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Front'-Wheel Drive and Rear-Wheel Drive: One Isn't Necessarily Better Than the Other

Should you choose front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive? If you don't know the difference between the two, it's difficult to make that purchasing decision on your next vehicle. One isn't necessarily better than the other, but there are a few key differences between the two, so here they are so that you can make a decision that you will be happy with.

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Powertrain Warranty vs. Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty

If you are considering buying a new or certified pre-owned vehicle, you may be interested in information about any warranties that might apply, such as a bumper-to-bumper warranty or powertrain warranty. Here is a brief synopsis of these two.

A powertrain warranty covers only those components involved with putting a vehicle into motion. those components include the engine, transmission, differential and driveshaft among others. 

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Why You Need to Consider the ‘Total Cost’ to Own a Car

Why is your car cost not only the price you pay at the dealer but rather it's about the cars maintenance, insurance, regular fees, fuel cost and the depreciation factor?

Insurance

The type of a car you drive will have an impact or your premium quote. Insurers will take into account the car model's claim record. As a result, if a lot of young drivers who cause accidents drive the same model as you, you will incur higher rates of premium. Don’t get the car you are approved, get the car you can afford.

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Is It Time to Inspect Your Brake Pads

Brake pads are one of those hidden items on any car or truck that will eventually need to be replaced. The time it takes for them to wear down varies depending on driving conditions. Frequent braking in city driving wears them out much faster than highway commuting.

What do brake pads do that makes them so critical? Brake pads are what slow down your car when you step on the brake pedal. 

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Worn Springs Can Cause Damage to the Rest Of the Suspension

A conventional suspension system like that found on most vehicles uses large steel springs to carry the weight of the car and absorb the energy caused by it jostling up and down while driving. As these start to wear out the car can have a rougher ride and be more difficult. However, there are some other signs that we can check here at Audi Calabasas in Calabasas, CA to make sure your springs are still springy enough.

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Keep Up On Your Filter Replacements for Your Car

There are two important filters for your car. They both have crucial functions but for different reasons.

The first is your engine air filter. The function of your engine air filter is to prevent air particles from compromising your engine components. The air quality in Calabasas can greatly affect your engine’s ability to operate in the way the manufacturer intended for your vehicle.

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Inspect Your Tire Tread for Safe Cruising

There are times when drivers may feel as if their car’s tires are not performing as they should be. The tread on their tires may not be adequate enough to keep their vehicle safely on the road. This can cause loss of control of the vehicle for the driver that can lead to a vehicle leaving the roadways of Calabasas, CA and beyond.

 

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Show Your Strength With Ample Horsepower

We have all heard the term horsepower to describe the power that an engine displaces. But do you know what horsepower really means or how the phrase was brought into mainstream conversation?

In the late 18th century, James Watt was tasked with selling steam engines. In order to better do this, he needed a way to make them relatable to his clientele. Putting the engine's power into terms that they were more familiar with was the best way to do this. Watt figured that one mill horse or coal pony could move 22,000 foot pounds a minute. 

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Genuine Replacement Auto Parts are More Reliable

When you buy your auto parts from an independent discount parts shop, you run the risk of having to replace those parts again. These shops buy parts overseas where quality is often compromised for price. Don't think you are getting a great deal because of low pricing; it will only cost you in the end when you are paying for the same part sooner than had you visited the dealership.

Keep in mind that those parts you are buying at the discount shops may or may not fit on your vehicle perfectly. If the parts don't align perfectly…

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