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Audi is a company with a rich history. The four rings symbolizes how the company was recreated in 1932 out of four independent motor-vehicle manufactures in Germany. The four companies that formed the roots of Audi, as we know it today, are Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer. The name, Audi, is based on the founder's name: August Horch. Horch means "listen" in German, and "Audi" means listen in Latin.
Audi first produced armored cars that were used in World War II. Like many German manufacturing plants, the Auto Union plants where the Audi's were manufactured, were devastated. However, in 1949, the Zwickkau plant began manufacturing light passenger vehicles with 2-stroke engines. In 1958, it was taken over by Daimler-Benz, and for a time the Audi name disappeared.
In 1964, Volkswagon acquired 50% of the stock, and began turning out VW Beetles. In 1965, they refitted the DKW F102 with a four-stroke engine, and christened it "The Audi." Volkswagon introduced the Audi to the United States market in 1970. The brand had a rocky start in the US, but continued to be sold.
In 1980, the company released the first high-performance vehicle with four-wheel drive: the Audi Quattro. The Audi Quatro enjoyed great success in motor sports. This paved the way for Audi to adopt four-wheel drive into all of their model range. The record times that the Quattro had placed three years running in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1987, and the victory in the TransAm Series for the Audi team, proved that the Quattro's four-wheel drive handled more than roads and bad weather -- gaining favor and demand for similar products from all manufactures.
By the year 2000, Audi sales grew strongly in the United States, and it became a major contender in the automobile market.
Audis are well made machines, but give their best performance when they receive excellent maintenance. An area often given little consideration by automobile owners (of any brand) is care of the windows. Although there are many "do-it-yourself" directions available, window-care is best done by a licensed professional.
Have the seals and opening and closing mechanisms tested as part of your regular maintenance. It is important to know when pieces of your window unit have reached or is reaching its life span from age, weather, and wear and tear. Timely replacement can prevent costly water leaks, problems with rolling the window up or down, or even breakage from malfunctioning equipment.
Get small nicks and scratches checked immediately. Your licensed Audi auto glass repairman can sometimes prevent a small imperfection from becoming a large one. He will also know when and how to replace window glass or mechanical window parts using the safest, most appropriate means.
Your Audi is an investment. Good window maintenance not only protects your upholstery, it also keeps sensitive electronics located in interior of your vehicle safe from water damage. As with many things, good preventative maintenance prolongs the life of your vehicle. Protect your investment by scheduling an appointment to get your windows checked today.