Welcome to the Dubwerx Blog! Here, you’ll find interesting articles about auto repair, auto-related events around Cincinnati, automotive technology, and advice from our team of auto mechanics regarding Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles.

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Auto Mechanic Saves Choking Baby, Thanks To Mobile Application

 Auto Mechanic Saves Choking Baby, Thanks To Mobile Application

Auto Mechanic Saves Choking Baby, Thanks To Mobile Application Auto mechanics can literally save lives — and in more ways than you might think. According to a September 3 Fox News report, an auto mechanic came to the rescue after a baby stopped breathing in Spokane, Washington. A mobile application, used to alert people in the local area about emergencies, notified Jeff Olson about the choking baby. Olson, also a volunteer EMT, performed CPR on the baby and saved her life, all before emergency services arrived Whether you own an Audi or a Volkswagen, auto technicians often save lives in a much more blatant way — fixing problems that may otherwise threaten your safety and the safety of your passengers. What are some of the most dangerous car problems that your mechanic can fix? The Word “Overheating” Is Never Good You never want to hear the word “overheating” coming out of any of the 701,100 American auto mechanics’ mouths — and you espec ... read more

Snakes, Goo, and Mysterious Barns: The Strangest Reasons For Car Repairs

 Snakes, Goo, and Mysterious Barns: The Strangest Reasons For Car Repairs

Snakes, Goo, and Mysterious Barns: The Strangest Reasons For Car Repairs There are approximately 701,100 American auto mechanics and car repair shops, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mechanics have seen it all, and some of the reasons that U.S. men and women end up needing car repair services are pretty weird. What are some of the strangest reasons Americans go to the mechanic? You Won’t Believe What This Woman Found Under The Hood Of Her Truck Iowa man Jackson Ault pulled over to help a woman find the source of her car trouble. “Ault and the driver both ended up with a surprise July 10 when Ault popped the hood and found a brown and yellow python slithering across the engine block,” The Des Moines Register reports. While slithering around her engine, the snake disengaged an electrical wire, ultimately causing the woman’s car troubles. What’s Inside This Mysterious, Locked Barn? A retired man bought property that inc ... read more

How to Repair Your Foreign Car

 How to Repair Your Foreign Car

How to Repair Your Foreign Car There are a number of benefits to owning a foreign-made car, such as a Volkswagen vehicle or an Audi automobile: in the early 1980’s, for example, Audi A8 automobiles were the first car model to come out with dual clutch transmissions. But regardless of the benefits your foreign car may offer, maintaining or repairing your Audi automobile or Volkswagen vehicle is often not a service offered by your local car repair shop. But before you begin perusing car repair manuals and attempt your Audi automobile repair alone, read these foreign auto maintenance tips to keep your import automobile in the best possible condition. The first thing to remember when it comes to performing import auto maintenance is that cars such as Audi vehicles and Volkswagen automobiles have custom parts and maintenance requirements due to the way they were designed and manufactured. For instance, the anti-freeze in your Audi automobile or Volkswagen vehicle should ... read more

How to Repair Your Audi Automobile or Volkswagen Vehicle

 How to Repair Your Audi Automobile or Volkswagen Vehicle

How to Repair Your Audi Automobile or Volkswagen Vehicle There are an estimated 87,032 auto repair businesses in the United States, which employ an estimated 701,100 automobile mechanics. Cumulatively, these businesses and individuals generate around $58 billion in revenue. However, these large figures mean nothing if you are looking to answer your car repair questions about a foreign car. Instead, if you are looking for auto maintenance services for an Audi automobile, Volkswagen vehicle, or other foreign car, you should look for a car repair shop that specializes in Audi automobile repair or Volkswagen vehicle repair to ensure the best care and performance for your car. Audi automobiles and Volkswagen vehicles are two extremely popular foreign car brands in the United States. The Audi automobile company was made up of four companies, resulting in the four rings that form the signature Audi automobile logo. The word Audi itself means “hear” in Latin, after the fou ... read more

Taking Care of Your Audi Automobile or Volkswagen Vehicle

 Taking Care of Your Audi Automobile or Volkswagen Vehicle

Taking Care of Your Audi Automobile or Volkswagen Vehicle In the United States alone there are over 87,000 repair shops. That’s just over 1,700 repair shops per state. With so many choices, it may seem like a no-brainer to find a shop to service your Audi automobile or Volkswagen vehicle. But here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right garage. Audi automobiles and Volkswagen vehicles are precision instruments. Not to take anything away from American- or Japanese-made cars, but the European design aesthetic and process demands a certain kind of service shop. Advancements in engineering and techniques have put Audi automobiles and Volkswagen vehicles at the vanguard of automotive design, and as such, require the services of foreign car repair shops who specialize in these types of vehicles. For example, early on in the 1980s, the Audi A8 became the first vehicle model to employ dual clutch transmissions, paving the way for a host of driving advancem ... read more

Own an Audi Automobile or Volkswagen Vehicle? Follow These Tips for Foreign Car Auto Repair and Maintenance

 Own an Audi Automobile or Volkswagen Vehicle? Follow These Tips for Foreign Car Auto Repair and Maintenance

Own an Audi Automobile or Volkswagen Vehicle? Follow These Tips for Foreign Car Auto Repair and Maintenance Owning a foreign car can be a wonderful experience. You get excellent engineering and luxury quality, and oftentimes your car is uniquely designed, compared to most domestic autos. However, with owning a foreign car comes the need for repairs and independently specialized maintenance. Foreign car auto repair can be costly, but with the right import auto maintenance and an expert foreign car repair shop, taking care of an imported vehicle doesn’t have to be difficult. If you own an import such as an Audi automobile or a Volkswagen vehicle, check out these tips for maintenance and repairs. Following these foreign car auto repair and auto maintenance tips will ensure that your import continues to be a joy to own and drive: 1. As with any car, make sure that your Audi automobile or VW vehicle gets regular oil changes. These oil and filter changes can sometimes co ... read more

Three Ways to Find a Good Mechanic

 Three Ways to Find a Good Mechanic

Three Ways to Find a Good Mechanic It’s only natural for customers of foreign car repair shops to get a sneaking suspicion that they’re overpaying or getting needless work done. If you want car repair services that you can trust, then keep these next few tips in mind when you’re at the car repair shop. 1. Don’t Buy Into Scare Tactics. Scare tactics are undoubtedly effective, but if your mechanic drops a line on you like, “I wouldn’t drive this thing for another mile,” then you might be better off going to a different car repair shop for a second opinion. Should you decide to go for a second opinion, do yourself the favor of not telling the second mechanic about the previous diagnosis and price. That way you can be absolutely sure that there really is a problem with your car, and that the first shop wasn’t simply trying to scare you into paying for needless work. 2. Crowdsource Your Way to a Better Mechanic. Using the power of sites like Yelp, you ca ... read more

The Dubwerx Experience : What You Can Expect When you Call for Automotive Service

 The Dubwerx Experience : What You Can Expect When you Call for Automotive Service

The Dubwerx Experience : What You Can Expect When you Call for Automotive Service Many customers calling us for automotive service have no idea what to expect. The following should help to alleviate your concerns and fill you with confidence that your trusted Volkswagen or Audi is being properly maintained and repaired by the most qualified professionals in the field. Our Service Underwriters Have All Worked As Technicians How frustrating is it to call a shop for an automotive question only to hear that the person who is supposed to be in charge of providing you with a quote doesn’t know certain details and will have to find a technician who does? It’s incredibly frustrating and that’s why we prefer not to work that way. When you call us for automotive service, the service underwriter you speak with is sure to be knowledgeable and helpful with all advice and recommendations. No Over-Explaining You might expect a ... read more

Debunking Three Common Myths About Car Repair and Maintenance

 Debunking Three Common Myths About Car Repair and Maintenance

Debunking Three Common Myths About Car Repair and Maintenance Despite what every action director likes to showcase for shock value, shooting a bullet at a car’s gas tank won’t cause the entire vehicle to explode. Similarly, using your cell phone while pumping gas won’t trigger a grand mushroom cloud of fuel-soaked carnage that spans a city block. These are popular myths film and television like to propagate because they make convenient plot devices. The truth is that cars are more resilient than most fictional portrayals give them credit for. However, that doesn’t mean you can skimp out on regular auto maintenance services, either. A good car can last you 10 years or more, but it takes plenty of preventative care on your part to make that happen. Whether it’s domestic or foreign car repair you’re after, keep in mind these popular maintenance myths to help save your engine (while saving yourself some money). Myth #1: You should always change your oil every ... read more

Top 6 Reasons Why We Don’t Recommend Customer Supplied Parts

 Top 6 Reasons Why We Don’t Recommend Customer Supplied Parts

Top 6 Reasons Why We Don’t Recommend Customer Supplied Parts Though it’s a rare occurrence, sometimes we have customers come in with set repairs in mind and with parts already in hand. “Here,” the customers will typically say as they hand the parts over, “use these to fix my car.” We have a big problem with that type of service. Actually, we have six big problems with it. Before you go out and shop for your own automotive parts, you might want to read the following reasons why we don’t recommend it. 1. Business Model Doesn’t Support It If we allowed every customer to bring in their own parts, we wouldn’t be allowed to remain open for very long. Our shop earns a profit on the parts we supply. It would be like going into a restaurant with your own meat, vegetables and eggs and telling the owner, “Here, use these instead to prepare my meal.” The restaurant wouldn’t be open for very long if every customer did that, and it’s the same with auto ... read more

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