Audi Authorized Collision Center

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Let’s face it. You love your Audi. And why not? With sleek German design, flawless handles, and a look that screams style. But what happens when your beloved Audi gets in an accident? When its finish is tarnished and no longer has that look you paid for?

Would you take it to any old body shop? That’s not the best plan. Take it to an Auto Authorized Collision Center. Automotive Specialties Inc, in Hyde Park Inc is one of the few Authorized Aluminum Collision Repair Facilities in the U.S. Take a look at the Audi website itself for proof:  We are listed under the Authorized Aluminum Collision Repair Facilities.

We are proud to be listed on the Audi website as an Authorized Aluminum Collison Repair Facility. Large amounts of custom training and certification tests went into this process. It’s a certification that Audi (and its customers) don’t take lightly.

 

Audi Drivers should come to Automotive Specialties Inc in Hyde Park for:

  • Vehicles constructed with high-strength steel or aluminum. Like a 2017 Q7
  • Vehicles constructed with advanced materials (carbon fiber & aluminum)
  • Equipment that is tested to Audi vehicles specially
  • Audi trained repair technicians using factory-approved procedures

 

Remember, by choosing an Audi Authorized Collision Repair Facility you help ensure that the correct parts and procedures are used to repair your Audi!

 

Audi Certified Aluminum Repair Center

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Automotive Specialties is one of just a handful of Audi Certified Collision Centers in the state of Massachusetts, and among those few repair centers Automotive Specialties is in the most elite class of collision repair centers that is also an Audi Certified Aluminum Repair Center, meaning Automotive Specialties has met the requirements to maintain a state-of-the-art Aluminum Cleanroom with special tools and training to avoid any possible contamination of the aluminum in your vehicle.

The final result is the best collision repair center in the state of Massachusetts for luxury German cars. See pictures of our work or read our reviews to get a sense of what Automotive Specialties can do to protect your precious vehicle.

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The 2017 Audi A4 Allroad

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Automotive Specialties has recently come across a compelling piece by Bloomberg about why the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad station wagon is a great choice for SUV lovers. Seeing as SUV sales in general are on the rise across America, increasing over 15% last year, Automotive specialties believes that it is a good time to talk about why you should think about a station wagon as your next high-end automobile: in short, you get the cargo room, seating capacity and cold-weather handling of an SUV combined with the fuel efficiency and rollover safety of a sedan.

The Audi A4 Allroad boasts Audi’s new seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission with the all-new Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Fuel efficiency on the Allroad is 23 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. Eighteen-inch all-season tires and electronic stability controls come standard, as well as ergonomic seats, a huge panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, and privacy glass. If you count the $500 Cold Weather Package that includes heated rear seats and heated steering wheel, it is not hard to see why the Audi A4 Allroad station wagon is a compelling choice for those of us who deal with New England Winters.

Automotive Specialties is one of only four Audi-certified specialists in the Massachusetts area, and we are in a position to know that Audi is the automaker with the greatest balance between progressive automotive thinking and traditional high-end luxury. If you own an Audi vehicle or any other high-end make and model in the Greater Boston Area, consider Automotive Specialties for any maintenance or collision center services – for us, the customer always comes first and we have the expertise to tune up your car to keep it in the best possible shape even during these difficult New England winters.

 

The 2018 Audi Q8 Concept

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Audi has revealed its new Audi Q8 concept at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The flagship Audi Q8 luxury SUV/coupe transcends the previous Audi Q7 and puts Audi on par with other high end models like the BMW X6 and the Mercedes GLE Coupe.

While the wheelbase and overall footprint of the Q8 is similar to the current Q7, the Q8 brings a much sportier body, with a lower base, sloping roofline, and tapered rear, with experts expecting five seats and a 630-liter boot in production models. The Q8 concept is a plug-in hybrid e-tron model, containing a 3.0-liter TFSI engine paired with an electric motor running with a 17.9kWh lithium-ion battery, with 438 horsepower and 700Nm of torque, which delivers 37 miles per a single charge in electric power and taking an estimated two and a half hours to charge the battery. The Audi Q8 has reportedly clocked 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 155mph, emitting 53g/km of carbon emissions. An eight-speed automatic gearbox and Quattro four-wheel drive delivers power to the drivetrain.

All things considered, this is an exciting development for Audi, who remains one of the companies on the cutting edge of high-end automobiles, and we are excited to see what the future has in store for new luxury Audi automobiles. However, in the unfortunate situation that your Audi or other high-end automobile requires luxury auto collision repair, contact Automotive Specialties Inc. for full Audi-certified service to maximize the value of your repaired vehicle.

How to Prepare Your Car For Winter

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The calendar months have changed to November, and with that comes the end of fall, and the beginning of winter. Though were are weeks away from the freezing temperatures New England has to offer, it can never be too early to start preparing for the cold weather, including snow. Below are a few tips to help get prepared and keep your car ready for winter.

Winter Supply/Emergency Kit: It’s impossible to determine what can occur on winter roads, whether you are in the city or out in the suburbs. For both car and personal safety, put together an emergency kit to help prepare yourself for any and all types of situations. Must have items include:

  • A flashlight and extra batteries
  • A cell phone and charger
  • Non-perishables such as energy bars and water
  • Extra pair of clothes and blankets
  • First aid kit
  • Battery jump cables
  • A sand bag to help traction and get out of the car
  • An extra ice scraper

Check Your Battery: Cold weather can take a toll on a car’s battery, be sure to have it checked by a professional.

Change Your Windshield Wiper Fluid: A common misconception is that windshield fluid used in summer and spring can also be used during the winter months. This is incorrect, and you should be sure to change to winter fluid. Windshield wiper fluid used during summer consists of mostly water, which would be ineffective during the cold. Winter fluid adds alcohol to help get rid of snow and ice, making the material on your windshield less likely to freeze.

Have Enough Antifreeze: When driving in winter you might be cold, but your car can be as well. To avoid your engine freezing, be sure to have the coolant system flushed before freezing temperatures hit. Follow the instructions in your car’s manual to check the levels of antifreeze. By doing so, you can avoid damage costs that could run up into the thousands.

Check Your Brakes: Brakes should be regularly checked, but especially in the coming weeks before winter. This is not only for your safety, but the safety of others as well.

These items will help prepare you in the event of an emergency, and will help keep you safe. For more information about winter and car issues, or if you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 617-364-1722

The Evolution of Audi through the Years

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Automotive Specialties services all vehicles but because we are Audi Certified, Audis have a special place in our heart. We have served all types of Audis and thought it would fun to look back at Audi throughout the years. From the 60’s to now, here is how they evolved throughout the decade.

1960’s

1968 Audi 100

1968 Audi 100

1970’s

1972 Audi 80

1972 Audi 80

1980’s

1988 Audi V8

1988 Audi V8

1990’s

1994 Audi A8

1994 Audi A8

2000’s

2005 audi a8

2005 audi a8

2010’s

2015 audi a8

2015 audi a8

Audi’s evolution into producing some of the most luxurious vehicles in the world is truly amazing. We are looking forward to the continued evolution of these vehicles as time goes on. We specialize and work with all types of Audi. For more information please reach out to us and give us a call at (617)354-1722.

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