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What are the Symptoms of a Failing Power Brake Booster?

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Power Brake Booster?

The braking system in your vehicle is an essential part of your driving experience. Some don't release that the brakes are a part of a system; that system includes the power brake booster. The job of the power brake booster is to give power assistance to the actual braking system. When this is in place correctly you don't have to put a lot of force on the brakes for them to engage as they should. Found between the master cylinder and the brake pedal, you never want your power brake booster to fail on you. There are some symptoms that you can look for should this ever begin to happen to you. Your vehicle's brake booster is an essential part of the braking system. You want to make sure you're looking for the following symptoms to know if your power brake booster is beginning to fail. Difficulty Braking One of the very first indications that your brake booster is failing that you may notice can be having difficulty pushing in your brake pedal. This is something that yo ... read more

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors are large circular disks connected behind each wheel of your vehicle. They bring the wheels to a stop every time the vehicle's brake calipers clamp down on them. For effective braking, rotors are designed to quickly dissipate the heat generated from your brake pads. When new, they are smooth and even facilitating smooth braking results. Continuous grinding of the pads against the rotors subjects them to wear and tear. Eventually, they become warped, losing their evenly smooth surface. Besides, the high amount of heat build-up allows the wearing off of the rotor surface by the brake pad generating rough patches and an uneven metal density. Can Sudden Breaking Cause Brake Rotors to Warp? Sometimes when you are driving around, you might have to suddenly break from a high speed. Unfortunately, the resultant friction can generate too much heat, which might cause the rotors to warp. Similarly, when driving down a hill, you might have to overuse your brakes, pressing them ... read more

Do I Need a Tire Balance or a Wheel Alignment?

Do I Need a Tire Balance or a Wheel Alignment?

Like many drivers, you probably never think about the difference between a tire balance and a wheel alignment. Both services are essential to maintaining your vehicle's performance and extending the life of your tires. It's important that wheel alignment and tire balancing are included in your car's regular maintenance schedule, and that you recognize the signs of imbalanced tires and wheels that have become misaligned. Tire balance The tires on your vehicle are balanced on the wheel by small weights placed between the tire and rim. Why? Because even a new tire will never be perfectly balanced. When our technicians perform a balancing service on your car, we make sure the weight of the tire and wheel is distributed as evenly as possible. This way, the tire rolls smoothly. Like most things, your tire balancing endures normal wear and tear. The weights shift or even become lost when hitting a pothole or slamming on the brakes. If you notice any of the foll ... read more

Why is my Mini Cooper Idling So Rough?

Why is my Mini Cooper Idling So Rough?

If you’re looking for a vehicle that is compact and fun to drive, Mini Coopers are pretty hard to beat. These vehicles are small, but pack a powerful engine. They can speed fast and make turns like they’re driving on rails. While they do use premium gas, these small vehicles offer decent fuel economy that shouldn’t hurt your wallet too bad. Despite these great perks, the Mini Cooper can develop problems. If you pull up to a stop sign and notice that your vehicle is struggling and idling rough, it may seem like a minor inconvenience, but there may be a major problem. Rough idling can be caused by a variety of issues, below we highlight three common reasons.  Dirty Fuel Filter Fuel injectors disperse a specific amount of fuel into your vehicle’s cylinders and engine at a precise angle. If the fuel injectors can become dirty over time, this will prevent them from injecting an adequate amount of fuel from reaching the engine. In ad ... read more

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5 Signs of a Coolant Leak in BMW’s

5 Signs of a Coolant Leak in BMW’s

BMW is a luxury vehicle whose brand is based on efficiency and reliability. While BMW's are durable, they can develop mechanical issues over time. Despite being well made, they can encounter similar problems as other vehicles occasionally. One common issue seen in BMW's is coolant leaks. Coolant is one of many essential fluids your vehicle needs to perform optimally. Healthy coolant is vital for BMWs top performance, and if a leak develops, it can have a significant impact that can cause costly engine damage. Below are three ways low coolant can impact your vehicle and how you can avoid them in the future. Your BMW has fast-moving metal parts that generate a lot of heat, making the engines internal temperature too high. The cooling system serves the critical function of regulating the engine's hot temperatures. The cooling system comprises several components, such as the radiator, water pump, coolant, and water. If a leak is developed within the cooling, it can also impact ... read more

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A Short Guide to Jump-Starting a Vehicle

A Short Guide to Jump-Starting a Vehicle

There’s nothing worse than being in a rush to get somewhere only to find that your car won’t start. Turn the ignition only to be greeted with silence or a mere click sound. Once you pop your hood and do some inspecting, you realize your car battery is dead. If you don’t have a portable jump starter, you’ll need to rely on the help of another driver to get your vehicle back on the road. Below is a list of simple, helpful instructions to jump-start your car to keep you prepared. Before you learn how to jump your battery, it’s essential to understand what causes your battery to die in the first place:  • The Battery is Old. Depending on driving habits, a car battery typically lasts about five years. If the car battery is frequently dying, jump-starting it may only be a temporary solution. The car battery will need to be replaced.  • Too Many Short Driving Trips. Longer road trips allow the alternator to recharge the battery. Short drivin ... read more

What are the Different Types of Tire Tread?

What are the Different Types of Tire Tread?

Before you fork out hundreds of dollars for new tires, do you know what type of tire tread you need? There are four standard tire treads, and depending on the location and weather, each is created to improve the drive’s performance. We’ve outlined a few differences between them all to help you decide which is best for you:   There are symmetrical tread patterns that have grooves that are uniform across the tire’s tread face. Symmetrical tire treads are popular for touring tires. They provide a quiet ride and a long lifespan. Symmetrical treads are versatile and useful for a variety of drives. These tires are multidimensional, so they can be rotated in any direction without impacting performance.  The asymmetrical tire tread has a mix of tread patterns. They usually have a section down the middle and on the edge, that’s designed for wet weather. The outside edge of the tire has an aggressive tread that gives opti ... read more

Audi Auto Repair Service South Florida-2

Audi Auto Repair Service South Florida-2

Audi Auto Repair Service South Florida German Car Depot is your premier Audi repair-service center in south Florida. GCD is well equipped to handle all of your Audi repair-service needs. GCD handles everything from routine maintenance to major repairs. We also offer Audi Genuine Parts and Accessories. When your light comes on in your internal display, schedule your Audi auto service appointment with German Car Depot and receive an individualized report showing the diagnostic trouble codes and a thorough explanation of any issues your vehicle may have from our BOSCH certified, factory trained staff. Once you have taken your Audi to us for repair or service, our team will e-mail (or if you prefer call you) to remind you when your Audi is next due for service, ensuring your vehicle gets the right fluids at the right times including AdBlue®, the essential diesel additive for TDI® clean diesel engines. There’s no better place to have your tires replaced than GCD, We are ... read more

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Transmission services Audi A4

 Transmission services Audi A4

Transmission Services Audi A4 , repairs is a specialty at German Car Depot. Here is an overview of some of the common Audi transmission troubles, and how to possibly prevent them from occurring. Symptoms of a Faulty Transmission: If you notice that the engine is lagging or unresponsive, a faulty transmission could be to blame. in most cases the Check Engine light will be on. Other signs and symptoms include burning smells, an inability to change gears, unusual sounds and/or vibrations and leaking fluids. When the CVT transmission TCM is not working the LCD display will have P R N D all lit up. Maintaining a Transmission to Prevent Problems: German Car Depot recommends observing the Audi manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule. The following transmission-related procedures will be performed: Fluid leak checks Transmission filter element replacements ATF or CVT oil changes Road test drives Alo ... read more

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VW Audi TDI Lawyer Fort Lauderdale

VW Audi TDI Lawyer Fort Lauderdale

Do you own a Audi or VW 2.0 TDI diesel vehicle? Volkswagen has not been honest about your emissions. You may be entitled to compensation under consumer laws.Schlesinger Lawis investigating and filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen and Audi for allegedly sidestepping emissions rules and cheating on pollution tests in violation of state & federal laws meant to protect consumers’ rights. Federal and California environmental regulators have accused Volkswagen and Audi of using software to cheat emissions standards in its TDI so called clean diesel Audi and Volkswagen automobiles years 2009-2015. VW Audi TDI Lawyer Fort Lauderdale Reports state that the automaker will be forced to recall all affected diesel vehicles, including Jetta (model years 2009 – 2015,) Beetle (model years 2009 – 2015,) Audi A3 (model years 2009 – 2015,) Golf (model years 2009 – 2015) and ... read more

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