount on your next purchase (discount cannot exceed $25.00) which is valid at Thornton Auto Care Shop. The subsequent second visit must occur within one year of the original service. This discount can not be used to reduce outstanding debt.

We promise that the services we perform will be fixed right the first time. If the automotive repair or service was performed improperly, then we will re-perform the service at no additional charge to you, during the established warranty period.

Dealer Level Diagnostics

We provide exceptional Auto Care to Mercedes Benz customers, with state-of-the-art Automotive equipment and Dealer Level Diagnostics. Eight Service Bays, and over six Certified Trained service Professionals with a combined knowledge of Over Seventy Five years including quality control specialist. Thornton Auto Care is uniquely suited to provide quality Benz Service to Metro Atlanta dwellers, and commuters.

Used Car Tips

Used Car Dealers will sometimes pass an illegal emission test or have the diagnostic system computerization clear out prior to the purchase of your vehicle, in order to sell the vehicle. What this does is give them an advantage in the event you try to return the vehicle, you are not protected by certain Government laws that protects you the consumer.

In some cases a check engine light will stay off after it had been clear though a diagnostic reader for over 500 miles, giving the seller an advantage of time and favor. Today’s vehicles have the advantage of technology that tells the driver of any problems within the system, but some problems are only check over prolong period of time. Vehicles has to go through a drive cycle of which it would need some hwy and local street driving to check things like the Catalytic Convertor, Evaporator, Intake Manifold Runners, Sensors, solenoids, Electronically transmission, and some computer system.

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Maintenance VS Repairs

Maitenance is like having a healthy diet, visiting your doctor regulary, so you can avoid and narrow your likelyhood of a major stroke, heart attack or surgery. On the other hand repairs is the actural Heart Attact thats leads up to internal engine work that could be very costly. Manufactures know why these services are recomended every 5, 10, 15, and 20 thousand miles, they don't want to replace your engine or transmission, thats a costly surgery.

We aim hard to provide our customers with the finest Maintenance Plans the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality, Created by your dealer and the most reputable manufactures in the industry.

We will match or beat your dealer Price.

Contact Thornton Auto Care Service Department For Details. work must be with in the capability of Thornton Auto Care customers must have a writen or verify-able verbal estimate, price must also be with in industries reasonable standard prices All Parts Original Equipment Manufacture OEM

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Normal Service

If one or more of these conditions apply to your driving habits, you drive in severe conditions. Severe driving conditions usually involve one or many of the factors listed on the quiz on a regular basis. A driving habits survey* found that more than 92% of motorists drive in what vehicle manufacturers consider severe conditions. This means that you should follow your owner's manual for preventive maintenance under the severe driving conditions schedule. For the majority** of vehicles driven under severe conditions, the vehicle manufacturer recommends changing the motor oil and filter every 3,000 miles. To help ensure continuous protection for your vehicle's engine,

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  • Dealer Level Diagnostics

    Our Technician are certified by the leaders in European Technology and if that is not enough they attends one week of automotive classes in las Vagus Navada to keep up with the changes of technology.
    In the event we cant fixed a problem we are proud to say we are part of the top European Automotive Tecnical Organisation.

  • Dealer Reccomended Service Intervals

    Our 5k and 10K Service comes with a 32 point complementary inspection, including brake inspection and tire rotation at your request, five quarts of oil and filter, we also top off all fluid along with windshield washer fluid for most cars. Thornton Auto Care Folows Dealer Level Guide Lines.