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Calculating the True Cost of Your Next Vehicle

Vehicles are often expensive, as they contain finely-crafted pieces of steel, plastic, and rubber that can perform year after year for decades if properly maintained. Although vehicles are difficult and time-consuming to produce, you shouldn’t be willing to fork over exorbitant sums to secure a vehicle for personal use. Look into the following additional costs of owning a car, calculate how much they’re likely to total, then compare that price to other cars of similar value, weighing the decision of which one you’re most interested in purchasing.

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Be Prepared for Your Holiday Road Trip With These Top Tips

Holidays are fun and bring lots of joy to families in the Dallas, Texas region. If you plan your road trip well, great memories can come from the trip. A few minutes and a sheet of paper can help you plan your trip so everything is taken care of when it is time to get on the road.

Top Tips for Holiday Traveling

  • Plan around rush hour traffic. Stop for food and gas or take a break during peak traffic times.
  • Pack well. No one likes riding in an overstuffed car. Pack everything the night before you leave to assess…
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Dashboard Warning Lights Tell a Story

If you see warning lights on your dashboard, then it is prime time for you to get your car serviced at Audi Dallas. The warning lights are incredibly helpful to drivers because they remind you of what needs to be done. The dashboard can call your attention to what needs your immediate concern.

For the most part, the dashboard lights will show you common fixes, like your door is ajar or your fuel is running low. However, certain icons indicate extra functions. 

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Why are OEM Replacement Parts Better?

Don't assume that those cheaper parts you see on sale at the auto parts store will help fix the problem that you have with your vehicle. Even if it gets the problem fixed today, it could be inferior and brake down sooner. That means you'll have to fix it again.

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Learning the Basics of Your End-of-Lease Options

Most vehicles are far from cheap in today’s age. It can be difficult to purchase one, or even finance one.

Leasing is a common alternative, as it allows you to spend less on a monthly basis and sign up for shorter terms than financing. You even have a slew of options when you come to return the car.

 

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Play it Smart and Estimate Total Cost of New Car Ownership

Play it smart and estimate the total cost of Audi ownership before visiting Audi Dallas to buy or lease a new car. Adding expenditures you might encounter with a new car purchase gives you a better idea of the total cost. Visit our Audi finance team to discuss all of the overlooked fees that contribute to the total cost of ownership.

Failure to add the cost of tires, insurance, fuel, repairs, maintenance, and tags creates a financial gap some buyers cannot comfortably reach. This might send a new car owner into serious financial problems.

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Reasons why Tire Rotation is Important for Your Car

Car experts will always recommend that you perform the tire rotation for your car as part of service and maintenance. It may however not be clear to you why tire rotation is important and how often it should be conducted. Our team of car maintenance experts from Audi Dallas recommends that tire rotation should be conducted every time the car goes for engine oil change service.

This routine service ensures that the tires wear out evenly with time.

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If You Can Imagine a 450-hp Allroad, You Can Fathom the 2018 Audi RS4 Avant

Although imbued with the sportiness of most Audi models, the high ride height of the A4 Allroad doesn’t particularly lend itself well to performance the way the Europe-only A4 Avant does. Both are wagons, yes, but the latter is designed for it. The same can be said of the 2018 RS4 Avant, which packs 450 horsepower and the hopes and dreams of many U.S. enthusiasts.

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Edmunds.com Offers a First Look at the Revamped 2018 Audi Q5

Audi has carved out a leadership position in the luxury SUV category. The automaker's lead offering since 2009 has been the very popular Q5 crossover, and it has been fully refreshed for the first time for the 2018 model year. The result is more greatness from the German automaker, says Edmunds.com, and an updated model that is evolutionary rather than revolutionary. If you've waiting to update your old Q5, now is the time.

The 2018 Audi Q5 is subtly larger than its predecessor in terms of exterior measurements, but feels notably more spacious in the cabin. The…

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