Yearly Archives: 2019

The Best in Compact Vehicles

The Best in Compact Vehicles

Compact Vehicles are perfect for getting around a busy city, squeezing into small parking spots and have surprisingly a good amount of storage. Right now on the road, the three compact kings of the road are the Mini Cooper, Toyota Prius, and the classic Volkswagen Beetle. If you’re not convinced yet then read below! Mini Coopers are at the top of compact cars. They are known for their amazing handling, potent engine, and have a large amount of room in the cabin space. The 2019 Mini Coopers is fairly inexpensive compared to other 2019 cars and start around $22,000. If you have a need for speed you can get the engine from a 3-cylinder to a 4-cylinder turbo. You can also get it in a convertible top and you have the option of 2 or 4 doors. Not only is a Mini Cooper a great compact car, but it also has a sporty vibe to it and is easily customizable.  Toyota is known for its line of Hybrid vehicles that are taking over the automotive industry. Their claim to fame was when they r ... read more

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Celebrating 22 Years In Business! Proudly serving the cities of Bondurant, Ankeny, Altoona, Des Moines, and beyond.

Celebrating 22 Years In Business! Proudly serving the cities of Bondurant, Ankeny, Altoona, Des Moines, and beyond.

We are overjoyed and excited to be celebrating 22 years of being a locally owned and operated business! We have been able to serve YOU whether are located in Bondurant, Ankeny, Altoona, Des Moines, and every person who has needed help along the way.  Williamson’s Repair & Tire started in Bondurant in 1997 with a team of highly skilled auto mechanics. Since then we have been able to grow and serve a larger community through our talented employees, quality equipment, and using the latest and greatest automotive technology. As the technology in vehicles has advanced and changed significantly, so has our mechanic, equipment, and techniques. We aim to serve anyone and everyone whether they drive a hybrid or gas-powered vehicle, we will provide the highest quality service to you and your vehicle.  If you need to see it believe then look no further we have been proudly recognized as Bondurant Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year by going above and beyond in the commun ... read more

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Who Doesn’t Love Trucks, SUVs, & Jeeps?

Who Doesn’t Love Trucks, SUVs, & Jeeps?

  Whether it’s the dead of winter or middle of the summer, a truck, SUV or Jeep is always a good purchase! Trucks and SUVs have saved U.S automakers for many years and will continue to do so as sedan and sports car sales decline. These vehicles are fun to drive and take us places that traditional sedans simply cannot. The market share for GM, Ford, and Chrysler when it comes to trucks and SUVs has proven to be consistently high while the foreign companies dominate the small car and sedan markets. Companies expect sales for all three car types to continue rising as we move into 2020.  Trucks are deeply rooted in the farmers’ lifestyle after being replaced by wheelbarrows around 1925. This drastically changed the process of transporting food and has now become a major status symbol for Americans. They are America’s workhorse, always there for you during a move or home repair project. A truck is versatile, both on and off the road and in both situations you ... read more

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The Latest and Greatest in the World of Hybrid Vehicles

The Latest and Greatest in the World of Hybrid Vehicles

The world we live in and the cars we drive are moving towards a more sustainable solution. More and more you see hybrid vehicles on the road. You might be wondering what is so great about Hybrid vehicles, well look no further.  Hybrid vehicles run on a combination of electricity and gas power and can drive anywhere from 40-70 miles on one gallon of gas. If you commute in stop and go traffic often, you’ll get better fuel mileage in a Hybrid. You don’t have to worry about plugging your Hybrid in either, the electric motor acts as a generator and charges the battery while you drive.  When it comes to maintenance and repairs, Hybrids rarely have to go in for them. They are very reliable and have longer lifespans than conventional vehicles. The braking system is regenerative and reduces heat which makes the brake pads last longer.  When driving a Hybrid vehicle you won’t hear a sound, they are basically silent when compared to a conventional car. They can ... read more

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What’s The Big Deal With Servicing European Vehicles?

In the auto repair world, there are auto mechanics that embrace working on European vehicles and other auto service shops that would prefer staying away from European vehicles. So, what’s the big deal with European vehicles? To give a simple answer, it’s because European vehicles require special tools, special software, and special skills that are specific to certain brands. For example, if a shop advertises that it works on Jaguars and Land Rovers, it’s because they have invested in the specialized equipment to perform quality service and repairs on these two brands. Independent shops that work on BMWs require BMW tools, software, and equipment. Same goes for Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, and the like. To contrast with European vehicles, American-made and Asian vehicles tend to be more generalized when it comes to repairs. Any American brand tends to require the same parts, software, equipment, and skill sets, regardless of the make and model. The same could ... read more

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