Buying any type of used car is always a bit of risk. When looking for a second hand Audi Quattro this is no exception. After all there is no guarantee that the car is all the seller claims it to be. However when using the internet you can cut down the risks some, for instance you can get a car data check. This will at least let you know whenever the car has any outstanding finance on it, if it has been written off or if it was reported stolen.
You can also follow a few safety rules to ensure that your search for a second hand car goes as smooth as possible. You also need to give certain factors some consideration such as insurance, the cost of running the car and where you will get the finance to buy it.
It goes without saying that a test drive is needed and this should be additional on different road surfaces and in different situations such as on the motorway and small side streets. Always go for the test drive during daylight hours and this way you will be able to give the car a good inspection. The inspection should include the bodywork, engine and all exterior including the paintwork and testing the lights. You also need to go over the cars interior paying attention to electric windows, the dashboard, electrical equipment on the dash and the seating. Always insist on seeing the paperwork for the car and the service history of it, a seller should never have any qualms about giving you this to check over.
Of course a little background history of the Quattro never goes amiss and can tell you a lot about your choice of car and how well it might service your needs.
The first thing you should know about the Quattro is that it is a four wheel drive. The four wheel drive from Audi was first shown to the world over 25 years ago and its popularity just kept on growing. In the 1980s it was the first road car to be mass produced that had four wheel drive and also an engine that was turbocharged. It was the highlight of the Geneva motor show in 19080 where it was presented as the first ever sports car for the road to feature permanent all wheel drive. The road holding capacity of the car was untouched and even by today's standards it takes some beating.
The Audi Quattro was the brainchild of Ferdinand Piech back in 1977. The very first test car was red in color and 2 doors, an Audi 80 that came with just the test name of A1. It was not until March 1981 that the Quattro car first came to the United Kingdom when 163 cars were shipped in. It was not until much later that this all changed and it became Audis best export. Over time many slight changes and improvements have been made to the car which all went …
Is your refrigerator keeping you up at night with its various moans and groans? When you need immediate relief from your noisy refrigerator, there are a few steps you can take. Follow these helpful tips from your local appliance repair shop:
- Locate the source of the noise – Is the noise coming from the inside of the freezer, or the outside back of the refrigerator? Determining what area the noise is coming from will help you narrow down the possible components that might be causing the sound.
- Troubleshoot – There are only a handful of parts in a refrigerator that typically cause noise. Once you have narrowed down the general location of the sound, you can begin troubleshooting various components to try to resolve the issue. While some issues can easily be fixed with minimal effort, others will require that you call in a professional who is trained in refrigeration repair.
Noise Inside the Freezer
Noise originating inside the freezer can typically be attributed to the evaporator fan, which runs whenever the unit is actively cooling. If you notice a chirping, squealing, or groaning sound that comes and goes (rather than being steady), it may be an issue with the fan motor. To find out for sure, open the freezer door and hold down the light/fan switch if there is one. If the sound gets louder with the door open, you can be pretty sure that the fan is the cause. Unfortunately, there is no way to repair the evaporator fan motor–you must replace the part in order to resolve the issue.
Noise from the Back of the Refrigerator
Most noises that you notice will come from the back of the refrigerator, where most of the moving parts are located. If you have a self-defrosting unit, the first place you will want to check is the condenser fan. The condenser fan is located on the back of the refrigerator, often behind a thin panel. The fan can occasionally accumulate a buildup of lint and other debris, causing a buzzing or clicking noise. You can try to resolve the problem by removing the thin cover to access the fan, and then cleaning the fan of any debris using a soft bristled brush (old toothbrushes are great for this!). Once the fan is clear of dust or other materials, replace the cover and plug the refrigerator back in. If you still have noise coming from the condenser fan after cleaning it, you may have to replace the part with the help of an appliance repair company.
If your refrigerator is making a rumbling, or purring noise from the back, it may indicate a problem with your compressor. The compressor is located in a football-sized case on the back of the refrigerator, near the bottom of the unit, and usually contains either black or copper tubes with a variety of colored wires. The compressor is typically a sealed unit, so it can not be replaced by a do-it-yourselfer. If you are able to …