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The Audi A3 Has Tactical Safety Tools for Rural Areas

In many rural zones throughout the Livermore area, there are places where drivers must avoid various hazards. The Audi team understands the risks in rural locations, which is why the A3 is designed with multiple tools that sense possible collisions. By operating an Audi A3 in a rural area, you'll have peace of mind because the safety technology will give you alerts whenever there are nearby obstacles on the road that could damage the vehicle.

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Test Your Car's Battery Easily and Safely with a Voltmeter

To test the power left in your car battery, the voltmeter will give the most accurate results. In addition to the voltmeter, you will need some good work gloves, a wire brush, and safety glasses.

Open the car hood after the car lights and engine are turned off. Locate the battery and use your wire brush to remove any corrosion blocking a clean connection to the voltmeter. 

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What You Need to Know About Tire Blowouts

Tire failure or blowouts happen for many different reasons. Thankfully, many instances are preventable. Underinflated tires remain the major cause of blowouts. Tire pressure should be checked routinely and especially before long trips. Also, check the tire for any signs of damage. Running the tires into curbs over potholes or other obstacles not only poses a risk for tire damage but may also put the front end out of alignment. 

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Should you Match Your Brake Pads and Rotors?

Your brake pads and your rotors collaborate to help your vehicle slow to a stop whenever you press your brake pedal. Under normal circumstances, the pads act under hydraulic pressure to clench down on the rotors, which are smooth discs connected directly to the wheels. As this happens, the pads create heat and friction that initiates a braking effect.

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How to Read the Tires on Your Car

Do you need new tires for your vehicle? Is it ever confusing to you just to read what size your tires are? Luckily, we here at Audi Livermore of Livermore, CA are here to give you the basics on reading and understanding your tires.

The "P" at the beginning means it is meant for a passenger vehicle. The next three numbers after this indicate the width of the tire in millimeters. 

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Protect Yourself with GAP Insurance

If you are taking out a loan for an expensive vehicle over the course of several years, you should strongly consider getting GAP insurance. This insurance will protect you against having to be responsible for paying off the full amount of the loan in case your car gets severely damaged, destroyed or stolen.

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Move Over Laws Keep You and Roadside Workers Safe

All 50 states have “Move Over Laws” which require you to slow your vehicle down and move over if you either see an emergency vehicle on the road with their lights on or if there are road workers conducting construction on the side of the road or in the median.

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Total Cost of Ownership of a Vehicle

The total cost of ownership of a vehicle includes factors such as the amount of money that is spent on buying a car, as well as the estimated fuel costs, and the estimated costs of maintenance and repairs. When buying a vehicle, some people think about the selling price. 

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