Like an Olympic sprinter with his head stuck in a stairway banister, vehicle engines desperately need lubrication if they're going to run properly. Oil up with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get an oil change, a brake inspection, a fuel-cleaning service, and a 21-point safety inspection at Mark's Japanese European Auto (a $111.20 value). Drivers can stop by any of Mark's four Eastside locations in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Redmond.
The ASE-certified techs at Mark's Japanese European Auto restore pep to aching autos with gas-saving preventative maintenance. Techs uncap automotive arteries to drain aging, contaminated oil before infusing engines with up to five quarts of conventional oil (a $39.95 value, or pay an additional $39 at the shop to upgrade to up to 5 quarts of synthetic oil). Mechanics also swap out dingy oil filters for pristine sifters. The fuel-cleaning service dispatches gunk from the car's fuel system, helping to improve gas mileage and stave off the cavities of sweet-toothed spark plugs. Techs assess stopping power by inspecting the brake system's rotors, hoses, calipers, and pads (a $48.50 value). Before reuniting driver and dune buggy, mechanics top off fluids as part of a 21-point safety inspection (a $22.75 value). As another part of the safety check, techs examine the vehicle's belts and hoses, wiper blades, suspension, blood pressure, and more. Each of Mark's shops is a full-service garage adept at translating the automotive woes of vehicles from foreign manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Lexus, and more.
Mark’s Japanese European Auto
Mark Wagner has been working under the hood of international automobiles since 1972. After securing a master's degree in mechanical engineering in Germany, Wagner ferried both his family and his familiarity with foreign cars to America, where, today, he teams up with the ASE-certified techs in his repair shop. The factory-trained mechanics dole out everything from tune-ups to engine, brake, and transmission repairs. And all of their work is backed by a 15-month, 15,000-mile warranty that prevents cars from worrying about waking up and seeing their name in the classified pages.