Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Want to Drive an Audi? Here's What You'll Have to Do First

by on 3/19/2019
Behind the wheel of an Audi

Some of us know what kind of car we’d like to drive long before we’re even old enough to apply for a license and start driving lessons. Some of us will drive different makes and models for years before deciding that they aren’t for us and that something else might suit us a little better. Either way, if you’re interested in driving an Audi, the following tips should help you along the way...

Pass Your Test

First things first, you’re going to have to pass your test. This is something that you have to do to drive any vehicle unsupervised on public roads. You’re going to have to study to familiarize yourself with the rules of the road. You’re also going to have to take practical lessons to get to grips with handling a vehicle. Then you have to pass the driving test itself to prove that you are competent on the roads. If you’d like to know more about this process, check out this article.

Conduct a Little Research Into Different Models

Once you’ve passed your test, you can officially begin your journey towards getting behind the wheel of an Audi. If you’ve set your heart on the make of car, you still have a lot of decisions to carry out in regards to which model you want to purchase. There are hatchbacks, saloons, coupes, and 4 x 4s. Each model will vary greatly in what it offers to you as an owner and a driver. Make a list of your needs and determine which will suit you best. Factors that you might want to take into account include:

* Size
* Cost
* Safety
* Handling

Once you’ve ensured that the vehicle suits your basic needs, you can focus on aesthetics or additional luxury features.

Book a Test Drive

When you’ve managed to whittle down your options, you can browse what’s available in your local area. You might want to buy a brand new car from a dealership. You could also purchase a second-hand vehicle from a private seller. Either way, it’s extremely important that you conduct a test drive.

Test drives allow you to get a feel for the vehicle. Some people set their heart on a particular model only to find that when they actually give it a go, it isn’t quite for them. Test driving a second-hand vehicle is particularly important as it will allow you to see whether or not the vehicle is in proper working order.

Strike a Deal

Found the vehicle that you like? It’s time to strike a deal. Some brand new cars have set prices attached, but it’s always worth trying to get a better offer. Haggling is generally expected when buying a secondhand vehicle. Many sellers accommodate for this by listing their vehicles at a price that is slightly higher than what they genuinely want or expect from a buyer.

Following the above steps should help you get behind the wheel of an Audi in next to no time. Here are more tips when buying a used Audi.

Monday, March 04, 2019

How to Preserve the Value of Your Audi

by on 3/04/2019


Knowing your car and maintaining it to the highest standard is a good way of getting more value out of your driving. No matter if you own a classic Audi or a new one, you will have to look after it so it can look after you. You might want to upgrade to another model later, and this means that you have to make the most out of the services offered. Below you will find a few tips on how to preserve the value of your Audi.

Insurance

Of course, you never want to pay more for the repairs than is necessary. That’s why it’s important to have the right insurance. Take into consideration the depreciation rate of your model and make a plan to cover the expenses. You can get additional insurance that will pay the difference between what you owe and what your car is worth in case you are unfortunate enough to have your Audi written off.

Maintenance Plans

It might be a good idea to sign up for a maintenance plan, so you don’t end up dealing with emergencies. This allows you to spot and fix issues slowly become more expensive and harder to repair over time. You will need to talk to your local dealer about the different plans and the various services available under the warranty.

Log Book

It’s always good to keep your car’s documentation and service history handy. If you have all the repairs documented and the invoices filed, you will have a better chance of selling your car later, as private or trade buyers will not have to deal with excess risks. If your car is under warranty, you might be covered for basic checkups. Read some of the GWC Warranty reviews to find out what is included in different maintenance and repair plans.

Upgrades

If you are planning on getting upgrades for your car, you will have to ensure that you are adding value and not taking it away. You might think that a new wing will be a cool look, but what would your potential buyers think? Anything that makes driving more comfortable and safer should be increasing your car’s value.

Protect the Bodywork

The first thing buyers will check is the condition of your bodywork. Deal with scratches and dents as soon as possible to avoid rust. If you often park your car in the sun or outdoors, you will need to treat the paint with a protective wax, so you can preserve the original shine of the car and keep it looking younger than it really is.

When buying an Audi, you will have to think long term. Minimize the depreciation of your car by looking after it, maintaining it at a professional service center regularly, and ensuring that you are not losing money if you have to repair it.

Check out this post for more tips on boosting the resale value of your Audi....

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Audis & Depreciation: A Simple Guide

by on 2/19/2019


When buying a new or used Audi, there are numerous factors you will need to consider. You’ll have to think about the way the car drives, the insurance, and whether the car is suitable for your needs - all of which are relatively standard. However, it’s also important to consider another factor: depreciation.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Buying A Used Audi? Here are 4 Things You Must Remember

by on 1/24/2019
2017 Audi Q7

Many people love the idea of owning an Audi.. The status the brand gives, the presence on the road - it can feel like no other. However, a brand new Audi may be a little out of reach right now, but that doesn’t mean to say you can’t own one.

A used vehicle can be a much more affordable option. What should you consider when buying a used Audi? Here are a few things to remember...

Driving An Audi Expensive? 6 Ways To Slash Your Motoring Costs

by on 1/24/2019


Owning an Audi means something different to every driver. For some, it’s a source of independence while for others it’s a means for fun.

While Audis certainly aren’t the most expensive cars to run, they’re definitely not the most affordable either. Rather than switch to a less superior brand, you should find ways to make your vehicle cheaper. With that in mind, here are six money-saving tips to slash your motoring costs.

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