Re: Basic / stupid questions about my first Audi. –
I'll take a shot at these - others will update
1/ I currently use TomTom with live traffic updates but the A6 has a nav system that allegedly has this type of live traffic system built in but i cannot understand how it gets it's info as i've been told i do not need to do anything???
There are 2 types of traffic data that the A6 can get. The radio based TPS/TPM stuff or whatever it is called (which is a bit hit and miss for how up to date it is) and traffic data to google maps. The radio based stuff you don't ned to do anything, the google maps stuff you only get if you have the correct phone connect options as you will need to put a SIM card in the dashboard... I do not think the tis standard on the SE
2/ I like to switch between summer and winter tyres and wheels. Do I have to have wheels with the TPMS fitted or will the car be ok on just 'standard' winter tyres without it? (TBH i am not really aware if the A6 has them to start with, but suspect it does)
Tyre pressure monitoring is done WITHOUT sensors in the wheels (which are a liability if you get an over enthusiastic tyre changer). It actually uses the ABS sensors to detect rolling circumference differences in the wheels... pretty sensitive too. The only thing you have to do when you change wheels is to go into the MMI and reset the TPM system so it knows that the current wheels / pressures are correct.
3/ Do all 17", 5 stud alloy wheels fit all cars with 5 studs or are the holes sometimes at different dimensions? (making sure my wheels for winter will fit the new car)
Will any 5 stud wheel fit? Absolutely NOT. You need the right 5 stud pattern and also you MUST get wheels with an offset that is close to your vehicles OEM wheels. There are some companies out there that can suggest wheels that might fit... I just bought Audi originals (barely used) off eBay germany - just use Google chrome to search eBay.de and it will translate german to english for you. There are plenty of sets of barely used ones with winter tyres fitted - and no need to tell your insurance company as they are original equipment.
4/ It was the following of an A6 on the motorway that pointed me towards an A6 as a potential choice for me, especially with it's "funky" Dynamic rear indicators. Doh! mine doesn't have them. Are they a retro fit?
No... at least very unlikely.. Certainly retro-fitting them to pre-facelift cars has proven to be very expensive when folks looked into it (£1000+). Whether it is easier / cheaper on a facelift car I'm not sure but I still think it would be very pricey and you will need help coding parts etc.
After all that, I hope i'm in the correct place and thank you for any answers.
A6 allroad BiTdi (MY14, July 2013 - DAB & power tailgate). Glacier white, tech pack (HDD Nav, colour DIS, Parking Plus), sports seats, 4 zone climate, heated seats front and rear, ambient lighting, 75L fuel tank, adaptive Bi Xenon headlights