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How Its made: The Discovery Channel Building the Audi TDI

Audi vehicles are precision automobiles. The Discovery Channel’s How Its Made show recently featured a segment on the manufacturing process used in creating an Audi car

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Comment to win $250 in service at German Car Depot

Post your ideas for any improvements at German Car Depot for a chance to win $250 to spend on any service . Your comments are valued . Thank You Alan “Ollie” Gelfand The staff at GCD will pick a winner on

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Valve Cover Gaskets

Valve Cover Gaskets – What do they do? They act like sealants between the cover and the engine to prevent oil from leaking out. Symptoms of a Valve Cover Gasket Leak: Many VW engine oil leaks are the result of leaking valve cover gaskets. The most common indications of an oil leak are a foul burning odor in the interior of your VW or oil on the ground under your car. What happens when you have valve cover gasket leak/seepage? Here are a few consequences that can be avoided by early detection of a problem: Oil leakage can cause deterioration of many VW parts that get worn out prematurely from deterioration due to oil seepage: Rubber coolant, air conditioning and power steering hoses. Motor and transmission mounts. Engine wiring connections and harness. Timing belt failure in some cases leading to total engine replacement. Repairs can be expensive (up to $300 for a hose in some case) and o ... read more

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Why The Dealer Costs So Much?

Franchised Volkswagen ® and Audi ® dealers have a rigid organizational plan they must adhere to. This means a long line of people who are involved in the service of your car, from the Porter who moves it from the parking lot to the CFO who makes decisions about profit margins on your parts and labor. The dealer’s main motivation is to make every person down the line make as much money for the dealership as possible.For them it is a numbers game. Most of the employees at a Volkswagen or Audi dealership are paid on a commission basis. They can only make money by finding and selling repairs for your VW or Audi vehicle . Not only are the individual employees who actually work on your vehicle motivated by these profits, the chain of managers that oversee their work are also paid on a basis of how profitable your repair service was for the business. An average repair visit to the dealership will see your car pass throug ... read more

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