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Welcome to USP Euro Car Care's Blog page, where you will find all our interests laid out, month-to-month. On this page, we discuss auto repairs, driving etiquette, legal issues, and local interest elements about Coral Springs. Topics we cover might include "The Latest in Auto Repair Trends," "Facts about ASE-Certified Auto Mechanics" (what exactly is an ASE-Certification, and how does that help me?), and "Road Trip Ideas in the Coral Springs Area;" after all, you need to have fun in that vehicle when we finish getting it ready for you! So, scroll down and see what our team has to say this month.

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How To Keep Your Car Cool In The Sweltering Florida Heat

How To Keep Your Car Cool In The Sweltering Florida Heat

Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay    Summer is here! And Florida summers are oppressively hot. The August mugginess has even been compared to walking in warm soup! It’s important to stay cool when and where you can. And the Summer sun can do a lot of damage to European cars.   There’s a lot you can do to keep your car cool all summer. Here’s some advice on staying cool all summer long:   Tactile Parking -- if you know where to take advantage of shade, you can keep the car cool for hours. Just remember to crack your windows enough to let air in, without letting rain in.   Strategic Errands -- One super-tactile way to avoid parking in the hot sum ... read more

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What To Look For When Purchasing A BMW

What To Look For When Purchasing A BMW

Photo by Jon Koop on Unsplash BMW is one of the favorite luxury brands that we service at USP Euro Car Care. They are powerful, elegant, luxurious vehicles with gorgeous aesthetics. BMWs offer a terrific return on investment if you take care of them properly and choose wisely. But like any car, there are questions you should ask before purchasing a new or used BMW. You want to pick a vehicle that’s best suited to your lifestyle in the Coral Springs area. BMWs do not make good starter cars for a family. They make great cars for the family that has grown and is ready to enjoy the finer things in life and for the driver who is thoughtful and careful about how they maintain their BMW.    Here are four essential factors to consider ... read more

How Do Correct Diagnostics Work?

How Do Correct Diagnostics Work?

Photo by Sten Rademaker on Unsplash What Is A Vehicle Diagnostic? Your auto repair shop is not too different from your doctor’s office! You might think of your auto repair shop, and its auto mechanics like you do a doctor’s office and its doctors. Doctors and medical technicians need special education and certifications to ensure the public they are qualified to handle the job; auto mechanics are the same!   You might have heard of “ASE-Certifications” before. These are certification courses and tests that auto mechanics and service advisors go through to test their knowledge of cutting-edge industry standards and vehicle requirements. Like medica ... read more

😮 Not all oil changes are created equally!

😮 Not all oil changes are created equally!

As a car owner ─ oil changes + routine service work, hopefully, are a part of your routine to keep the car safe rolling. They are second nature, yet always pop up at the most opportune times. Whether you take your car to the local quick-lube chain, OEM dealership, or specialty European repair shop -- there are huge differences. When choosing a place to repair or service your vehicle the following variables are always in play: technician skill level, pricing, oil/parts quality, and convenience. When it comes to European vehicles, these attributes provide valuable insight into the quality of service you are receiving.  There are always exceptions to every rule, but generally speaking, the shops that promise you a “30-minute oil change”, should be the last on your list on where you chose your Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW, or Mercedes Benz service. While there are some “quick lube” shops, that do excellent work ─ these shops work on a volume model. The more ... read more

3 Key Indicators Your Cars Water Pump May Be Failing!

3 Key Indicators Your Cars Water Pump May Be Failing!

    When generally speaking about part replacements on your VW, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, and any car for that matter -- there are some things you can wait to fix, and then there are key items. Your water pump lands in the category of “need to fix ASAP”. Its primary job is to help provide cooling for the car. Without this part, you lead yourself down the road of a premature engine failure or other roads that don’t lead to great places. Unfortunately, most vehicle manufacturers in today’s world use plastic construction for these pieces, and don’t last for the lifetime of the vehicle.    The water pump’s main job is to provide movement for the vehicle coolant through the closed-loop system. This helps keep radiator temperatures low and stops heat buildup. With this movement, comes heat. Too much heat and you end up with a part that ends up warped or damaged. Once pump issues begin, it is very simple for things to escalat ... read more

What Service Is Right For My Mercedes? | A + B Service Explained

What Service Is Right For My Mercedes? | A + B Service Explained

Traditionally speaking, Mercedes-Benz vehicles follow two important service schedules: Mercedes-Benz Service A and Mercedes-Benz Service B. These normally are visual prompts on your dash in front of you. Though it may list the services needed, it does not include what each service consists of. If you request immediate service, please contact us at (954) 228-8718 or via email ([email protected]) Differences in Service A vs. Service B Time intervals remain one of the main differences between Mercedes-Benz Service A vs. Service B, with Service A due after 1 year or 10,000 miles and Service B due after 2 years or 20,000 miles. Once you get past the service intervals, Service A and Service B tasks overlap quite a bit. Still, there are a couple of tasks that are only performed during the Service B interval. At your Service B appointment, your vehicle will receive a brake fluid replacement and a cabin ... read more

Cool Car = More Power! Intercoolers Are Essential 🌬️

Cool Car = More Power! Intercoolers Are Essential 🌬️

One of the most overlooked modifications for the Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and any turbocharged car for that matter is easily the intercooler. Turbochargers produce massive amounts of heat, along with a massive amount of power. With this power, brings the heat element, which in turn reduces your power potential across the board. The factory intercooler is designed perfectly for the factory power level, normally with a stock car the car does not pick up any power and has low heat soak throughout the power range. The real difference is when you start requesting more air/power through the factory system after ECU tuning or modifications past stock. Like explained before, with this extra power, the car ends up falling on its face and heating itself up. Aftermarket intercoolers, especially OEM location versions, fix this issue and add more fresh air to the equation. Turbochargers love fresh air. Air = power.     As much as we use them for horsepower gainers + retainers, they al ... read more

It's summertime! Have you checked your vehicle's battery health? 🌡️

It's summertime! Have you checked your vehicle's battery health? 🌡️

Summer months are brutal for not only any type of activity outside in Florida, but also brutal on your vehicle. Whether it be plastic panels, black seats, window tint, or even a battery ─ the heat negatively degrades components on your vehicle.  We cannot explain how many times come June, July, and August where customers are on their way to work or plans and they go to start the car….”click, click, click”. The famous dead battery tone that no one wants to hear. The summer heat introduces a rise in temperature under the hood which accelerates the degradation of a battery. AAA explains that they see a large uptick during the summer months, with almost 1.8 million battery related issues in 2019.   With over 20 years of experience in the repair world, we understand what is needed to keep our customers + even our employees out of the wind in this case. Whenever a vehicle is serviced at our shop, a battery load test is performed along with 29 other points of c ... read more

The Importance Of Automatic Transmission Service (Haldex)

The Importance Of Automatic Transmission Service (Haldex)

Though sometimes overlooked, your Volkswagen/Audi/Porsche/BMW automatic transmission is far from a "set it and forget it" item on your vehicle. This vital piece of machinery is essential to your daily driving experience and sometimes can lend itself cumbersome when not serviced properly. It is easy to overlook, as you do not think past putting the car in "Drive" or "Park".  When people think AWD and Quattro, they think 4 wheel drive..."Oh, it's like a truck". In reality, this only partially correct. The AWD system on majority of the Volkswagen family cars proves itself time and time again in rough weather conditions, snow, sleet, mud, and anything you can throw at it. What people don't know is...the Haldex system is actually primarily FWD biased. This means instead of the car using all four wheels permanently, it actually primarily uses the front wheels. It only shifts power to the back wheels when a multitude of sensors de ... read more

🟢 We are OPEN! 🟢 Porsche GT3 Akrapovic Race Line System Installed at Shop!

🟢 We are OPEN! 🟢 Porsche GT3 Akrapovic Race Line System Installed at Shop!

When it comes to the best of the best, customers look towards Akrapovič in the European world. Even Porsche OEM engineers selected them as an OEM supplier for various cars with packages available from the factory. Akrapovič’s Slip-On Race Line represents the first step in the exhaust system tuning process and it can easily be installed onto the Porsche GT3's original system. Built from hi-grade titanium and finished with two eye-catching double round tailpipes, this entry system makes the GT3 more powerful and lighter and gives the car that unique, sporty Akrapovic sound. USP Euro Car Car operates out of 10,000+ sq/ft of workspace and over 2500 sq/ft of that is the showroom and waiting area with parts on display, televisions, couches, cold water, coffee station, and WiFi. Our technicians are ASE Certified and highly trained to work on Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and BMW vehicles. We service the totality of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties as a full-service shop wi ... read more

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