101 Parkland Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Dear Orion Guests,

We hope this message finds you and your family in good health.

Spring is here and so are we! The flowers are blooming and warm winds are not far off. We took some time to be safe at home with our families and now we're back ready to keep you safely on the road. We hope we're nearing the end of the self-quarantine period, so let us know if this is a good time to get your car into Spring shape while it isn't being driven. We are still following strict safety standards for the health of our team and our guests. Please call or email the shop to set up an appointment.

Everything OK with your ride? We would love nothing more than to hear from you. Reach out and let us know you are OK. We miss you!

Be safe and be well,
Rich and The Crew

Reminder: Here's How We're Keeping You Safe!

We're still modifying our practices to ensure the safety of our guests and the safety of our team. So, here is the plan to keep us all safe and happy:

Until further notice, Only Orion team members will be allowed in the building.

1. Guest will schedule an appointment by phone, email, or website.
2. A member of our team will contact you to schedule a drop off time.
3. Once you arrive, drop your keys in the after hours chute in the little vestibule in front of building.
4. One of us will contact you with an assessment. Our software is perfect for communicating recommendations. You can call, text, or email us, or approve the work in the email we will send you.
5. Once the work is completed, we'll take payment over the phone and schedule a time for pickup.
6. After service, we'll thoroughly disinfect your vehicle and park in front of the building.

As always, we're thoroughly cleaning our facility throughout the day and are restricting our team's travel as much as is possible.

  • How to Handle Issues in the V12 Engine of Your Mercedes

    Mercedes V12 Engine Issue

    When you pay good money for a luxury vehicle, you expect it to do its job, right? That is a reasonable request, but every auto part has issues at some point or another, whether it be from normal wear or circumstances out of your control. If you are having problems with your V12 engine in your Mercedes, stop and read this. We will tell you what to look for, why these problems are happening, what you can do to prevent them in the future, and where you should go to have these issues resolved before you risk further damage to your car.

    Warning Signs of a Malfunctioning V12 Engine

    Always pay close attention to anything that does not seem normal while your Mercedes is running. Any of the following signs could be a warning that your Mercedes V12 engine is malfunctioning or failing. If any of these occur, it is crucial that you get yourself in for repairs as soon as possible before the damage gets worse.

    Hydraulic fluid may be leaking from the engine. Any number of fluids leak for several different issues, but you can tell that it is hydraulic fluid if the puddle has an amber hue.

    ● Your engine could overheat. There are a number of things that can cause this problem, but once it starts it is important to address it as quickly as possible, as it can do more damage to your engine over time if allowed to persist.

    ● You will experience engine misfiring.

    You know what you are looking for, but you do not know the full extent of the engine’s issues. Let’s get to the root of the problem.

    Why Mercedes V12 Engines Malfunction

    The symptoms you have noticed while driving are just the tip of the iceberg. These V12 engines can malfunction for several reasons.

    ● The active body control system in a Mercedes V12 engine will often leak hydraulic fluid because the seals could be broken, the hydraulic lines could be faulty, or the struts are malfunctioning.

    ● Overheating can be caused by a number of issues, from leaking coolant to a busted head gasket. Some of these problems are a simple ten-minute fix, while others may require the whole engine to be torn down. What they do all have in common is that they are compounding — neglecting to address the issue will only make it worse.

    ● Engine misfiring happens because V12 engines sometimes have trouble igniting. This is because many of them have faulty ignition coils that need to be replaced.

    How to Prevent Malfunction of a V12 Engine

    There is one pretty simple thing you can do to prevent your V12 engine from malfunctioning further or breaking down altogether: regularly see a qualified mechanic for inspections and repairs. You need a professional to diagnose the problem for you so they can get it done before anything catastrophic happens. Scheduling regular visits will help you catch any problem early on.

    Mercedes V12 Engine Repair

    Where to Have Your V12 Engine Repaired

    Not just any mechanic is prepared to work on a European vehicle like a Mercedes. Hiring an amateur who does not specialize in the care of these foreign beauties will cost you more money and more stress later on because the root problems were not properly addressed, or possibly even not correctly diagnosed.

    That is why you should come see our skilled service technicians here at Orion Automotive Services. We specialize in repairing European model vehicles like yours along with Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes, Mini Cooper, Subaru, Volkswagen, and Volvo models. As you can see, our mechanics have a wide range of talents and will be ready to handle whatever you need done. We do the job right the first time and have been successfully doing so for decades. We put our customers first and treat your beloved vehicle with the care it deserves.

    If you find yourself needing help with your engine or anything else and you live near Ann Arbor, MI, you can come to us for help at any time! Call or stop by to make an appointment so we can get you back on the road, enjoying the healthy purr of your Mercedes’ V12 engine.

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