Get Your Car Ready for Fall with These 5 Simple Steps

While fall is the perfect time to get out for a scenic drive, the cooler temperatures and beautiful fall colors mean another winter is quickly approaching. As driving conditions become increasingly unpredictable, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is in good working order, so make sure you follow these five simple steps to get your car ready for fall. 1. Check Belts and Hoses Worn belts and hoses are common problems that can lead … Continue Reading…

Audi receives IIHS Top Safety Pick 2017

Five Audi Models Given IIHS Top Safety Pick Titles

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is known for awarding safety ratings to vehicles after putting them through a variety of crash tests to evaluate their mettle (and their metal). For 2017, Audi is proud to reveal that three models in the Audi lineup have achieved the Top Safety Pick title, while two other models have received the prestigious honor of Top Safety Pick+. These accolades represent Audi’s continual commitment to both safety and … Continue Reading…

Winter Car Care

An Overview of Winter Car Care

Winter car care is crucial not only to the life of your car, but also to your own life. Cold winter temperatures mean that roads can be slick and weather can be hazardous, so make sure your car is prepped to deal with it. Check the Owner’s Manual: Specifications for different parts and aspects of your vehicle will be listed, alongside a service schedule that you should stick to. Have Your Engine Tuned: Extreme temperatures … Continue Reading…

Debunking Thanksgiving Travel Myths

According to AAA, nearly half of all Americans will travel at least 50 miles to attend a Thanksgiving dinner. This means there will be thousands upon thousands of Americans hitting the road and flying the skies. But, there are a few Thanksgiving travel myths that circulate each year that make Thanksgiving travel sound worse than it really is. The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest airline travel day of the year. While the Wednesday before … Continue Reading…

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By now, we are all aware that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous, but talking on your phone, even with a hands-free device, can be just as bad. That is why April is recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Much of the technology that is being added to cars today can be just as distracting as holding your phone in your hand. According to the National Safety Council, drivers talking on their cell phones—hands-free or … Continue Reading…

2017 Audi Q7 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The new 2017 Audi Q7 is making a grand entrance into the auto scene, and it just keeps getting grander. Announced in late February, the 2017 Audi Q7 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To earn Top Safety Pick recognition, a vehicle must earn a “good” rating in all five test categories: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. For that … Continue Reading…

Audi to Help Implement Self-Parking Cars by 2018

We should probably warn you. If you are anywhere near Somerville, a suburb of Boston, circa 2018, you may just see a driverless Audi park itself perfectly. Don’t freak out. It’s all part of the Urban Future Initiative, a subsidiary of Audi that focuses on creating solutions to urban commuting issues. Talking to Wired magazine, Christian Gärtner, a designer who is part of the Initiative, said, “The car shaped the city in the 20th century, … Continue Reading…

What to Do if Your Brakes Fail

Your heart probably starts racing as soon as you realize your brakes aren’t working. While you’ll obviously want to get out of traffic as fast as possible, doing so safely should be your priority. There are ways to get out of traffic safely when your brakes fail and none of them require hitting anything to stop the car. We at Gossett Audi are here to tell you want to do should your brakes fail. First, … Continue Reading…