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How to Prep a Roadside Emergency Kit

Packing your roadside emergency kit all comes down to choosing the most important tools to help you get out from being stranded. Let the Audi Birmingham team help you design a better roadside emergency kit for your Birmingham, MI adventures.

A flashlight actually serves a dual purpose. The flashlight can be used in the event you want to flag down help but can also be used to light the way as you make repairs to the car. Be sure to pack batteries too. Road flares can be used to alert drivers your car is close to the road. 

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Dispel Motor Oil Myths for Improved Performance

Is it true that once you put synthetic oil in your car that you can't go back to standard oil? In a word, the answer is no. Take that as one of the common myths that float around car maintenance discussion boards and other places. Some of those myths can undermine the way you car for your car.

Probably the biggest myth of all would be motor oil must be changed every 3,000 miles, and this is uniform among all cars. Certain vehicles don't require their engine oil changed at 3,000 miles. Others do. To get…

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Easy Steps to Jump Start a Car Battery

A dead car battery can be a huge inconvenience, but all you need are jumper cables, a working battery, and a little know-how to be back on the road in no time.

  1. Move the jumper car as close as possible to the dead car so the jumper cables reach.
  2. Neither vehicle should be running.
  3. Find the positive and negative terminals on both batteries.
  4. Clamp the positive cable onto the positive terminal belonging to the dead battery first. Then, clamp the positive cable, on the other end, onto the positive terminal belonging to the full battery. 
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Have You Had Your Gaskets Checked Lately?

Gaskets keep your engine running smoothly by providing a tight seal to keep fluids and gases where they are supposed to be. A leaky gasket can cause a number of problems. It can even be dangerous if flammable liquids drip onto hot parts.

Gaskets can be made of several layers of steel bonded together, copper, and rubber. Each of these materials has their advantages and disadvantages. Metal lasts longer, but rubber can conform to the two surfaces better, creating a tighter seal. 

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Understanding Brake Lines and Hoses

If your car is like most vehicles, it probably weighs several thousand pounds. This is the moving weight that your braking system components must stop, and to do so, your master cylinder system can produce pressures of over 4,000 pounds per square inch (PSI) within your brake lines. With this kind of pressure, brake lines must be made as solidly as possible, and thus are usually formed from durable metals. While technicians can bend brake lines during installations, it also comes pre-bent and dedicated to specific vehicles.

 

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Radiator Maintenance: As Valuable as Routine Oil Changes

When most people think of vehicle maintenance, the first thing that usually comes to mind is changing the oil or rotating the tires. Many car owners probably do not think much about maintaining their radiators, although they should. Radiator maintenance is just as important to the health of an automobile as oil changes. Here are some helpful tips from the Fred Lavery Audi service team for radiator maintenance!

Make sure your radiator has plenty of fluid at all times, especially in warm weather environments. 

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Reasons Headlight Maintenance Is Important


Keeping your vehicle in tiptop condition isn't always easy. You have to keep track of numerous things. Headlights aren't in any way, shape or form an exception. They're critical for strong road visibility. If you want to be the safest and most responsive driver possible, regular headlight maintenance services are indispensable. Headlight maintenance sessions can, in many cases, minimize your automotive insurance premiums. That can decrease your costs substantially. These sessions can give the resale value of your vehicle a boost..
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