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The Audi A3 Has Advanced Safety Tools

Because simple errors can lead to major collisions on the road, the Audi team has developed a variety of safety tools for the most common driving situations. By operating an Audi A3, you can experience how many of the main technologies can boost everyone's safety on the road.

Radars are very dependable on the road, as they can scan the surroundings using sensors. Audi vehicles use a radar system to detect cars and objects that could possibly damage key exterior automotive components. 

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Powertrain or Bumper-to-Bumper - Which Warranty is Best?

Automotive warranties can seem so complicated until you sit down and talk to professionals who deal with them daily. Visit us at DCH Audi Oxnard if you have any warranty questions. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

It’s often hard to decide between a bumper-to-bumper warranty and a powertrain warranty. 

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Towing Guide for Your Safety

When you need to tow a trailer, it’s advisable to make sure the entire tow package is road worthy. The first consideration is to determine that your vehicle is capable of carrying the extra weight. Using the manufacturer’s guidelines, establish that the trailer and added cargo fall within those specifications. If your vehicle, the hitch, and the trailer are all compatible, check for other safety issues.

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Do Trucks use Special Brake Pads?

Brake pads are invaluable members of your vehicle braking system. Brake pads are mounted on the wheels and connect to parts called calipers. Calipers transfer pressure from the brake fluid through the pads to the rotors, which are circular pieces of metal that are attached to the wheels. When pressured by the pads, the rotors slow down. This, in turn, slows down the wheels and the vehicle as a whole.

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Tire Care Tips

New tires for your vehicle can be very expensive and many people choose to put off buying new tires even though they know they are in need of them. It is a good idea to start shopping for a good tire deal as soon as you know that it is time to replace them.

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Keep Your Vehicle Moving by Maintaining Your Belts and Hoses

You have a lot going on under the hood of your car. There are many systems that keep your car, truck, or SUV moving forward. One thing that you don't want to overlook are your belts and hoses. These might seem like some pretty small and possibly unimportant items, but the reality is that they serve a major role in keeping your engine moving.

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Are Your Worn Out Tires Dangerous?

Most drivers don't really give their car tires a second look unless they get a flat on the side of the road. Paying attention to the tread on those tires can help to extend their life further. The tire tread needs to wear in even patterns or it can be difficult for the tires to grip the road. As your speed increases on slick roads, that tire tread is the only thing keeping your vehicle in the lane, and worn spots will lead to troubles on the highway.

 

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Horse Power vs. Horsepower

Horsepower is a unit of measurement that is used to judge the strength of an automobile. In the early 1800s, James Watt, inventor of this unit, deduced that 1 mining horse could do 22,000 foot-pounds of work per minute. When someone says 1 horsepower, they don't mean the power of one adult horse. What they actually mean is the power to move 550 pounds a distance of one foot in one second. So when we buy a car that's 400 horsepower....do the math. It's mind blowing.

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Care for Your Car through Routine Service

Do you have problems with your car after ushering in a new season? Are you one of the people who only visits a mechanic when your vehicle breaks down? Extreme winter conditions are the worst. Every component of your car gets stressed. But having your car serviced on the eve of every season here at DCH Audi Oxnard will leave your ride in excellent condition.

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