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Everything you need to know about the Volkswagen Beetle recall

Volkswagen has revealed that Beetles manufactured between 2012 and 2014 have a serious parts problem that can result in injury or death: The Takata front airbags on the driver’s side can explode during a crash and propel shrapnel everywhere: The airbag system uses an ammonium nitrate propellant inside of a metal canister known as the…
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Brake and braking system upgrades for your German car

Should you take your car to a dealership for repairs after an accident?

Many owners of a BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche wonder whether they should take their car to their dealership or an independent garage after an accident. The answer to this question depends on the type of repairs that you need. If you need to repair parts that are specific to the vehicle that you own,…
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Recognizing power steering problems

If you enjoy the touch of the power steering in your vehicle, then it’s useful to be able to notice any potential problems as soon as possible. Here are three of the most common… Stiffness or looseness: where your steering wheel seems loose and reluctant to react as you turn, or it seems increasingly hard…
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Exhaust system repair for your German car

Must I take my German car to a dealership for servicing?

This is a question our team is asked from time to time – and the answer is a resounding no! The key is to be confident that whoever you choose will deliver factory-scheduled maintenance in accordance with the specific requirements of the manufacturer. You should also expect them to use only OEM (Original Equipment of…
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Warning: U.S. 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant dealer markups

On October 23, 2020, Stef Schrader with The Drive reported that drivers who want a 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant need to watch out for costly dealer markups that have swept the nation. The MSRP for a vehicle without any extra bells and whistles is $109,995. Yet, some dealers have marked up the price anywhere…
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Finding a German auto repair shop you can trust

Germany is responsible for some great automobiles. They are fun to drive, beautiful to look at, and loaded with options. When you own one of these sexy beasts the last thing on your mind is maintenance, or, worse, repair. However, at some point in your car’s life you are going to need it so the…
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No U.S. plans for Audi R8 “Green Hell” Edition

This year, Audi decided to celebrate its five R8 LMS wins since 2012 at Nürburgring (which Jackie Stewart first referred to as the “Green Hell”) with a limited R8 “Green Hell” Commemorative Edition. Per Audi’s Julius Seebach, the Green Hell Edition “draws on the proximity to motorsport, while also paying tribute to our legendary victories…
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Recent Volkswagen and Audi recall details

On August 26, the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. announced that it will start sending recall notices to owners of certain Volkswagen and Audi models on October 25 because of a potential defect that can result in injury: The affected models are the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 2020 Jetta and Jetta GLI, 2020 Tiguan,…
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Important things you should know about German auto repair

If you’re considering buying a BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche, there are a few things you should know about German auto repair before you buy. German cars require special service. Consider looking for a repair shop that specializes in German cars. Some models have more than 90 computers running the vehicle. That makes it more…
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