Welcome to Haik's German Autohaus
Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Mini, VW
Repair and Service
Haik Hakobian, owner, and Kurt Richter, master mechanic, specialize in German cars.
We offer all major and minor auto service and repair work, including:
- Check Engine Light
- SRS (airbags & seatbelts)
- Water pump
- Fuel Injection
- All Electrical
- Chassis Electronics
- Engine Electronics
- Air Conditioning
- Power Steering
- Charging System
- Oil Change
GERMAN CARS ONLY
Unlike many foreign car repair shops which service Asian cars and European cars, we do not service Japanese, Korean, British, French, Italian or American cars. We service only German cars. We have found that the ability to specialize makes us more efficient, and more cost-effective for you. With just six car lines, we have the ability to keep up with the latest technology and purchase all the specialty tools needed to perform any job. As tools are quite expensive, we would not be able to do this if we worked on too many different car lines, and would have to jeopardize the job, sublet the work to other shops, or perform only selected work. At Haik’s we perform all mechanical and electronic work your car may need. You might call us a One Stop Shop for German cars.
Today’s cars are complex machines. More akin to spacecraft than terrestrial vehicles, they are very demanding of the auto technician. High level skills and specific expertise are required in repairing and maintaining the car of today. Expert craftsmanship and knowledge of mechanical and electronic systems is mandatory. Mechanics must be versed in electronic computer control systems as much as mechanical systems. At Haik’s, we technicians maintain this skill level at its peak.
ELECTRONIC COMPUTER DIAGNOSTICS
We are equipped with the latest electronic and mechanical service tools. The sophisticated cars of today require computer scan tools to read and analyze data in order to locate the source of problems which would otherwise be even more difficult to find. Locating the source of the problem is the first step in the repair. Once a fault is verified, the problem can be repaired or the part replaced. The check engine light is often the first place to start. When the instrument cluster displays “check engine,” we use our scan tool to read the vehicle’s onboard computer for stored fault codes. These fault codes direct us toward the faulty system. These scan tools are quite expensive, as many are themselves computers. The purchase is only the beginning of the cost. Ongoing costs of repairs and annual updates of scanners is essential in keeping up with the new technology changing from year to year. Without these sophisticated tools, we would be literally lost. Part of the cost of any repair is to pay for the latest equipment and computer program needed to service your car, and to save you money in the long run.
LATEST TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Up-to-date technical information is essential in properly testing electronic devices. The specifications of these electronic devices, such as sensors and actuators, are needed to accurately measure electrical signals to and from each unit. Only through proper measurement can we determine whether a unit is doing its job or causing problems. Obtaining this information is also quite costly. Auto repair shops purchase the information in book form or online from companies which gather the information from the car manufacturers. They pay dearly for the information and in turn charge us dearly for packaging the information and delivering it to us. This is today’s system of auto repair. Over thirty years ago, when I started my shop, things were quite different. Electronic fuel injection was just beginning. Now, everything is electronically controlled.
33 years in business!!!
Established in 1979.
Please call for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment.