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It is All in the Details -- Don’t Forget About Your Windshield Wipers and Headlights

It is All in the Details -- Don’t Forget About Your Windshield Wipers and Headlights

When we think of auto repair, we tend to think of more complicated procedures, such as transmission repair or brake service. The team at Dubwerx doesn’t want you to forget about your windshield wipers and lights. Both of these components of your vehicle are your first line of defense against the elements. Imagine you are driving down a dimly lit road in the middle of a rainstorm, your windshield wipers aren’t working, and your lights don’t turn on. You might find yourself in a dangerous situation.  At Dubwerx, we pay close attention to all the finer details on your Audi, Volkswagen, or Porsche, including your vehicle’s windshield wipers and lights. Without adequately working lights, you won’t be able to see the road, and other drivers most likely won’t be able to see you. Lights do get worn down, and they will require routine inspections and maintenance. It is essential to make sure both your low and high beams are correctly working. Don&rsquo ... read more

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hitting a Curb

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Hitting a Curb

Hitting a curb may seem like a simple and small mistake, but it can wreak havoc on your vehicle. It doesn’t matter if you hit the curb or another stationary object at 5mph or 20mph. When you hit the curb, you jar the connection between your steering system and wheels. Your ability to steer safely and securely is immediately at risk. If you continue to drive your vehicle without performing the necessary repairs, the effects will become more severe.  Tire and wheel damage are common causes of hitting a curb. Your vehicle’s control arms and tire rods will be more damaged by the impact. Your tire rods are what connect your wheels to your steering system. If your tire rods are damaged, your steering will most likely be affected, and you might find yourself in an unsafe situation.  Any damage to your control arms and steering knuckles will also result in driveability and safety issues. Your vehicle’s control arms allow for up and down movement in your suspension ... read more

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Main Differences Between European, Japanese, and Domestic Vehicles

Main Differences Between European, Japanese, and Domestic Vehicles

Drive down the Cincinnati streets, and you will see a variety of different European, Japanese, and Domestic models. Many of us are drawn to either European, Japanese, or Domestic vehicles, but what exactly makes these cars different? When you decide to drive an Audi, Porsche, or Volkswagen, you are deciding to drive an European vehicle that is easily distinguishable from a Domestic or Japanese model, and here is why: Design/Style: Imagine you have a European, Japanese, and Domestic vehicle parked side-by-side. What do you notice first? You will first notice int he difference in style with the European vehicle. In Europe, the looks of a vehicle is extremely important -- they design cars that are eye-catching and mesmerizing. The appearance of Japanese and American vehicles aren’t usually as sleek; Japanese car designs aren’t usually as updated as quickly as European vehicles.  Fuel-efficiency: When buying a vehicle, most people consider fuel economy, and Japanese vehi ... read more

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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

  UPDATE: June 2020  We are continuing to exercise caution wherever possible to keep ourselves and our customers safe. Here are some of the steps we are taking Daily sanitizing of all surfaces that staff and customers come into contact with Sanitation of all customer vehicles post-service Installation of Sneeze guards at our counter (coming this week) We are offering complimentary face masks to everyone Our lobby is open and we are asking customers to maintain 6 feet distance We have options for no-touch service, just ask for more details!     March 2020   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 d ... 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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