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The Story of the Yellow-Wheeled Volkswagen Car

The Story of the Yellow-Wheeled Volkswagen Car

I should preface this story by saying that we don’t typically work on older cars here at Dubwerx. We specialize in modern Volkswagen vehicles and Audi automobiles, and by that I mean that we keep up with the constant design changes that allow us to work on many of today’s newer German-made automobiles.

Direct Injection – A Common Volkswagen Vehicle Issue

For instance, most newer Volkswagen vehicles have a design change called Direct Injection that is designed to improve fuel economy, but the cylinder tends to get gummed up now and again. This is a Volkswagen vehicle-specific problem that one of our independent specialist will know how to fix properly – and it’s a great case for why you should always us when it comes to maintaining or repairing your Volkswagen vehicle or Audi automobile.

Back to the story. We don’t work on older cars, but this particular customer came in six months ago and asked if we could possibly repair his 1995 Volkswagen GTI vehicle that he rebuilt himself to show off at car shows. This particular vehicle, amazingly, only had 30,000 miles on it; and he wanted to keep it that way.

This particular customer told us he’d been to the dealership, but they sent him away. They told him he needed an entirely new engine; but this customer didn’t want a new engine. He wanted to keep the original engine, and so the dealership declined to help. Looking back, it’s clear that the dealershipin question never even bothered to find the source of the problem.

A Full Inspection by a Trained Specialist

We accepted the challenge and put the man’s vehicle up on one of our lifts to give it the ‘specialist inspection’. Turns out, the man didn’t need a new engine at all. He only needed a single part.

Most people don’t know this, but anti-freeze becomes corrosive if it’s left to sit for too long. In this particular case, the GTI had been left undisturbed in the man’s garage for six years. That’s more than enough time for the anti-freeze to eat through the man’s engine, more specifically the cylinder head.

German-Made Parts Made for Volkswagen Vehicles and Audi Automobiles

The Dubwerx shop offers German-made parts that come from the same manufacturers the dealers offer. Turns out, we had a recycled cylinder head here in the shop that was designed specifically for German-made automobiles. We modified it slightly, refurbished it to excellent condition and repaired the customer’s prized Volkswagen vehicle in a matter of hours.

The car started up without a hitch and we knew we’d fixed the man’s dilemma. After the dealer told him to get lost, we ended up repairing his car for him and saving him quite a bit of money in the process

Needless less to say, the customer was pleased and we were excited to be able to fix his show-worthy Volkswagen GTI vehicle thanks to our specialized service and willingness to go above and beyond for every customer who walks through our shop door.

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