APA Total Car Care in Gilbert, AZ or Queen Creek, AZ both proudly offer Euro Services.

Our ASE certified technicians will perform full system inspections, maintenance, and repair to select European Makes and Models.

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When you buy a luxury car from one of the top luxury automotive brands, you expect it to last forever. However, just as with any other car, luxury models like Mercedes Benz vehicles have things that wear out. When you need maintenance or repairs on your Benz, you need a shop with a mechanic who is trained in Mercedes service and repair. The ASE Certified technicians at both the Gilbert, AZ, and Queen Creek, AZ, are equipped for all Mercedes repairs.


When you own a quality car, you want quality repairs and maintenance. The auto technicians at APA Total Car Care know you won’t settle for less than the best, and that is why they are the best at what they do. Right from your initial call to schedule an appointment for service or repairs until you drive off the lot, we make sure you and your vehicle get the best of the best.


Mercedes Benz models often require special tools to complete repairs. Not only do we have those tools, but we also have the diagnostic tools to properly diagnose problems with your Mercedes Benz. A Mercedes has several computers networked via CAN Bus or fiber optics to operate various functions, including the ABS brakes, safety features such as crash mitigation, and more.

Even the best Mercedes technician can’t properly diagnose your vehicle without factory level diagnostic computers. They’d just be taking a guess as to what is wrong with it or would send you to the dealership. Because our customer base trusts us to take care of their vehicles and to repair them correctly, we make sure we stay up to date with all of the diagnostic scanners and special tools required to work on any of Mercedes Benz’s models.


Our ASE Certified auto technicians provide Mercedes service and repair, including:

  • Oil changes
  • Oil leak repairs
  • Transmission service
  • Transmission leaks
  • Fluid flushes, including coolant, transmission and brake fluids
  • Check engine light diagnosis and repair
  • Wheel alignments
  • Tire rotation
  • Tire balancing
  • Tire replacement
  • Mercedes Benz brakes, including ESP, SBC, and adaptive brake controls
  • Air conditioning issues, including evaporator core replacement
  • Steering and suspension service and repair, including Airmatic suspension repairs
  • Engine repair
  • Engine replacement
  • Transmission repair
  • Transmission replacement
  • Window regulator replacement and other window repairs
  • ABS/ESP light diagnosis and repair
  • A Service, B Service, and all other maintenance services



When you need BMW service and repairs, you want a mechanic who is knowledgeable and experienced working with the brand, even if it’s for something as minor as regular maintenance. APA Total Car Care’s auto technicians have years of experience working on luxury vehicles, including all of the BMW models out there, including the M Series performance line.


BMWs, like most German vehicles, require adherence to a strict maintenance schedule. Because even their normal line of vehicles are built with performance in mind, BMW uses high-end fluids, filters, and other maintenance components that their domestic and Asian counterparts may not.

Very specific fluid specifications and oil filters made from fleece instead of paper are common to the German car lines. At APA, we know the needs of these cars and we always use the right fluids and components to make sure your vehicle is maintained properly.


As with all other vehicles, BMWs need periodic repairs. Common repairs that we perform at APA Total Car Care include:

  • Diagnosing and repairing issues related to the check engine light
  • Power steering leaks
  • Engine crankcase vent repairs
  • Oil leak repairs
  • Coolant leak repairs
  • Taillight problems
  • Electrical system diagnosis and repair
  • VANOS seal replacement
  • DISA valve replacement
  • And more

Beyond standard repairs and maintenance, the technicians at APA can perform high-level diagnostics on your BMW. We even provide control module programming that normally only the dealership can do.


When your car is in for service, you may hear us refer to it as something like an “E46”. We may do the same when referring to the engine and call it something like an “N55”. These letters and numbers are the way the vehicles and engines are differentiated for technical purposes. We try to keep the technical jargon to a minimum, but here’s a little primer in case you wanted to know more.

To make it easy to understand BMW’s naming convention, break it down into two parts: The body code and the engine code. If you have an even number, such as the 2 Series, 4 Series, or 6 Series, you have a coupe. The sedan line has odd numbers – 3 Series, 5 Series, and 7 Series. The 2 Series is the smallest of the models and is a coupe or a convertible. The 7 Series is a full-size sedan, the 5 Series is a mid-size vehicle, while the 3 Series is a compact sedan.

BMW also has four letter groups:

  • M models are high-performance versions of the numbered series. For example, an M3 is the high-performance version of the 3 Series sedan.
  • X models are the SUVs and crossovers – sports activity vehicles and sports activity coupes, respectively.
  • The Z4 is a two-door roadster.
  • The i series are electric and hybrid vehicles.

These each have a chassis numbering system. All vehicles have a general model description – they are not called M3, Civic, Impala, etc from the factory. In the cases of BMW, if you have an E46, you have a car from 1999 to 2005. An E90 is the body style for 2006 and up, and an E36 is from the mid to late 1990s.


The engine codes also help identify your BMW. For example, the engine code M50B25TU tells us that:

  • The engine was designed prior to 2001 (M),
  • It has 5 cylinders (5),
  • This car is using the first engine design (0),
  • It’s a gasoline engine (B),
  • The engine is a 2.5 liter engine (25), and
  • It had a major technical update (TU).



When you bring your VW or Audi to APA Total Car Care, an ASE Certified mechanic with experience in repairing and servicing VW and Audi will take care of your vehicle as if it were his own. Our auto technicians have years of experience working on European cars, including Volkswagen and Audi.

When you bring your Audi or VW in for regular service, including oil changes, transmission flushes, coolant flushes, and other regular maintenance, we will perform a complete digital vehicle inspection so we can make you aware of any problems that may need to be taken care of immediately or any that can be scheduled for a future repair.


After a time, your VW or Audi could need repairs. Keeping up with regular maintenance and service helps you find some of these repairs before they strand you out on the highway. When you bring your vehicle in for VW/Audi service and repair, we’ll look for some of these common issues. Some of these issues, such as oil and coolant leaks and suspension issues are easy enough to see with just a visual inspection.

  • Oil leak repairs
  • Coolant leak repairs
  • Tie rod end replacement
  • Sunroof water leaks
  • Check engine light diagnosis and repair
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Ignition coil replacement
  • SRS light diagnosis and repair
  • Alternator replacement

The list above includes the most common issues we see on these cars. Our technicians are skilled in all levels of repair and service on Volkswagen and Audi vehicles. From simple maintenance to advanced diagnostics and programming, we are a true dealership alternative.

If you believe something is wrong with your Audi or Volkswagen, give us a call and schedule an appointment to have it checked out. We make auto repair easy.


The Volkswagen Group and Audi have been around for decades. Audi is one of Volkswagen Group’s key acquisitions. Audi’s roots are in a company found by August Horch in 1899. Ten years after he founded the initial company, he started a new company called Audiwerke AG, Zwickau.

In 1932 Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer merged their companies to form Auto Union AG. Eventually, the company was acquired by Daimler-Benz, then its last merger was with Volkswagen.

Across VW and Audi, many of the vehicles are based on the same concept, including the chassis. They also use a lot of the same technology, so most of the special tools and diagnostic scanners work on both vehicles.



The professional mechanics at APA Total Car Care in Gilbert, AZ, and Queen Creek, AZ, have many years of experience in working on all aspects of Land Rovers and other luxury vehicles. Whether you need regular maintenance or extensive repairs, you can feel comfortable trusting your vehicle to us. We’ll treat it as we would our own vehicles – with top-notch care and quality OE and OEM parts.


Your owner’s manual will tell you when you should have regular service, including oil changes, transmission fluid changes and flushes, radiator flushes, air and fuel filter changes, and more. However, if you drive your vehicle in adverse conditions, such as the Phoenix area’s heat or in the mountains, you might need to perform some maintenance services more often.

We’re here to help you get the most out of your Land Rover. Getting many trouble-free miles from your car requires staying on top of maintenance and fixing little issues before they become big problems.


Land Rovers have their issues, just as any other vehicle does. Some of the more common repairs we make include:

  • Differential repairs
  • Oil leak repairs
  • Head gasket replacement
  • Heater core replacement
  • Air suspension diagnosis and repair

Land Rovers aren’t your basic “run of the mill” automobiles. They require specialized diagnostic tools and the knowledge of the vehicle’s systems. At APA Total Car Care, we have factory level diagnostic tools and our technicians receive ongoing training that keeps them up-to-date on the European luxury brands. Many shops won’t touch a Land Rover. We welcome them.


If you have any questions about your Euro Make and Model, call APA Total Car Care at (480) 539-6872 or click Schedule Online below.

We proudly serve Gilbert, Queen Creek, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, and surrounding areas in Arizona.