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We're here to help those on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis

We're here to help those on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis

If you work as a nurse or doctor in the healthcare industry, we are offering a free oil service and inspection for your vehicle. Your sacrifice is beyond any normal expectation and we want to help lift the burden of service to your vehicle. We can arrange pickup and dropoff for you as well. If you are otherwise engaged in helping during this crisis such as elder care or food delivery, we are offering you 20% off service to your vehicle as well. Please let us know how we can help

March 2020: COVID-19 Blog

March 2020: COVID-19 Blog

    Like you, we are monitoring the latest news about the Coronavirus. At this time automotive repair is considered essential and we will remain open but taking many actions to insure your safety. You can count on us at a time like this, especially if you need our help.   We are offering COMPLIMENTARY PICKUP & DELIVERY of your vehicle. Please note that if you request this service, we will do our best to ensure that we do so in the most timely manner possible as gathering up the extra manpower can take some time. We understand the burden to be without a vehicle and can also offer our complimentary shuttle service in a vehicle that has been thoroughly sanitized and driven by one of our employees wearing a mask and gloves. Our loaner vehicles are all heavily disinfected as well.   For your peace of mind, please know that we will be continuing to adhere to the following guidelines at Dubwerx:   - Our building is locked at this time, we are doing busine ... read more

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Most Common Car Repairs in the Spring

Most Common Car Repairs in the Spring

Spring is just around the corner, which means it is time for spring cleaning. It is easy to remember to clean out the interior of your vehicle, specifically the spots where you might have spilled that cup of coffee on the way to a morning meeting or the crumbs your little ones left behind. However, don’t forget about the exterior of your Audi, Volkswagen, or Porsche, specifically what is under the hood. Here are the most common car repairs in the Spring:  Your tires probably underwent some wear and tear during the winter season. Tires should be examined and replaced if needed during spring.  Your windshield wipers also have undergone a lot during the colder months of winter. They will likely need replacement before Spring comes along.  Don’t forget about your car’s brakes! During winter weather and with Spring showers quickly approaching, you need your brakes to be in tip-top shape. Our technicians at Dubwerx specialize in the service and repair of A ... read more

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Upcoming Car-themed Events in and near Cincinnati, OH

Upcoming Car-themed Events in and near Cincinnati, OH

With the rest of the year ahead of us, it is the perfect time to figure out how to fit Cincinnati’s car shows in busy schedules. In fact, a car show might be the perfect date for all those car lovers out there. The team at Dubwerx is here to help decide what to do for Valentine’s Day and the rest of the year too. We have put together a list of upcoming car-themed events in Cincinnati, OH:  ​​Cincinnati Auto Expo Wed, Feb 5 – Sun, Feb 9 Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St Cincinnati, OH 2020 Dayton Auto Show Thu, 12 PM, Feb 20 Dayton Convention Center, 22 E 5th St Dayton, OH Columbus International Auto Show Thu, Mar 19 – Sun, Mar 22 Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St Columbus, OH Ault Park Concours d’Elegance Sunday, June 14th Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Ave Cincinnati, OH Car Show & Family Fair July 1  Harvest Home Park, 3961 N Bend Rd Cincinnati, OH 2020 Cruise the 'Ville Saturday, Aug 5  Cruis ... read more

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Automotive Innovations We Can Expect to See in the Next Decade

Automotive Innovations We Can Expect to See in the Next Decade

It is hard to predict the future, but scientists, engineers, and technicians have been slowly but surely been making headway in the automotive industry. You can expect to see major changes in the next decade. In the last thirty years, the automotive industry has made leaps and bounds, but in the next ten year, the automotive industry very well become revolutionized.  ¾ Autonomy: Imagine being chauffeured around, while you sit comfortably in the backseat, getting some work done. Imagine even the rate of drunk driving drastically lowering. Some say by 2030, you will be able to hail a driverless cab in New York.  Micro Ability: If you live in a metropolitan area, you are have seen the countless electric scooters and e-bikes whizzing around. This trend is likely to spread to other regions as well, along with smaller cars designed to complete trips of 15 miles and under.  Electric Vehicles: The future is electrifying, no pun intended. You can expect to see more and ... read more

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Survival Tips for Being Stuck in Your Car During Winter

Survival Tips for Being Stuck in Your Car During Winter

One of our worst nightmares is being stuck in our car during a winter snowstorm. You can’t help but think of this as a hopeless situation, but fortunately, the team at Dubwerx has a knack for making the most out of any situation. Positivity is key, along with these survival tips for being stuck in your car during winter:  Don’t abandon your vehicle. You may want to leave your vehicle in search of help, but your car is an excellent source of shelter. Unless you can actually see a building, don’t go anywhere -- stay with your car.  Notify the authorities with your cell phone. Don’t try and tough it out. It is always better to be safe than sorry, especially as those temperatures start dropping as the sun goes down. You can pinpoint your location using your GPS. Get this done right away, as you don’t want or know when your cell phone battery might die.  Make sure you are visible to any rescuers or oncoming traffic. Use a piece of colorful fab ... read more

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How to Prepare for Holiday Traffic

How to Prepare for Holiday Traffic

November is officially here, which means soon enough, the holy trinity of holidays will be upon us -- Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. If you are planning a holiday road trip, you are probably well-aware of the chaoticness you may soon be encountering as you make your way out of Cincinnati, OH and to your destination. The holiday traffic may seem daunting, but the team at Dubwerx is here to help. Here is how to prepare for Holiday traffic:  Make an emergency kit, complete with these items:  Sand, cat litter or traction mats Small shovel Gloves, hats, and blankets Flashlights with fresh batteries and warning flares  Rags or paper towels Drinking water and nonperishable snacks  Phone chargers  Plan ahead of time, and map your route. There are numerous smartphone apps out there, including Waze, that allow you to plan your route ahead of time, factoring in heavy traffic and any other road conditions.  Check the weather of your destination an ... read more

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10 Safety Tips For Driving on Halloween

 10 Safety Tips For Driving on Halloween

Halloween Night is supposed to be full of terrors, but for all the right reasons -- spooky ghosts, creepy goblins, and manic monsters. The team at Dubwerx wants to make sure your night is festive and fun with no unwanted and dangerous scary surprises. Unfortunately, children are two times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than any other night this year. Here are 10 safety tips for driving on Halloween:  Make sure to use your headlights, even in the daylight. You can see others on the road, and others can see you.  Eliminate all distractions, including your cellphone.  Turn the radio down. All your senses need to be firing on all cylinders, including your hearing.  Drive slower than the posted speed limit, especially in residential areas. With all that candy, children are bound to get excited.  Pay close attention at crosswalks or corners, and make sure to come to a complete stop at any stop signs.  Don’t pass cars parked in the str ... read more

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Why European Vehicles Requires a Speciality Technician

Why European Vehicles Requires a Speciality Technician

Certain vehicles, including European models, would benefit from a speciality technician. European vehicles are engineered differently from their Asian and Domestic counterparts. In order for their proper maintenance, it would be wise for a specialty technician to inspect and service your European vehicle, including Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche models.  Specialization into a certain make of vehicle results in service that is personalized to your vehicle. A specialty technician, such as the team at Dubwerx, will be aware of what makes your car tick, so to speak, as they understand the nuances of your vehicle. Our technicians will be able to completely understand your car, so we can find issues quicker and recommend services geared toward saving you money in the long run and prolonging the life of your vehicle.  European vehicles, including Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche, require service to match their level of performance and innovation, which is one of the reasons why a spec ... read more

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ASE-Certification and Vehicle Specific Training: What it Means for You

It can be a challenge to find an auto repair facility that can service your Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche. Fortunately, it can be helpful to keep an eye out for a few things when looking for a facility: ASE-Certification and vehicle-specific training.  ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence. Since 1972, the organization has focused their sights on continuing to stay on the cutting-edge of automotive technology. In order to become part of this organization, technicians need to obtain a certain amount of hours of work experience, along with passing a series of rigorous exams. When you consider an automotive facility, make sure the technicians are ASE-Certified. Our technicians possess an in-depth knowledge and understanding of vehicles.  Along with being ASE-Certified, our technicians are intimately familiar with Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche vehicles, which means our service is precise and pinpointed to your make and model. They utilize OEM parts to ensure your Audi, V ... read more

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