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What is a TDI Diesel Engine?

TDI stands for Turbocharged Direct Injection. It is a proprietary engine created by the Volkswagen Group for their consumer vehicles sold widely throughout Europe and the United States. The TDI engine is more environmentally friendly than even some hybrid vehicles, and provides the same power and responsiveness as a traditional gasoline engine. TDI engines are used in a variety of Volkswagen models, as well models within their sister-company Audi. Direct Fuel Injection TDI engines get their power by shooting fuel straight into each cylinders combustion chamber. This differs from traditional diesel engines, which has pre-combustion chambers before the cylinders. The TDI engine also utilizes a turbocharger which pushes air into each cylinder, thus increasing the power and efficiency of the engine. These engines are typically smaller, have less surface area, and lose less heat, thus also increasing their gas mileage. More Power TDI engines produce more ... read more

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German Car Dashboard Display Repair

German Car Dashboard Display Repair

These state of the art vehicles have amazing features within their cabin and under the hood, so vehicle owners experience the most futuristic driving experience that is possible today. But, with all of this technological progress, there are also associated German Car Dashboard Display Repair. One such problems, is with the digital display in many German Cars. Owners of Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Mini Coopers in South Florida have noted that the digital display on the dashboard loose pixels and fade out. This may include fluctuating brightness, flashing on and off, or total unresponsiveness. Eventually the dashboard goes completely dark. At German Car Depot we repair Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Mini Cooper dashboard displays. The turn around time is a few days in most cases. Repairing your display will save you from having to go to the dealer and reprogram the new dash.The cost to repair varies so call now to schedule-a ... read more

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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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Audi

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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