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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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Independent Audi Service Center miami

Independent Audi Service Center miami

Independent Audi Repair Near Miami and Fort Lauderdale 954-921-1515 When an automotive Independent Audi Service Center is said to be independent, that means that it is owned by a company or individual and not the vehicle manufacturer. An independent service center, like the German Car Depot in Hollywood, Florida offers expert service and repair exclusively for Volkswagen and Audi vehicles. That’s where the affiliation with those two car companies ends. We are not owned by any Audi or VW dealership. As an independent service center. GCD has the many of the same tools and custom made tools and equipment to repair your vehicle, used by trained, experienced mechanics. In fact, at German Car Depot we are a Bosch Certified Car Service Center, many of our employees have worked at dealerships in the past. The only difference is affiliation. And in this case, this is where German Car Depot has the adva ... read more

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Steve had a not so cool problem!

Recently Steve took his Volkswagen Beetle to the dealership for an AC problem. When he got the diagnosis, the service advisor informed him that he would need a new ac compressor, and both fans. The bill was over $1500! A friend had suggested that he take his car to us at German Car Depot to have a second opinion. We looked it over and gave him a better deal. Thanks Steve for letting us “cool” you off

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Julie is “ticked off” at the local dealer

Julie U.’s Volkswagen was making a ticking noise so her first thought was to take it back to the local VW dealer who told her the engine was bad due to oil sludge and quoted her an outlandish price to replace it. Julie did her homework on Google and saw that German Car Depot had excellent reviews by many satisfied customers, so she took her car there for a second opinion. German Car Depot‘s VW vehicle repair specialists discovered the tick was the result of low oil pressure. Once the experts at GCD desludged the engine and fixed the oil pickup tube and oil pump the ticking noise stopped. The GCD crew was surprised the oil light and oil buzzer did not come on with all the sludge in the pick up tube found in her 1.8T engine. Richie, her service manager explained to Julie that VW / Audi autos require Oil Standard 502.00 / 505.00 / 505.01 Approved Oils. Julie was happy she took th ... read more

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