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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Going Green: How You Can Keep Your Audi as Green as Possible

Going Green: How You Can Keep Your Audi as Green as Possible

As an Audi owner, you may appreciate a fabulous vehicle while still wanting to go green whenever possible. You can reduce your carbon footprint in a variety of ways, including how you drive and take care of your vehicle. There are plenty of tips for greener driving and vehicle maintenance that will help you to minimize your personal impact on the environment. Be sure to talk to a staff member at Collins Automotive for more tips on keeping your Audi in top shape and decreasing its effect on the planet. How to Drive Green You may be surprised to learn that many common driving habits are bad for the environment. You might even practice one of these habits without realizing that it has a negative impact on the Earth. The first thing you should stop doing is idling to warm up your car (if you do that). There is no need to idle your car for more than a minute – the proper way to get the car warm is to start driving it. Idling not only ... read more

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Your Mercedes-Benz and Its Transmission: How Transmission Maintenance Benefits Your Car

Your Mercedes-Benz and Its Transmission: How Transmission Maintenance Benefits Your Car

Taking care of the transmission in your Mercedes-Benz is vital to its overall functionality. In fact, keeping the transmission in good shape can help to prevent costly repairs. When you take your vehicle in for regular tune-ups, you can spare yourself the aggravation of paying for expensive repairs that were probably avoidable. Always be sure to take your car to a great, local mechanic in Abbotsford (like Collins Automotive). Bringing your vehicle to a dependable, trustworthy mechanic at Collins is a convenient and economical choice for any Abbotsford resident. What Is Transmission Maintenance? Transmission maintenance may consist of a variety of tasks. During a service tune-up, your mechanic might remove and examine various parts. The screen or filter might need to be changed, and the pan may need a new gasket (or it might simply need to be cleaned). Transmission Considerations in the Winter Transmission maintenance may be especially important i ... read more

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Understanding Your Audi’s Transmission – What It Does and Why It’s Important

Understanding Your Audi’s Transmission – What It Does and Why It’s Important

Even if you know virtually nothing about cars, you are likely aware that your Audi has a transmission. However, if you are like countless other drivers, you may be a bit confused as to what the purpose of a transmission actually is. You might be aware that it serves an important function – but you may be interested in knowing a little more about what your car’s transmission does. Knowing something about the essential components of your car can help you to understand the reasons that proper maintenance is crucial. Always be sure to take your car to a local, dependable repair shop in Abbotsford, Canada – such as Collins Automotive. The Purpose of a Transmission The basic function of a transmission is to regulate the amount of power going to your car’s wheels when you’re driving. This vehicle component is able to do that when the gears are shifted in accordance with the speed at which you are driving. This function is not unlike the function of a bike chain. Keepin ... read more

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Going Green for Winter: How You Can Reduce Your MINI’s Carbon Footprint

Going Green for Winter: How You Can Reduce Your MINI’s Carbon Footprint

Simply by driving a smaller car, you are already reducing your carbon footprint. However, you might employ a few tips and tricks to keep your MINI and your driving habits as green as possible. By keeping your car in top running condition and taking it in for routine maintenance, you can do your part to help the environment. When you have access to a reputable, local mechanic at Collins Automotive in Abbotsford, you may ensure that you’re doing all that you can to “Go Green” this winter. Watch Your Cargo Weight Driving around in a vehicle that is always packed can affect your fuel economy – and this does nothing good for the environment. Instead of hauling your kids’ hockey and other sports equipment, several textbooks, two loads of laundry, or a heavy bag of kitty litter or dog food for two or three days, remember to take these things out of your car upon your arriva ... read more

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