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When my car died for the fifth time this year, I knew that I needed to do something to improve things. I decided to start looking around for little upgrades that I could do on my own, and I ended up completely replacing the oil and changing out the air filter. The difference was astounding. My car seemed to have more power, and so I decided to keep going with my little tune-ups. This blog is all about improving your car one thing at a time and knowing what to do if you encounter car problems when you are on the road.


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Own An Audi 5-Cylinder? What That Regular Oil Change Means To Your Vehicle

Audi oil changes and Audi tune-ups come highly recommended. This is a foreign car generally built for the road conditions of its native country of Germany. That means it is meant to go very fast and rev the engine even higher on sports car-type of engine. If you own and drive a model of this company, then it is imperative that you get regular oil changes for your vehicle, especially if it is a five-cylinder manual transmission. Here is why.

​These Engines Are Turbo- and Performance-Enhanced

This manufacturer has made vehicles with five-cylinder engines for the last forty years. It went on to enhance these engines with turbo and other performance-enhancing features. The more cylinders and engine features incorporated into an engine, the more that engine needs to be lubricated, flushed, and cleaned to keep performing as it was intended. Old, dirty oil in the cylinders and inside the engine means that the engine will perform poorly and will likely get jammed up if you leave the car unmaintained. 

​The Vehicle Will Have Fewer Problems with Emissions

Turbo, five-cylinder, performance enhanced; all of these designs on an engine tend to increase emissions. Despite the fact that the U.S. has strict regulations for imported cars to follow in regards to emissions, these vehicles will still have higher emissions that other vehicles with fewer engine enhancements. By keeping the oil changed and clean, the revved up, "souped" up engine will create less emissions than if it were dirty and clogged with dirty oil. If you live in a state where emissions testing is serious business, making sure the oil in your Audi is changed often is every bit as important as passing the emissions test.

​The Vehicle Will Last Much Longer

​As with most vehicles, the more regular the oil is changed and the engine flushed, the longer a car will last. If you want this car to last a very long time, then keeping it well-maintained is the smart things to do. Clean engines, clean exhausts, and clean lubrication are all key. Many of the classic and antique vehicles from this particular manufacturer that have been well-maintained survived and lasted because of how well they were cared for. Part of that sustaining maintenance is oil changes. Another part is a regular tune-up. Engine flushes and using gas meant for aging vehicles (i.e., super unleaded instead of just unleaded), all have the same positive effect on the life of the vehicle.

Contact a shop, like SALTA SERVICE & PERFORMANCE, for more help.