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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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Combine Technology and Luxury With the Audi A3

Audi has been creating some of the most popular compact luxury cars for decades, and the Audi A3 is no exception. It's loaded with all the performance, safety, and technology features you would expect from Audi.

Your A3 could come with MMI touch technology, which lets you use the touchscreen display to "write" what you want instead of having to select numbers and letters. It also makes switching between functions easier; allowing you to switch between navigation maps with the swipe of a finger, for instance. The Audi A3 also comes with the Audi-connect system...

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The 2018 Audi Q3 Will Make You The Envy Of Your Friends

We here at Audi Memphis are excited to announce the arrival of the new 2018 Audi Q3, one of the most popular luxury subcompact SUVs on the market today.

The dual zone climate control in this SUV ensures that no one is ever uncomfortable because they'll be able to set their own personal preference on the easy to navigate controls on the dashboard. For extra space, the back seats split 60/40 in case you're transporting a particularly large object or are helping the kids move into their college dorm room. There is more space than ever in…

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How to Know It's Time to Replace Your Tires

Tires that are old and worn increase your risk of having an accident by blowing out at the most inopportune time. At Audi Memphis, we care about your ongoing safety on the roads and offer these tips that let you know it's time to invest in a new set of tires.

If you notice tiny cracks or holes in the tires, bring them to our service center to be checked for leaks. Wear occurring on just one side of the tire is also indicative of a problem that may necessitate replacing the tire. If you notice your tires have…

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Horsepower Simply Explained


When buying a new vehicle, many people want to know how much horsepower is under the hood. Most of us understand that the more horsepower you have the higher performance can be obtained from the car. However, few know exactly what it really is.

The term horsepower originated with the steam engine designer, James Watt, who just wanted to sell more of his product. He knew that if he could impress potential buyers with the amount of work his machines could produce they would make a purchase. After watching ponies working in a coal mine he estimated that the average…
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Don't Get Caught Hydroplaning This Winter


Winter driving is full of season-specific challenges. During this rainy season, one of the scariest feelings that you can have as a driver is when you find yourself hydroplaning. Hydroplaning is something that you can actively work to avoid, however.

Staying safe while driving on wet roads can be achieved by doing a few simple things. For starters pay attention to your tire's air pressure levels and keep them inflated to the appropriate PSI. This will insure that they are running the way that they are designed to. With that in mind be sure to keep them rotated and…
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What Do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

Paying attention to the motor oil you use in your vehicle can save on repairs down the road. Viscosity is often used when referring to oil. It simply means the thickness of liquid, which is oil in this case. A lower viscosity means a thinner liquid, and a higher number indicates a thicker liquid. If an oil’s viscosity is too low, it won’t lubricate the engine’s parts well enough. If it’s too high, the oil overworks the engine.

When you look at a bottle of multi-grade oil, you see two numbers separated by a W. The…

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Filters Provide Clean Air to Your Engine and Cabin


Did you know that both your engine and the cabin of your vehicle have air filters? Just as air filters in your home help you to breathe better, so does the cabin air filter in your vehicle. The same goes for the engine air filter, which helps give the engine the breath of fresh air it needs to ensure optimal fuel combustion and engine performance.

Regular replacement of your engine air filter is necessary as filters clogged with dirt and dust can prevent sufficient clean air from getting to the engine and lead to reduced acceleration. While a dirty cabin…
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Vehicle Total Cost of Ownership Includes Fuel Costs


Your total cost of ownership should always include fuel costs. You'll need to spend a certain amount of money on gas each month. Many people know their monthly routine. They commute a specific amount of miles to work and back. Fuel consumption is a major part of your total cost of ownership. Some consumers forget to consider that when calculating their total cost.

They often just consider their monthly payment. A monthly payment is usually the biggest portion of your total cost. You want to build your budget around it. It's important that your budget also includes the…
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Why Use Windshield Washer Fluid


Your vehicle's windshield can be considered the first line of defense between you and whatever strikes it. What do you think would happen if it wasn’t there to catch bugs, mud, snow and other flying objects? However, it can accumulate a lot of stuff which makes it difficult to see through. This is where your windshield washer system comes in handy.

Keeping your car's windshield washer system in great working order and ready to respond on command is the least you can do to keep you and your family safe on the road. Nevertheless, filling it with…
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