Naples Mother’s Day Deals

the-best-mom-1024x957Family should always be appreciated 365 days a year, no matter how much they drive you crazy! But on May 10th, Mother’s Day, show your mom how much she means to you by taking her out or spending some quality time with her. There are a lot of businesses in Naples offering free entries, discounted prices and great deals for mothers or grandmothers. Check some of the events going on here:

Events:

Botanical Gardens – “Treat Mom or Grandma to a stroll through the tropical landscapes of the Garden this Mother’s Day. FREE admission for mothers and grandmothers, regular admission for guests. The first 100 mothers or grandmothers to check in at the Visitor Center will receive a special gift! Cappelli’s will be serving complimentary light refreshments from 11:30am to 1:30pm.”

Naples Princess Cruise: “Treat your mom this Mother’s Day to a relaxing cruise and delicious dinner aboard the Naples Princess! Enjoy a double entree dinner on the water featuring carved beef tenderloin served with a bearnaise sauce, pecan encrusted tilapia, Caesar salad, fresh baked rolls vegetable medley, roasted rosemary baby reds and to top it off a mouth watering tuxedo bombe for dessert! Every mother will receive a complimentary rose!”

Special Cruise Events: “Pure Florida, Southwest Florida’s premier water attraction for family fun and thrills, is excited to announce new cruises and special offers coming in May. Each of the following events and specials are offered at the Pure Naples and Pure Fort Myers locations.”

Naples Zoo: “One free mom ticket with the purchase of a regular paid child or adult.” Valid through May 8th – May 10th.

Dining:

There are a lot of restaurants and businesses that have great deals going on for mothers on Mother’s Day. Check out some of them here!

  • Ristorante Ciao, 835 Fourth Ave. S., Naples, will open at 4:30 p.m., and everyone 21 and over will receive a free glass of Prosecco to toast moms. Reservations: 239-263-3889
  • Stonewood Grill & Tavern, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, North Naples, will open at 11 a.m. and will have happy hour specials all day. Reservations: 239-593-0001
  • The Capital Grille, Mercato, 9005 Mercato Drive, North Naples, will have a special three-course brunch menu starting at 10 a.m. for $49 for adults and $15 for children. The restaurant’s dinner menu also will be available. Reservations: 239-254-0640
  • The Wharf Tavern Restaurant & Lobster House, 909 10th St. S., Naples, will give mothers who dine at the restaurant on Mother’s Day a voucher for a free 1- to 1¼-pound steamed Maine lobster with fries and coleslaw to be redeemed during July or August. The restaurant will serve its dinner menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations: 239-331-4053

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Audi R8, TTS and A3: Perfect for Superheroes

In case you haven’t heard…three of our newest and performance oriented vehicles are making it to the big screen. Look out for “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron” when it hits theaters May 1st! Haven’t seen Audi’s teaser? Check it out here:

AP_InThShltr_IMAX_BigA_v2_lrg-1427830354“As part of the partnership, Audi will release exclusive pieces of digital content.  Available today on the Audi brand’s exclusive Avengers: Age of Ultron website, www.audi.com/MarvelsAvengers, fans can view an extended online video.

In addition, Audi is collaborating with Marvel’s comic book creator Stan Lee to deliver fans a comedic digital short closer to film’s release. The original video will be distributed on the Audi brand’s YouTube channel.

‘The character Tony Stark continues to evolve and represents a truly modern renaissance man – an industrialist, engineer and leader in his new world,’ said Giovanni Perosino, Head of Marketing Communication at AUDI AG. “It’s this type of innovator that carefully selects their cars and is exactly who would be driving the next generation Audi R8.”

Read more about it in our press release here: Audi returns as Tony Stark’s vehicle of choice in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

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History Behind the Audi Quattro Decal

quattroAudi is a revolutionary brand for their innovation, timeless qualities, performance and exceptional engineering. There is nothing else quite like Audi and there are so many characterizing traits that define them. Have you ever wondered where the Audi Quattro decal came from and what it means?

Sometimes success just happens because everything came together during the right time and right place. Well, this is true for the Audi Quattro! It was the first rally car to use a four-wheel-drive during a race when they changed the rules of racing to allow such systems. It did so well that it won and kept winning for the next following years. They celebrated their successes by placing the badge “quattro” on all of their four-wheel-drive systems.

The word quattro actually means “four” in Italian; the name is simple, distinct and effective. It is the perfect name for what it is.

But why would you want this genuine Audi Accessory? Well, here are a few reasons why:
– It is designed by the renowned Audi Studio to complement the style of every Audi
– It is set in the original Audi Type font that has graced every generation of quattro® equipped Audi vehicles on the track and on the road.
– Durable adhesive manufactured to withstand the elements and road debris
– Presented in Brilliant Black or Ice Silver to stand out against any Audi color

And the most obvious reason of all:
– Shows off your love for your vehicle and looks great!

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Did you know it’s National Car Care Month?

_MG_5117There’s no secret when it comes to keeping your car in great condition, all it takes is great car care and keeping up with vehicle maintenance.

“Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, National Car Care Month in April is the perfect time to focus on your vehicle’s maintenance needs to make sure it is ready for the upcoming spring and summer travel season,” said White. “Following a routine maintenance program, like the free personalized schedule and e-mail reminder service the Car Care Council offers, can help you drive smart, save money and make informed decisions.”

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For more information, visit www.carcare.org.”

To read more about National Car Care month click here

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Road trip! In a 2015 Audi A3 TDI

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If you’re a travel bug or someone that has to commute for work, a fuel efficient vehicle becomes a necessity. When the needle drops near E you dread having to pull over and add to travel time, just to refill your tank once again. When you own a diesel vehicle, you can travel to another state on one tank of gas! Imagine driving from Naples, Florida to North Carolina without ever having to stop. It’s not just wishful thinking, it’s a reality that many TDI owners get to enjoy every day.

One of our most popular TDI models is the 2015 Audi A3. The 2015 Audi A3 is priced well, with a sleek look, great performance and fuel efficiency. Who says you can’t have it all? If you are looking for a vehicle that fits all your needs and more, then this is the vehicle for you!

Here’s a first hand account of why the 2015 Audi A3 TDI is ideal for long road trips:

“Surveying the press cars to see what might be available for a December road trip; we discovered a new diesel version of one of our recent favorites, the 2015 Audi A3 TDI.

Our planned trip from the Portland, Ore., area to the Monterey Bay area, about 100 miles south of San Francisco, and back would entail about 1,600 to 1,800 miles in the car, so we wanted it be comfortable and economical and the A3 was both.”

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Audi Naples Earns Magna Society Recognition

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“Audi honors 91 top-performing dealerships in the U.S. with the Magna Society Awards, a distinction for dealers who achieved excellent performance in 2014.

To earn Magna Society recognition, dealers must demonstrate an exceptional level of customer service as well as strong business performance. Among the recipients, 12 dealerships were distinguished as 2014 Audi Elite Magna Society winners, a special honor for superior achievements as the best of the best.

The Magna Society was created by Audi to identify and recognize dealerships that go above and beyond the standard business objectives and sales targets. To qualify for Magna Society status, a dealership must show that they are engaged in sales and service programs and adhere to specific business processes. Their facility and staff should also properly represent the Audi brand and culture.

“The caliber of the Audi dealer network in the United States continues to increase each year, and the commitment of our dealer partners is one of the key catalysts in Audi becoming the top luxury brand in the United States,” said Mark Del Rosso, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “The Magna Society Awards are a tribute to those dealers that model how a successful dealership should operate and truly exemplify the Audi brand values.”

The Magna Society awards fit with long-range plans established by Audi and its franchise partners to make Audi facilities more exclusive. In 2014, the number of dealership locations exclusively selling Audi models increased by the end of the year to 173 in the U.S. from 15 dealerships operating in 1999. Audi also increased its share of the U.S. imported luxury car segment to 10.9% based on record annual U.S. sales of 182,011 units in 2014.”

The 2014 Magna Society award winners are as follows:
Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 3.25.07 PM Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 3.25.32 PMTo read more about it click here

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Audi’s Rising Sales for 50 Consecutive Months

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To some people a car is a car, to others, a vehicle is an extension of who we are. With Audi’s dedication to customer service, dependable luxury and exceptional engineering it’s no wonder Audi’s sales have been continuously rising for 50 consecutive months! It’s quite a feat and we are happy to be apart of a company that creates innovation with every model. Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:

“Severe winter storms were disruptive for the entire industry in February, but the Audi dealer network overcame the elements to deliver a record number of Audi vehicles to new Audi customers in February,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. Demand for the new Audi A3 family of premium cars and the new Q3 SUV remained strong for Audi in February. These two all-new Audi products, launched in 2014, continue to bring new customers into the Audi family across the country.”

Rain or shine, the sales and quality customer service does not quit!

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An Automotive Art Form: Modifying Vehicles

IMG_2233 Modifying, tweaking and customizing vehicles takes imagination with a visionary’s touch. Many people modify their cars for different reasons but most of the time, let’s face it…we want our cars to have our own personal touch! We want them to be faster, unique and full of personality. Here at Audi Naples we offer a variety of services, installations and suggestions to help you find the perfect fit for your vehicle! So whether you want your vehicle to be more fuel efficient, faster or better suited to your lifestyle, we are here to help.

This stunning 2015 TT-S Limited Edition (pictured above and below) belongs to a customer of ours, Chris Polityka, who found us online and requested an RS Big Brake Kit. But the modifications and add-ons don’t stop there, here is a list of what this souped-up TT-S comes equipped with:

-APR ECU upgrade
-Rear LED tail lights
-APR carbon fiber cold air intake*
-APR high pressure fuel pump*
-Forge Twintercooler*
-B&B 3″ Downpipe*
-TTRS Brembo big brake kit*
-Stoptech steel brake lines front & rear*
-TTRS grille*

*Offered at Audi Naples

IMG_2228IMG_2235IMG_2227So no matter where you are or where you live we can ship it to you! Not only do we offer a wide range of services and parts, but we have an exceptional level of quality and customer service. We are so pleased to hear the feedback that we received from Chris, the owner of this wicked TT-S.

“I love the look of the RS grille and the brake kit. So glad you talked me into doing the RS Kit vs. an aftermarket Brembo or Stoptech. Looks phenomenal and also with the steel lines on all 4 calipers, the braking feel and performance is just amazing! As you can see from the front through the RS grille, I ended up going with the Forge Twintercooler. Thank you, again, for all your help. I’ll surely do business with you again and recommend others your way!”

If you are interested in ordering a part and you know the name or inventory number please use our online form to place an order. Otherwise, feel free to call 1-866-292-7789 and a Parts Department specialist will determine exactly what you need. Upon submitting your information we will:

  • Respond to you promptly via your preferred contact method.
  • Ask any additional questions required to identify your parts request.
  • Confirm your order and pricing.

Also feel free to visit our Audi of Naples Ebay Store if you are not in the area!

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Autonomous Driving: An Interesting Look

f9r4123-editYou’re driving down the road when suddenly you realize just how free you feel, your hands aren’t on the wheel and the car is still driving effortlessly smoothly. You look around and don’t know what to do with yourself. Read a book? Stare out the window? Place your hands on the wheel just for the sake of comfort? No this, isn’t a dream…it’s actually closer to reality than you think. Earlier this year we posted about the autonomous Audi A7 Concept that drove itself (with an engineer and journalist along for the ride) from San Francisco to Las Vegas for CES and we received a lot of feedback! It’s an interesting concept and the feeling seems to be split.

Trusting a computer with your life
We encounter glitches with our phones, laptops and everyday electronics from time to time. So the idea of an automated vehicle seems iffy; you really wouldn’t to encounter a malfunction while traveling at high speeds. But at the same time, some people behind the wheels of their own cars are just as scary.

Not being able to feel the best part of driving…actually driving!
Automotive enthusiasts everywhere are cringing of the thought at having less control of their vehicle. The whole point is to feel the full extent of what your vehicle can do! Sitting behind the wheel not doing anything, would feel…unnatural.

Will it help more than hurt?
Let’s face it. There are some good drivers and there are some really bad drivers. Turn signals are used for what? Perhaps autonomous driving would prevent distracted driving and dangerous driving. There are many possibilities but there’s no way to know for sure yet. This kind of technology is going to take a few years to become available for the general public.

To read more and find out about a journalist’s first-hand experience of Audi’s self driving A7 click here!

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Red Cars: Myth vs. Fact

_MG_4982Red cars are the type of cars that make a statement. They stand out, they’re bold and when well-maintained, keep that beautiful sleek color. Some people tend to shy away from red cars because they think that they are more prone to receiving speeding tickets. It’s a long standing myth that many people believe, but…it’s not true! There is no evidence to suggest that red cars receive more tickets. You would think that because of it’s flashy color it would stand out on the road more than a white/silver/gray vehicle. However there is no evidence to support that! No correlation can be found between an increased amount of speeding tickets issued and red cars. This isn’t the only misconception about red cars, which leads me to the second myth.

Some people believe that if they own a red vehicle it will cause their insurance rates to increase compared to less “flashy” colors. It’s just not true. Your insurance rates are calculated based upon your driving record, the type of vehicle you drive, how many miles you drive, when you drive, where you drive and more! But none of that has to do with the color of your vehicle.

So ignore all the myths, the naysayers, and get the color you really want! We have tons of stunning red vehicles waiting for the next drive. And…February is the perfect month for a red car!

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