At Snider Automotive we specialize in finer European cars. We love what we do, from the absolute newest models to the now-classic ones, we keep equipped and up to date. We also understand that every car has an owner. You need to be comfortable with us and we want you to fully understand the work we are performing. We take the time to listen and then explain our findings on your issues. Our goal is to offer top quality service with real value to our customers.

It is important that you stick to the maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer to get the most life and reliable performance from your car. We make that process easy with convenient appointment setting to work within your schedule. Not only will we get the job done correctly at a great value, but we will also provide you with top-notch customer service.

European Automotive Maintenance & Services

Oil Service

BMW and Mini for many years now have recommended an oil service only every 15,000 miles. This was instituted when their cars started to include maintenance with a purchase during the warranty period. We believe this practice to be unhealthy for the engine long term. We have witnessed many engines with significant sludge buildup or failure that have been serviced on these schedules. On most BMW engines 1997 and newer we recommend an oil service at 5,000-mile intervals using a high-grade fully synthetic oil meeting the required specs. Doing this level of service should keep the engine clean and properly protected for long service life.

Volvo oil service has been slightly different recommending conventional (non-synthetic) oil every 7,500 miles through the year 2013, then an interval of every 10,000 miles in 2014 and thereafter using a high-grade full synthetic. We have found this is too long an interval for both oils with the Volvo motors and recommend the oil changed every 3,000 miles for cars requiring conventional (non-synthetic) and an interval of every 5,000 miles for the cars requiring synthetic.

Diagnostic Service

The most important consideration in servicing a modern automobile is the diagnostic ability of the shop. We feel it is necessary to utilize “factory” diagnostic equipment and information. These tools are designed specifically for each car model and offer the complete capability to interrogate the immense complexity engineered into their cars. Having these tools and related information gives us the most direct avenue to efficiently come to an accurate conclusion to a problem. Although expensive to acquire the value is in being confident when needing a reliable outcome.

“Maintenance is the key to dependability”