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The class and luxury of the Audi Q3 is a big draw

Take a look around the streets and parking lots of Ann Arbor and you are going to notice one heck of a trend. The Audi Q3 is becoming more popular all the time. In fact, when looking for the most popular luxury SUV, you are going to be hard-pressed to find a car more loved than this one. So why is it so popular?

There is, of course, the fact that the Audi Q3 has the Quattro four-wheel drive system. This is more than just a system that allows you to take on a snow bank in style. This system…

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Is it time to replace your tires? Here's what you need to know

Have you been struggling to drive in the rain? Does your car slip frequently when you're driving? Have you noticed that your tread depth is getting low? It might be time for new tires.

While many car owners only choose to replace their tires when one goes flat or is otherwise damaged, the truth is that you need to replace your tires when the tread depth gets low. Your tire's tread depth is what keeps you driving steadily and in place. Low treads can lead to dangerous driving conditions, especially if you're driving in the rain or…

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What Exactly Is Horsepower?


Most people are familiar with the word horsepower. They understand that it relates to the capabilities of an engine or piece of machinery. The basic concept is that more horsepower means more strength than less horsepower. However, more strength will be more expensive than less. Each customer must make the decision on what is most important for the usage of the equipment.

The actual word came about when an inventor named James Watt was trying to sell a steam engine that he had built in the 1800s. James needed a way to explain the abilities of his equipment so that…
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How Your Tires Affect Hydroplaning


It is always best to invest in quality tires for your vehicle. At Audi Ann Arbor, we can recommend tires that are perfect for your car and driving habits. If you find yourself hydroplaning in wet weather frequently, it's time to have your tires checked.

Hydroplaning occurs when your tires lose contact with the road, causing your vehicle to slip while driving it. This can be very dangerous, and cause you to lose complete control of your vehicle.

Badly worn tires, poorly inflated tires and driving too fast all contribute to hydroplaning. Pay attention to road conditions and slow…
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Avoid excessive engine wear with the right engine oil on your side

Keeping the inner-parts of your motor spinning smoothly is just one of the many jobs that your engine oil must perform. It must also look after the long-term durability of your engine parts, and it does so by preventing metal on metal contact that can lead to premature wear and tear.

That said, your oil can only do this job if it can maintain its viscosity inside of your unique motor. Viscosity is a term for the way your oil moves under the pressures and temperatures found in your combustion chambers. Oil that is too high on the viscosity index…

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Old Belts and Hoses Can Cause Issues for Your Car


There is a job that each belt on your car is supposed to do, and every hose that is a part of your car has a purpose, as well. You need to keep the belts and hoses that are a part of your vehicle in good shape so that the vehicle can run well.

If you feel that a belt on your car might be wearing out, you should seek out help. You should get that belt replaced before you are faced with real trouble. It is important for hose issues to be handled right away, too. Audi Ann Arbor…
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Do No Ignore Your Dashboard Warning Lights

Your dashboard lights are important warnings. Do not ignore those lights. Stop in today at Audi Ann Arbor to see what that pesky illuminated icon means. Check engine and coolant temperature are two common lights and are easy to identify. Let’s explore these two in more detail.

Check Engine Light - This light that looks like an engine can mean one of many problems. When this light comes on, it is important to have it checked as soon as possible. You can bring your vehicle to us to find out why the light came on. Our Audi diagnostic tools will…

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Are You Safe Enough To Drive with Your Current Tread?


At any given moment, there are millions of vehicles driving around planet earth – if not billions of motor vehicles – something that we humans take for granted far too often. Something else we take for granted is tires: large, black, rubber tires that have been slapped on vehicles all around the nation, as seemingly the only make of tire available, aside from its brand name.

Tread on tires helps prevent drivers from veering off the road, hitting wildlife – think “deer in headlights” – and hydroplaning in every direction imaginable. Tread, or patterns cut into tires, siphon water from the...
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Never Get Caught Without These Three Substances


Just about everybody that's spent some years driving - or months, if you've driven for a reasonable time throughout cold, unforgiving weather - knows that kitty litter is often recommended to dig yourself out of holes, in which your vehicle struggled to gain traction.

Kitty litter works by acting as something to gain traction off of. However, you should never use kitty litter on any asphalt or concrete surface, as it can get saturated with water, spread itself out, stick to water, and be slippery.

Plus, kitty litter has two alternatives, one of which is cheaper. 
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Here’s How to Know When to Change Fluids in Your Car

Vehicles are one of the most common things that people own. They transport us from home to wherever we need to go. Big rigs are also common, as they are ultimately the medium between manufacturers and our favorite products being placed on stores’ shelves. Our daily transportation is important – and expensive – enough for you to keep a close eye on the car, truck or SUV you’ve chosen to transport you around Ann Arbor, MI. One of the easiest routes to proper maintenance is checking your vehicle’s fluids – here are a few of the most important fluids for maintaining…

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