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GET THESE AUTO REPAIRS BEFORE SUMMER

IS YOUR CAR READY THIS SEASON? Is your vehicle ready to take on the summer season? Stein Automotive on Taylorsville Road in Kentucky can help you perform repairs and adjustments to ensure your vehicle is fully functional for the next few months. Here are a few services to schedule soon! Summer Maintenance Services Oil Change Take a peek at the tag in the left corner of your windshield. Will your vehicle be due for an oil change during your upcoming road trip? Is it past the due date? Don't skip over the oil changes that help your vehicle's engine perform in the heat. Nobody wants to get stranded with an overheating vehicle! A/C Service When was the last time you showed your vehicle's air conditioning system some love? If you haven't had service since last summer, it's not a bad idea to schedule a quick visit to our shop to check up on vital components. You'll be traveling in cool comfort for the rest of the season! Tire Check How di ... read more

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COMMON PORSCHE PROBLEMS

THINGS YOU CAN PREPARE FOR Porsche owners don't need to be told that vehicle maintenance is important. When you purchase a high-performance, luxury car, you understand that it's a long-term investment. To help drivers of Boxsters, Caymans, and 911s alike, Stein Automotive on Shelbyville Road is sharing a few common repairs we perform on Porsches. That way, our customers can prepare for the long road of vehicle maintenance ahead of them! The following items are repairs we frequently perform on Porsche vehicles and, with this information in mind, you can create a schedule to prevent issues and a budget for life's unpredictable problems. Engine Light: Like most advanced automobiles, Porches are outfitted with onboard diagnostic (OBD) systems. These computers self-diagnose malfunctions and report them to the vehicle owner and their trusted technician through codes and the check engine light. No one rejoices when they see this light, but you shouldn't ignore it! It's ... read more

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Why You Need an Import Repair Expert

SPECIALIZED AUTO REPAIRS If your vehicle came from overseas, you can be sure that its design is unique. Audi, Acura, Lexus, BMW, Toyota, and Volkswagen are just a few examples of import vehicle brands that are different from one another. Each vehicle from these manufacturers has its own design, performance standards, and maintenance requirements, which is why it's important to find an auto service provider that understands your vehicle's individual needs. An import expert like Stein Automotive on Taylorsville Road can protect your vehicle better than any general auto repair shop. What Makes Us Different You might be wondering just what makes a foreign car specialist stand out. Why are the services at Stein Automotive better for your vehicle? To start, our technicians have received specialized training to properly equip them with knowledge and skills to work on cars from certain manufacturers. Our shop is also equipped with manufacturer quality tools to round out our expertise. In terms ... read more

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UNDERSTANDING VOLKSWAGEN’S DIRECT-SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG)

HOW DOES IT WORK? The DSG, also known as a dual-clutch transmission, is an automatic transmission system that shifts gears faster than any other transmission system currently out in the market. Originally created and marketed by Volkswagen, this product can now be found in other brands like Audi, Hyundai, and Porsche. The system utilizes two different gearboxes — one for odd numbered gears and another for even-numbered gears. While your vehicle shifts gears, these gearboxes will predict and pre-select the next gear in the sequence based on your speed and behavior. Once you shift gears, the transmission uses the clutch for an almost instant switch, with the switches timed at only 8 milliseconds! THE HISTORY Before the DSG, there was the sequential manual transmission (SMT). The SMT was designed to provide automatic transmission drivers the same performance a manual, stick-shift driver experiences. Although it allowed 100% of the power to be transferred from the engine to the wheel ... read more

MAINTENANCE SERVICES YOUR VEHICLE NEEDS

WHAT YOU SHOULD REQUEST As most vehicle owners should know, following a proper general maintenance routine is important to prolonging the life of your vehicle. These routines help catch any small issues that could hinder the performance of your vehicle or worsen its overall condition. But have you ever wondered what services go into this routine? Although we view every maintenance service as important, there are some that are necessary in order to maintain the condition of your vehicle and its performance. The next time you visit Stein Automotive for your general maintenance service, make sure you request these three services! Your vehicle will be glad you did. Oil Change Motor oil cycles throughout your engine and is responsible for lubricating the components within your engine and keeping it clean. When completely clean, it should have a clear, amber color to it. If you notice that your motor oil is getting dark and gritty, don't worry! That means the oil is doing its job and that it ... read more

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