How to Read Your Tires

Whether you drive a BMW, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi or Volkswagen, your vehicle’s suspension is designed to work with your tires to provide maximum road grip in a variety of conditions. To achieve maximum grip, your tires must be in good condition, properly selected and properly aired. There are several things that you should know about […]

Timing Belt Vs. Timing Chain: is it Important?

So what is the difference between a timing belt and a timing chain? Fundamentally, a timing belt and timing chain serve the same purpose. Whether you drive a Porsche, Mercedes Benz or BMW with an internal timing chain or an Audi or Volkswagen with an external timing belt, these devices are designed to keep the […]

Why Use That A/C Recirculation Button?

The Air Conditioning systems on today’s German performance vehicles are all designed to allow the operator to select a mixture of air from outside the vehicle or recirculate the air within it.  Whether you drive a BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen, each manufacturer provides a driver selectable option on the console. Your German […]

Cool Mechanics: 4-Wheel Alignment for Your German Automobile

Whether you drive a BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi or Volkswagen, your German vehicle’s suspension is designed to provide maximum road grip in a variety of conditions. These performance vehicles are designed with independent suspension, allowing each wheel to react independently of the others. Basic suspension geometry and design combined with today’s active traction, braking […]

Porsche Repair in Austin: Is Your Porsche Engine at Risk of Failure?

In recent years, failure of the Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS) has been widely reported related to the Porsche Boxster, 911/996 and 911/997 engines. Although this encompasses both a single row bearing and a double row bearing design, failures have been reported causing catastrophic engine failures. Exact failure rates have not been officially reported by Porsche, […]

Tire Pressure Affects More than Your Vehicle’s Ride

Today’s German performance vehicles are designed for exceptional handling on a variety of road surfaces and conditions. Whether you drive a super charged Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG, a Porsche GT2 cup car, a turbo charged BMW 335I or an Audi S4, a pressure change of as little as 2 psi (pounds per square inch) in […]

Oil Type Does Make a Difference!

Today’s higher performance BMW engines run at higher RPMS (Revolutions Per Minute), have more complex parts designed to continuously adjust engine tuning including engine timing, engine fuel mixture and the amount of air entering the engine to maximize performance and efficiency/gas mileage. These engines incorporate variable camshaft timing (VANOS), variable lift (how and when valves […]

2012 German Auto Industry News

2012 German Auto Industry News (4-4-2012) For many years, German cars have excelled in quality features and reliability. While many other countries’ auto industries may look bleak for 2012, the German auto industry is maintaining its stronghold. Sales in the United States are staying afloat. Additionally, sales in Russia, Japan, Brazil, India and the European […]

Looking Back in 2012: German Models of the Past

For many decades, German cars have been among the most coveted vehicles. They are known for reliability, safety and quality features. While 2012’s new lineup offers the best in technology, several past models deserve recognition. Mercedes 300SL This sleek little car first hit the showrooms in 1952. However, the most memorable versions of it were […]

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a German Car

The loyalty you have to your country may influence you to purchase an American car. You may be able to get a great deal if you buy a Japanese or Korean car. While these are certainly good reasons to purchase non-European makes, buying a German car can give you the qualities you seek in a […]