Performance • Repair • Service • Diagnostics

Specializing in Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Exotic & Japanese Vehicles

Carbon Cleaning

Is direct injection plugging up your intake system and valves with carbon? We have a glorified multi stage process to manually clean the major buildup and a solvent series that degreases the grime before we polish and finish off with walnut blasting. Our solution provides like new results of the intake valves and the casting surface in the head.

General Service & Maintenance

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes and much more. We have documentation from all the major manufacturers to properly abide by their intended service tables and maintenance intervals. Like this Golf R we are flushing the rear all wheel drive unit (Haldex) fluid and filter to ensure longevity of the mechanical parts in the drivetrain.

Specialized Repairs

Repairs relative to timing are something we take very seriously. Your engine relies on these components to keep the engine in time. When the components associated with this system wear, they can break and cause catastrophic damage to the engine. We find it rather important to choose who does this job wisely. We have the specialty tools, the knowledge and resources to complete these jobs timely and affordably. Most importantly you know the job is done right.


In our early years we outsourced alignments to someone else. With inconsistent results and our reputation on the line, we purchase all new Hunter Engineering equipment so we could control our quality under one roof. A Full Hawkeye Alignment Center and Semi Automated Tire Mounting Equipment and a Road Force Balancer.

Advanced Diagnostics

Being able to repair a problem is one thing. Being able to find the problem is another. We have invested thousands of dollars into diagnostic tools software and hardware related so we can properly find and fix problems not just throw parts at them.

Automotive Excellence Accelerated

Why the name Excelerate? It’s a hybrid, the fusion of two core parts of our history: Excelling and Accelerating. In other words, we strive to be the best at surpassing others by building fast cars. In summary, Excelerate is all about Automotive Excellence Accelerated,


Scheduled maintenance to specialty factory trained repairs and advanced diagnostics, we are your dealer alternative.

What We Specialize In


Excelerate is in no way affiliated or claiming ownership of these brands, trademarks or manufacturers. They are for visual representation only.
Where others generalize, we specialize. Specialty services like timing chain replacements, engine overhauls, manual transmission rebuilds, carbon cleanings, and forced induction packages are our expertise.  With decades of experience, a solid reputation, and a history of success stories, you can trust our service team to get the job done right.
Do you have a Check Engine Light? An electrical issue? An irritating noise? We offer diagnostic services for European, Japanese, and exotic vehicles. We have some of the brightest technical minds, extensive experience, and thousands of dollars of diagnostic equipment to make sure your vehicle is diagnosed right, the first time.
You can expect the same great expertise, service, and quality with even the most basic of services and repairs. From factory recommended services to fluid exchanges to extensive factory trained repairs, Excelerate Performance has you covered. We are THE dealer alternative for all things European.


It's what we do. We have you covered from start to finish. From consulting a plan of action, supplying the parts and installation.
Performance hardware improves the efficiency of your engine, enhances the power, and simultaneously pleases that inner speed-hungry appetite. If you have a craving for aftermarket upgrades, come to us. The hardware package we will design for you comes from the premier names in the industry so that your experience can be everything it should be.
Performance Software completes the driving experience, and in many cases eclipses the power gains of hardware significantly. But you need to make power safely. That is why we partner with only the best because they make power without sacrificing the health of your motor.
We are the consummate shop. We sell parts AND install them, and correctly. Our experience and knowledge with choosing the right products, coupled with the ability to install these products as the manufacturer specifies, allows us to not only recommend what is best for you, but also install it the best way possible.

What Are People Saying About Us?

Tristan says:

"Words can’t express how satisfied I am with the service provided. Customer service is top notch. Direct, accurate and most importantly honest. I also have to mention that their waiting area is well organized and clean. Excelerate performance was recommended by a good friend and I myself would also recommend this place. The almost two hours drive it took me to get there is well worth it. If you need a trustworthy place. Look no further."

What Are People Saying About Us?

William says:

"Simply the best shop in the Northeast for all your VW/Audi needs. I have nothing but good things to say, keep up the great customer service, you have made me a customer for life."

What Are People Saying About Us?

Andre says:

Excelerate is awesome for all kinds of work on German cars. I had work done on my Audi and will definitely be back for more. Their mechanics go the extra mile and seem more qualified than most dealership services. I highly recommend them!

What Are People Saying About Us?

Austin says:

Spoke to the service manager about a problem I’m having with my 2010 Volkswagen Passat. The gentleman I spoke to was extremely knowledgable and helpful with my problem. I’ve spoken to many repair shops about it and nobody describe it as well as these guys. I know have a better idea of where to go from here just from speaking with him for about 5 minutes. Great customer service. Sad I’m across the country or I would 100% bring my vw here!

12 Sycamore Way
Unit 1 & 2
Branford, CT 06405

Call Us:  203-483-6100
 Hours :
Monday - Friday 9:00AM-6:00P