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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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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, which can cause the engine to jump timing. 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 […]

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Settlement Approved: The Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal

Last month, a settlement between Volkswagen and the hundreds of thousands of vehicle owners of high emissions diesel cars was approved by a federal judge.  Volkswagen has admitted to their error, and they are prepared to spend up to $10 billion dollars to fix and compensate owners or buy back the cars.  Within the American auto […]

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What the Check Engine Light can mean on your European Car

The check engine light can be a scary sight – but don’t fret as the cause is not always a serious problem. Many BMWs, Porsche, Mercedes and other newer vehicles will turn on the check engine light for something as simple as a loose gas cap. So the first thing you should check is that […]

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Best Scenic Drives in Utah

Alongside many of the rocky mountain states, Utah is home to some of the most beautiful terrain to drive in the country.  From Bear Lake to Zion National park, there is so much to see in the Beehive state; fortunately for us locals, the paths are paved and ready to be driven. Here is a […]

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On the fence about buying BMW, Audi, Porsche or Mercedes? Consider these lesser-known points.

Here’s a short list of straight-to-the-point facts we have learned over our years of working with euro vehicles here in Utah.  Some may surprise you. Experience –  Germans have the most experience on the planet with combustion engines.  Is this a deal maker?  Throw in their vast experience in racing, pushing engines to the limits, […]

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What is an Oxygen Sensor?

  So, you come in to Alex’s Autohaus to get a check engine light diagnosed and Willy tells you that it is an oxygen sensor.  So, what the heck is an oxygen sensor and what does it do? An oxygen sensor is an electronic device that helps modern fuel injected engines control the air to […]

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What is TPMS?

What is TPMS? TPMS is an acronym for Tire Pressure Monitoring System.  It is a system within your car to warn you about under or over inflated tires.  It has been around for several years, but it was only mandated by the government for cars produced after 2007.  So, if your car is newer than […]

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Winter Car Care

It is happening again. The changing of seasons and the anticipation of cooler weather and snow. Now is a good time to get your car checked out before the weather turns. Some of the things you should be looking at: 1. Check your tires. Tires that are worn out are hazard to you and your […]

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New Car Purchase

Purchasing a new car can be a scary thing.  For a lot of people it is the second largest purchase they will make outside of their home.  With that in mind it is always a good idea to do your research before you put down your hard earned money.  Below are some tips that will […]

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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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