Cincinnati Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche Maintenance
Maintenance for your Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche Automobiles by an Independent Service Facility
DUBWERX MAINTENANCE PHILOSOPHY
There are a lot of auto repair terms that relate to the work performed on your automobile. At Dubwerx in Cincinnati, we define maintenance as work done to your Volkswagen, Porsche, or Audi automobile in the interest of keeping it in the best shape possible. This helps you avoid unnecessary and unplanned work that can be more costly and inconvenient. Auto repair is a term used to describe the work not commonly done as maintenance. While repairs are not typically planned for as maintenance tends to be, the Dubwerx staff is on point to help guide you through any needed repairs on your vehicle. Our goal is to get you back on the road quickly and at a fair price.
Service is a more general term that can encompass all work performed on your Audi, Porsche, or Volkswagen vehicle. Our philosophy on auto maintenance is simple: Proper maintenance will save you money over time. Due to our specialization, we can fine tune our maintenance plans to maximize the value of your Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi automobiles. The average VW, Porsche, or Audi vehicle can easily provide reliable transportation to 200,000 miles and beyond. Plus, regular service of these cars provides owners with a great driving experience and lowers costs when compared to purchasing a different vehicle every few years or leasing.
HOW TO START SAVING MONEY WITH MAINTENANCE
The start of any regular auto maintenance is to define a regular interval where a trained auto mechanic will perform services recommended at that interval, and thoroughly inspect your vehicle to check for any needed repairs. At Dubwerx in Cincinnati, we believe that the proper interval is 5,000 miles. At every 5,000 mile interval, your vehicle’s mileage should be compared to the maintenance plan for that model, the engine oil and filter should be replaced, tires should be rotated, and all systems on your vehicle should be inspected to make sure they are functioning as intended. Call us today to discuss your vehicle’s maintenance or set up an appointment.
BUT DON’T I NEED OIL EVERY 3,000 MILES?
Modern Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche engines are manufactured to the highest standards and are more tolerant than older designs when it comes to oil change intervals. Technology in modern oil has also come a long way. At Dubwerx in Cincinnati, we use the highest quality engine oils that meet the Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi automobile specific designations such as 505.01, 502.00, 505.00, 504.00, and 507.00 to name a few. We have had our engine oil tested in a laboratory after it was used in the vehicle to further guarantee its quality over time. It’s good for 5,000 miles – we guarantee it!
BUT THE DEALERSHIP SAYS TO CHANGE OIL AT 10,000 MILES…
In our opinion, the 10,000 miles interval simply has not been around long enough to vet its long-term effects. To double the standard oil service interval without adding ANY additional oil capacity and ANY additional size to the oil filter seems unwise to us. We have seen both newer and older engines that burn oil, sometimes up to a quart every 3,000 miles. We have also seen issues due to dirty oil such as damage to expensive camshaft timing components and engine oil sludge. When a Porsche, Volkswagen, or Audi car owner chooses to go 10,000 before changing their oil, they may be increasing their chance of expensive engine repairs due to dirty oil and low oil level. Changing the engine oil regularly is one of the most inexpensive services that can be done and can save you the most money when your vehicle makes it to 200,000 miles without a major engine repair needed. It has been suggested that some manufacturer’s extended oil change intervals are due to planned obsolescence and lower advertised maintenance costs which are reasons to drive new business to a manufacturer. Dubwerx in Cincinnati is not in a position to know for sure. But with what our auto mechanics have experienced, we are confident that overall maintenance costs will be lower with a 5,000-mile maintenance that not only replaces the engine oil and filter, but also includes a complete inspection by a trained technician.
If you agree with our maintenance philosophy, we invite you to see us at Dubwerx in Cincinnati. Dubwerx is conveniently located at 6323 Madison Road in Cincinnati, OH. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Stop by during business hours, or schedule an appointment online. You’ll be glad you did.