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Keeping an Eye on the Condition of Your Tires

In this busy and hurried world, it is easy to forget to examine your vehicle's tires, fluids and belts. However, these things are important for the safe function of your vehicle and require just a little thought and effort. The tires are especially easy to check before you get in the vehicle and drive away.

To check the tread on the tires, place a penny with Lincoln's head upside down in one of the tire grooves. If the entire head of Abraham Lincoln is showing, then it is probably time to replace the tire. Other signs that the…

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The 2018 Audi Q3 Is Sure To Impress

Our experienced team here at Audi Midtown Toronto is so happy to announce the arrival of one of the most popular luxury subcompact SUVs on the market today, the 2018 Audi Q3.

Its three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with included paddle shifters not only looks great but it feels even better while you're driving. It firmly puts you in control of the car and makes for a fun driving experience. Its split folding rear seats also ensure that you'll always have enough space to transport a variety of items for the whole family.

 

 
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Total Cost of Ownership of a Car


When planning to buy a new car, it is essential to know how much the car is going to cost over the long run. Apart from monthly payments, taxes and fees, and any finance charges, buyers must take into account other expenses such as insurance, depreciation, maintenance cost and fuel cost.
  • Maintenance costs. You will have to factor in the maintenance cost when buying a new car. Purchasing a car with cutting-edge technology or high performance will cost more to maintain. Over time you will need to change the brakes, tires, and transmission fluids. Buying a new car may cost…
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What is Horsepower? | Learn About Horsepower


James Watt, an eighteenth-century engineer, developed the term "horsepower." Today, this word is used by car dealerships and manufacturers to describe the power of engines in their vehicles. It is also used by consumers to comparison shop.

Watt knew that the vast majority his customers were using horses to haul coal in their mines. He was determined to show these potential customers that his engines would work harder than the horses they were using. He studied the horses' work and determined that one horse could haul 33,000 pounds one foot in one minute...
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Audi to use Augmented Reality as App for Personal Car Showroom


Audi Wants to Turn Its AR App into a Personal Showroom

What is the AR APP?

The augmented reality app is an application that can run on a tablet or phone with a camera. The program can display a vehicle in any location where you aim the camera and on screen, it will appear as if the automobile is there. Augmented reality is different from virtual reality in that instead of a created virtual world…
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Cabin and Engine Air Filters Should Be Inspected During Regular Maintenance


Your vehicle maintenance schedule will vary depending on your specific manufacturer’s specifications, but during each recommended maintenance interval, the vehicle filters should be inspected.

The cabin and engine air filters are essential to your vehicle in two different ways.

The cabin air filter is used to prevent certain harmful pollutants from entering the interior of your vehicle, which affects you and your passengers; an important consideration especially if you have small children.

An engine air filter is typically inspected at the time of an oil change but not always...
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Should you replace single-grade engine oils more often than multi-grade oils?

One object of your engine oil is to keep your pistons and other internal moving parts healthy and well-lubricated. The various grades of motor oil, including single and multi-grades, both do this job well so long as their viscosity levels hold steady.

Viscosity is the way your oil reacts to variations in temperature and pressure found inside your motor. For the best results, your oil viscosity should match the demands of your unique engine.

While single and multi-grade oils maintain viscosity under tough conditions, some single-grade varieties include additives that can...

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Announcing the Audi Smart Energy Network.


The Audi Smart Energy network manages household electrical use and helps to even out grid power consumption.

 
Combining Car, Home, and Grid into One Smart System
 

Audi has just announced a pilot project called the Audi Smart Energy Network, a system for intelligently managing eco-electricity. This home-based network manages solar energy generation, electric car charging, household electrical use and household heating to smooth out solar-based household electrical consumption to make sure energy is available when it's needed most. The system also interacts with the local electric grid to stabilize the grid frequency and manage power demand.

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AI Tech Will Change the Way You Drive


 Movies like Back to the Future may have made drivers look forward to the day when cars zip through the air to their chosen destination, but the real car of the future isn't a flying car. The car of the future is the technologically advanced autonomously driven vehicle.
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