I've never driven a Diesel car before. How is this compared to a regular gasoline vehicle?
Good question. If you have never driven a modern high tech Audi diesel than you're in for a great driving experience! This SUV drives just like a regular gasoline car except it has TONS of low end power for effortless acceleration. With 420 ft/lbs of torque, this is more powerful than many 1 ton pick up trucks!
It also get amazing MPG! Way higher than a gasoline engine. I have personally gotten over 30 mpg on the highway.
How many miles can I drive on my rental?
Regular rentals have a 400 miles per day limit.
UNLIMITED miles for rentals 1 week or longer.
Are there any special steps when refueling it with diesel fuel?
There are no extra steps when refueling. Just only use Diesel fuel.
Close to half of all gas stations carry diesel fuel. To check to see if the station has diesel just look for the GREEN Diesel fuel price sign and the GREEN diesel fuel pump handles. Fill the Audi up just like any regular gasoline car but only use the GREEN fuel pump handles and you're good to go! Its that simple! After driving a modern high tech diesel with its more powerful engine and better MPG, you will wonder why you have been driving a gasoline engine this whole time.
Can I bring my pets along?
Absolutely! Bring all your furry friends along!! Just make sure to vacuum up any pet hairs from the carpet and seats prior to returning the car.
I want to go with my friends up to Tahoe or Yosimite. Will this car work well?
Yes! This audi is smooth and comfortable for up to 7 people to travel to any destination. It has Quattro all wheel drive so no need for snow chains if there is snow on the ground.
You can even pile your belongings to the roof in the rear hatch if needed because you have a back up camera and parking sensors.
Drop the 3rd row seat and you can easily carry multiple suitcases/ski equipment/etc and have enough space for 3 passengers on the 2nd row seat.
Can I pair my bluetooth cellphone to the Audi when I pick up the car? Any guides on how to operate the features?
Absolutely! Simply refer to the "Audi quick start guide" for directions. You will be able to listen to music from your phone, and hear driving directions through the Bose stereo if you are using you cell phone for directions.
Do you have any videos of how to operate some of the advanced Audi's features?
I need to pick up a car today. Is picking your Audi up in an hour too short of a notice?
Absolutely not! If the schedule is not already reserved, you can book and pick up this Audi as soon as you make your reservation. I keep it ready to rent at all times, even on short notice.
Can I park my car on the street during the rental times?
Yes. There is almost always open parking during the day. but after about 4pm, it can be harder to find a spot. Also, the first Thursday of each month has street cleaning.
Can I have a family member/friend drive during the rental?
Yes, simply follow the steps to get additional drivers approved for during your rental times.
Can i use a car seat/booster during the rental?
Of course! The Audi is like all modern vehicles since 2002 and has the LATCH system for easy install and adjustment. There are enough attachment points to secure up to 4(!) car seats while still leaving enough room for 3 adults, (ear plugs optional)
Do you have any snow chains/cables i can use during the rental if the local authorities require them? Such as traveling to Tahoe or Yosemite?
Yes I have snow cables in excellent condition for all 4 tires in the rear hatch. The Audi has made it through some serious snow fall without any sort of cables/chains due to its fancy quattro all wheel drive. But if they are required by the local authorities, you will be covered.
Can I eat food/snacks in the Audi?
Of course! If you spill anything just make sure to clean it up / dry it up before returning the Audi.
If I do have to put on snow chains/cables during the rental, are they hard to install? I have never put a set on a car/truck before.
They are not difficult to install, they just take a minute for each tire.
Like all snow chains/cables, they can only be used when there is snow on the road, and you can only travel up to 30 mph while you have them on. This is why driving a all wheel drive vehicle is so useful in the winter as you really do not need them unless your driving in extremely deep snow such as 1 foot or deeper.
My Audi has been to Tahoe multiple times in the winter snow and so far no one has needed them on any rental, even in some very deep winter snow due to its fancy Quattro system and high ground clearance.