ABS Exotic Repair, Inc.
Meet Angela, The Auto Repair Lady
Woman Owned and Operated for 15 Years
“We make auto repairs a pleasure.”
Welcome to ABS Exotic Repair! For over 20 years, Angela, “The Auto Repair Lady”, has been showing up the boys when it comes to making sure your vehicle not only runs smoothly, but heads back out on the road feeling sleek and stylish. Specializing in repairs, service & full restoration for Mercedes Benz, BMW, Jaguar, Porsche, Rolls Royce.
Her shop has all the latest in diagnostic computers and scanning equipment to serve the needs of cars of yesterday & today. We strive to provide our customers with factory quality, fair pricing and excellent service. Angela’s shop has been featured in dozens of newspaper, magazine & TV feature stories.
You can be sure that your car is in excellent hands. Call us today to book an appointment, if you’re in Fort Lauderdale, just stop on by & say hello. We look forward to meeting you and getting you back on the road.
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By Angela on February 11, 2015
Here is an example of how an oil change is not just an oil change…
The oil service is perhaps one of the most undervalued concept of most car owners. When you shop the service by price you’re truly getting what you pay for, and unfortunately 90% of drivers shop for oil changes simply by price.
Oil is truly the lifeblood of your car, so are filters…and you get what you pay for! Do you know the difference between paper and fleece? Do you know what is in your car? That low cost oil change. What type of quality oil and filter do you really think is included with it?
Also, during and oil service it’s a great time for someone of skill and experience to perform safety and vital inspections of your car. An inspection that can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars, and maybe even your life.
What is your confidence level in the skill and expertise of the person performing your oil change?
By Angela on September 20, 2013
Angela Andreola, owner of ABS Exotic Repair and Ask The Auto Lady was recently awarded the 2013 Golden Mouse Award for Non Traditional Marketing by the Women in Ecommerce Organization, a trade organization to help women better promote their online businesses. You can read more about Angela’s award here.
By Angela on June 28, 2013
That is just it – you need to know why. These days you cannot afford not to know. You need to know what to ask. Not knowing what to ask during an expensive repair procedure can be very expensive in the future.
This is why I have finally decided the time has come for “Ask The Auto Lady”. I am now offering expert 3rd party advice to YOU. No agenda, just expert advice so you can make informed auto repair decisions. This new and exciting consulting service is about you feeling good about spending your money on auto repairs.
Here is how it works:
Visit my Ask the Auto Lady Page and submit the estimate of repairs that your dealer or service provider, even a trusted mechanic is suggesting you need. I will review your estimate and vehicle history, and call you to advise you. And the best part, I will even call your mechanic or dealer either to understand better to advise you or even speak on your behalf!
The intent of this service is not to be negative to the repair industry, the intent of this service to offer an independent 3rd party to advise good people to make good auto repair decisions. Even if you have a trusted mechanic you love, The Auto Lady can be of help by looking at job scope and perhaps suggesting a small part that would not cost labor but prevent future repairs because something small was overlooked. A win for you and for your trusted mechanic.
Mechanics that will not speak to the Auto Lady are maybe someone you should not speak to either!
Imagine next time you need an auto repair you can feel informed & that you are getting a quality job at a fair price.
Don’t make any auto repair decision alone, Ask The Auto Lady!
By Angela on April 5, 2012
If you are going to love and drive the car that you’ve paid for, be sure your timing chain does not look like the example in the video. This timing chain is from a 1986 Mercedes Benz 300 diesel that my shop restored eleven years ago. The new owner had brought her in, having just purchased the vehicle. What a small world!
I knew her in an instant, as I had personally picked out the leather pumpkin-colored seats. The seats, oddly enough, still looked new. The rest of the car was in bad shape. She had been sold many times over and had not been cared for well.
Unfortunately, she was about to take her last breath. In the video, you can see that I am holding the timing chain, which is much like the human heart. I sent this video to the owner of the car to explain why I wouldn’t start his car until he came by himself or approved the replacement of the timing chain.
If he didn’t replace the chain immediately, it would break, which is like a human having a heart attack. Sudden death or a lot of preventable engine damage would occur.
Some cars have timing chains; others have timing belts. Educate yourself so you know which one you have. And don’t wait until the timing chain breaks to have it inspected—your owners manual should contain the factory recommended times. Inspections will help you avoid timing chain failure, which is the most important and often most overlooked preventable demise of cars over a certain age and mileage.
Make sure to discuss whether or not to use factory parts—they may cost a bit more, but they are worth it in the long run if you plan on keeping your car for a while.