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Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD

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Do you offer a warranty?
Yes! We offer a two-year warranty from date of service, including parts and labor. Warranty repairs must be performed at Andersen's Foreign Car Service.

Do you have a tow service?
If you need a tow, please call the friendly folks at Denver West Towing at 303-279-3434. They'll put your car safely in our lot even if it's after hours. We'll let you know what it needs in a timely manner.

How much do repairs cost?
Car repairs are different than, say, the price for cheeseburgers on a restaurant menu. The price of a repair involves many variables and depends on what your car needs. That's why we typically only give a price range over the phone. Once we've seen your car and made a diagnosis, we'll provide you with a detailed estimate.

How much for an oil change?
It depends on the make and model of your car. We always use the oil and filter specified by the manufacturer for your car. Call us at 303-278-8766 for an estimate.

Does my car need more than an oil change?
Getting an oil change without an inspection is like washing the dishes but not the glasses. An oil change is only one part of proper scheduled maintenance and periodic service. Andersen's Multipoint Inspection includes an oil and filter change according to manufacturer's specifications, plus a thorough inspection of your car from top to bottom. It gives you a complete picture of your car's condition at time of service. Most importantly, it helps us identify trouble before it causes you headaches later. To avoid unhappy surprises, follow your owner's manual's advice on scheduled maintenance and have your oil changed as part of Andersen's Multipoint Inspection.

My car's new and still under warranty. Can you service it?
Yes! We can do routine, factory-recommended service and maintenance including oil changes, service lights, tires and more. If we find something covered by warranty or manufacturer's recall, we'll alert you so you can get it repaired by the dealer.

I bought an extended warranty. Can you do the work?
Yes! Depending on the terms, we can do most service or repairs covered by the extended warranty you bought at your automotive dealer for your pre-owned or used vehicle.

Is having my car scanned at the auto parts store good enough?
Here's the problem with generic scanners - they don't tell you as much as you might think. They only scan the engine and transmission and don't cover other critical systems. They don't actually report all the "fault codes" set by your car's computers. Most importantly, they may flag a problem but they don't say why. At Andersen's we use factory-recommended diagnostic scanners designed for your specific car. We go beyond reading numbers on a screen and focus our decades of experience on proper diagnosis. It's not just about replacing parts for us, it's about solving your problem.

What's the status of my repair?
Share your email address and/or cell phone number with us and we'll send you a link to your repair order. It's quick, convenient and available when you are. Not only can you see what we're working on, we post helpful pictures in real time so you can see what we're finding.

My Check Engine light is on, can you do something?
The Check Engine light (aka Service Engine Soon) tells you your car's sensors have noticed a problem. It means you should get your car checked. We've got the factory-recommended scanners to "read the codes" and reset the light. Best of all, we've got the know-how to advise you whether it's urgent or not and address the problem if it is.

Do you sell tires?
Yes! We have a wide selection of tires available including Continental, Michelin, Pirelli and Uniroyal. We mount and balance tires. We do tire repairs. We'll swap your street tires for snows in the winter. We also do alignments and other tire and suspension maintenance and repair.

What's this TPMS light?
The TPMS light, or Tire Pressure Monitor, typically alerts you when tire pressure is low. Let Andersen's check it for you and make sure there aren't other problems.

Car Warranty Scams Questions and Answers

Q: Is there a car warranty scam?
A: Yes, there are car warranty scams that try to take advantage of unsuspecting vehicle owners. You may have received calls from scammers that start with automated or pre-recorded prompts to enter basic information and stay on the line. Once the call begins, the scammer pretends to be an auto manufacturer or insurer telling you that your auto warranty or car insurance is about to expire. Then they ask you to provide personal information, which will later be used to defraud you. Sometimes the caller will have actual information about your automobile.

Q: What do I do if I fell for a car warranty scam?
A: There is no way to get your personal information or money back, but you can reach out to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and file a complaint. You can contest any charges to your bank card through your bank. Consider using a credit monitoring service.

Q: Who is behind the auto warranty scam calls?
A: Regulators allege the fake auto warranty calls, which scam customers out of financial and personal information, originate from a ring run by Roy Cox Jr., Aaron Michael Jones and Sumco Panama companies.

Q: How do you check if your car warranty or vehicle insurance has really expired?
A: If you are afraid your warranty or insurance may have really expired: first hang up with the potential scammer. Next, call your car dealer or insurer and inquire about your policy.

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This place is great, I've been using them for several years. I've taken my VW here for regular maintenance, and I also get diesel emissions testing done here for my truck. Every time I've had a great experience - absolutely zero complaints!

, 01/30/2024

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This was our first time here and they did a great job. Gave us a fair price and quickly made the repairs. We will return if we need anything further and would recommend them to friends and family in the future.

, 01/29/2024

Andersen's has been servicing our Volvos for at least 6 years. Always courteous, helpful, trustworthy and reliable, cost is fair. Most recently Firestone in Evergreen lost my tire locks/key (went to Firestone in a pinch, mistake, Firestone lost my tire key while installing snow tires) but the bottom line is that Andersen's worked kindly, patiently, helpfully to resolve this ( they couldn't complete my brake work, due to Firestone error, until I had a new set from dealer). Had a loaner from Andersen's even. They made a lot of phone calls on my behalf to assist. Prior to the brake appointment they reviewed the brakes at last minute to ensure I was safe to drive as I had dashboard notification right before Christmas). Andersen's is a "true gem" business whose focus is on customer safety, experience and value. And the front office is kind and helpful too!

, 01/10/2024

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