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    Black Forest Werkshop

    2512 Buell Ave
    Austin, TX 78757
    512-300-2697
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  • Vehicle tips

    • According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
    • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
    • Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
    • Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
    • Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
    • A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
    • Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
    • Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
    • Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
    • Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
    • Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
    • Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
    • Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
    • Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
    • Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
    • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
    • Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
    • Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
    • Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
    • Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

who we are

Black Forest Werkshop Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Black Forest Werkshop is the automotive expert in Austin, TX 78757. Since, 1985 we've provided the Austin area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Batteries, Brakes, Car Care, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Expired Warranty Care, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Transmission Services and Undercar Services.

We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Austin area reliable and well-maintained. Our skillful mechanics will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost-effective solutions to get you back on the road.

Call Black Forest Werkshop today at 512-300-2697! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!

    Black Forest Werkshop

    2512 Buell Ave
    Austin, TX 78757

    Mon
    Tues
    Wed
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    Fri
    Sat
    Sun

    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Closed
    Closed

    ASSOCIATIONS

    • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
    • Bosch Service
    • BIMRS
    • World Pac Training Institute
    • Car Care Aware

    Testimonials

    • Great experience with Lee, I had him do a PPI and based on what I told him that I wanted/didn't want, he called me right away and gave me the honest low down on the car. Highly recommended even if you are out of state and looking for a PPI in the Austin area.
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    • They make me feel like family. Lee greets me with a smile every time I come in. Whether it's to schedule service, pick up a part or get advice, the guys are always there to help. Thank you, Chris, for stocking parts I can't find anywhere else. Black Forest was recommended to me by a friend who's gone to them for years. I can see why.
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    • Honest work at a fair price. Lee at Black Forest Workshop has been taking care of my cars as if they were his own for over 11 years.
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    • Lee and staff are the best. They are helpful, friendly and take time to show me what's happening with my car. I would never go elsewhere.
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    • Lee was very honest with me from the get-go, which ultimately cost him a few grand in expensive repairs. I genuinely believe that he wants to help the driver make an informed and smart decision.
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    • I would not trust my Mini Cooper S to anyone but Lee and his crew at Black Forest. Lee is a class act! Very professional, personable and above all else, trustworthy. He really cares about his customers and his team of Mini experts have kept my 2006 car running like new.
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    • Absolutely an honest and professional shop! I'm preparing to sell my BMW and their pre-purchase inspection was quick, thorough, and helpful to both myself and the buyer. Being able to trust the knowledge and integrity of your mechanic is so important, and this group is doing just that. Thank you!
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    • These guys really went above and beyond to help me get my car back on the road as price efficiently as possible. From the first call to the last visit the owner/operator was happy to help me find the best solution for my car that wouldn't break the bank.
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    • I've been taking my Mercedes for service A and service B for over 2 years. I trust Lee and Tony with my car! I stopped taking my car to the dealership. A year ago I moved to Dallas area and I still drive to Austin for service for my car, that's how much I can appreciate the Black Forest Werkshop!!! Best customer service with Channel!!!!
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