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TOP MAINTENANCE ISSUES WITH THE BMW 4-SERIES, 5-SERIES AND 6-SERIES

TOP MAINTENANCE ISSUES WITH THE BMW 4-SERIES, 5-SERIES AND 6-SERIES

When considering ownership of a BMW, 3 primary options present. Sporty performance (compact/coupe), Luxury performance (sedan) or Practical performance (crossover), all with emphasis on “performance”. Previously, we discussed the potential BMW repair issues of the 1, 2 or 3-Series website, all offering the smaller, “sportier” versions of the brand. In this segment, we want to highlight the possible hurdles presented in the slightly larger, “luxury” models. Again, not all cars are alike and these issues are not present in every BMW. Regardless of the issues your car might present, you can trust Auto Works of Brandon as your BMW repair shop in Tampa. This information is meant to provide an outline to aid in your research as you seek to make an informed decision. 4-Series High-pressure Fuel Pump in the Turbocharged Engine, characterized by stalling, rough idle, rough running and long crank times. Naturally aspirated engines seem to have fewer issue ... read more

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TOP MAINTENANCE ISSUES WITH THE BMW 1-SERIES, 2-SERIES AND 3-SERIES

TOP MAINTENANCE ISSUES WITH THE BMW 1-SERIES, 2-SERIES AND 3-SERIES

Make, body style, MPG and safety ratings are some of the top criteria we use in determining our direction when shopping for cars. It’s common to prioritize the positives when buying something new, however, being a responsible consumer also requires that we equally weigh potential negatives. At Auto Works of Brandon, we are qualified to provide BMW service to all models and can meet any BMW repair needs you have. We are here to offer some practical information to aid in the process and help you make an informed decision. Considering that not all cars are alike, these issues are not present in every BMW, but they are potentially present and can provide a starting point for additional research on your part. 1-Series Newly updated in 2015 after a 2-year hiatus, the 1-series was originally offered between 2008-2013 as a coupe or convertible option. The model was created as a budget-friendly choice and it exceeds performance standards for its size and class. Edmunds.com touts this mo ... read more

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MERCEDES SERVICE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK – S-CLASS MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES

MERCEDES SERVICE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK – S-CLASS MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES

Mercedes ownership comes with a strong sense of status and elegance, and driving a car as esteemed as a Mercedes Benz S-Class is not just luxurious, it’s powerful. Knowing that decades of engineering went into the development of these cars gives just a hint to how well made they are. German engineering is characterized by more complicated engine designs and high-performance equipment requiring a more regimented service schedule to maintain the car’s optimal performance. “Required Maintenance” is the routine service necessary to keep your vehicle in peak operating condition, and to help avoid damage to your vehicle. Mercedes owners know that the best way to ensure a long life for their S-Class is to find a Mercedes service provider in Tampa to keep their car in tip-top shape. According to Mercedes-Benz USA, the recommended interval for Mercedes service in 2010 models and newer is ... read more

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VW SERVICE – KEEPING YOUR PASSAT IN PERFECT SHAPE

VW SERVICE – KEEPING YOUR PASSAT IN PERFECT SHAPE

Volkswagens are fun and, generally, so are their owners. Created to be unique in an ocean of cars that all seemed similar, VW’s have always stood out in the crowd. From a Beetle to a Passat, Volkswagen has seen some people through several seasons of their life. Whether you are a lifetime VW driver or new to the club, time will show that these cars can last forever if you take good care of them. At Auto Works of Brandon, we specialize in import and European cars and our technicians are experts in VW Service in Tampa. Many people say that ownership of an import car is more costly than domestic. Though that is sometimes the case, keeping up with the recommended maintenance schedule for VW service will keep your VW Passat in premium condition and help you to avoid costly repairs resulting from unaddressed issues. VW’s Maintenance Program generally covers a new Passat through the first 30,000 miles. For Volkswagens with 40,000+ miles, it is recommended that you schedule a VW se ... read more

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AUDI REPAIR SHOP WEIGHS IN ON TIRE TYPES – PART 2

AUDI REPAIR SHOP WEIGHS IN ON TIRE TYPES – PART 2

Imagine a long ride down a country road in your Grandpa’s pickup truck. Now, envision a limo ride to the theatre downtown. Both images can stir positive thoughts and feelings and neither is better or worse than the other. They are just different experiences and they appeal to different people. Much is the same when you consider the driving experience you desire from your car. At Auto Works of Brandon, we specialize in Audi service and repair in Tampa, and wanted to share some useful information to help our customers with a common question that pops up on Audi repair shop. Whether you choose a touring tire for your Audi A8, or an Ultra High Performance tire for your Audi TT, it really comes down to driver preference, outside of manufacturer recommendations and safety considerations, of course. With a little help from DiscountTire.com, here are the last 2 “spicier” tire options with their features an ... read more

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AUDI REPAIR SHOP WEIGHS IN ON TIRE TYPES – PART 1

AUDI REPAIR SHOP WEIGHS IN ON TIRE TYPES – PART 1

Audi Repair Shop Weighs in on Tire Types – Part 1 Import and European cars are sexy. They have distinctive body styles, features, and they are often chosen for their luxury and performance. But when we describe the way a car “feels” on the road, how often do we attribute that feeling to the tires? Tires are important, yet many times tires are chosen based on what’s in stock, what’s on sale, what matches the other two (if we are only getting a partial set), or possibly a road hazard warranty. Have you ever considered that different tires can completely change the way your car drives, how it feels, how it handles? At Auto Works of Brandon, we do more than Audi service and repair. We want to see you safe and happy when you drive your USA Audi car. If a tire purchase is in your near future, or even if we’ve just piqued your interest, read on to see if a new type of tire could spice up your driving relationship. With a little help from DiscountTire.com ... read more

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SECURE RELIABLE AUDI REPAIR SERVICES FOR THE NEW 2015 TT ROADSTER

Lovers of Audi cars have a new reason to rejoice as the German car manufacturer unveiled the 2015 Audi TT Roadster in the recent 2014 Paris Auto Show and announced that the model is already available for orders. Running on a turbocharged 211-hp TFSI® engine, the car is described to offer people a ride like the wind. CNET reporter Tim Stevens recently provided a comprehensive review and features assessment of the 2015 TT Roadster: The 2015 TT Roadster is the culmination of enthusiasts’ expectations of Audi vehicles after seeing some of the company’s latest roll outs, which included some of the industry’s most luxurious and high-tech models to date. The 2015 variant offers drivers both luxury and efficiency that can be expected only from a coupé and a sports car, which is why many car buyers need to be concerned about the proximity of trusted Audi service providers in their area. Fortunately for those in Florida ... read more

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EUROPEAN CARS

EUROPEAN CARS

Time is such a precious commodity. For centuries, the human race has fought to find ways for time to slow down. Many new inventions are born from the desire to make life easier and give us more time, yet we are still racing around feeling like there are just not enough hours in each day. From the wheel to the engine to the automobile, transportation has come a very long way. According to Wikipedia, Carl Benz patented his invention of the first “practical” automobile in January, 1886. In the following 40 years, many improvements, and mergers, were made and in 1926, the Mercedes Benz brand was born. Europe was decades ahead of the United States when it came to automobile invention and, to this day, German-engineering has produced some of the finest high-performance cars on the road. Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi and Volkswagen are in a class of their own, both for performance and luxury. Modern-d ... read more

WITH BMW SALES UP, RELIABLE BMW REPAIR BECOMES EVEN MORE IMPORTANT

After a tough couple of years, the automotive industry is once again on the upswing. In fact, conditions are so good that even sales of pricey luxury cars are on the rise. It’s interesting to note, however, that foreign brands are taking the lead in the luxury vehicle market. Take for example BMW, which recently published a press release detailing its record-breaking August sales:   It’s not just the BMW that has found renewed popularity in the U.S, though, as sales reports show that four of the five best-selling luxury cars last month were foreign brands. According to Fool.com, this trend can be attributed to the fact that foreign cars have a reputation for exceptional quality, stylish design, and a broad selection of models ranging from entry-level choices to deluxe options. It doesn’t hurt that these vehicles cost roughly the same as American luxury cars, making it easier for buyers to jump ship and try a foreign brand on their next purchase. Of course, as ... read more

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VOLKSWAGEN STORY

VOLKSWAGEN STORY

I was nearing the end of a 2-year lease on a Honda Civic, my first brand-new car. It was a 2-door and had a manual transmission. The car was small, but it was just the two of us and the payments were low. As I shopped around, I kept thinking about how I wanted to “upgrade” to a nicer car and it seemed like my options were plentiful. The civic was white and I was sure I didn’t want another white car. Since I’d already paid my stick-shift “dues”, I was also sure I was going to get an automatic. The only part I waffled on was going into another lease. It seemed like such a fantastic deal to get a brand-new car every two years, have all of the maintenance and repairs included and still have the option to buy it outright at the end of the term. (We rarely consider the fine print when we’re young and inexperienced.) I had always loved the idea of driving around in a convertible Volkswagen Cabriolet, like the girl in Can’t Buy Me Love, but they ... read more

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