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Are Oil Catch Cans Worth It?

Oil catch cans are a popular modification on high performance and tuned vehicles, but there is a lot of speculation and general confusion as to what they do and whether or not they work. Are catch cans better at preventing carbon build-up than the systems cars come with from the factory? Read on to learn […]

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Build Spotlight: IS38 Swapped MK6.5 GLI Part 1

A long-term project we have been working on at Alex’s Autohaus is an IS38 turbo conversion on a MK6.5 GLI. This build is much more complicated than putting the same turbo on a GTI, Golf, or Alltrack due to the GLI’s unique differences and compatibility problems. This blog covers the hardware side of the build. […]

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What Does an Upgraded Downpipe Do?

Typically, the first step in improving a vehicle’s performance is an ECU tune. This software upgraded provides significant gains in horsepower and torque on an otherwise completely stock car. After this, the most bang for the buck upgrade on turbocharged vehicles is a high-flow downpipe paired with a stage 2 software reflash. This package is […]

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P0299-What Does An Underboost Code Mean?

Your check engine light is on, your car is not accelerating like it used to, and maybe you hear a hiss, whine, or rattle coming from the engine bay when you’re driving. Unsure of the problem, you get the code read by a mechanic and learn the check engine light is reading out a P0299 […]

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The ultimate VW/Audi tuning guide

The Ultimate Volkswagen/Audi Stage Tuning Guide (2020)

From the factory, Volkswagen and Audi vehicles offer solid performance, comfort, and quality. For some owners, there comes a time when the stock performance of their vehicle is no longer enough. Luckily the aftermarket support for Volkswagen and Audi models is extensive. Owners can make a few basic modifications for increased power and improved handling, […]

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APR MK7 GTI

Common Problems with the Volkswagen MK7 GTI

With the price of used MK7 Volkswagen GTI’s dropping you may be considering adding one to your stable.  The Volkswagen MK7 GTI covers model years 2015-2020.  If you are looking at the older MK6 GTI you may want to go read our article on the issues related to the MK6 GTI. As any good consumer […]

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APR S4

Best Upgrades for Audi B8 and B8.5 S4

You just bought that awesome Audi S4 and have been driving it around the last couple of weeks.  When you first got it sure felt fast, but now you feel it leaving you a bit dissatisfied because you can never be happy with a stock car.  If this describes you then I understand, and we […]

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vag timing chain tensioner

Timing Chain Tensioner and Chain Issues for 2.0T TSI VW and Audi Models

Some of the issues with a timing chain can result in losing hydraulic tension. These problems are found mostly in Audi and VW 2.0T TSI models. The early version of the model of these cars seems to have some defects that can cause engine trouble well before the warranty should be up on the vehicle. […]

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APR MK7 GTI

10 Ways to Make Your GTI Faster

You just picked up a new Volkswagen GTI and while you like what Volkswagen gave you from the factory, you don’t love it.  Faster = Funner after all, and we understand that at Alex’s Autohaus better than  most.  So, here is a list of the top 10 ways to make your GTI Faster The top […]

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Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions

  As we head into these uncertain times, the staff at Alex’s Autohaus is taking extra precautions to ensure that our client’s health and well being is our primary concern. Our shop has always been one of the cleanest in the industry and until the the threat of the virus diminishes, we are taking new […]

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Nationwide Warranty 3 year, 36,000 mile

Alex’s Autohaus offers all customers the Bosch and Tech-Net Peace of Mind Nationwide Warranty. The 36 month/36,000 mile warranty is honored at over 10,000 service centers across the country. Our 36,000 mile warranty is the best in the business!

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