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What You Need to Know About the Airbag Recall

No one likes to think about it, much less talk about it, but the fact remains that if you own a BMW, Mercedes, or nearly any vehicle built between 2002-2015, this applies to you. In all, 19 different automakers have had to recall their vehicles using the Takata company’s front airbags for both the passenger and driver sides. The National Continue Reading...
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What are These Products, Anyway?

It doesn’t matter what manufacturer you purchase your car from, or if you buy it new or used — when you get to the point of signing the paperwork, you will be brought back into the Finance & Insurance (F&I) office, and offered a range of protection products you can add on to your loan. But what are they, and Continue Reading...
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How to Check for Recalls

  When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, no matter what make or model you drive — BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, or something else — at some point, there will likely be a recall. No vehicle, no matter what class or price tag it has on the window, is immune, since this is how manufacturers fix the problems Continue Reading...
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The Top BMW Repairs & Problems

At Auto Works of Brandon, we see a wide range of issues come through our doors. And while BMW is a very reliable brand of car to own, like with any machine, problems do crop up. We wanted to take a look at some of the top service issues that BWM vehicles tend to have: Electronic Problems. By far, this Continue Reading...
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The Top Mercedes Repairs & Problems

Mercedes has a reputation for making some of the most reliable cars on the market today. But that doesn’t mean that nothing will ever go wrong. We wanted to take a look at some of the top problems that Mercedes owners might face with their vehicles — all problems that Auto Works of Brandon can help with! Engine wiring. For Continue Reading...
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Using Your Smartphone with Audi Vehicles

As one of the premier Audi repair shops in the greater Tampa area, we can service and fix almost any problem you might be having. But sometimes, the problem isn’t so much a mechanical failure as it is the frustration of not being able to figure out the often complex infotainment systems that luxury vehicles today come with. There are Continue Reading...
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Prepping for Extreme Weather

Just because we aren’t likely to see snow in Tampa, Fl doesn’t mean your Audi won’t encounter any harsh environmental conditions. Maybe you plan to drive north to visit relatives or take advantage of snowy climates and activities. Or maybe you just know that when summer hits and the temperatures start kissing the triple-digits, you’ll need to take steps to Continue Reading...
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Only Fix What’s Broken: BMW’s CBS Explained

Everyone has heard the “conventional wisdom” that cars should be serviced at specific mileage or time intervals, regardless of what type of vehicle it is or how it is driven. Starting back in 2002, however, BMW started to challenge that approach with a system called Condition Based Service (CBS) that started out on just a few models, and has since Continue Reading...
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Luxury Vehicles Deserve Luxury Service

When you buy a luxury car, you expect certain things. You expect the trim to be high-end.   You expect the technology to be the most cutting-edge on the market. You expect the parts to be top of the line. You expect the vehicle to run perfectly. And you should expect your service appointments for things like oil and filter Continue Reading...
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Debunking Myths about Volkswagen Repair

There are a lot of myths out there surrounding auto repair, and especially around Volkswagen repairs. Many of them are motivated by a desire to save money, or are driven by misinformation that is spread as the truth. But believing these myths can, at the least, end up costing you more time and money in the long term, and at Continue Reading...
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