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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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Independence Day Events in Cincinnati, OH

Independence Day Events in Cincinnati, OH

Independence Day is almost here, which means it is almost time to start celebrating. If you are trying to figure out your plans for the day, the team at Dubwerx is here to give a helping hand. We are fortunate to live in a region that takes celebrating Fourth of July to hear. Here are Independence Day Events in the Cincinnati, OH region:   Saturday, June 29: Liberty Center  – Red, White & Brews; 12 - 9 PM. Loveland Firecracker Festival; 12 - 10 PM. West Side Fireworks; 7 - 10 PM. Wednesday, July 3: 4th of July Spectacular in Colerain; fireworks begin at 10 PM ... read more

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How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Summer Heat

Just like how we need to prepare for summer -- breaking out the swimsuits, sunscreen, and everything in between -- we need to do the same for your vehicle. The rising temperatures can take a toll on your Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche. However, the team at Dubwerx is here to ensure your vehicle is ready for whatever comes its way, including summertime fun.  Here is how to prepare your vehicle for the summer heat:  Let’ start with your tires. Your tires are one of the most critical components for the safety of you, your car, and your passengers. Worn or under-inflated tires can seriously impair your ability to handle and brake, which can lead to blow-outs. Also, the heat makes your vehicle wear down much more quickly.  Brakes are important too. Winter traffic is usually much slower than summer traffic, which means your brakes are generally working extra hard during the colder months and will need to inspected generally during summer time.  We can’t forge ... read more

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10 Reasons to Choose and Trust the Team at Dubwerx

Dubwerx is the independent specialists for the service and repair of Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen vehicles in Cincinnati, OH. We are trusted to handle both major and minor services for our clients throughout the community, as our honest and integritous approach to auto repair has won us many hearts.  Here are ten reasons to choose and trust the team at Dubwerx:  Because of their hands-on experience with Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche vehicles, our team is intimately familiar with these brands, which means our service is precise and pinpointed to your make and model.  We offer an exceptional 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on every repair.  Our technicians utilize OEM parts to ensure your Audi, Volkswagen, or Porsche vehicle is repaired with only the finest and highest-quality parts.  Our team is ASE-Certified and has vehicle-specific training, which provides in-depth and knowledgeable service.  We have BBB Rating of A+ and are a Green Shop.  With o ... read more

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Importance of Preventative Maintenance for Porsche, Audi, and VW Vehicles

Your vehicle is one of the most significant investments you will make in your lifetime; most likely, second to only your home. At Dubwerx in Cincinnati, we can’t stress the necessity of preventive maintenance for your Porsche, Audi, and VW enough. You may be wondering why exactly is preventative so essential? Let’s break it down for you.  We are all taking steps in our daily life to avoid dangerous health conditions. For instance, we try to eat healthily, exercise for 30 minutes a day, and visit the doctor at least once a year for a check-up. All of those actions are examples of preventive maintenance for you and your body; you are taking measures designed to prolong your health and happiness while avoiding dangerous health conditions and subsequent treatments. The same goes for your vehicle.  Preventive maintenance performed by the specially-trained technicians at Dubwerx is the automotive equivalent of munching on a carrot, riding your bike, and visiting ... read more

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Take the Scenic Route: 6 of the Best Back Roads in Cincinnati

Take the Scenic Route: 6 of the Best Back Roads in Cincinnati

There is almost a no better way to spend a Saturday, jamming out to your tunes and escaping the realities of daily life just for a minute while you traverse through a picturesque route, only you and your car. We are fortunate that Cincinnati is home to some of the best back roads. If you are looking for a way to spend your weekend, we suggest starting here.  Here are 6 of the best back roads in and around Cincinnati, in no particular order:  US-52 - Cincinnati to Ripley: This back road places you right up next to the Ohio River. There are also plenty of places to shop, have a snack, and of course, snap an Instagram-worthy photo.  Cliff Road: Start at the William Henry Harrison Memorial at the corner of Brower Road and Cliff Road in North Bend. After exploring the history of this memorial, continue down Cliff Road for some incredible views. Your endpoint will be up at the Shawnee Lookout, another lovely place to explore.  Indiana 56 - Aurora to Rising Sun: As the ... read more

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