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DEBUNKING MYTHS ABOUT VOLKSWAGEN REPAIR

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 worst they could actually be doing more damage to your car. Here are a few of the top VW repair myths, and what the truth behind them really is. You have to take it to the dealership, or your warranty is voided. This is probably the most prevalent myth, but the fact is, there is a law called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 that specifically prohibits dealers from “seducing or deceiving” a car owner into spending money at their location. In truth, as long as a location is certified to work on a Volkswagen, your warranty is still intact, just as if you had taken it to the dealership. And because a repair sh ... 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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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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WHAT DOES YOUR TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR VOLKSWAGEN

WHAT DOES YOUR TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR VOLKSWAGEN

The tire pressure sensor light in your Volkswagen could indicate anything from low tire pressure to a malfunctioning tire pressure sensor. The type of problem can sometimes be noted by the type of light displayed on your dashboard. For example, if the tire pressure warning light is flashing, that could be an indication that the weather is making your tire pressure fluctuate. While this is not an immediate problem, it could indicate that your tire pressure is starting to get low and should be checked soon. Additionally, your tire pressure warning light might come on and stay on, indicating that your tire pressure is low and you should take your vehicle in for VW repair and new tires. The final way the tire pressure light can appear is by flashing and then staying on. This could mean that your tire pressure sensor is malfunct ... read more

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WHAT DOES YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR VOLKSWAGEN

WHAT DOES YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MEAN IN YOUR VOLKSWAGEN

If your check engine light comes on in your Volkswagen, it could mean one of two things: either a really simple repair like tightening the gas cap or a really complex repair such as fixing engine misfires. Either way, if the check engine light shows up on your dashboard, you should probably schedule a Volkswagen service and inspection and your local Brandon mechanic shop. Computer diagnostics in Volkswagens are intricately engineered to detect when something is malfunctioning with the engine, even when the malfunction is slight and minor. However, to be safe, you should always bring your VW in for servicing at a VW-certified mechanic to make sure that your vehicle is safe to drive. There are two ways that your check engine light will pop up on your dashboard; it will either appear in a steady state or flash at you. The steady check engine light means s ... read more

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GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE AND REPAIRS IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

GET A SECOND OPINION ON YOUR VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE AND REPAIRS IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

Volkswagen owners know the importance of keeping their vehicle properly serviced to avoid unexpected repairs and expenses. Volkswagen service should regularly occur every 6,000 – 10,000 miles to ensure that your vehicle is running at its peak efficiency. Volkswagen service inspections also check for any upcoming repairs and perform services to avoid unnecessary repairs and make sure your vehicle is safe to operate. However, even regular VW service inspections won’t completely prevent VW repairs from cropping up. Some VW repairs are caused by general wear and tear of the vehicle. Even though Volkswagens are built to endure hundreds of thousands of miles of travel, certain components, like the brake pads, will need to be changed a few times during the length of a VW’s operation. If you are faced with a VW repair or service that you think is overpriced or unnecessary, it is important fo ... read more

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PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION AND VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION AND VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE IN BRANDON, FL – AUTO WORKS OF BRANDON

Volkswagen vehicles are built for fun and durability. These German-engineered cars can withstand hundreds of thousands of miles of travel – if properly maintained. When looking to buy a used Volkswagen, you should have the vehicle undergo a pre-purchase inspection to ensure that you are getting value and not just unexpected VW repair expenses. Volkswagens must be serviced and maintained regularly to operate at full efficiency. Before you invest in a used VW, make sure you have a comprehensive inspection of the vehicle performed. At Auto Works of Brandon, we offer pre-purchase comprehensive inspections for used Volkswagens. Our VW inspection helps our clients to have peace of mind when making a car purchase. Here is what J.D. Power advises for when ... read more

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HOW TO FIND A GOOD MECHANIC FOR YOUR VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE AND REPAIRS IN TAMPA

HOW TO FIND A GOOD MECHANIC FOR YOUR VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE AND REPAIRS IN TAMPA

Sometimes finding a good Volkswagen service mechanic can be a more difficult task than you might expect. Unfortunately, some mechanics have a reputation for charging too much money or not being honest about the repair work. When it comes to servicing your Volkswagen in Tampa, you want to find a mechanic that you can trust. After all, your Volkswagen is built with precision and quality; you don’t want to sacrifice the luxury of your vehicle to the hands of an unqualified mechanic. So, how do you find a mechanic in Tampa that you trust for your VW service and repairs? Here are a couple things to consider when finding a mechanic that you trust with your vehicle: Check the BBB rating The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a professional organization that holds businesses to a c ... read more

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SCHEDULE YOUR VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE BEFORE YOUR NEXT VACATION

SCHEDULE YOUR VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE BEFORE YOUR NEXT VACATION

Summer is here and you’re probably excited to take a week or so to relax during this year’s family vacation. Whether you’re escaping the heat or embracing it at the beach, it is important that your get your Volkswagen serviced before you start on your journey to relaxation. After all, there is nothing relaxing about spending unplanned time and money in a mechanic shop during your vacation. Let us help you avoid some unnecessary emergency repairs by inspecting your Volkswagen. At Auto Works of Brandon, we offer a comprehensive inspection with our VW service in Tampa. We check several of the key elements of your vehicle, including the oil and the lights. Additionally, it is important to make sure that the tire pressure on your vehicle is up to manufacturer standards. Not only will having full tires keep you f ... read more

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FOUR REASONS TO REGULARLY SERVICE YOUR VOLKSWAGEN

FOUR REASONS TO REGULARLY SERVICE YOUR VOLKSWAGEN

Your Volkswagen is designed to offer superior quality and comfortable luxury. The best way to ensure that your vehicle operates at its intended level of performance and luxury is to schedule your VW for service and maintenance checkups. The service and maintenance checkups will ensure that your VW is operating safely and efficiently, and it will help you prevent unexpected repairs. At Auto Works of Brandon, we specialize in VW service and repairs in the Tampa area. Our mechanics are certified and trained in the German engineering of Volkswagen vehicles. We have the software to run diagnostic tests on your vehicle and a thorough inspection list to make sure that both the internal and external features are working properly. You can trust that your VW is in good hands with our licensed technicians. Why should you schedule VW service and maintenance? Volkswagen service and maintenance will help ensure that your vehicle runs at its peak performance. We recommend that you ... read more

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