Preparing Your Car For Winter

Winter is coming, and make sure your European vehicle is ready for the colder months.

Cold weather after prolonged use of your vehicle over the hot weather months can leave you in a bad situation. Where can I get my car service for winter? Luckily, Eurofed Automotive has your Winter Checklist and the ability to complete all of the services at any of our 13 locations.

Winter Checklist

  • Coolant Flush Service
  • Brake Flush Service
  • Battery Diagnostic or Replacement
  • Brake Pads and Rotor Service
  • Replace Wiper Blades
  • Inspect or Replace Tires
  • Check Tire Pressures
  • Oil Change or Check Levels
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Diagnose Collant Hoses or Leak

Any of these services can be completed at all of the Eurofed Automotive Locations. Schedule an appointment today!

Automotive Battery Care & Replacement

What Is Your Car’s Battery Responsible For?

A vehicle’s battery is responsible for providing power to your vehicle’s electrical systems including the starter and ignition system. As vehicles have become more technologically sophisticated and complex, a vehicle’s battery is critical to the operation of your vehicle. 

Understanding your vehicle’s battery and when to have your battery serviced is paramount to your vehicles dependability and drivability. Here we will outline proper battery care, when to have your battery replaced, and where you can have a battery replaced by a dealer certified technician. 

Signs My Car’s Battery Needs To Be Replaced

  • Battery is older than 4 years old
    • It’s recommended that each car battery is replaced after four years and to ensure your vehicle runs properly it’s important that you don’t forget to do this. There’s nothing worse than losing power mid-journey, so don’t try to extend the life of your battery for longer than you should.

  • Trouble starting vehicle / Vehicle needs to be routinely jump-started
    • When a battery is low on power it will generally not be able to provide enough power to the starter to easily turn on the engine. If you turn the key and do not hear the starter engage, the first culprit is always an out of date or drained battery. 

  • Low battery voltage warning on dash / Check-Engine Light 
    • Given how integral the battery is to the operation of your car, most european vehicles will notify you if there is an issue with the battery and its related systems. This is either with a battery light illuminating on the dash or a warning message. 
car battery light on while driving

How To Extend My Car Batteries Life Cycle.

  • Keep battery warm
    • The cold weather is bad news for your battery so it’s important to try to keep it warm during winter. An engine or battery heater is often advised to help cars stay up and running in the cold. They not only make it easier to start the battery but help to minimise power consumed.
  • Don’t over-charge Battery
    • If you charge your battery manually, it’s important not to over-charge it as this can lead to damage. Check on the battery every half an hour to see how it’s progressing.
  • Stay on top of any signs of an electrical draw.
    • Whether it is improperly installed electrical equipment or a damaged piece of the wiring harness, vehicles can be susceptible to parasitic electrical draw and drain the battery of your vehicle.

Where Can I Have My Car’s Battery Changed At An Automotive Shop Near Me?

If your vehicle is showing signs of electrical draw or your battery needs to be replaced by a dealer-certified automotive technician Eurofed is here to fulfill that need and more. With the highest quality technicians in the industry its our priority your vehicle is serviced properly the 1st time. 

Contact a Eurofed service advisor at any of our locations across the American southeast to learn about our industry leading services

Air Suspension Repair

Automotive luxury is a continuous pursuit of absolute comfort and refinement on the road. This pursuit has revolutionized automotive suspension design to eliminate as many of the vibrations from contacting road imperfections translating into cabins. One leap in automotive suspension engineering was the development of air ride suspension. Having the vehicle ride as if it was literally driving on a cloud. However this leap in technology is not perfect and there are known issues that develop among vehicles equipped with factory air-suspension. 

How Does Air Suspension Function?

Traditional suspension consists of 3 main basic components; the struts/shock absorbers, springs and control arms. The suspension control arms guide the travel of the suspension and maintain the alignment specifications.

The shock absorber, as the name implies, dampens the sudden movement of the springs and suspension as it encounters undulations among the road. It does this via Hydraulic fluid and valved channels within the shock absorber. 

The spring maintains the vehicle’s ride height, allows the suspension to suspend, keeps the tires in contact with the road and aids in minimizing road vibrations. The springs are often what make or break the ride quality of a vehicle. That is why it was no surprise German automakers took to improve upon this pivotal part of the suspension. 

By replacing the spring with a rubber air bag it would absorb the imperfections of the road more efficiently that a standard metal spring. To maintain proper air levels in each spring there is a system of airlines that feed to a distribution block that is then fed with air from an air tank when needed. This is all managed by the vehicle’s ECU electronically to ensure maximum ride comfort.

Known Automotive Manufacturers To Utilize Air Suspension. 

Common Areas Of Fault On Air Suspension

Air Lines

  • Most automotive air lines are made of either metal, rubber or plastic. Over time with use the plastic lines will become brittle and develop cracks. The rubber lines become dry and brittle as well and develop cracks within the system that allow air to escape.

Air Strut

  • The majority of the air bags and seals on factory air suspension are manufactured from a rubber compound. Those rubber components will develop dry rot, become brittle and develop leaks. This is the most common form of automotive air suspension failure.

Valve Block

  • The valve block is responsible for managing the air pressure for each individual air strut. When cracks begin to develop along the air lines it attracts moisture into the system. In most factory air ride systems, the valve block is electronically controlled. When moisture is introduced in to the system is can cause damage to the electronics within the valve block.

Signs My Air Suspension Needs To Be Repaired/Serviced

  • Vehicle suspension sagging
  • Hissing when parked
  • Suspension fault on dash 

If your vehicle is experiencing any of these symptoms it is advised to have your vehicle brought in for a air suspension issue diagnostic with a certified automotive technician.

Where Can I Have An Air Suspension Repair Service Done At A Shop Near Me?

At Eurofed automotive we believe that every customer should be treated like family! We handle every customer with the same level of honesty and respect we’d expect a business to treat a family member of our own. That includes full transparency and a constant line of communication with our clients. 

On top of that we staff the highest quality technicians with years of experience in the automotive service and performance industry. This way we make sure the service is performed properly the first and only time. But in the event that a part installed is faulty, all services are covered by a 2 year/ 24,000 mile warranty!

Have your vehicle’s air suspension serviced by the trained automotive professionals at Eurofed. Contact your local Eurofed location to learn more about our industry leading Automotive repair and maintenance services

Top Range Rover Shops Near Me

The Range Rover line from Land Rover has always stood as the standard for the perfect mix of British luxury and overlanding prowess. However they have also made a claim to Infamy for higher than average maintenance costs. Choosing the correct automotive repair shop that won’t waste your time and money is important when your Range Rover is due for its next factory scheduled maintenance. 

Here we will highlight the common Range Rover services you can expect. How to avoid a problematic Range Rover when you are in the market to buy. And why Eurofed is the perfect choice for handling all of your Range Rover automotive service needs.

Common Range Rover Services 

The value of a pre-purchase inspections

If you are in the market to purchase a Range Rover it is important to understand the common service items you can expect to have done routinely. One way to sufficiently gauge the expected maintenance cost of a future vehicle, Range Rovers especially, is to have a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) performed. During a PPI a certified automotive technician will do an in-depth inspection of the entire vehicle and make an assessment of the vehicle’s overall condition. From this assessment you will receive the perceived future cost of ownership and its necessary maintenance items. 

Click here to learn more about how a Pre-Purchase Inspection can save you $1000s.

Where can I have a shop perform a Range Rover service near me?

You can have your vehicle serviced by a certified automotive technician at any local Eurofed location across the American south east.

Why choose Eurofed for your Range Rover’s Services?

At Eurofed automotive we believe that every customer should be treated like family! We handle every customer with the same level of honesty and respect we’d expect a business to treat a family member of our own. That includes full transparency and a constant line of communication with our clients. 

On top of that we staff the highest quality technicians with years of experience in the automotive service and performance industry. This way we make sure the service is performed properly the first and only time. But in the event that a part installed is faulty, all services are covered by a 2 year/ 24,000 mile warranty!

Contact your local Eurofed location to learn more about our industry leading Automotive repair and maintenance services

European Auto Repair Near Me

When it comes to owning a European vehicle, the refined driving experience that they offer is unparalleled. However, for all of that innovation comes at a cost. European vehicles are commonly the most costly to maintain and repair. Finding the right European automotive service specialty shop that you can trust will make sure it is money well spent and you can enjoy your European vehicle reliably for as many miles as possible.

What Qualities To Look For In a European Automotive Service Center?  

Transparency & Communication

Honesty is the best policy after all! A respectable European service and repair center should have the ability to communicate exactly what your vehicle needs and what is due for its factory scheduled maintenance. Customers deserve transparency not only on the pricing of services but on the actual services that are performed.  

Communication is key when providing quality automotive service for a client. Being able to explain the issue of a vehicle or the services needed in an easy to digest manner will make sure you as the client are confident in what is being done with no second guessing. 

On top of that an automotive service shop with an experienced service advisor should be in constant contact with you during each step of a service from the diagnostic to when the vehicle is ready for pick up. This way you are never left wondering when your vehicle will be done and there are no surprises at the end of the service

 Quality Technicians

The quality of the service performed on your vehicle is only as good as the technician doing the work! An experienced european automotive repair facility should have a staff of certified technicians with years of experience in the field. 

Ideally a European service center should have technicians that are experts in the most common European Automotive manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche. This translates to a vehicle diagnosis that is more definite than an educated guess and services being performed properly

Warranty 

A top tier automotive repair shop should always guarantee quality automotive service work and back it up with their own warranty. The benefit of a warranty is that you, the client, is not penalized or has to pay for fixing a defective part. An established automotive service shop should always be able to stand by the quality of their work and take care of their customers.

Common Services Performed at a Reputable Automotive Service Shop

Why Choose Eurofed Automotive for Your Automotive Services?

At Eurofed automotive we believe that every customer should be treated like family! We handle every customer with the same level of honesty and respect we’d expect a business to treat a family member of our own. That includes full transparency and a constant line of communication with our clients. 

On top of that we staff the highest quality technicians with years of experience in the automotive service and performance industry. This way we make sure the service is performed properly the first and only time. But in the event that a part installed is faulty, all services are covered by a 2 year/ 24,000 mile warranty!

You can have your vehicle serviced by a certified automotive technician at any local Eurofed location across the American south east.

Contact your local Eurofed location to learn more about our industry leading Automotive repair and maintenance services

Coolant Leak Diagnosis & Repair

What Is Your Vehicle’s Cooling System?

For most vehicle’s their engine generates power with the help of thousands of controlled explosions within the cylinders to push the pistons down, turn the crankshaft and send power through the transmission to the tires. This method of internal combustion develops a lot of heat within the engine. Too much heat can begin to warp and destroy vital components of the engine. 

To combat this heat and have the vehicle operate at its optimal temperature range everyone is designed with a cooling system. Most vehicle cooling systems consist of a series of sealed pathways inside the engine to allow coolant to flow through and provide proficient cooling. 

When your vehicle begins to develop leaks or blockages within the coolant system it drastically increases the possibility of the engine overheating and eventually failing. Making sure your cars cooling system is operating properly is critical to ensuring its reliability for the future. Here we will outline the most common points of failure within the cooling system, what can be done to prevent leaks and where you can have a coolant leak repaired by a certified automotive technician. 

What are the most common coolant leaks or points of failure?

Radiator 

The radiator is responsible for cooling down the hot coolant after it has passed through the engine before it makes its way back to the expansion tank.  It utilizes the air flowing in front of it to cool down the coolant that runs through the radiator. The Radiator is the main contributor to keeping the coolant from getting too hot.

Overtime with continual use a radiator seams can become weak to the point that they are not able to provide proper seal and will develop a radiator leak. This is due to how much a radiator will expand or retract with changes of temperature and the pressure within the cooling system with normal use.

Thermostat

The thermostat is responsible for managing the flow of coolant to the engine. The reason for this is engines have to operate within a certain temperature range. Too cold and the engine will not operate efficiently. Too hot and it will cause damage to the engine. The thermostat is designed to open and close at a specified coolant temp to modulate the flow of coolant. 

As a thermostat ages from use it will eventually fail by no longer opening or staying open. 

Radiator/Coolant Hoses

Radiator/coolant hoses are designed to safely transport coolant throughout the cooling system. Think of it like the veins in your body. However many are manufactured with a form of rubber composite which will begin to dry up over time and develop coolant leaks. 

Expansion tank

The expansion tank is responsible for containing the extra coolant that is not needed to flow into the engine yet and manage the pressure of the system. As coolant heats up and cools down, it will expand and contract thus changing the pressure in the system. The expansion tank is designed to manage that pressure to provide an optimal coolant flow within the cooling system.  

In most vehicles the expansion tank is manufactured out of a specialized plastic composite, some are made of metal. However overtime, with continuous expansion and contractions, small hairline cracks can develop. 

Radiator fan

The radiator fan is responsible for providing additional air flow for the radiator and engine. This is most important when the vehicle is stationary and at idle because there is not sufficient airflow coming through the engine bay. Most radiator fans in European vehicles are powered by an electric motor. With age the motors are known to fail and not provide the proper amount of airflow when stationary. 

Signs Your Vehicle Has a Coolant Leak

  • Coolant puddle forming underneath vehicle
  • Vehicle running hot/overheating
  • Coolant smell noticeable while operating vehicle

If your vehicle is experiencing any of these symptoms its highly recommended to have it inspected by an experienced automotive technician and have a coolant leak diagnosis performed. 

What Maintenance Can Be Done To Prevent a Coolant Leak?

It’s recommended to have a coolant service performed every 30,000 miles by an authorized mechanic. Overtime coolant’s ability to dissipate heat diminishes, during a coolant service the old coolant is drained and replaced with new coolant. 

Not all coolant is the same however! Every manufacturer has designed their own coolant to be used in their vehicles. Utilizing the improper coolant can cause more damage than good. Having a coolant service performed by a dealer-trained technician can ensure the proper coolant is used. Furthermore during a coolant service it allows a technician to perform a visual inspection of the vehicle to look for signs of leaks or points where a leak can develop. 

At Eurofed automotive we offer courtesy multi-point inspections during every service we offer to ensure that the customer is fully aware of the condition of their vehicle and its factory-scheduled maintenance needs.   

Where Can I Have A Coolant Leak Diagnosed At a Shop Near Me?

You can have a coolant leak diagnostic and repair performed by a dealer-trained automotive technician at any local Eurofed location across the American southeast. 

Contact your local Eurofed today to learn more about our affordable auto repair services.

Carbon Cleaning Service

Eliminate Carbon Build Up In Your Vehicle’s Engine

What is Carbon Build Up?

Majority of European manufacturers switched from standard fuel injection to direct fuel injection. Fuel is now injected directly into the cylinder head rather than the intake. This was a great leap in overall efficiency. Being able to control the exact amount of fuel in each cylinder means that the fine tuning helps with power and fuel conservation. However, this system and technology does have its drawbacks.

As the fuel burns with direct injection, it releases waste byproducts such as carbon that will begin to build up on the intake valves. Overtime with regular use, carbon deposits will build up on the intake valves to the point where it will affect the overall air flow within the engine. A lack of proper air flow translates to a lack of overall efficiency. This will cause the engine to run abnormally and even cause a check engine light fault and corresponding code to come up on the dash.

What Are The Symptoms Of Carbon Build Up?

  • Drivability Issues
  • Rough Idle
  • Engine shaking or vibration
  • Check engine light on
  • Engine Misfiring
  • Car jerking or surging at stops 
  • Lack of power during acceleration

What Maintenance Can Be Done To Prevent Carbon Build Up?

There is no method to completely prevent or stop carbon buildup, other than a carbon cleaning service. There are services and Liqui Moly products that can severely slow down the amount of carbon being built up within your engine.

Jectron by Liqui Moly

Jectron is a combination of additives that is poured into the fuel tank. As the solution works its way through the fuel system, it is designed to clean and maintain areas of deposit buildup. This includes fuel injectors and the intake valves of the engine. Eurofed recommends having a Liqui moly Jectron treatment included with an oil change service every 5000 miles to maintain a clean system and slow down carbon build up.

Routine Oil Change Services

  • With oil changes done every 5000 miles the oil within the engine is always in optimal condition. Furthermore if utilizing higher quality oil, such as Liqui moly, they contain additives that are designed to clean the engine including the intake valves.
  • On top of that with oil changes being on a consistent 5,000 mile service interval it allows a certified technician to perform an inspection on the vehicle. Part of that inspection includes checking for signs of excessive carbon build within the engine. At Eurofed Automotive we offer a courtesy multi-point inspection on every vehicle that we service.
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Only Using Premium Fuel

  • When using higher octane rated premium fuel it has a tendency to burn more thoroughly. The higher octane fuel will burn more efficiently and be less likely to leave burnt carbon deposits on the intake valves and surrounding areas. Furthermore most Premium gasoline contain additives that are designed to clean the fuel system much like Liqui moly Jectron.

What Is A Carbon Cleaning Service?

During a carbon cleaning service, a certified automotive technician will gain access to your vehicle’s intake valves. At that point the technician will clean the valves and surrounding area with a walnut blaster and vacuum out all of the residual carbon. Once all valves have been thoroughly cleaned the vehicle is reassembled, test driven, and service light reset.

Click here to learn more about the automotive services offered by Eurofed Automotive

Where Can I Have A Carbon Cleaning Service Performed At A Shop Near Me?

You can have a carbon-cleaning service performed on your vehicles by an experienced automotive technician at any local Eurofed location across the American southeast. All services performed at a Eurofed repair facility is covered by a 2 year/ 24,000 mile warranty

Contact your local Eurofed today to learn more about our affordable auto repair services.

Brake Services

Your vehicle’s brakes are responsible for slowing down and/or bringing your vehicle to a complete stop. This is important for regular use but absolutely essential during any emergency situation on the road. Understanding the condition of your vehicle’s braking system and how it functions is paramount to ensuring the safety of yourself and everyone else on the street.  

How Do Brakes Work?

Your vehicle’s brakes operate as a hydraulic system utilizing brake fluid and pressure to provide the force necessary to slow down. As you press on the brake pedal to slow down, the brake fluid is pressurized and exerted to the four corners of the car via brake lines. When the pressurized brake fluid enters the caliper it provides the force necessary for the brake pads to clamp onto the brake rotor to slow down the car.

When the caliper presses the brake pads onto the brake rotors with a sufficient amount of pressure, the friction generated by their contact is what slows the vehicle down.

Most Common Automotive Brake Services

Brake Fluid Service

During a brake fluid service your vehicle’s brake fluid is evacuated from the brake reservoir and bled through the brake calipers. The importance of having your brake fluid changed is that overtime moisture will accumulate within the brake lines which in turn can affect the brake fluids ability to provide pressure to the brake calipers to properly slow the vehicle down. 

Click here to learn more about brake fluid services. 

Brake pads and rotor replacement service

During a standard brake service the brake pads and rotors are replaced with new units. It is a common misconception that just the brake pads need to be replaced during a brake service. The brake pads and rotors in fact wear down together with use. Rotors that have been reused and not replaced have a likelihood to warp which will cause a severe vibration under braking.

The brake rotors will also wear down to the point where the edges of the rotors will become elevated to a sharp point. This is known as “lipping”. The thinner the brake rotor becomes with extended wear the more likely it will develop cracks that could cause the brakes to fail during use!

When are my brakes due for service?

There is no set manufacturer service interval to have a brake service performed on your vehicle. The rate of wear on your brakes is dependent on your style of driving. If you drive at faster speeds and brake aggressively often then your brakes will wear down quicker.

The best way to know when your vehicle is due for a brake service or a brake fluid service is to have it inspected by a certified automotive technician during a routine oil service every 5,000 miles. An experienced technician will gauge the material left on the brake pad and advise when to have a brake pad and rotor change performed on the automobile. 

At Eurofed automotive we offer courtesy multi-point inspections on every vehicle we service to ensure you know exactly what service items are needed to have your vehicle brought up to date on its factory scheduled maintenance.

Click here to learn more about your vehicle’s factory scheduled maintenance. 

Where can I have a brake service performed at an automotive shop near me?

You can have your car’s brake service performed by a dealer-certified technician at any of our local Eurofed locations across the southeast. All services are backed by a 2 year/ 24,000 mile warranty.

Contact your local Eurofed today to learn more about our affordable auto repair services.

Brake Fluid Service

How to keep moisture out of your brakes.

What is a Brake Fluid Service?

Your vehicle’s brakes operate as a hydraulic system using brake fluid and pressure to provide the force necessary to slow down. As you press on the brake pedal to slow down, the brake fluid is pressurized and exerted to the four corners of the car via brake lines. When the pressurized brake fluid enters the caliper it provides the force necessary for the brake pads to clamp onto the brake rotor to slow down the car. 

One of the important characteristics of brake fluid is its boiling point. Hydraulic systems rely on an incompressible fluid to transmit force. Liquids are generally incompressible while gases, boiling water, are compressible. If the brake fluid boils, becoming a gas, it will lose most of its ability to transmit the force needed to slow down a car. This will severely affect your vehicle’s braking ability.

To make matters worse, the only time you are likely to boil your brake fluid is during a period of prolonged braking, such a drive down a mountain! Furthermore the more water and moisture that sits in your brake system increases the chance of metal parts, such as the brake lines, to rust and even develop a leak.  Staying on top of the moisture accumulation within your brake fluid is critical.

When a vehicle is brought in for a brake fluid service a dealer-certified technician extracts the old brake fluid entirely from the system and replenishes it with new brake fluid with no moisture in the system. Knowing when to have a brake fluid service performed on your vehicle can ensure that it’s safe for the road.

When should I have a brake fluid service performed?

There is no set service interval of when to have your brake fluid changed. However its best practice to have your brake fluid checked during every oil change to monitor the percentage of moisture within the system. 

Click here to learn more about factory scheduled maintenance

At Eurofed automotive we offer courtesy multi-point inspections with every service. One of the points we check is the moisture content within your brake fluid. When the percentage of moisture within your brake flood is beyond 3% we recommend having a brake fluid service performed by an experienced automotive technician. 

Where can I have a brake fluid service performed by a shop near me?

You can have a brake fluid service performed by a dealer-certified technician at any of our local Eurofed locations across the southeast. All services are backed by a 2 year/ 24,000 mile warranty.

Contact your local Eurofed today to learn more about our affordable auto repair services.

Transmission Service

How-to Know When Your Transmission Service Is Due

What Is a Transmission service?

Every modern internal-combustion powered automobile is equipped with a transmission. The transmission is responsible for transmitting the power generated by the engine to the wheels. This is done by a variety of moving and interchanging gears with specific gear ratios for specific speed ranges. To allow the gears to move seamlessly with no friction and avoid damage to the gears, gear oil is required within the system to provide lubrication. Furthermore the transmission fluid is responsible for cooling the transmission as well. This is very similar to how the oil is utilized within the engine. 

Overtime with normal use the gear oil begins to degrade in their ability to provide sufficient lubrication and cooling for the transmission. Much like the oil in your engine, the oil in your transmission and its filter are maintenance items that need to be replaced at dealer-specified service intervals. This is known as a transmission service. 

Understanding what type of transmission your vehicle is equipped with and knowing when the next transmission service is due is critical to maintaining your vehicles reliability and dependability. 

The Different Transmission Types

Over the years automotive manufacturers have created a variety of transmission designs that are built for their own particular purposes.  Here is an outline of the three most common designs that you will see in vehicle’s sold today.

Manual Transmission

The manual transmission is the oldest and simplest in design. In order to change gears it must be done manually by the driver via the operation of the clutch and the shifter. The most common service items for a manual transmission is a transmission service and a clutch replacement service. 

Torque Converter Automatic Transmission

The most common transmission utilized in vehicles today is a torque converter automatic transmission. Instead of the gears being changed manually with a gear lever, they are changed automatically with the use of a torque converter and a TCU, Transmission control unit. 

Much like your engine’s ECU, Engine control Unit, the TCU is a computer module which monitors the various systems such as the speed sensor and throttle position sensor to dictate which gear is best suited for that given situation. While the TCU is automatically changing gears within the transmission the Torque Converter momentarily separates the engine from the transmission to allow for a much smoother gear change. 

The most common service and repair items for a vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission is the Torque converter, mechatronics unit, transmission fluid and transmission filter. 

Dual-Clutch Transmission 

A dual-clutch transmission is very similar to an automatic transmission in that they’re both operated automatically with a TCU. However instead of utilizing a torque converter, a dual clutch operates with two sets clutches that operate their respective half of the gear set. 

The advantage of a dual-clutch transmission is that it offers a quicker and more direct gear change than you could have in a traditional automatic or manual transmission. This is thanks to the addition of that second clutch that gets the next gear ready for use at the press of a paddle.

As you are currently engaged in a gear the second clutch already has the next available gears spinning and ready to be engaged. A dual-clutch transmission is more commonly found in performance models such as Volkswagen’s DSG transmission, Porsche’s PDK Transmission and Audi’s S-tronic Transmission. 

The most common service and repair items on a dual-clutch transmission equipped vehicle is the transmission fluid, clutches, clutch basket and transmission fluid filter. 

When is my transmission service due?

Every manufacturer designs their transmissions with a particular service interval. However there are general service interval ranges that we recommend for each of the main 3 transmission designs. 

  • Manual transmission fluid service: Every 70,000-80,000 miles
  • Automatic transmission service: Every 60,000-70,000 miles
  • Dual-Clutch Transmission Service: Every 30,000 – 40,000 miles 

If you are not sure which design transmission your vehicle was equipped with or when it is due for a transmission service, you can have your vehicle inspected by an experienced automotive technician. 

At Eurofed automotive we offer courtesy inspections with every service to provide full transparency to our customers about the condition of their vehicle and how to best maintain the vehicle’s reliability and dependability. 

Click here to learn more about Factory scheduled maintenance.

Where can I have a transmission service performed at a shop near me?

You can have a transmission service performed by a dealer-certified technician at any of our 13 Eurofed locations across the southeast. All transmission services are backed by a 2 year/ 24,000 mile warranty.

Contact your local Eurofed today to learn more about our affordable auto repair services.