Innovation is a word that should come to mind when you think about Audi. After
all, the word even appears on their website. For the best in car innovation,
Audi is definitely near the top of the table.
A short history of Audi
You have to go way back to 1899 to find the first inklings of the modern brand
we call Audi. August Horch was the man who got the ball rolling back in 1899,
although it would be another two years before he got his first car up and running.
But this fledgling company would not be the company that grew into the modern
day Audi. Horch ended up leaving his original baby and creating another company
which this time was called Audi. This means Horch in Latin!
What are the key company brands worth watching out for?
If you’re into sporty cars you’ll definitely be familiar with the
S range of motors from Audi. All the sports models have an S at the beginning
of the name, followed by the number of that particular model. So you’ll
see the S3, which is a small hatchback and the S4 saloon. One of the most sought
after of all is the S5 coupe, although the TTS is certainly eye catching too.
As a roadster and coupe you’ll certainly be tempted to get behind the
wheel of this one!
In addition to the main sports range you’ve got the RS models too. There
are just three of these and they stand for Racing Sport. If you want the ultimate
in a sportback, coupe or roadster model, check these out and see how tempted
Elsewhere the Audi company is also known for the A range, going from A1 –
a hatchback – to the A8 L, a nice large luxury car for all occasions.
And don’t forget the famous Audi TT, which gives you a splash of the sports
car together with a comfortable interior and feel.
What is the Audi company ethos?
Audi is well known among company car drivers, as it is a popular choice in
this situation. But perhaps the main ethos among those working at Audi is to
provide cars to be enjoyed by all kinds of people. You can see the unmistakeable
lines and shape of many Audi cars, and yet you can buy anything from a coupe
sports model to a large family car. Everyone is catered for but it all comes
in the standard style of an Audi vehicle.
Back in 1931 the company remained afloat only by forming a union with other
companies. A total of four companies joined forces, to bring Audi into modern
times. It is perhaps the idea of these four companies coming together that has
influenced Audi’s ideas ever since, and it also stands for the four rings
that we would all recognise as Audi’s logo.
There is no doubt that Audi has gone through a turbulent existence at times
since Mr Horch got started way back in 1899. But it has succeeded in bridging
two turns of the century as well – luckily enough for us.
Used car warranty for Audi
When buying a new car you will automatically be given a manufacturer’s
warranty. The Manufacturer’s warranty can be valid for
a period of between one and three years. Now there is a point
which can often cause confusion so here is our chance to clarify
for you. Under a standard manufacturers warranty you are free
to get your car serviced at any service station / garage in
the UK and still benefit from the manufacturer’s new
car warranty, providing the service is carried out to the
car manufacturer’s recommendations and you have informed
the policy provider who you will be using. A used car dealership
could also offer a warranty which extends a two year vehicle warranty
to three years for you. Such a dealer based warranty may have
many more restrictions in the small print over the original
manufacturer’s warranty, so be aware of this. Some of
the restrictions could be things like limiting the mileage
to a maximum of 60 000 miles or that services must be done
by the same dealer who has given you the warranty. Policies
May Also Have Other Limits. Warranty
Policies will often have a maximum amount payable for
any claim; this may range from a few hundred to a few thousand
pounds. You are advised to check the adequacy of these limits
bearing in mind the cost of breakdown for major components
when deciding on the upper limits of your cover. Some warranty
policies have a betterment clause, in which case you would
have to pay something if your vehicle was improved following
repair. They may also have a maximum amount payable during
the life of the policy. There may be an excess that you will
need to pay yourself if you have to make a claim. Some automotive
components may have specific claim limits or excesses applied
to the as well.
Wear and Tear
Engine failure can often be attributed to ’wear and tear’ as parts often
wear down rather than break. If you do not want your warranty
provider to reject a claim on these grounds you should ensure
that it is clearly stated in the terms and conditions that
both "mechanical breakdown" and "wear and
tear" are covered by your policy.
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