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10 Interesting Audi Facts

10 Interesting Audi Facts

10 Interesting Audi Facts! You know that your Audi is a leader in comfort, function and style. But did you know just how cool your Audi is? Wow your friends and family at your summer get together this year with these 10 interesting Audi facts: 1. As early as 1899, August Horch formed a car company known as Horch to compete with Benz and Mercedes. 2. August Horch later left the company after disputes with his business partners, and started Audi in 1909. 3. The four overlapping rings in Audi’s logo came into existence in 1932 and represent the four original companies of the Auto Union: Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer. 4. In 1938, Audi started crash testing their vehicles for the first time. All other car manufacturing companies now perform crash tests. 5. Audi didn’t start exporting cars to the USA until 1970. 6. The Audi A8 is the most stolen Audi vehicle. This vehicle has been stolen at a rate of 0.81 per 1,000 units sold ... read more

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Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer Did you know that heat can be more damaging than cold temperatures when it comes to your car battery? According to the Car Care Council, the average life of a car battery is 3.5 years, but that lifespan is even shorter in warmer climates. This is because excessive heat and overcharging are the two main culprits of diminished battery life. Luckily, preventive maintenance goes a long way toward extending the life of your battery. Be sure to read your vehicle’s owner manual and become familiar with what kind of battery is in your vehicle, where it’s located, how to safely clean it, and what the indicator light could mean for your vehicle. If you find yourself stuck with a dead battery, you can jump-start it following these steps: 1. Find a good working battery to help jump-start your dead one. Get the car with the good battery close enough so that your jumper cables can reac ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Invisible Car Technology is Real: Transparent Hood is Revealing

What would you do with an invisible car? Spies like James Bond have utilized invisible cars to infiltrate their enemies’ lairs and save the day. Evil villains have used them to rob banks and wreck havoc. But a real innovation from Land Rover will have you re-thinking the invisible car, and recognize a practical use that you probably never thought you needed. This new amazing technology from Land Rover is the Transparent Hood, and it revolutionizes your visual abilities while driving: it lets you see what is under the front of your vehicle as you cruise down the road. Now before you think that this Transparent Hood is just made of a clear glass material, think again. If your car’s hood was clear, all you’d be looking at is your running engine (although that would be cool too!) No, this complex system is made up of camera images and projectors that project the road just in front of and underneath the front of the Land Rover onto a display along the lower portion o ... read more

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Auto Repair

8 Amazing Automotive Facts!

8 Amazing Automotive Facts!

It’s the beginning of spring and the end of March – and the first quarter of the year! Where is all of the time going? We’ve been busy and working hard here at Modesti’s Car Care Center, so why don’t we take a little break and share some fun and amazing automotive facts for your enjoyment. April Fool’s Day is right around the corner, but these eight automotive facts are no joke! 1. Leonardo da Vinci designed the first car. The first working automobiles didn’t come out until the late 1800s, but in 1478 Leonard da Vinci sketched drawings for a self-propelled vehicle. 2. Lamborghini used to manufacture tractors. When Lamborghini was founded in 1963, it first built tractors for several years. The owner of Lamborghini drove a Ferrari, but was having trouble with his clutch, so he decided to start manufacturing cars instead of tractors. 3. We spend two weeks waiting at traffic lights. On average, we spend at least two weeks of our entire lives ... read more

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Interesting!

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer

Heat is Hard: Tips to Care for Your Car Battery This Summer You’ve made the conscious decision to drive a hybrid vehicle or an electric car to help the environment and save on gas money, but now it’s time for you to decide who is going to keep your automobile running its best! Not every auto repair shop in Culver City, CA is equipped or prepared to handle hybrid repairs and hybrid services, but Modesti’s Car Care Center is. At Modesti’s Car Care Center, we recognize the value that electric cars and hybrid cars have when it comes to preserving our earth, and appreciate you for being a hybrid drivers and helping to reduce harmful vehicle emissions. That’s why we are a full-service hybrid repair and hybrid service center in Culver City, CA! We have been providing reliable auto repair in Culver City since 1972, and our talented auto mechanics are ASE Certified Technicians who are specially trained to work on all makes and models of electric ca ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Don’t Ignore Your Check Engine Light, Get Auto Repair in Los Angeles Now

Don’t Ignore Your Check Engine Light, Get Auto Repair in Los Angeles Now There are millions of people in the U.S. who drive around with their check engine light on, not even thinking twice about it. Some people assume it’s a sensor glitch. Others just don’t have the money or time to figure out what it is. Even more people might just not realize that it’s a big deal and let it go. Unfortunately, this can lead to huge problems down the road. In some cases, it isn’t a big deal and it’s an easy fix or something that doesn’t need to be immediately repaired. However, you shouldn’t bet on that because the costs will add up fast if you’re wrong. If your check engine light is on, you need to stop into a reputable Los Angeles auto repair shop. Make sure that they have experience and are properly trained, and that they have the tools to diagnose your problem and help you find the best solution. Find a company that you can trust because that goes a lot further than you rea ... read more

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Auto Maintenance
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