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Greulich’s fi xes Land Rovers, more
by Sharon Schnakenburg systems for cornering and
You’ve seen them in movies such as “He’s Just Not anti-roll, along with different
That into You,” in ‘90s fare “The Wedding Planner,” wiring schematics and
and with Angelina Jolie in “Tomb Raiders.” While safety-savvy, smart-car-like
various models of the high-end, four-wheel drive systems as some of many
Land Rover SUVs can be found on celluloid, they differentiators.
can also be found in abundance among Chandler “A person who’s used to
and Gilbert residents, reports Matt Huff, a Land working on Nissan or Dodge
Rover master certifi ed technician at the full-service or Chevrolet – they don’t
Greulich’s automotive repair shop near the 101 and understand the systems, and
202 intersection. they don’t understand what
“Because I live right here by the shop, I see 20 or 30 the car’s doing because the
of them a day driving past.” car runs in a different way.”
Huff says his Greulich’s locale is the only one
to specialize in Land Rover repairs, and the only Reducing expense,
business in the Southeast Valley to repair Land not service
Rovers. Meanwhile, the business also aims to reduce Since Greulich’s started
customer costs in a struggling economy and provide its Land Rover program last
a direct relationship between customer and master January, no longer do Land
technician. Rover owners need to drive
STSN photo
to the dealership in North
Different type of car
ROVER REPAIR: Matt Huff, a Land Rover master certifi ed technician, works on a vehicle at
Scottsdale when something
Greulich’s automotive repair shop.
Because Land Rovers are built in England and knocks or stops under the
contain “sophisticated” mechanicals, Huff says they hood. While Greulich’s has several locations Valleywide,
are quite different from any other vehicle. “We’re typically $45 an hour less for the labor rate,” its only Land Rover specialist shop is at 1985 S.
“Most repair facilities in the East Valley will not he asserts. Alma School Rd. in Chandler. Business hours are
work on Land Rovers at all. If you go, they’ll tell OEM parts are used, but customers are also given 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8
you, ‘We don’t have the diagnostic equipment. We the option of aftermarket parts if they choose to go a a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 480-726-2938 or visit
don’t have the experience to work on your vehicle,’” more economical route. www.greulichs.com for more info.
explains Huff, who holds an associates degree in Direct contact between the repair technician and
Automotive Technology and whose Land Rover master the customer also makes Greulich’s unique, according
Sharon Schnakenburg is a freelance writer who can be reached
certifi cation is at the “L1” or advanced diagnostic to Huff. As Greulich’s Land Rover technician, he gives
at Sharon@SanTanSun.com.
level. his cell phone number to customers so they can call
He cites features such as advanced hydraulic him anytime.
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