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Fuel Pump Warning Signs

As the component responsible for pumping fuel from the gas tank to the engine, the fuel pump serves a critical function in vehicle performance. Because of its importance, it is crucial that drivers are educated regarding the warning signs of fuel pump failure. One primary sign of impending issues is a rise in the temperature gauge. If a rising temperature is a persistent problem, this could be a sign that the fuel pump is deteriorating. A vehicle that regularly sputters while traveling at high speeds is also a sign that the fuel pump needs to be serviced. 

 

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Signs You May Have a Leaky Exhaust

A leaky exhaust can cause your car to sound loud, but that's not all. It can also result in dangerous gases traveling into the car and putting you and your passengers at risk. We at Audi Nashville have technicians qualified in exhaust system inspections, repair and replacement.

There are a few different indications that you have a leaky exhaust, with the main one being a high-pitched hissing or popping sound from by the tailpipe. Another indication, other than it being louder than normal, is vibration when you're driving. 

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Do You Know How to Change a Flat Tire?

Getting a flat tire is never a fun experience. Unfortunately, it is something that all of us will undoubtedly have to deal with at one point or another. That is why it is important to know what to do when you are faced with that situation.

For starters, find a safe and fairly level place to park so that you can work. If you have something to chock your other wheels, do that as well. Then start the process by loosening each lug nut on the flat tire with your lug nut wrench. If you don't do this before…

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Is There Something in the Air, or do You Need a New Filter?

Your vehicle's cabin air filter cleans the air that's fed into its HVAC system. It traps pollen, dust, and other contaminants, and as such, it should be replaced at regular intervals. Typically, dirty cabin air filters offer several signs when it's time for replacement.

A common symptom of a faulty cabin air filter is a lack of airflow from interior vents. A clogged filter won't allow as much air through as a clean one will, and it can reduce the system's overall cooling and heating capacity. 

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The Value of Your Belts and Hoses

You'll likely see a variety of hoses and belts under the hood of your car. Each of these components are important for the proper operation of the vehicle. If one of the hoses or belts breaks or gets a hole in it, then the vehicle usually won't operate as it should or move at all. The serpentine belt is usually the most important. It provides a large amount of power to the motor so that the car can move when you shift the gears. The timing belt is essential because it allows for proper function of the engine…

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Move Over or Slow Down to Save Lives

Every day across the United States, people put their lives on the line working on the side of American highways. Unfortunately, according to statistics, 200 or more of those individuals per year lose their lives after being struck by cars or road debris in the line of duty. This statistic is in addition to the more than 150 law enforcement officers that have lost their lives roadside since 1997.

Statistics such as these brought to life what are known as "Move Over or Slow Down" laws. 

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Use Windshield Wiper Fluid to Protect Your Warranty

We here at Audi Nashville always advise that you only use approved windshield wiper fluid in your vehicle. Many people bypass this and end up using regular tap water because they feel as if it does the same job.

While water can be used to clean a windshield, it is not advisable to introduce water into the windshield wiper fluid system because it lacks the lubricating qualities that many windshield wiper fluids on the market have. 

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How to Choose Portable Travel Foods for Your Road Trip

When it comes to planning ahead for road trip success, we know that you’ve got it covered. Of course, taking care of your vehicle in preparation for the holidays is on your mind and you’ll want to bring it to the Audi service center at our Brentwood dealership for a check-up before you leave. However, thinking about food to carry along on a car trip is almost as essential to holiday travel.

The food you pack for holiday travel depends on the mood and likes of your Brentwood holiday travel partners. 

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