How I Got a 2015 Audi A3 For A Night

IMG_7092 “So how am I going to get home?” was the question on my mind when my car needed repairs and I was essentially stranded. I didn’t realize how easy and convenient the loaner program was until I was already on the road driving my temporary 2015 Audi A3. I didn’t just get any car, I got a 2015. I just filled out some paperwork, provided my drivers license, insurance and credit card. It was done in less than five minutes and service made it seem so easy. It felt too good to be true; almost like I was stealing the vehicle! But it wasn’t a mistake and I was allowed to spend my time using someone else’s wheels. They greatly appreciate if you could fill it up when you return it, which I understand given the free gas I was given! I didn’t want to just drive my A3 home, so I called my friend up and the adventure began.

My friend had never seen the A3 before and loved the layout, design and feel of it, “it comes with a sunroof too?” she asked. We drove around town and made a few stops between shopping to take a couple of photos. Because, why not? We stopped to eat at our favorite place, drove around her college campus, took pictures on a rooftop, went to the movies and drove around some more. By the end of the night she kept saying “I love this car, you think you’ll get it again?” I thought about it for a second, now it doesn’t feel so dreadful taking my vehicle in for repairs knowing that I get to drive something fun home. Maybe I’ll even get the same car again, I’ll know when the Bluetooth connects automatically.

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Which Audi Model Are You?

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Red is The New Black (The First RS5 Big Brake Kit)

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Did you know Audi of Naples is the first dealership to offer the first and only RS5 Big Brake Kit in the country to include factory red calipers? This kit is sold to places all over the world from Australia, Mexico, Europe, United States and more. These brakes will perfectly fit any B8 Generation Audi A4 A5 S4 S5.  With 8 Piston Calipers – 365 MM Rotors and factory OEM parts, this is definitely a hot item and has already received a lot of positive reviews.

Kit includes:

2 RS5 Brake Discs
1 Left Side Caliper
1 Right Side Caliper
1 Set of Brake Pads
1 Left Side Brake Shield
1 Right Side Brake Shield
2 Brake Hoses
2 Cans of Audi Brake Fluid

This kit has all necessary hardware to bolt directly to your B8 generation Audi.

This part is compatible with 18 vehicles:
2015 Audi A4
2015 Audi A5
2015 Audi S4
2015 Audi S5
2014 Audi A4
2014 Audi A5
2014 Audi S4
2014 Audi S5
2013 Audi A4
2013 Audi A5
2013 Audi S4
2013 Audi S5
2012 Audi A4
2012 Audi A5
2012 Audi S4
2012 Audi S5
2011 Audi A4
2011 Audi A5
2011 Audi S4
2011 Audi S5
2010 Audi A5
2010 Audi A4
2010 Audi S4
2010 Audi S5
2009 Audi A4
2009 Audi S5

If you know the name or inventory number of your part, 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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Naples Speed Changes The Game With New CVT Wheels From Vossen

This gorgeous car from Audi Naples became one of first 2015 Audi A3s in the country to feature the new CVT from famous wheel maker, Vossen.  The first pictures lit up the internet and got rave reviews from our followers on Twitter.  Check out some pictures from the photo shoot in our gallery below.

Follow Audi Naples on Twitter here.

To see more pictures from our performance division, Naples Speed, head over to their Facebook page.

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Meet Tyler: The Intern

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Is that a new employee? Is he in training? No, he’s just the intern. Meet Tyler; a recent college graduate who gained the opportunity to learn, shadow and help out a couple departments for Audi and VW of Naples. You can learn a lot from interning for one department, but getting to shadow multiple departments? That’s a whole different story. It’s more than just running out to get coffee or stapling pieces of paper together. Great internships provide a valuable experience and allow interns to gain insight into the field they are interested in. It’s a lot of hard work, quick learning, listening and jumping in. The best way to make the most out of it is just to try! Even if you aren’t always successful the first time, the drive to succeed is usually admired and appreciated. Tyler has been shadowing different departments from Parts, Sales, Service to the Internet team and has learned what it takes to run a dealership.

Q&A

Q: What made you want to intern for Audi and VW of Naples?
A: I wanted to intern for Audi and VW because I have always had a passion about cars. These cars are a different style then my favorite, which are muscle cars, but since I was given this opportunity I could not pass it up. I have never been around the business but cars will always be around so I wanted to see it first hand and hopefully become part of the business.

Q: What departments did you shadow?
A: I shadowed Parts, Sales, Service, and Internet.

Q: What was your favorite department and why?
A: My favorite department was parts because of the team of guys back there. I have always played team sports and the group back there seems to flow seamlessly as one. When I was back there work didn’t seem like work and I enjoy that feeling. Everyone in parts helped me become comfortable on the job while giving me the most training as well.

Q: What did you learn from these experiences?
A: From my experiences I learned how all the pieces of the dealership rely on each other to satisfy the customer from start to finish and when they return for other services we provide. Along with the countless things I learned in the past five weeks I also saw the negative side of some things but this only helps me become a stronger employee. These reflections will help me succeed in the future when difficult situations arise again and I’ll have the knowledge to handle them efficiently and swiftly.

Q: What was surprisingly challenging and why?
A: A surprising challenge I encountered here was with the internet team. Some might think that this department sits on the computer all day when in fact we were outside most of the day staying busy. We took photos of all new cars/certified pre-owns, prepared cars on the lot with stickers for sales, and even spent time each day looking for articles to update the social media for Audi, Volkswagen, Acura, and Naples Speed.

Q: If you could improve on any part of this internship what would it be?
A: The only thing I would improve about this internship would be the configuration. If we wanted someone to see the entire dealership the order of departments they see it is very important and could be adjusted. Also the timetable I spent in each department could have been changed a little to spend more time in some departments and less in others.

Q: All in all, how did you feel about your overall experience?
A: My overall experience was very enjoyable and exactly what I hoped. I learned an exponential amount of information about each department and how this business works. It is very unique with the amount of services we provide and how many hats each employee wears to achieve the overall goal: assisting our customers and providing services no one can rival. I would like to thank Mr. Brian Massoll and Skip Roth for setting this up and giving me a chance to view Audi/VW in a special fashion; and everyone else here that helped me during the past few weeks.

Q: What was the complete duration of your internship?
A: Five week internship.

Q: Now for the typical question…did you have to do any coffee runs?
A: I did not have to do any coffee runs, but I did get to pick up Moes for the parts department in an A7 one day.

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Audi Naples Opens New StorageFacility/Vehicle Preparation Location

With the great success that Audi Naples has seen over the last several years, a need for more space has emerged. With that in mind, we have constructed a new facility off Radio Road in Naples to house our ever-growing new vehicle inventory. While this new location will not be open to the public, it will help our sales staff in the final stages of of the car buying experience. If a customer doesn’t see the exact vehicle they are looking for on our lot, chances are we may be able to offer an expanded look at our inventory at the new location. Imagine car shopping as easy as going to a store and picking out a shirt. This is what we have created with our new expansion.

Radio Road is a very unique location, and not many dealerships have a facility like this separate from their main offices. Not only is it spacious, clean, and car-focused, but it can hold up to four-hundred and fifty plus vehicles! While our main goal was to provide more storage and selection, there are also portions of the building dedicated to reconditioning, vehicle marketing, and transport. In fact, we’ve even installed another wash system that will speed up the preparedness of our vehicles, and act as a back-up system for our main dealership.

It’s an impressive milestone that our dealership has reached and we welcome any questions regarding it. Our offices and facilities have gone under some renovation as well. Easier, faster, efficient and more welcoming…this is what we have created for our customers. There is even more coming soon, so if you haven’t stopped by in awhile, please make sure you do so. We’d love to show you around.

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The Most Unique World Cup Scoreboard

With the World Cup nation a buzz, and record-breaking ratings around the world, Audi is determined to bring world-class soccer to North America. The World Cup is one of the most watched sporting events around the globe…and now Audi is in on the action. What happens when you take Audi, 45 shipping containers, an Audi A8 scoreboard comprised of 28 Audi A8 sedans and matrix LED headlights? A really awesome scoreboard and a pretty interesting video! It took four weeks to put it all together and will last until July 14th (covering both the U.S and the international teams’ games). Not only is big, bright and unique but the 40-foot tall structure can be seen from miles away.

Where can you see this interesting structure? None other than Brooklyn, New York. Not only is Audi proud to support the World Cup but Audi will also be hosting the Audi Football Summit, which will feature FC Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League against Club Deportivo Guadalajara on July 31st at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

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O.A.R Live Concert Sponsored by Us!

OARDon’t have plans finalized yet for Friday night? Say between the hours of 6 and 9? We have just the thing for you! For one-night only, O.A.R will be performing a special acoustic set with special guests New Hollow on June 6th, 2014 from 6 – 9 p.m at the Mercato. While you’re there you’ll also hear about their upcoming LP set for release on June 10th.

You might have heard of their recent US Platinum hit: “Shattered (Turn the Car Around)”

“How many times can I break till I shatter?
Over the line can’t define what I’m after
I always turn the car around
Give me a break let me make my own pattern
All that it takes is some time but I’m shattered
I always turn the car around”

“Bring your lawn chairs, grab your friends and head to the lawn across from Masa Naples for this one-night only event before they head to the east coast.”

This event is sponsored by Audi Naples, Naples Acura and Volkswagen of Naples.

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Summer is Here! And So is the Rain…

rainFlorida can be beautiful one minute and then dark, gloomy and down pouring rain the next. Now that summer is here and it’s rainy season is upon us, it’s important to stay safe on the roads. Here at Audi of Naples we want you to be happy, safe and to keep that new vehicle of yours as long as you want! The weather in Southwest Florida can be unpredictable and especially inconvenient for those who aren’t used to the summers here. There’s nothing quite like the fear you feel when your tires skid and you hydroplane on a slick road. Oils, gas and other vehicle fluids can mix together shortly after it rains, thus making it difficult for your tires to grip the road. Here are a few tips that may help you drive more safely:

The Obvious: Slow down and don’t follow other cars too slowly. You may trust your brakes but you just never know what could happen.

Stay to the Middle: Although we do have a lot of drainage ponds sometimes the water can flood and spill over into the roads. The middle lane is usually the least affected by overflow.

Up-to-Date Maintenance: Always replace your windshield wipers…bad ones can make all the difference. Check the tread on your tires and make sure you replace them when you need to.

Turn On Your Headlights: It’s actually Florida law that requires you to turn your headlights on anytime it rains.

Avoid Hydroplaning By:
- Driving in the tracks left by the car in front of you.
- Slow down when turning
- If you skid, turn into the skid. Don’t fight it.
- Instead of hitting your brakes take your foot off the pedal and slowly, slow down.

Trust Your Instinct: If you feel like you need to pull over or you lack confidence about the condition of the roads then pull over.

Stay Focused: Anything can happen in only a matter of seconds.

Although it can really rain here, the clouds can part to show beautiful blue skies in a matter of minutes. We hope you enjoy your summer and all the opportunities it brings!

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April Sales Employee of the Month

Audi of Naples would like to congratulate Jamie Schutt for his exceptional work and for the success he has brought to the sales department! Jamie is our Sales Employee of the Month for the month of April. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Jamie is from: Rochester, NY
Years at Audi: Since 2008

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