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When it comes to Volkswagen service, we have you covered. Our knowledgeable staff and fully equipped shop will provide you with the most comfortable Volkswagen experience you can have. We will take care of your Volkswagen as if it was our own. Our service includes anything from routine maintenance to complete and accurate mechanical and diagnostic repairs.
Common Volkswagen Service and Repairs Performed by Our Master Technicians
Clunking in Front End, Especially over Bumps in Jetta/Golf
Lower control arm bushings on Jettas and Golfs tend to split open, allowing the rear of the control arm to detach from the bushing creating the clunk. Also upper front strut mounts tend to “flatten”, allowing more play between the upper part of the front strut and the body.
Rough Running, Poor Fuel Economy, Check Engine Light
A common problem on both Volkswagen’s and Audi’s are the braided vacuum lines deteriorating. When this happens, it can cause a multitude of drive-ability issues such as rough running, fuel poor economy and performance, check engine light on and codes set in the ECU. We replace these lines with a quality vacuum line that lasts.
Engine running hot or overheating
Although there are other components that can cause your engine to overheat one of the more common problems with Audi’s and Volkswagen’s are failed cooling fans. There are three type of cooling fans used: electric, viscous, and belt driven. Although the electric design is the most common to fail, the viscous fan can fail due to leakage, and the belt propelled type by the belt breaking due to age and condition and if the electric cooling fan in this design fails the belt driven fan will also not work.. Although most models have two primary fans, even a single failed fan will effect vehicle performance. Inoperative cooling fans encourage other cooling system components to fail prematurely due to overheating. The a/c compressor also relies on these fans to cool it, a failed fan can sometimes lead to an inoperative a/c system.
If you own an early 2000's VW or Audi, another common failure is the water pump. The water pumps were originally manufactured with a plastic impeller. Over time this impeller disintegrates and no longer pumps coolant. Thankfully when your water pump is replaced there are upgraded pumps that use a metal impeller.
Windows Will Not Go Up or Down, and Crunching Noises
To save weight and money, plastic rollers and guides and thin cables are often used in VW vehicles. These components break and the windows stop working. We can diagnose the issue with your VW's window and offer affordable repair solutions.
Sunroofs open or close on their own
Though it may seem that way, your sunroof is not possessed! The sunroof switch itself is acting up and the sunroof control unit misinterprets the false signal and opens or closes the sunroof. This can even happen with the key off and the car locked. Not a good thing if it is raining!
Rough Running, Check Engine Light On or Flashing
One of the more common problem with engine misfiring is coil on plug type ignition coil. If the Check engine light is flashing, it is not advisable to drive the car as further damage can result from driving your car in this condition.
Engine Oil Leaks, Front or Rear of Cylinder Head
A common Volkswagen issue is leaking camshaft tensioner/adjuster gasket. This job can be misdiagnosed as a leaking valve cover but in reality it is the gasket causing the leak. As with all repairs, proper diagnosis and explanation of your repair options is essential.
Coolant Gauge Inaccuracy with Check Engine Light On
Service codes indicating the ECU for Coolant Temp Sensor are a result of the coolant temperature sensor itself failing. The part number for the sensor has been superseded numerous times.
Poor Performance, Rough Running Diesel TDI Engines
Intake valves, EGR valves and intake tracts tend to become “carboned-up” on the TDI. The appropriate fix is to remove these components and physically clean out the excessive carbon build up.
Clicking Noise in the Front When Turning
Volkswagen utilizes constant velocity joints on the front axles to drive the wheels. These CV joints have boots to keep dirt out and grease in. these boots live in a harsh environment and are prone to tearing and cracking. Once this happens the grease slings out of the CV joint and dirt gets inside. This clicking noise is the CV joint itself because it is full of dirt and dry of grease.
If the boot is not replaced and the joint cleaned and greased it can lead to CV joint failure. Another indicator is dirty grease on the inside of the front wheels. We can diagnose and repair this issue in your VW.
Clunking in the Front End, Especially Over Bumps and While Turning
On VW Passat's the upper control arm bushings are common locations for tearing and splitting. The arms no longer are held tight in place and move around, which causes the clunking noise. These bushings do affect the alignment, and will cause accelerated tire wear. There are also other components in the front end that fail, so it is best to have your vehicle inspected before investing in replacing parts.
New Volkswagen Vehicle Owners Under Factory Warranty
We can perform your required or necessary maintenance services while your Volkswagen is still under factory warranty. We use factory approved parts and lubricants. We will stamp your maintenance book. You are not required to take your Volkswagen back to an authorized dealer for services or maintenance services that you are required to pay for. Contact us for details.
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I had a good experience there with my Volvo which not a lot of other mechanics seemed to know about because its a foreign car. They even took the time to break down exactly what they needed to fix my car and even showed me the parts that needed fixed due to being damaged that definitely needed to changed lol. Would I take my car back In the future for other issues? Of course!!
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