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All About Timing Belts

A timing belt is a critical component of any engine. If you want to keep your vehicle in fine condition, then you need to ensure that its timing belt is always A-OK. Timing belt destruction is a big issue.

Timing belts that experience breakdowns lead to the same results in engines: full vehicle shutdown mode. No one needs that. Timing belts serve important purposes for cars. They're essentially in charge of making sure that the processes of the engine maintain harmony. Timing belts manage the movements of the crankshaft and the camshaft. 

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The Brand New 2018 Audi Q3 Is A Design Wonder

Luxury subcompact SUVs are one of the most popular vehicle choices on the road today. That is why our sales team here at Rockville Audi is so excited to introduce the new 2018 Audi Q3.

The Balsamic Brown Walnut inlays are sure to impress your passengers and meet your desire for top-notch craftsmanship. Your passengers will also enjoy the massive sunroof at night for stargazing and during the day to flood the car with natural light from above. 

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The Audi Sport Vehicles Feature Mind-Blowing Performance and Luxurious Comfort

Audi Performance Models

Get ready to have your mind blown. The Audi Sport family of cars, featuring the Audi RS and R8 models, are turning the automotive world upside down. With the heart of an athlete and the body of a Sedan, the Audi RS 3 Sedan has a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine producing 400 horsepower. This sleek speedster will go from 0-60 in a breathtaking 3.9 seconds while it produces 354 pound-feet of torque. But the Audi RS 3 Sedan is comfortable and luxurious inside, featuring Nappa leather-appointed seats and available RS Carbon inlays.

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Tire Replacement: What to Look For

Most drivers understand how vital it is to know the proper way to change a flat tire. But what about the signs that indicate a complete tire replacement on all four wheels?

The most obvious sign is easily visible. As the tires age with the number of miles that the car is being driven, the tread will begin to slowly erode. The depth of the tread will decrease and driving in normal terrain will prove slightly more difficult, particularly when executing turns and slowing down the vehicle. 

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How do Extreme Weather Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

Although many people imagine winter to be the harshest season for a car’s battery, summer actually creates more wear. Both temperature extremes can take a toll on the battery’s life and create problems for you as a driver. Keeping it properly serviced will help protect against some of the worst situations.

Cold weather thickens the motor oil in a car. It takes longer and more effort to start, which creates more work for the battery and starter relay. Winter days mean less sunlight and longer hours with the headlights on. 

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What Does an Alternator Do?

When you first turn over the key to start your car, it’s the battery that supplies the initial electrical charge. From the time your vehicle begins running, however, the alternator takes over as the generator and electrical power source. The alternator keeps all components, including the battery, charged while the car’s running, so there’s not such a huge pull on the system when it’s time to restart.

An alternator has a long life, and it is generally a maintenance-free part. Your system should alert you to initial signs that it’s about to go out. 

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Are You Changing Your Oil Too Frequently?

If your dashboard tells you it's time for service, it's probably right. If your windshield sticker says it's time for an oil change every 3,000 miles, it's probably wrong. You may be wondering how one arrives at such a conclusion. It's quite simple; technological advancements in both oil and in engines are being a little kinder to your busy schedule and your wallet. Here at Rockville Audi, we're glad to bring you this useful and money-saving information.

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Your Timing Belt is a Critical Element to Performance

It may be surprising that many parts of a modern engine still rely on mechanical parts in the age of silicon chips and sophisticated software, but in many cases, it is still the best option. When it comes to the timing of valves, when they open and close, a simple rubber belt called the timing belt is still the best option. Your timing belt keeps your engine running smoothly, and we are able to replace them here at the Rockville Audi service station.

 

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Treat Your Driveway to Improve Traction

Whenever the snow starts falling and accumulating on your driveway, it's a given that your driveway will get slippery. As the temperatures continue to drop, the snow will get packed in. But that doesn't mean that your driveway has to be impossible to get out of with a little help from salt, kitty litter or sand.

The Best Ways To Use Salt, Kitty Litter And Sand

Salt and sand are the best options for spreading across the driveway, with salt having the ability to melt ice and providing strong traction on top of it. Sand may be a…

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