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Car Detailing Tips

Detailing your vehicle will have it looking great. You should start off the detailing process by washing the outside of it. Avoid washing your vehicle in direct sunlight. The sunlight can cause your vehicle to dry too fast, which can cause streaks to develop. It is best for you to dry your vehicle in the shade. You can use a car shampoo and microfiber towels to dry your car. You can also use the microfiber towels in order to dry your vehicle.

 

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

Summer tires are designed to be driven on both dry and wet roads. It is also designed to be driven in warmer temperatures. They will provide you with excellent grip. You can use them as long as the temperature is above 45 degrees Fahrenheit. They cannot be used in temperatures that are lower than that because it is a safety risk.

If you have all season tires, then you may be wondering if they need to be replaced with all season tires. You can use all-season tires during the summer 

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What is the Purpose of an Alternator?

The alternator is one of those parts car owners don't think about until it fails. When an alternator goes, the car won't start. Sometimes, a dirty alternator can cause performance issues. It's best to know what all parts, including the alternator, do. This way, you can stay on top of any maintenance issues with the vehicle.

The alternator is a part under the hood that works with the electrical system. The alternator provides the power to charge the battery and keep the electrical system working continually.

Basically, the alternator serves as a generator. 

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Recognize Common Signs That Your Tires Need to be Replaced

It's ideal that you notice tire problems before they create a larger issue for you and your wallet. You don't want to end up on the side of the road with a flat or a blowout. We encourage you to have your vehicle inspected each year by Audi Memphis's service center. During this inspection we will take a look at your tires to see what kind of condition they're in. We'll look at the following:

  • The tread that is left on all four of your tires is very important. Low treads can result in a…
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Ignition Problem Warning Signs

It's common for people to assume that their vehicle is having trouble starting because of a battery issue. In fact, your ignition could be the culprit. Here are some common ignition warning signs to watch out for.
  • A grinding noise that takes place when you turn the key in the ignition. It will start and stop with turning the key.
  • You hear a whining sound coming from the engine block, but the engine is not turning over when you turn the ignition. Something is not engaging properly during the ignition process.
  • Smoke or a burning smell when attempting to…
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What Is the Purpose of a Gasket?

We at Audi Memphis want you to be an informed vehicle owner and to understand your vehicle operation. One central component of your vehicle's performance is the gasket, and this object can protect you and your vehicle from dangerous fluid leaks.

The gasket is a bond between multiple surfaces so that fluids, such as liquids and gases, cannot escape a container. Gaskets are designed to seal chemicals, tolerate extreme temperatures and to conform to any imperfections in the sealing surfaces. They are primarily made of multi-layered steel, copper and rubber since those materials 

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Avoid A Full Windshield Replacement With Windshield Chip Repair

At Audi Memphis, we want to make sure you know what your options are if you have any windshield damage. This can be important for your safety since a chip or a crack can affect visibility and weaken the windshield overall.

The good news is that a chip in your windshield doesn't mean you have to get a full windshield replacement. Most chips can be repaired with resin. This can improve the appearance of the chip and strengthen your windshield so that the chip does not turn into a larger crack.

Some cracks are so big that it is…

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Don't Skip that Next Car Wash

Regular Car Washes are an Important Maintenance Task

Taking care of your car, truck, van, or SUV helps to improve its performance and appearance. Audi Memphis wants you to get the most out of your investment. Washing and cleaning your car can help boost performance and even keep you healthier.

Why Car Washes and Cleaning is Important

Washing your car regularly helps to improve visibility and reduces the chances of rusting. It also helps to improve fuel efficiency by keeping excess debris out of harmful areas....

 

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The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades on Your Vehicle

Today the crew at Audi Memphis wanted to take the time to pass along some information about switching out your summer blades for a pair of new winter wiper blades this season.

The one thing to consider about winter wiper blades is the arm is stronger. This is critical because the wiper will now be called on to move ice and snow load, and that can be extremely heavy on certain days. If you still have summer blades installed, the arm can easily bend and result in the rubber no longer contouring to the glass and leaving behind big streaks…
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Myths About Motor Oil


All cars need engine oil to get moving on the road. It keeps the parts of the engine oiled up and protects against corrosion. In addition, the latest oils can protect against junk building up in the engine and causing issues. However, there are some things about engine oil that just aren't true. Here are a few of those myths.

The W in the oil grade stands for weight.
False. 
When you purchase a bottle of oil, you want to make sure that the oil has a good thickness or viscosity. You don't want an oil that is…
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