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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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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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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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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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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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