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Myths About Changing Motor Oil

Motor oil has a changed a lot over the years, so much so that some of the things that used to be true about it are no longer. In other instances urban myths have grown up around the subject. Here are a few myths about changing the oil in your vehicle.

Myth: You must change your vehicle's oil every 3,000 miles.
Reality: While that once was true, different formulations have been developed to allow you to go 5,000 miles, and in some cases, 10,000 miles between changes. Follow the oil manufacturer's recommendation.

Myth: If the…

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The Audi A3 is a Luxury Car with Great Technology Features


If you are searching for a compact car that will provide you with access to all of the best technology features, consider the Audi A3. This is a popular compact luxury car and one that is set up with great features.

The Audi A3 gives you the option to have an Audi virtual cockpit display system set up in your car, giving you access to the information that you need as you drive. The Audi A3 is also set up with a great sound system to help you fully enjoy the music that you listen to on the go.

 
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When to replace your tires

Your tires give your car traction on the road. Over time, friction causes the rubber on your tires to wear. Knowing when to replace your tires will help get you and your passengers to your destination safely.

As the tires wear down, the tread depth decreases. You may be able to notice visually that your treads don't look as deep as the once did. A simple test of your tread depth is to insert a penny into the treads with Lincoln's head pointed into the tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it's…

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The 2018 Audi Q3 Is In A League Of Its Own

The design features on the exterior and interior of the Audi Q3 is one of the reasons that it is one of the most popular luxury subcompact SUV's on the road today. That is why we here at Audi Allentown are so excited to highlight a few of its best overall design features.

First, its power tailgate will make loading and unloading the car a breeze when you're traveling as it can be programmed to open with just the touch of a button. Never again struggle to get into your own trunk while your hands are full. Also…

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How To Explain Horsepower


Horsepower is a familiar term when speaking about automobiles, trucks or any other type of engine. Most people have a general idea of what the word means. However, they may not know exactly what a particular amount of horsepower represents. Many more do not understand where the word originated from.

James Watt was an engineer who had invented a steam engine in the 1800's. James was trying to market his product to potential buyers and needed a way to explain what his product could do. Watt had observed horses working in the coal mines and estimated that they could…
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Regulate Your Driving Speed to Avoid Hydroplaning

Many modern vehicles come with sophisticated driver-assistance systems that make handling vehicles easier than ever before. Features like traction control and cruise control can make drivers feel like they always have full control, but these systems can be defeated by the phenomenon known as hydroplaning.

When vehicles operate at relatively high speeds on wet or slick roads, water can build up between the tire treads and the road. This is called hydroplaning, and it can rob drivers of control of their vehicles.

Hydroplaning is caused by many factors, but one of the chief...

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Check For Leaking Fluids After Parking


A quick and easy way to make sure your vehicle is running properly and doesn't have any damaged or leaking hoses to check where your vehicle was parked after it has been sitting for a while. Some leaks can be barely larger than a pinhole, and it can take a while for fluid to leak out. But any fluid is too much fluid, and if you see any signs of leakage bring your vehicle into Audi Allentown for service today.

The hoses in your car transport extremely important, and in some cases dangerous, fluids to different parts of your…
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Should you change multi-grade oils before seasonal changes?

Keeping your engine oil fresh and clean is a good way to help your motor endure for the long haul. That said, using oil with the wrong viscosity rating for your motor can have a detrimental effect on matters.

Your oil viscosity describes how it responds to varying engine temperatures and pressures. The conditions inside your engine vary from mild to severe, and the oil must be hardy enough to perform under all of them. The viscosity rating numbers give you a quick way to size up potential multi-grade oil candidates for your unique motor.

Multi-grade oils maintain their...

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Move Over Laws Should Be Common Sense


You might have heard about these new move over laws. Still, many people have no idea what they are or that they exist in the first place. The law says that if you see a law officer or a worker on the side of the roadway, you should move over into the other lane so that you don't hit them with your vehicle.

Here at Audi Allentown, we think this should…
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Maintaining Your Differential Is Important to A Smooth Ride

There are many different aspects of your vehicle that you should keep an eye on to ensure that your car never lets you down. One such component that literally is necessary to keep your car moving is the differential. Understanding how it works will aid you in making sure that it is always working properly.

The differential is a gearbox that lies between the wheels of that drive your vehicle, up front on FWD cars and between the back wheels on RWD cars. Vehicles with 4WD have differentials in both the front and rear. The job of the differential is…

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