Heads Up Automotive is the Upstate’s leading European service center. We have a focus on VW and Audi repair, and are equipped with the most up to date tools and software to repair your late model VW and Audi car.

Today in the shop, we are installing a new turbocharger on Eric’s 2001 VW Passat.

Turbocharger failure is a common on these cars with higher mileage. Common signs of a failed turbochargers are:

  • Abnormal engine oil consumption
  • Lack of engine power
  • Whistling sound from under the hood
  • Poor fuel economy

We’re replacing the turbo with a new K03 turbocharger, and should have him back on the road in a few hours.  Here is the old, tired unit removed from the vehicle.

And the new one going in…..


Rory’s Audi A4 is in the shop. He’s having several warning lights on the dash, and has brought the car to us for a diagnostic.