The Ins and Outs of the Car Recall Process

You’ve heard of car recalls, but do you really know what it means, or how to deal with it? Here Gossett Audi gives you the basics on the car recall process so should you ever need to take action you’ll know what to do. What is it? A car recall is performed by either the manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) when one or both decide that a vehicle doesn’t meet federal … 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…