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 […]

Mercedes-Benz Repair and Maintenance Costs: About How Much Do Repairs and Maintenance Costs?

How much should I expect to pay for regular service and maintenance for my Mercedes? The cost of maintaining your Mercedes Benz or any high-performance automobile varies dramatically based on the condition, age and specific model. Clearly a high-performance V12 or V8 AMG engine requires a higher level of maintenance than a six cylinder power […]

Mercedes Benz Engines: How to get the most miles out of your Mercedes Engine

Mercedes Benz engines are some of the best engineered in the world. At German Auto Center we have been exclusively servicing German engines and specifically Mercedes Benz engines since the 1970s.  Regardless of what type of Mercedes-Benz engine you have, here are a few common tips that will ensure your Mercedes Benz provides you with […]

Mercedes Shop and Service Center Reviews – 10 Tips to Look Out For

Every Mercedes Benz is designed to provide you with exceptional performance for years to come. To maintain your Mercedes Benz, regardless of the model, specialized training, equipment and quality parts are needed to keep your vehicle on the road longer. Be sure to only trust a highly qualified service facility and facility with years of […]

Mercedes-Benz Oil Change & Oil Filter Replacement Tips

The Texas heat and winter conditions can both bring different levels of wear and tear on your Mercedes-Benz motor and fluids. It’s important to stay on top of service dates in order to keep your Mercedes-Benz in tip-top shape. Mercedes repair expert, Len Gilmore, of German Auto Center of Austin, Texas, explains the “Top 5 […]

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Maintenance Tips for New and Older Models

In order to get the most out of your new or used Mercedes-Benz, your transmission must be performing at its best. However, elements such as heat, road grim and other harsh weather conditions can slowly deteriorate your transmission. Not to mention, a Mercedes transmission repair can be costly. In order to better protect your transmission, […]

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 […]

Have You Heard of Mercedes-AMG GmbH Yet?

Mercedes AMG GmbH Inspires Design AMG GmbH is a performance tuner based in Affalterbach south Germany. Mercedes Benz has a relationship established with AMG to provide high performance versions of Mercedes Benz vehicles. Mercedes-AMG GmbH, which is the venture between AMG and Mercedes Benz, specializes in unique, high-performance Mercedes Benz vehicles; including for street and […]

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 […]