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Audi Winterization: 6 Tips You Can Use

 

In the past, salt and snow would wreak havoc on vehicles, which meant that winterizing your vehicle was just another seasonal chore on your list. Advances in technology have made cars more durable and able to withstand harsh winter road conditions, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't still take steps to ensure that your vehicle is ready for frigid temperatures and piles of snow that are part of life in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Apple Valley and other surrounding areas. Following these Audi winterization tips can ensure that you don't get sidelined this winter.

1) Check your battery…

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How Often Should I Replace My Audi Car Battery?

 

Modern vehicles incorporate more electronic components, which means additional demands on the car battery. Most people know that they need to pay attention to oil levels, but they fail to realize the importance of a properly running battery. In fact low, dead or damaged batteries are one of the leading causes of roadside assistance calls. With that in mind, it is important to know how often you should replace your Audi car battery and what signs might indicate that your battery is failing and needs to be replaced. 

The lifespan of an Audi car battery will vary. In general, you…

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Audi Vehicles: Improving Tire Life Expectancy

 

One key component all Audi vehicles, indeed, all vehicles of all makes and models share are tires. Tires are a critical component of your vehicle that require proper maintenance and timely replacement when they reach the end of their lives. They we will all need replacement...sooner or later. The following are a few key purchase and maintenance tips to help extend the life of your tires and make that service expense more later than…

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Audi Vehicles: What to Do If Your Engine Light Is On

 

The check engine light has been included as part of vehicles’ onboard diagnostic systems since the 1980s. As vehicles have become more and more computerized, the check engine light has been used to indicate an increasing number of potential issues. Some of these are as minor as a loose fuel tank cap, but others are much more serious problems. If your Audi’s check engine light comes on, here’s what to do.

Don’t Panic

First and foremost, there’s no reason to panic when your check engine light comes on. The light is meant to help drivers catch…

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Audi Vehicles: Identifying Strange Noises

 

Hearing a strange noise from your Audi is a sign that the vehicle needs attention. Audi vehicles are finely tuned driving machines, and they should sound like they’re running well. Letting a sound go unaddressed can lead to further damage, and it may create a safety issue. If your Audi begins making an odd noise, here’s what to do.

Identify the Location and Timing of the Noise

First, identify where the noise is coming from and when it occurs. Is it located in the front or back of your Audi, and what side it is on? Does the…

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Quick Guide to Audi Service Intervals and Procedures

 

Staying on top of your Audi's scheduled service intervals and maintenance will always be the absolute best way to ensure that your new or pre-owned vehicle delivers that high performance you chose it for, and that it does so for as long as possible. Keeping your vehicle well-maintained also goes a long way in protecting the value of your investment.

But do you know when is the best time to head down to your Audi service center? Or what needs to get done each time you do? The following is a quick guide to the general recommended Audi Service…

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When to Take Your Car to an Audi Service Center

 

Audis are finely tuned driving machines built to last, but they periodically need a little tender loving care. Bringing your Audi into a service center for maintenance and service when necessary helps ensure it will continue to serve you well for many miles. Here’s when you should bring your Audi into an Audi service center.

At the Regular Maintenance Intervals

Audi has regular suggested maintenance intervals for all of its models going back to at least 2004. These are services that Audi recommends doing in order to keep your Audi running well, and they form the basis for when…

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Can Audi Tire Servicing Improve Gas Mileage?

 

Getting your Audi’s tires serviced at an authorized dealership helps prolong the life of your vehicle’s tires. It also can improve your Audi’s fuel economy. Here’s how taking your Audi for tire servicing can help increase the vehicle’s gas mileage.

Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure

Maintaining the proper air pressure inside the tires is crucial to maximizing your Audi’s gas mileage. If the air pressure is below what it should be, there will be increased friction between the tires and pavement. Both the driving experience and fuel economy will suffer as a result.

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Audi Brake Service: Things to Know

 

Having brakes serviced is a necessary part of maintaining a vehicle, no matter what type of automobile you have. Brake services are slightly different for every make and model, though. If you drive an Audi, here are four things to know about the costs of Audi brake service.

Bring Your Vehicle in When Its Brakes Squeak to Keep Costs Low

There are two types of automotive brakes: pads and rotors, and drums. Most Audis have at least one set of pads and rotors (as do many other automakers’ vehicles.) Pads and rotors should be serviced as soon as the brakes…

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