Shaus Motorsport Blog

With the pages of our Motorsport blog you will find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to German car performance and repair.

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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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BMW Turbocharger Failure: Is It Time To Get Yours Checked?

BMWs are a force to reckon with on the road. Many people drive a BMW because of its luxurious interiors, high-performance, superb connectivity, and high-tech consoles. BMWs performance comes from the cutting-edge turbochargers that increase the power output of the engines. But unfortunately, some BMW owners don’t give this device the attention it deserves until…
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Performance Tuning for your Porsche

Why Bavarian engineering is the best in the world

Bavarian engineering has historically been known as the best in the world and continues to defy our expectations year after year. Why is this? It starts with the engineers themselves. German engineers are often groomed from a very young age to be the best in whatever field they choose, in this case, automobiles. Often it’s…
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Porsche Cayenne Turbo fuel system recall

If you have a 2019-2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, 2020 Cayenne Turbo Coupe, or Turbo S Hybrid Coupe be aware that there has been a recall notice for the fuel line quick connector. Without repair, this connection may leak and increase the risk of fire. Porsche will notify owners of these vehicles, but sometimes these notices…
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Why you might miss out on scheduled auto maintenance – but shouldn’t!

It’s been a weird few months, that’s for sure. If you are one of many owners of BMWs, Volkswagens, Audis and Porsches, here in Colorado, it’s thoroughly possible that you have driven many miles less than you normally would have, or would have wished to. It’s also possible that a majority of the journeys you…
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Performance upgrades for your German automobile

What exactly are retro fits?

A question we have been asked, from time to time. The idea of retro fitting is to add or exchange new parts that were not available when older models were first manufactured. This is a way of keeping a beloved BMW, Audi, VW or Porsche at a superb level of performance; one to match its…
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