Performance

Go APR! We’re an authorized APR Dealer.

APR BFG MaxR
BFG MaxR. Image courtesy of APR.

Does your Volkswagen or Audi need a little more get up and go? Southside Autowerks is an authorized APR Dealer. We carry the full line of APR performance hardware and software products.

Why do we recommend APR for your Audi and Volkswagen performance needs? Because we worked there.

From developing performance hardware and software to working with a team of engineers on custom builds such as the BFG MaxR and SEMA Super Beetle, we know quality when we see it. We’ve seen firsthand, the care taken when designing each piece of hardware and software product.

We Frequently Install

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Carbon Fiber Intake Systems

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Intercoolers

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Lowering Springs

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Flow Formed Wheels

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Motorsport Grade Big Brake Systems

Jeremy W.
Jeremy W.
04:07 24 Feb 22
Everyone at Southside Autowerks is awesome! Whether they are answering the phone, explaining a 2.5L 5-cylinder Audi engine, or discussing the inner workings of an ECU flash, they clearly are knowledgeable and have a passion for what they do. I got an APR stage one ECU flash for my TT RS and they answered all my questions, to the point where I left feeling completely comfortable and stoked to get the work done. So long as I own a car that they work on, they’ll be doing the work. Grant and Paul, love y’all!
Andy B.
Andy B.
13:46 16 Jul 21
Highly recommended, I had to replace the clutch in my GTI after an APR tune and Grant excitedly poured his experience on me from the first phone call, helping me pick out the right replacement and getting it ordered for me. Not only does he know the ins and outs of VW/Audis but he is happy to share his knowledge, show you his work every step of the way and is reasonably priced. I have to drive an hour to get to his shop and will do it again in a heartbeat.
Curtneil C.
Curtneil C.
12:06 10 Apr 24
I live in Stone Mountain GA, and these guys are good are more than a one hour and a half drive away from me. Why would I drive so far for a Mechanic and how did I find Southside Autowerks to begin with?I drive an 2015 Audi S3 and its been my very first sports sedan and have holds a lot of sentimental value to me. It has an APR stage 2 tune on it and I have lots of planned modifications I want to make in the future. It was important for me to find a mechanic who is familiar with APR tunes and familiar with working on the MQB platforms and EA888 engines, so I searched online for one and found Southside Autowerks from there. Knowing that they had a tech who have worked for APR directly was appealing to me.It also feels like they just have the best prices. My prior mechanic is good, but his prices are always high even though they claim to save you money by performing quick and efficient work that reduces cost in labor. This was another APR certified shop where I got my APR tune to begin with. The service prices eventually chased me away from them to another mechanic shop I liked that works on a lot of custom supercars. Though I like him, he charged very low prices, but the final price always ended up being higher when the job is done. I don't recall a time where the price stayed what he quoted as there were always some kind of complication that extended the labor time which drove up the prices.This brings me to Southside Autowerks. I had two big jobs on weighing on my mind to complete but didn't know if I actually needed them, well one of them at least. The intake carbon clean-up and the timing chain service as my car was nearly 112K miles at the time. My first mechanic charged me an arm and a leg for the carbon cleanup because he bundles it with replacing the water pump. My second mechanic quoted half the price, but I already knew it was going to be higher than what he quoted and that would be without the water pump replacement. Southside Autowerks undercut the quoted price of my second mechanic by $100 and the best thing is, that is what I paid when the job was done. Not only did Grant, the owner do the job himself, but he allowed me to see the state of the intake manifold before and after the job completed. The intake valves were so caked up with carbon, it was unrecognizable. He went over the procedure he would be undertaking, and it was very meticulous. He was very knowledgeable and seemed to be very motivated about his work. He restored the shine and luster of the intake valves. As for my timing chain, my other two mechanics quoted me a extremely high price that I knew I needed time to prepare and save for. Grant didn't give me a quote at that time but told me that I have time, the mileage didn't determine when the timing chain was service was due and it was something that is relatively easy to check for during an oil change.I was so happy about honest and courteous service I received that I paid arm and a leg to get my car towed to their shop when I had a bad oil leak that dumped all my engine oil out of my engine on the way to work. I normally due my own oil changes and botched it this time when the oil filter O ring seal got cut when tightening the oil filter housing. Luckily for me I used Ceratec additive to my oil that protected the vital components during that critical time. Grant and Patrick were able to identify the problem quickly and fixed and replenished my oil cheaply. Since It was an unplanned trip to their shop, I thought it would be held overnight but Patrick called me back and told me my car was ready for pick-up about 40 minutes later when I was getting a ride home.Their low prices were no fluke when I went back to them for my transmission and Haldex service. They undercut my previous mechanic by a large amount as I was price shopping. At that point I've made up my mind to make Southside Autowerks my main mechanics. I will always give them my business first as I trust them and they do a fine job.