In this last quarter of 2014 (wow, that came around fast, didn’t it?) it might be time once again to consider the purchase of a new car. While today’s head-to-head comparison is for 2014 models, there’s a lot of good information that will apply to the 2015 model year. Are you considering an update of your German vehicle, or perhaps you’re considering getting into your first one?
Either way, don’t forget that Elite Auto Repair is a qualified and certified auto repair shop for all German automobiles. If you enjoy a little more “oomph” (that’s a special technical auto repair term) in your ride, you don’t have to give that up just because you’re ride is more sophisticated, or business-like. In this episode of the “Head 2 Head” show, the host sets out to discover which German hot-rod-personal-luxury-coupe is the best you can get. The 507 Coupe is the last iteration of the W204 C63. With the exception of the very limited-run Black Series, it’s the best C63 that AMG has ever done. Under its hood sits a hand-built, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 good for 507 horsepower. What more do you want? Perhaps something more high-tech, and that’s where the Audi RS5 comes in. The attractive coupe from Quattro GmbH features a 4.2-liter V-8 that puts out 450 hp. Now it’s true that’s less power than the 507 Coupe makes, but the Audi also features All Wheel Drive, a dual-clutch transmission, bigger wheels and tires, plus a trick torque-vectoring rear differential. Which one is quicker? Which one is more fun to drive? Which one is best? Watch and find out!
Today I want to talk about your engine air filter. That’s the filter that cleans the air, before it’s burned in your engine. Pop Quiz! How often should you change your engine air filter? The simple answer is…when it’s dirty. That’s a function of how much air is passed through the filter. So the manufacturer will recommend a mileage interval for replacing the air filter, but you can imagine that how dirty the air is would affect how quickly the filter gets filled.
Let’s talk windshield wiper blades. Now, that may seem like a pretty mundane topic, but think about how important your vision is. We work hard to protect our eyes. If we need contacts or glasses, we take care of them too. Well, wiper blades are critical to our vision when we drive. We all really ought to think about wipers as part of an important safety system. We should think about maintaining safety, not just responding when our wiper blades fail.