Case Studies – Our Service Solutions

A Collection of the Odd, Unusual and Interesting Found While Servicing our Client Vehicles.

Originally intended as a showcase for customers of our workshop and staff’s abilities, this page has evolved in an interesting and informative teaching tool, and one of the most popular pages on our site!

By nature, these are rather extreme examples of failures, and not what we typically find during service. Our goal at Atlantic Motorcar is to prevent these from happening to you and your car. But rest assured, if we can fix these challenges, regular maintenance is breeze!

We like to call this our “YES WE CAN!” page. You can also view many of these concerns on our Facebook page. Each photo can be enlarged by clicking on it.”

9Jul, 2018

Electrical Issues – Telling Simple From Not

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This vehicle was sent to us by another repair shop with the concern that it did not start, or would only start intermittently. The battery, starter, and finally the key switch were replaced in an attempt to get it to start. In fact, the starter was replaced twice. Then it was towed to our workshop.

Mystery?
Had the battle is recreating the problem, which it did here. Mystery? Not really for the Atlantic Motorcar Service Team, we see these cars day in and day out, we specialize in knowing, not just guessing. And when […]

27Jun, 2018

5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light May Be On (And How To Prevent It)

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Understandably, most car owners dread the moment when the check engine light pops up on the dashboard. This is even scarier when they are on the highway or driving over long distances.

Simple fact is, the light can be attributed to a number of issues.

Most often it’s typically not an emergency or big repair. At Atlantic Motorcar Center or other qualified specialists,  can be able to diagnose the problem rather easily.

Since the mid 1990s, most modern day vehicles, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mini Cooper, PorscheVolvo and VW, along with […]

23Jun, 2018

Classic Mercedes Benz Coupe – Back On The Road

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Knowledge, Integrity, Trust

Classic Mercedes Benz, returning customer.
He also owns the “Cold War” Benz we mechanically restored last fall, that was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding projects I’ve been involved in during my 30+ years of German auto service. Until now.

Then this car comes along. This visit was the resurrection of his beloved 1971 Mercedes 250 Coupe. There really is a very special character to these cars, you have to see to fully appreciate. The attention to detail was remarkable, and this example is very, very original.

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15May, 2018

A Word About Classic Mercedes Service – Yes!

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AMC Classic Mercedes ServiceHow We Can Help
If you’ve come to this page looking for help with your classic Mercedes, you’ve come to the right place!

Ownership of a classic Mercedes Benz should be a pleasure, not a problem. Your vehicle can, and should, be as reliable as the day you drove it out of the new car showroom, and with our service, it can be.

One of the greatest challenges to ownership of a classic Mercedes is finding a qualified and properly trained service facility that has the tools, knowledge, and staff that are not only familiar with your vehicle, but care about it as much as you […]

24Apr, 2018

Mercedes Oil Cooler Seals, 642 Diesel Engine Cause And Correction

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If you own a Mercedes with a BlueTEC diesel engine, you may have heard quite a bit about the oil cooler leaks that have plagued some models. It is in fact quite a common issue with many of the BlueTEC diesel Mercedes. If  like many of the owners out there, you are probably left with a lot of questions and wondering things like, “Which BlueTEC engines have oil cooler leaks?”, and “What are the signs of a leaking oil cooler?” That’s where the Atlantic Motorcar Center comes in. You see, we’re professionals in […]

11Apr, 2018

Classic Mercedes Case Study – Happy Ending!

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On Road Test

Vintage Mercedes Project – Cold War Warrior

The vintage Mercedes project car is on the road tonight, Jared, one of our Service Advisors is doing the overnight road test.

Just one year before the Berlin war fell, this Mercedes rolled new out of the factory. I’m a Cold War fan, student and history buff, having grown up in that era, so this project had a special meaning to me, one of the last Mercedes to roll out when “West Germany” was still a country.

Everything is done except for the engine oil […]