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Volkswagen services hollywood fl

When VW owners need repairs or service, they often default to visiting the dealership. This can sometimes lead to long waits and costly repairs. Our independent service center at German Car Depot can be a lower priced alternative to cost-conscious consumers wanting great service and quality workmanship. We are a Bosch certified service center, and employ mechanics with the experience and know-how to get your Volkswagen running in tip-top form. Whether it be a routine oil change, or a complete engine overhaul, our technicians are ready and able to work on your VW. Here are just a few of the many services we provide at German Car Depot: Engine Diagnosis and RepairSuspension and Steering RepairTune-ups, Oil Changes, and other Fluid ServicesCooling System Service and RepairFactory Recommended ... read more

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Do i need a brake fluid flush?

Do i need a brake fluid flush?

There are of many different of opinions and misconceptions concerning the need for periodic brake fluid flushes. Do I Need a brake fluid flush? How frequently should it be flushed and Why? Most German car manufacturers recommend having your brake fluid flushed every couple years. Brake fluid is hygroscopic which means it attracts and holds moisture be absorbed right out of the air. Old, contaminated brake fluid on the left vs. fresh fluid on the right. Brake fluid moisture can be seen by darkening of the brake fluid .I can be very easily measured with brake fluid moisture tester. Brake fluid should not boil until approximately 500 degrees with just 2% moisture the boiling point can be compromised up to 45% around 320 degrees. When your car feels like it does not stop as well after a few stops your fluid could be ready to be flushed. As brake fluid ages it’s going to corrode in many of the hydraulic components found in the braking system|. Additionally, the ABS (Anti Lock ... read more

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Brake Repairs in Audi Vehicles

Perhaps the most important feature on your entire car, the braking system comes in a two forms, drum brakes and disc brakes. The braking system may seem simple, but it is actually a complex system which your safety depends upon. Here’s a brief explanation common Brake repairs in Audi Vehicles. Disc Brakes: In the case of the disc brake, the hydraulic oil is instead pushed into a caliper and is pressed against a piston, which forces the brake pads against the rotor. This rotor, or disk, is connected to the wheel, and so the car is stopped. Disc brakes are the most common form of brakes Audi’s come with. Drum Brakes: A hydraulic fluid is pushed into a cylinder that forces the brake shoe outward, causing the lining and the drum, which is connected to the wheel, to come into contact. Therefore, friction stops the vehicle. This type of braking system is common in older import vehicles. The majority of today’s Audi vehicles utilize disc brakes supplemented with an anti-lo ... read more

BMW Brake Repair

BMW Brake Repair

BMW BRAKESM Old school mechanics have no idea about the complexity of modern BMW braking systems. Most of them won’t invest time for training on the new computerized equipment for BMW brake repair, Anti Lock Braking Systems (ABS), and Electronic Stability Programs (ESP). Just because a shop has a scan tool that is only the beginning of the learning curve. German Car Depot is a Bosch Factory Authorized service repair center with Bosch Factory training and technical support to fix your BMW correct the first time in. BMW Brake Repair Cost Repair costs vary between models because of different brake sizes for different options, engine size, and wheel size. Brake jobs cost on average as low as $189 and as high as $1500. The best way to find out the cost of brake repairs is to Schedule an appointment. Brake Pads Brake pads come in a variety of qualities at GCD. We take pride in understanding that safety is our ... read more

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Coil Pack Repair in VW and Audi

A coil pack, also known as an engine coil, is a collection of ignition or spark coils that are housed in a single block in Audi and VW engines. Each coil helps transform voltage from the battery by creating an electric spark to ignite the fuel to power an engine. On newer cars, especially those with TDI engines, the ignition coils serve the function that was once performed by the distributor. They are considered a better alternative because, unlike a distributor, they have no moving parts and they are required to fire less frequently. They also produce a better spark, and thus a more reliable “start” than traditional engines. Coil Pack Failure: If you believe you are experiencing a failure of the ignition coils in the coil pack of your Audi or VW, there are a few signs to look out for, such as Engine stalls or vibrates while idling Decreased fuel economy Difficulty starting the engine A drop in RPMs while idling. The first indication of a problem wou ... read more

Independent Service Center for German cars

Independent Service Center for German cars When you are looking for a qualified Independent Service Center to work on your Audi , VW, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Mini Cooper be sure that the company employs mechanics that are properly trained and that the company has a good track record. Most of the time, this means people default to visiting the dealership in which they bought the vehicle. But, this is not always necessary, as an Independent Service Center can provide the same quality repairs and have the solid reputation to back them up. Vehicle owners know that a dealership will have properly trained mechanics, the right parts, and usually a solid reputation. In most cases this is always true. But in many cases, so do Independent Service Centers. This is especially the case with German Car Depot. We have a great rating with the Better Business Bureau, our technicians are specially trained to work onAudi , VW, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Mini and our prices are often much less than tho ... read more

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Dipped Headlight Problems in Audi A4

Audi utilizes xenon headlights for a variety of their models, including their popular A4. These xenon lights look very similar to conventional halogen bulbs, but they last longer and produce a much brighter light. These high-intensity lights have been the subject of many complaints by Audi A4 owners, who have labelled it the Dipped Headlight problem. The Dipped Headlight problem essentially is the low-beam in the xenon headlight burning out early, or flickering on and off, or dipping to shine on the pavement. The quickest and cheapest solution is to replace the bulb, but even after that the problem persists and some owners continue to see the “headlight bulb out” message on their dashboard. Aside from a bad bulb, there are a number of other possible causes. These include a faulty headlight sensor in the front wheel well, worn or faulty ballasts, a broken auto leveling sensor (especially if you have recently hit any large potholes or other bumps), or headlight swiveling mo ... read more

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Preventable Electrical Problems in Audi

Audi develops some of the most technologically advanced automobiles in the industry, and with so much state-of-the-art features there will inevitably be some small problems. Audi electrical service electrical problems VW – volkswagen Some common problems are due to mechanical errors, but many are due to environmental exposure or human error. Here are two frequent causes of electrical problems in Audi that you can prevent: MMI Unit Spills: Depending on the model of Audi you drive, the MMI unit, or Multi Media Interface, controls many of the features in the car such as sound system, media system, climate control, cameras, parking sensors, and more. The MMI unit is located in the middle console for easy access. Unfortunately, this location is also dangerously close to the cup holder. Many electrical problems have arisen from drivers accidentally spilling drinks on the MMI unit. You can obviously prevent spills and possible MMI damage by using leak-proof cups or a di ... read more

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My Audi covered by Warranty do I have to visit the Dealership?

The simple answer is No. Audi into a dealership for repairs under warranty for repair and parts whether you are still covered under an Audi service contract or not. All of your repairs that are covered under warranty will be paid for by the manufacturer. German car Depot is aBosch factory authorized repair center. most Audi’s have a very large amount of Bosch parts.GCD Has the training and know how to fix you car write the first time. Not all independently owned auto repair garages will offer this type of service, but German Car Depot can offer quality repair for less money and in less time than the dealership may be willing to. We give you custom, personalized service and have all the tools and experience you would find at a dealership. If you aren’t sure if your Audi still falls under the warranty, German Car Depot can check for you to see what Audi warranties may apply. Regardless of the warranty coverage, German Car Depot can perform the repairs much more quickly than the ... read more

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Does German Car Depot Honor Vehicle Warranties-Service Contracts?

The quick answer is Yes, German Car Depot does honor vehicle warranties service contracts. This is not something that every service center can offer. Certainly your neighborhood mechanic working out of his or her garage cannot offer to cover service under the warranty on your VW or Audi. Even though German Car Depot is not affiliated with Volkswagen or Audi, they can still offer their customers the same professional service as a dealership and often at a cheaper price and in less time too. If you are unsure of whether or not your car is even still covered under warranty that is not a problem. German Car Depot can check to see if your Volkswagen or Audi is still under warranty. We can check the vehicles status with the manufacturer via the VIN number, and see exactly what services and parts are covered. Whether or not your car is protected by a warranty or service contract, German Car Depot can inspect any mechanical issues you may be having with your car and they can provide you wi ... read more

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