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 […]

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 […]

Audi Repair and Maintenance Costs: How much should I expect to pay for repairs?

How much should I expect to pay for regular service and maintenance for my Audi? The cost of maintaining an Audi or any high-performance automobile varies dramatically based on the condition, age and specific vehicle model. Whether you drive a supercharged 3.0L DOHC V6 or 4.2L TDI Diesel Q7, staying current on your vehicle maintenance […]

Audi Repair & Maintenance Tips: Q&A with Austin Audi Expert Len Gilmore

Protecting your Audi and keeping it on the road longer can often be a challenge. Between battling multiple weather conditions to finding the right technician, Audi owners must consider these factors to extend the life of their vehicle. Len Gilmore, owner and operator of German Auto Center in Austin TX, acknowledges these factors and realizes […]

Are All Batteries Made Equal?

Today’s complex German engineered vehicles have one thing in common—they all require clean, consistent power to operate properly. Whether you drive a Porsche, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen or Audi, your vehicle needs a very stable power source to operate and run properly. Unlike older model vehicles, these newer vehicles have upwards of seventy (70) computers […]

What Coolant is Right for My German Automobile?

Whether you drive a BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Mini or Volkswagen, your vehicle circulates a mixture of water and coolant to dissipate the heat generated within your engine—preventing it from having a total melt down (one notable exception are older Porsche models that are air and oil cooled and did not use water or […]

Nickel vs. Brass: the Best Tail Light Bulbs?

Whether you drive a BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Mini or Volkswagen in Austin, your vehicle utilizes a variety of light bulbs internally and externally for illumination. Although bulbs vary significantly, the intent of this post is to discuss the difference in bulb base materials and their impact on your vehicles connectors, contacts and light […]

Should I Service My Power Steering Fluid?

Whether you drive a BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Audi, or Volkswagen, your vehicle most likely has power assisted steering. Some models prior to 1990 used manual steering and can be easily identified by the oversized steering wheel by today’s standards. The power steering system on your Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Audi, or Volkswagen is […]