Thursday, July 02, 2020

You Guide to Safe Driving in Summer in an Audi

by on 7/02/2020

While you might be used to safe driving guides for poor weather conditions like the snow or rain, driving in the summertime isn’t free of risks either. Prepare for the rides ahead in your Audi, even when you are staying close to home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting Out of the House during the Coronavirus Summer

As businesses and parts start to re-open this summer, you and your family might want to go for short outings to get out of the house. The kids might be bored, especially now if they are on summer vacation.

Rather than taking public transit, driving your Audi provides a lower risk of catching the coronavirus. If you happen to be someone who has an ignition interlock device in your Audi, then abide by the regulations; seek a reputable lawyer if you face an ignition interlock violation.

Be sure to stay safe when stepping out of the car, too. If there are many people around at your destination who are not from your household, then wear a mask.

Continue to social distance at a six-foot radius and carry hand sanitizer with you in case soap and water are not conveniently available. Consider keeping a travel bottle of hand sanitizer in the car’s middle console for you and the family to use when needed.

Keep the Fluids Topped Up

As the weather can quickly heat up, be sure to maintain the proper level of fluids in your Audi. Specifically, top up your coolant (antifreeze) to the level shown if you have not done so lately.

The coolant protects the aluminum parts under the hood and keeps the engine from overheating. If you notice that the reservoir is rusty, replace it right away.

Also, check on the motor oil level as part of proper maintenance. Change the oil at the interval indicated in your Audi manual, and top it up as necessary. Get in the habit of checking the oil at least once per month.

While you’re under the hood, look at the battery to check if there is any noticeable corrosion. If you have had it for 3-5 years, then it is getting close to replacement time.

While it might not rain during your summer outings, the Audi windshield might get dusty and dirty while on your summer road trip. Top up the washer fluid so that you can clean the windshield and maintain good visibility, which helps keep you and your passengers safe. If the wipers are getting worn, replace those too.

Pack Allergy Pills

Sneezing at the wheel is not fun, so if you know that your hay fever is going to kick in, then be sure to pack your allergy medication. Bear in mind that some tablets may cause drowsiness and affect your ability to drive.

In this case, always check the medication label and ask a pharmacist or your doctor if it’s okay to drive soon after taking the dosage. If the answer is no, then avoid taking it or get someone else to take the wheel.

What are your top tips for road trips during the summer season? Share your thoughts via comments below!

Saturday, May 30, 2020

How To Get The Best Price For A Junk Car

by on 5/30/2020

It doesn’t matter how much you love or enjoy your car. There will come a time when it is not economically viable to keep driving it. The sad truth about today’s cars is that they're typically not built for longevity.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

A Selection of Some of the Fastest Audi Cars Out There

by on 4/25/2020

Audi cars are an iconic brand for all sorts of different reasons, and the company has a long and rich history stretching back almost a century in one form or another.

Although Audis may not be the first type of car that will typically come to mind when you think of “speed,” there have been plenty of quick Audis that have hit the market over the years – and some of them have even become niche cultural sensations of one type or another.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Expensive Side Of Owning An Audi

by on 11/28/2019

Audi is world-renowned for producing cars that feature quality and reliability. These machines can often stay on the road for far longer than their competitors with parts and components that are designed to last, plus an engineering background that is unparalleled in the auto industry.

While they are able to stay on the road for a very long time, these motors can often be expensive, too. There are many elements that can contribute to this, and this post will be exploring some of them. This will give you an idea of the cost that comes with owning one of the best cars on the planet.

The Glass

Car windows, which have to be made from glass, are essential when it comes to keeping you safe on the road. Plastic will scratch, discolor, and is often too weak for this job, so this makes it impossible to use this versatile material. Thanks to their curves, tempering, and even the heating elements found inside them, auto glass repair can be very expensive on an Audi. It’s worth spending some time researching your options. Sometimes you will be able to find a second-hand glass that is in good condition. It will be cheaper than paying someone to repair the car for you.

The Parts

There will also be other parts that can cost a small fortune to have replaced. As Audi doesn’t produce cheap cars, all of the parts which are found inside are very high quality. These parts can cost quite a bit to produce, leaving some people unable to afford repairs. Make sure to check out your warranty to see what is covered. Otherwise, looking on the second-hand market can also be a good idea. It may not be worth buying parts from third parties as these simply won’t match the quality of the originals.

The Electronics

If you’ve ever gone from using an older Audi to sitting in a new one, you will have experienced the technological improvements that the company has made over the last couple of decades. These machines are packed to the brim with electronics, and these are often one of the first things to fail in your car.

While the parts aren’t too expensive when you’re looking to fix something like this, the labor costs can be huge, as the person who is handling it will need to be both an engineer and an electrician. There are guides online that can help with this, though it will often be worth getting the work done by a professional.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of making your Audi cheaper to keep on the road. Other cars also come with these costs, but few will be quite as much as a car like an Audi.

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