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Why is Winterizing Your Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche Always a Win?

Why is Winterizing Your Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche Always a Win?

Photo by Håkon Sataøen on Unsplash   Winter is coming, and so are the Holidays! Unfortunately, so are accidents. Keeping your car healthy during the winter months is crucial, as the road is becoming more dangerous, and those who ignored their vehicle’s scheduled maintenance will, unfortunately, suffer the consequences. You do not have to suffer their fate. Here are a few reasons why you should consider winterizing your vehicle.   You Save Money in The Long Run - Winterizing is a vital maintenance practice, and like all maintenance methods, saves you money in the long hall. When it comes to doing any work on our vehicle, we have to keep our gaze on the long term and ensure that our car will kee ... read more

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Why Wheel Alignments Matter

Why Wheel Alignments Matter

Photo by Chinmay Jade on Unsplash The wheels, alongside the tires, are a crucial component in your vehicle’s safety system. If you fail to do an excellent job with the wheel alignment, you will endanger not just yours but every living thing around you. This article will explore how proper wheel alignment can save lives and how improper wheel alignment can lead to devastating scenarios.   Wheel alignment is crucial because, if done improperly, it will create rapid tire wear, which increases the chance of your tires failing and making a fiasco on the road. Bad tires are one of the leading causes of car accidents around the world. If your tires wear out, heat will start building up to unsafe levels, which will lead to them blowing ... read more

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Spooky Auto Makeovers

Spooky Auto Makeovers

Photo by Nate Isaac on Unsplash   Halloween’s coming! If you want to turn your vehicle into a “spookmobile” and are looking for some inspiration, this is the article for you! We’re going to present some of the best decorations you can use to spook not just kids but fully-grown adults!   Fake Blood spray for the outside of your windshield! - When you mention the word “Halloween,” blood comes to mind immediately. You can buy blood sprays for a meager price nowadays, but the fun it brings makes the purchase seem like it’s worth millions.   Here’s one we liked   Pumpkins. Pumpkins ev ... read more

Understanding the Difference Between Cabin Air Filters and Engine Air Filters

Understanding the Difference Between Cabin Air Filters and Engine Air Filters

Photo by Kayle Kaupanger on Unsplash Air filters are a vital part of your car’s well-being. As we will see in this article, outside of keeping your vehicle clean, air filters are also useful for your health. And a bonus to that, we’ll also go over the differences between the two kinds of air filters in your vehicle’s system.  There are 2 kinds of air filters. One of them is the engine air filter, and the other one is the cabin air filter. We’ll give you brief summaries of both of the air filters and also provide some facts to each of the summaries, so that you will very easily distinguish them when the time comes for a change or when you are referring back to your owner’s manual. Engine air filters: What do they ... read more

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Steering System & Safety: Signs You Won’t Want To Miss

Steering System & Safety: Signs You Won’t Want To Miss

Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash   Are you concerned that your steering may need adjusting or repair? Problems with the steering system, although still dangerous, tend to give you a lot of warning signs before things go south. It’s important to heed these signs instead of ignoring them. This article will cover a couple of the more significant ones:   Difficulty in turning the wheel - Beware of power steering. Check the fluid reservoir. Fill it up if it’s empty. If the process repeats, inspect the vehicle for any signs of fluid leakage.   Steering wheel vibration - Although this can indicate wheel alignment problems, more often than not, it can also mean a problem with the power steering. A common reason why t ... read more

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How to Celebrate Independence Day in Cincinnati

How to Celebrate Independence Day in Cincinnati

Welcome to our blog for July! Independence day is almost here, and we would love to share with you some of the fantastic ways you can celebrate with your family and friends.  But before, make sure to have your car ready to take your family to explore the beautiful city of Cincinnati and enjoy all the fun activities you can do! Below are some ideas that you might want to consider for this patriotic day.  Sparks in the park: Starting Friday, July 2nd, from 8–10 pm, the sky will start illuminating with fireworks! Invite your family and friends to enjoy this incredible day; watch the fireworks show, and take lots of pictures!  Red, White, and Boom with Cincinnati Pops: Enjoy a beautiful music showcase of America's favorites while watching the sky getting illuminated with fireworks. With music, lift your spirit this 4th of July at Cincinnati!  Enjoy the great outdoors: There are many ways of having fun duri ... read more

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How to Safely Drive with Pets

 How to Safely Drive with Pets

At Dubwerx, safety always comes first, even down to your pets. We consider our pets our trusty sidekicks for many of us, and it is challenging to go anywhere without them. If you like bringing your pup along with you for car rides, it is essential to follow a few safety tips so the ride is safe and enjoyable for everyone involved, including your beloved pet.  It doesn’t matter if you drive an Audi, Volkswagen, or Porsche -- these tips are applicable for all makes and models of vehicles. The team at Dubwerx has compiled a list of safety tips and tricks to ensure your next adventure with your pup goes safely and smoothly:    Keep your puppy in the back seat! We are all tempted to have our pup sit in the front seat with us or even on our lap, but this can be quite dangerous. We all know how distracting our cute pets can be, which is why the safest place for your pup is in the back seat.  Try out a pet carrier. If you have a tiny dog, it is best to keep your p ... read more

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Take Time for Your Audi’s, Volkswagen’s, and Porsche’s Tires

Take Time for Your Audi’s, Volkswagen’s, and Porsche’s Tires

It is pretty easy to simply forget about your vehicle's tires as we go on about our day. Still, we are here to remind you that your vehicle's tires are just as essential as other systems in your car, including your braking and transmission system. The story's moral is to make sure to take time for Audi's, Volkswagen's, and Porsche's tires with proper maintenance.  Tire maintenance includes maintaining the correct tire pressure, tread depth, balance, and wheel alignment. To ensure your vehicle can drive safely and achieve optimum tire handling, tire maintenance is an absolute must. Here is why you need to take time for your Audi's, Volkwagen's, and Porsche's tires:  Safety: Your tires are designed to perform safely. If your tires are not properly inflated, it can lead to handling problems. You might not be able to accelerate, brake, or steer properly. It could also lead to problems elsewhere, as your antilock brake and tra ... read more

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Check Engine Light

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Check Engine Light

You are driving along through the Cincinnati streets, and you notice your check engine light has appeared on your Audi’s, Volkswagen’s, or Porsche’s dashboard. Your vehicle seems to be running fine, so you continue to go about your day. Soon enough, one day turns into a few days, and you notice that the check engine light is still there.  The team at Dubwerx recommends not ignoring your check engine light -- your check engine light could indicate something minor, but it could also mean something serious. When it comes to your vehicle, it always better to be safe than sorry. At Dubwerx, your safety and the safety of your vehicle are of utmost importance.  Time is of the essence when it comes to your check engine light. You may not see, smell, or feel any issues immediately with your vehicle because several of your vehicle’s internal systems can override the cause of the check engine light. However, there is still something wrong with your vehicle. Ove ... read more

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Keep Your Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche Hydrated By Checking These Fluid

 Keep Your Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche Hydrated By Checking These Fluid

Just like how you need fluids to stay hydrated, your Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche do too. Your vehicle is comprised of various systems, including your braking system or steering system, and each of these systems requires different types of fluids in order for your vehicle to properly perform. It is important for a qualified technician to check your Audi’s, Volkswagen’s, and Porsche’s fluids regularly.  What exactly is the purpose of my vehicle’s fluids? If you are looking to preserve your vehicle’s fuel economy and longevity, proper fluid level is necessary. There are six key fluids in your vehicle that need to be maintained on a routine schedule. These fluids are engine, coolant (antifreeze), power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid.  Your engine components spin at thousands of reps per minute and your oil keeps all of these parts lubricated to minimize friction and optimal performance. Your coolant ... read more

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