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Welcome to International Motor Group

International Motor Group strives to develop a long-term relationship with it’s customers based on an honest and accurate assessment of their vehicle’s needs, through continuously updated automotive technical ability and dedication to customer satisfaction. We are located in Union County, New Jersey.

— Sal & Joe Colatruglio
 
 
Scroll to the right to learn more about our team.

About Sal

In Business Since: 1985

Qualifications:
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified
NJ State-Certified Inspector
NJ State-Certified for Emission Repair

Hobbies / Interests:
Playing Soccer
Motorcycle Riding & Formula 1 Fan
Winemaking

About Joe

In Business Since: 1988

Qualifications:
NJ State-Certified Inspector
NJ State-Certified for Emission Repair

Hobbies / Interests:
Playing Basketball
Beach Lover
Classic Cars (IROC Z28 and BMW M3 Convertible)

About Enoc

With IMG Since: 1997

Qualifications:
Continuous training at TST
(Technicians Service Training)

Hobbies / Interests:
Mountain Biking
Discovering how things work & fixing them
 

About Leo

With IMG Since: 2011

Qualifications:
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Graduate

Hobbies / Interests:
Playing golf
Playing football
College football fan

About Anthony

With IMG Since: 2017

Qualifications:
Lincoln Technical Institute

Hobbies / Interests:
Sports fanatic
Car enthusiast – especially “muscle” cars
Enjoys fishing

About Miguel

With IMG Since: 2016

Qualifications:
Attended InfoTep Automotive Institute

Hobbies / Interests:
Basketball fan
Car enthusiast
Enjoying time with family

About IMG

MG_clipping-257x300OUR HISTORY
Founded in 1994 by brothers Joe and Sal Colatruglio, IMG is the auto service facility everyone has been searching for. Specializing in imports and difficult-to-find problems, the brothers have dedicated themselves to serving the Union County area, providing quality work at affordable prices.With 31 years of automotive experience, continuous training in automotive high-tech and commitment to providing honest advice, customers have become long-time friends. International Motor Group is made up of not just the owners and dedicated employees, but these customers as well.

MISSION STATEMENT
International Motor Group strives to develop a long-term relationship with it’s customers based on an honest and accurate assessment of their vehicle’s needs, through continuously updated automotive technical ability and dedication to customer satisfaction.

OUR SPECIALTY
We specialize in Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Mini, and Audi repair.

Resources

Sisbarro 24-Hour Towing  –  sisbarrotowing.com  (908) 687-1100
The Di Fatta Brothers, importer of OEM and quality aftermarket auto parts  –  difatta.com
Barn finds, rally cars, and needles in the haystack…  –  bringatrailer.com
Excellent coverage of everything Formula One  –  formula1.com
The Alfa Romeo Owners Club-USA (AROC-USA)  –  aroc-usa.org

Reviews

True Professionals. Sal is a true professional in every way. His expertise in the diagnosis of problems and his careful approach to solutions in a cost effective way is refreshing. You can tell that he genuinely cares about your vehicle and you! I highly recommend IMG!
– Mike

Honest and Excellent. I worked for years in the auto supply industry dealing with shops all around New Jersey. Sal and Joe are the guys I brought my car to and that of my families. The guys at IMG will fix what needs fixing and tell you what can wait. They will do it right, explain what went wrong, and not make you feel like you are getting ripped off. Truly the most honest shop that I came across in my 5+ years…
– John

Best of the Best Mechanics. Joe and Sal are beyond the best. My family and I have been going to IMG since they opened there doors from day one. They are the most reliable and professional guys I know. I wouldnt bother looking around at other mechanics at all. Joe and Sal are the best.
– Michael

IMG is everything you want in an auto repair shop. I’m a real auto enthusiast, yet what I know pales in comparison to Sal, who honestly does know everything about cars. He’s a genius, but would be too humble to admit it, knowledgeable, and get this…honest to a fault. You can take his word to the bank! All his staff are incredibly talented and nice and honest as the day is long. Hope he’s not too busy for you and your car!
– Doug

Hours & Location

Day Open Close
Monday 8:00AM 6:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM 6:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM 6:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM 6:00PM
Friday 8:00AM 6:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM 3:00PM
Sunday CLOSED

For after hours towing, call Sisbarro Towing:

(908) 687-1100

Technical Information

INTRODUCTION

In this section we will be collecting various topics of a technical nature which can hopefully help in the understanding of different issues you may come across, either with your own car or if you are shopping for a used vehicle.
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TOPIC: Mercedes-Benz M272 3.5L V6 / M273 5.0L V8 Balancer Shaft / Idler Gear Issue
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Some excerpts from the Mercedes-Benz Tehnical Bulletin published April 23, 2009:

“Fault Code Scenario 1: DTC 1200 and/or 1208 is/are present in ME-SFI control module. The fault codes
are recorded as current and/or stored in the fault memory. When the fault memory is erased and the engine
is restarted, the fault codes reoccur immediately. This is due to the positioning of the timing chain driven
camshafts relative to the crankshaft and can be caused by a worn sprocket on the balance shaft on engine
M272 or by a worn guide (idler) gear for the timing chain on engine M273.”

“Fault Code Scenario 2: One or more of the fault codes 0059, 0060, 0063, 0064, 0271, 0272, 0275, and
0276 is/are present in ME-SFI control module. The fault codes are recorded as current and/or stored in the
fault memory. If current and/or stored, these codes are caused by a malfunctioning camshaft adjustment
solenoid.
Applicable Models: Equipped with M272 Engine Up to Serial No. 2729..30 759427 or M273 Engine Up to
Serial No. 2739..30 193592. Engines produced after serial nos. listed above are already equipped with
improved camshaft adjustment solenoids (A272 051 01 77).

The full bulletin is available at:
Balance Shaft TSB

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

“Mercedes Medic” info on how to check if your vehicle is potentially affected:
Check my Mercedes-Benz for Balance Shaft Issue by Vin

Note: You should check with your local MB dealer or MBUSA to see if there is any assistance available.

IMG HAS INVESTED IN TRAINING ON THIS PARTICULAR REPAIR AND HAS SUCCESSFULLY PERFORMED IT ON SEVERAL VEHICLES.

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