5 Tips to Keep Your Mercedes Benz in Tip-Top Shape During the Winter

With winter approaching, there are a few service items that should be considered on your Mercedes Benz to ensure that your Mercedes Benz does not leave you unexpectedly stuck this winter.  Below are the following items: 1. Check the date and condition of your Mercedes Benz battery. Cold weather impacts a batteries ability to produce […]

5 Winter Related Inspection & Repair Tips for Your Audi

With colder weather rapidly approaching, there are a few service items that should be considered on your Audi to ensure that your Audi does not leave you unexpectedly stuck this winter.  If you drive an Audi that is more than 5 years old, you should pay particular attention to the following items: 1. Check the […]

Audi Suspension Issues You Should Know

Your Audi is designed to provide exceptional performance and handling in all types of driving conditions. With time and high mileage, key suspension components such as control arm bushings, tie rods, ball joints, sway bar links and wheel bearings begin to wear and lose their effectiveness. As an Audi owner, you may begin to notice […]

Mercedes Benz Suspension Issues Every Owner Should Know About

With age and mileage, critical suspension components such as control arm bushings, thrust rods, tie rods, ball joints, sway bar links and wheel bearings begin to wear and loose their effectiveness. Over time, your Mercedes Benz will loose some of its key handling characteristics. As a driver, you may begin to hear “creaking” noises and/or […]

BMW Control Arm Bushing Repair & Replacement

From the factory, your BMW was designed to provide exceptional performance and handling in all types of conditions. With age and mileage, key suspension components such as control arm bushings, tie rods, ball joints, sway bar links and wheel bearings begin to wear and lose their effectiveness. Over time, your BMW will loose some of […]

Common Mercedes Benz Electrical Issues to Be Aware Of

Image by LuxuryDaily.com There are several key areas where your MERCEDES BENZ seems to be especially prone to electrical related issues, these include: -Engine and body wire harnesses -Navigation and entertainment systems -Headlight assemblies -Instrument clusters and information displays -Seat control harness   Prevent rodent damage: Here in central Texas, it is no surprise that […]

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) Technology

Porsche Dual clutch transmissions. Electrohydraulic sequential manual transmissions are a type of semi-automatic transmission designed to provide effortless and rapid shifting improving upon the average driver’s abilities. This design uses an automated clutch controlled by vehicle electronics and hydraulic solenoids.  Unlike a traditional manual transmission, vehicle electronics and precisely match engine RPMs, and engine management […]

Engine Direct Injection in German Cars

German engineering advances of the past ten-years have included numerous engine and power-train modifications. This issue is focused on the pros and cons of direct injection engine design. Direct injection is the method of how fuel is delivered into the engines combustion chamber. Direct Injection: Direct injection is used to deliver fuel directly into the […]

The Top 5 Engine & Power Train Management Innovations from German Engineers In the Past Decade

Len Gilmore, owner and operator of German Auto Center, has over 30 years plus working with German made vehicles. In the past decade alone, the industry has been taken by storm with many new and revolutionary engineering breakthroughs. German engineering advances of the past ten-years have included numerous engine and power-train modifications. In this post, […]

German Car Repair: 10 Tips You Should Know About Service and Repairs

German Auto Center of Austin specializes on German manufactured vehicles including Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and Mini Cooper. Since the 1970s that is all we have done. Over this time we have learned a lot about German made vehicles and have taken the time to share this information with you. 1. Specialized Service […]