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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

Demystifying The Automotive Repair Process!

Throughout our 20+ years of business, we have facilitated a variety of projects everywhere from soccer mom SUVs to full-blown race cars. This experience has proven extremely valuable in not only the vehicle diagnosing process, but also encoding the messages from our technicians to our customers. The valuable time to understand and learn about your vehicle provides a great backbone for the relationship we have with our customers. This level of trust and transparency allows customers to be able to discuss the service advisors' suggestions in a much better way. You see what our technicians see. Every step of the process is outlined in our proprietary inspection process to make you feel more comfortable on the road. Each vehicle that comes in our doors receives the following:  Check drive belt/tensioner Evaluate overall engine performance Check all hoses/clamps Evaluate engine/transmission mounts Record engine oil condition/level Evaluate brake fluid condition/leve ... read more

Celebrating 20 Years Of Service + Repair!

Celebrating 20 Years Of Service + Repair!

USP Euro Car Care is thrilled to be entering our 20th year as a leader in the Volkswagen & Audi automotive industry. Though we have made some changes, we continue on with even more passion and dedication than when we started long long ago. We would like to thank all our long time and new customers at the repair shop for all of the patience and understanding it takes to own a European vehicle We are honored and humbled to have you as a part of this journey. We were originally founded out of our modest repair facility in the year 2000 in Coral Springs, Florida -- the same place we are at today! Chris Green, the founder of USP Motorsports, became heavily involved in racing events, where we went on to set several world records. It is out of this passion for cars and racing, that we've decided to start our online shop (USPMotorsports.com) nearly 10 years ago and offer the same great products and service to people all over the world. When you put in the time, work a ... read more

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