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Is it Time to Service Your Fuel System?

It's easy to take your car's fuel system for granted. You step on the accelerator, and your car goes. Unfortunately, most moving parts eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Ignore the signs that your car needs a fuel system service, and, at best, you will be left stranded and annoyed; at worst, you could cause a serious accident.

Among the early signs that you might need to bring your car in to Audi Birmingham for a fuel system service is when it sputters intermittently and then recovers when you are driving at consistently high speed. 

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Tips to Check Your Car's Battery

Car batteries last an average of three to four years, although, in harsh conditions, they can lose power before that time. Sometimes batteries are defective and fail while still in their warranty period. The only way to know whether your battery will hold a proper charge is to test it.

To test your battery, wear a pair of rubber gloves and safety eyewear to protect yourself from acid. Make sure the vehicle is off before connecting a voltmeter. 

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Signs of a Leaking Exhaust Pipe or System

A car that is purring with a quiet sound as you’re driving down the road in Irondale, AL is music to a car owner's ears. It’s the sound of a "healthy" exhaust system. But, how do you know if an exhaust system is in need of repair and catch it before the sound turns unpleasant?

You can identify small sounds that will give you clear indicators. Listen for a small "hissing" sound from the undercarriage of your vehicle. It can become even more distinctive once you accelerate the engine and immediately release the gas pedal. 

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What are Fan Shrouds?

One of the main jobs of your engine's cooling system is to remove the heat from hot coolant before it recirculates back into the motor. To do this, the system needs a constant supply of cool air flowing over the radiator-core and the engine itself, and the fans help to supply this mass of air.

While the fans have a critical role in engine cooling efforts, they need help with their assigned task. This help comes in many forms, but one of the most important backup players to your radiator fan is your radiator fan shroud. 

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Help Prolong the Life of Your Transmission

While you can't help the normal wear and tear on your transmission, certain habits can make your transmission wear out faster. Driving aggressively with quick stops and starts can wreak havoc on your transmission, making it necessary for a new one early.

Most cars last for years without needing a new transmission. If your car doesn't go into gear well or you find transmission fluid where you parked your car, visit us at our Audi service station in Irondale for an inspection. 

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Schedule Audi Service Online

When a person comes to a dealership to buy a new or used vehicle, they want to make sure that they are dealing with a reputable business. This is certainly something that we here at Audi Birmingham love to pride ourselves with. Another thing that we like to offer our customers is the best when it comes to convenience. One of the convenience factors that we love to offer is an online service scheduler.

One thing that we like to offer when we sell a vehicle is the chance and the ability to do the repairs and the regular maintenance…

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Protect Your Vision With a Wiper Upgrade

Your blades on your windshield are important to your commute during the winter. You have to be able to see through your windshield and it should be free of debris, bugs, and dust particles. There are new specialty wipers available for winter wiper blades which provide additional protection by encasing the rubber on your wipers. Let the Audi Birmingham service team install new wipers for you today!

Did you know the winter months can cause your wipers to wear, bend or freeze, especially if you travel up north to visit family or friends? 

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How to Maintain Traction When Traveling in an Unfamiliar Winter Climate

Driving in the winter can sometimes be quite a chore, especially if the conditions deviate from our typical Irondale, AL climate. You may travel out of state for the holidays or take a much-deserved road trip to see the country. That’s why we are eager to provide several snow and ice tips with you today.

In some states, it is mandatory that drivers either have 4-Wheel Drive or carry snow chains. Think of the snow-flocked trees in the Northwest. Sure, it’s beautiful up there, but if the trees carry that much snow, just imagine what the roads are…

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Take Caution Before You Start Your Road Trip

Whether you're commuting to visit family for the holidays or going on an endless adventure with no destination in mind, you may want to consider some road trip tips to help you prepare for a safe and stress-free adventure. The Audi Birmingham service team is here to help!

Prepare and inspect your vehicle. Come by our Audi service center in Irondale, AL and we'll check your fluids, battery, tires, and other components to make sure that your vehicle is ready for a long trip. Pick a route and track your progress. 

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Audi Parts That You Can Depend On

Keeping your car running in top condition should be a major priority. Like anything mechanical, the parts on your vehicle will wear out and need replacing. When manufacturers design vehicles, there are parts made specifically for that vehicle. These tend to be the best parts on the market. An independent auto store or shop might be able to suggest, and even sell, aftermarket parts to you. However, the reality is that aftermarket parts can often be of poor quality.

 

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