Welcome to our newsletter! Each month we will be providing you with content that we hope will enrich your ownership experience and keep you up to date with the industry. Our first major announcement is that we will be moving shops this summer!
We have a huge announcement to make this month. We are very proud to be launching our new E-commerce platform www.shopblairauto.com ! We hope to take the same customer service that has made our service department so successful and apply that to aftermarket parts sales. Our easy to use website will allow customers to purchase parts from our inventory nation-wide. All orders of in stock items will be shipped out same day and include some Shop Blair Auto swag. Want your parts to be installed at the shop or just want to swing by and grab them instead of paying for shipping? Then simply select in store pickup at checkout. We hope Shop Blair Auto will be your choice for parts from your favorite brands such as, APR, AWE Tuning, 034 Motorsports, Eurocode, Black Forest Industries, JHMotorsports, MSS Suspension and many more including our upcoming in house Blair Automotive performance parts.
Some big news this month as that we have officially taken over the DFW metroplex APR accounts. This means that we will be directly supporting a sub-dealer network to get our products to a wider customer base. While taking on the existing accounts and supporting them with training and products we are also excited to announce that we are bringing in a new dealer, McKinney Volkswagen. Our partnership with VW will allow us to access a whole new customer base and convert new VW owners in to performance enthusiasts.
We are excited to offer our customer base small discounts on new vehicles purchased at Lewisville and McKinney VW as a result of our partnership! If you are thinking of getting in to a new VW then visit them and say that Blair sent you! Make sure you come out to see us at the VDUB Spring fest on April 22nd at McKinney Volkswagen for their launch as an APR dealer, Car Show, and Carter Blood Drive.
I want to talk to you today about fueling your vehicle properly! As we all know about the current Diesel situation we will be focused on Gasoline vehicles. You may have heard us or the dealership say that it is very important to be using 93 Octane premium fuel in your vehicle and here is why. There is a new technology being used on all current Audi and VW motors called Direct Injection. This system drastically increases fuel efficiency and power outputs but also comes with a few draw backs.
Since Direct Injection takes the fuel and puts it directly in the combustion chamber we are no longer getting fuel on the back side of the intake valves like traditional manifold injection. This creates the potential for carbon to build up on the back of the intake valves and eventually cause drive ability concerns and a check engine light. The main reason for using premium fuel other than increased efficiency and power is that it is the only grade of fuel that has cleaners and detergents in it. These detergents will help keep the back of your intake valves clean and prolong the time needed between valve cleanings. This is why we recommend only using top tier gasoline in your vehicle. Check this website to make sure the fueling station you are using is certified as a top tier detergent gasoline retailer www.toptiergas.com. On another note we always recommend filling up and not going any lower than ¼ tank. Going below that mark will cause your in tank pump to work harder and over time reduce the working life of the pump.
TLDR use only 93 octane Top Tier fuel and keep your tank above the ¼ mark.
It is no secret that we love to work on the pinnacle of Audi engineering, the R8. Even our logo is based on the gated shifter design of the everyday supercar. This client approached us for a solution to get some more power out of his V8 R8 without going too extreme. The solution was the APR Supercharger kit bringing this bad boy up to 642 horsepower. This was the perfect pairing of power and control in the all-aluminum vehicle. Matted to the seamless Manual gearbox this is truly a driver's car. We hope to see this client enjoy the vehicle for many years to come.