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For generations, many import shops have used the conventional “loss-leader,” 3,000-mile oil/filter change as their sole opportunity to inspect their customers’ vehicles for maintenance needs. But that practice has been rendered obsolete by import manufacturers programming extended oil life monitoring algorithms into their engine control modules (ECMs).

Volkswagen Tiguan Brake Job

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a compact SUV built on the A5 platform that is shared with the Golf and Jetta. The brake system is straightforward, but it has two quirks that can make a brake job difficult: a vacuum pump and electric parking brakes.

Volkswagen Tech Tip: Noise From Front End When Steering Wheel Is Turned

Vehicle owners may complain of a squeaking/creaking noise from the front of the vehicle while the steering wheel is fully turned. The ribs of the outer CV boot may contact one another when the steering wheel is fully turned. This has the potential to create a squeak or creak noise. The noise may be more prevalent in wet weather.

Industry Under The Microscope: Transparency Brings Opportunities To The Aftermarket

In the aftermarket, there are new challenges to mend customer confidence and a need for a greater focus on restoring customer trust.

Audi Fuel System Diagnostics

Nine out of 10 times, a P0087/16471 “Fuel System Rail Pressure Too Low” DTC points to replacement of the high-pressure fuel pump. But there are other problems that will set the code, says Import Specialist Contributor Bob Howlett, who takes a closer look at the 2009 Audi A4 that came into his shop with this issue.

Import Insights: Volkswagen (August 2015)

Volkswagen Launches “Release Your RRRR” Campaign Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) unveiled the Unleash Your Rrrr site that allows Volkswagen fans to drive a virtual Golf R using only the sound of their voice. The web app utilizes deep learning, an artificial intelligence subset of machine learning, to analyze each user’s unique impression of the Golf

2015 Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen Issues Recall on New Passats

Volkswagen Group of America Inc. is recalling up to 62 2015 Passats manufactured from May 18 to May 21 that may have been manufactured incorrectly.

Timing Chain Failures on 2.0L, 2.5L Import Engines

Last month, we looked at the timing chain setup on the Audi 3.2L engine and saw how a lack of oil changes can adversely affect the tensioners and cause engine failure. We’ve also seen similar issues with the timing chain setups on the 2.5L 5-cylinder BGP engine that came out in 2005, and the 2.0L

Timing Chain Failure
Import Insights: Volkswagen Golf GTI (June 2014)

Spotlight on Seventh-Generation Golf GTI The Seventh-generation Golf GTI is bigger, lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient than the previous generation, with increases in horsepower and torque as well as an improvement in fuel economy. Engine The Golf GTI features an EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct- injection TSI engine that creates 210 hp and 258 lb.-ft.