Volkswagen repair in Nashville isn’t always easy to find. There are only a few shops that specialize in these vehicles. GPO Tuning is one, and here shares a few tips on how to keep your VW in its best shape.
Caring for your car at home
According to GPO Tuning (aka “German Performance Options”), taking good care of your car is the best way to avoid the expense of Volkswagen repair. Nashville is known for its intense weather systems, which often pop up suddenly, bringing hail and high winds that can damage your vehicle. You can avoid costly bodywork caused by storms by simply keeping your vehicle in the garage. Wash it regularly, which will remove salt, mud, and dirt that can build up and damage the paint. Don’t neglect the interior since the same debris can also take a toll on the carpet and seats.
Beyond the body
Unfortunately, body damage is not the only thing that can go wrong with your German-engineered automobile. If the dreaded check engine light comes on, for example, you’ll need to have that checked out immediately to ensure that a small issue does not escalate into mechanical failure. Before calling your mechanic, however, first check that your fuel cap is on correctly since this can trigger an alert. The check engine light might also indicate a problem in the electrical system or with the air/fuel mixture and/or the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors. This will require expert Volkswagen repair from Nashville’s GPO Tuning.
Another problem requiring immediate diagnostics is a dysfunctional air conditioner. This could be something as simple as a refrigerant leak or damaged cooling fan, but could also point to a more serious issue involving the compressor. Air conditioner replacement is a time-consuming Volkswagen repair. Nashville-based GPO Tuning has the expertise to get down to the root of the problem and return functionality to your vehicle’s AC system as quickly as possible.
Talking to your mechanic
When you need Volkswagen repair in Nashville, GPO’s dealer trained mechanics are there. Not only can they accurately diagnose the issue, but they are also available to answer any questions you might have. Once they have had an opportunity to look at your vehicle, ask them for specifics, including what is actually wrong, and how long it will take to fix. There is not much that our mechanics have not seen before so you can rest assured that your repair will be done right the first time.
VW Diesel Service
If you have a VW TDI, German Performance Options is the shop for you. We have vast experience in repairing, maintaining and tuning Volkswagen diesels. From ALH, PD to CR TDI’s, we can have your car running as efficiently as possible. Many shops don’t have the knowledge to rebuild injection pumps, upgrade injectors and turbos or tune TDI’s for either more power or increased mpg’s. GPO does.
General Volkswagen care tips
You cannot always avoid the need for Volkswagen repair. As a Nashville car owner, however, you can take steps to keep your car at its best. In addition to having your VW professionally serviced, regularly check the belts and hoses, clean corrosion from the battery, and top off fluids as needed. Change your filters when they are dirty and maintain adequate and consistent tire pressure. These small actions can have a big impact on the safety and functionality of your vehicle.
For more information about Volkswagen repair in Nashville or other performance tuning options, contact GPO Tuning at 615.248.9466