Get Advice on Porsche Service in Austin From Local Expert Len Gilmore

Len Gilmore is an expert at Austin Porsche repair and servicing on all types of models. He puts that expertise to good use at the German Auto Center, an Austin shop that has been serving the local Porsche community for the last 35 years. Recently Len shared some of his insights in a video that […]

What You Need to Know About Low Fuel Pressure on Your Audi, Volkswagen or Porsche

Is your Volkswagen, Audi or Porsche experiencing a decrease in acceleration? Are you getting a check engine light indicating low fuel pressure? This problem seems to be most pronounced on the 2.0L Turbo 4-cyl engine with engine code BPY. These symptoms may be indicators that your vehicle’s high-pressure fuel pump is failing. This high-pressure fuel […]

Keep Your Porsche Headlights Bright and Clear

Your Porsche headlights are critical as they allow you to see at night and equally important be seen by others. Your headlights are complex electronic components and on most models; including the Porsche 911, Cayenne, Cayman and Boxster, can cost upwards of $1,200 each to replace. Maintaining and keeping your headlight lenses clean is important […]

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 […]

Porsche Repair and Maintenance Costs: Learn How Much You Should Expect to Pay

How much should I expect to pay for regular service and maintenance for my Porsche? The cost of maintaining a Porsche or any high-performance automobile varies dramatically based on the condition, age and specific vehicle model. Whether you drive a twin-turbo charged 997 or an air-cooled 3.2 911, staying current on your vehicle maintenance can […]

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 […]

Porsche Expert, Len Gilmore of German Auto Center, Reviews the Porsche Cayman

As a German automobile enthusiast, Porsche’s middle child, the Porsche Cayman is well worth a fresh look. Whether you historically drive a BMW, Porsche 911, Mercedes Benz, Audi, or Volkswagen, the Porsche Cayman will surprise you with its acceleration and balanced handling. Overall we give the second generation Porsche Cayman high marks in wow factor […]