Time to lighten things up. Here’s a bit of history about Audi, as well as the significance of their four-ringed logo.
Audi is known for luxurious cars, and they have a longstanding reputation to go with their cars. Audi was founded by August Horch, who first started working in engine construction at Carl Benz in Mannheim, and later worked his way up to head of motor vehicle construction. In 1899 Horch decided to branch off and establish his own company, A. Horch & Cie. It wasn’t until 1901 that Horch put his first car on the road. Believe it or not this first car had only 4-5 hp!
The company grew, and eventually Horch had to build a bigger factory. He decided to create a share-issuing company called A. Horch & Cie. Motorwagen-Werke AG. However, … Read More »
In Part 1 of this series I went over some of the best European cars for those of you with big budgets. Here in Part 2 I will review some of the best vehicles for those with tighter budgets. These cars are all great whether you are just starting out, or even if you need a career vehicle. Not coincidentally, I also recently read an article about the 100 most reliable cars of the last decade, and all of these particular cars made the list.
The first is Mini. The Mini has been described as a go-cart for adults, and although it has a very British look to it, the Mini is actually made by BMW. Its distinct look does not appeal to everyone, but those that own them tend to love … Read More »
One of the common problems we deal with here at German Auto Tech is coolant leaks. Some cars fare better than others, but all of them have to be maintained properly if the engine is going to last.
You should think of your coolant system as the first line of defense against premature wear and tear on your car, and since summer is coming up, your coolant system will be more important than ever, which is why from now through the end of May 2012, we are here to help out with a Free Coolant System Check.
Your coolant should be completely replaced every two to three years, or 30,000 miles. If your engine has aluminum heads you may even want to consider doing it sooner. Many people have asked me why their coolant … Read More »
Pulling the engine, transmission and exhaust out of an Audi to replace a small bolt. A 20 hour job for an 1 1/2 inch bolt. Audi Repair made easy!