Is it often that we meet a Filipino General Motors Company engineer? You know, GM in Detroit, Michigan? The home of the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac!
And what are the chances that the Filipino engineer will go on early retirement and head back to the beautiful island of the Cebu to continue running his independent car service workshop?
ARC Automotive is not your everyday auto service center offering auto mechanical works and detailing. ARC is the acronym for Top Quality and Professional. Go figure!
Their mission, which they chose to accept (!), is to be the automotive shop that takes pride in offering the highest levels of service quality, professionalism, and above all customer satisfaction in all their works. Something that they are not having difficulty doing. It is so far the best-looking Bosch Car Service (BCS) workshop we have seen -- a model site for the BCS Philippines program.
Googling Ben Flores, we found a listing for a car repair and service company in San Diego, California. Is this our Ben Flores? Not!
Who has not heard of Mang Ben Flores of Ben Calibration? The long line of trophies and plaques that fill one side of his office wall show not just an excellent marksman, BUT a person who continuously masters new knowledge and skill to remain very much ahead of the pack.
No other can claim to be the 1st Filipino Machine Shop Certified ISO-9001:2000 by TüV Rheinland Philippines. That is for sure.
From a micro-small company of 12 people in 1995, it is almost 10 times its original size with three plants in Northern Mandaue, Central Cebu, and Southern Talisay, expertly undertaken by more than 100 competent staff and certified mechanics.
What started as a trading company selling automotive and truck spare parts went into the remanufacturing and overhauling of automotive and marine engines in 2002.
Now complementing the engine remanufacturing and overhauling business in its accreditation as a Bosch Diesel Service Workshop for testing (or should we say calibration) of diesel fuel injection pumps and injectors.
Specialist knowledge/Factory-authorized service for: ZEXEL COVEC–equipped Nissan Serena, Homy, Terrano; Mitsubishi Pajero, Exceed; Isuzu Wizard, Bighorn; Hyundai Grand Starex; Kia Pregio, etc. BOSCH VE EDC–equipped Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes, VW Caravelle; ZEXEL VRZ–equipped Mitsubishi Pajero/CK (4M41), Shogun, Canter, Fighter. ZEXEL MD/ HD-TICS–equipped Isuzu Forward, Giga, Hino Ranger Pro Fuso Fighter, Super Great and Nissan Diesel trucks. BOSCH inline H Pump/RE-EDC–equipped Cummins, MAN, Mercedes, Volvo and Scania. All ZEXEL–equipped Isuzu Crosswind, Fuego, Elf; Mitsubishi Adventure, Pajero, L300/L200/Strada, Canter; Nissan Frontier, Urvan Escapade, Patrol (SD33/TD42); Ford Everest/Ranger (WLT); Kia K27, Hyundai H100/Starex, etc.
Bosch/ZEXEL VP29/VP30/VP44–equipped Isuzu Dmax, Nissan Patrol/Urvan Estate, Cummins, MAN, Volvo trucks/buses; Bosch Commonrail (CRDI/CRI)–equipped Ford Everest, Focus, Ranger; Hyundai Accent, Getz, i30, SantaFe, Starex, Tucson; Kia Carens, Sorento, Sportage; BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, VW-Audi, Peugeot, etc; Bosch CRIN–equipped Fuso, MAN, Mercedes, Scania, Nissan Diesel trucks/buses; HEUI–equipped Isuzu Trooper, Caterpillar, Navistar, Powerstroke; Bosch test equipment–diesel test bench, smoke emission, vehicle analyzer, vehicle lifter, battery tester/charger, refrigerant recovery, and other workshop essentials.
Car and Bus airconditioner installation, maintenance and repair.
Caught smoke belching? Up for renewal?
For all injection pump customers with vehicles. Know if your vehicle emission is already within legal standards before leaving the workshop.
Kailan nga ba dapat magpa-calibrate?
Pag nararamdaman mo
1. na hirap ka na mag overtake
2. na dumadalas ang bisita mo sa gasolinahan
3. ang pangamba na masita na naman dahil sa smoke belching