Maintenance and Care of Your Audi
There are thousands of true Audi fans around the world, and there are many good reasons for that. However, one of the (many) things that makes an Audi stand out from its competition is that it’s truly a car for everyone.
Baby Boomers appreciate its top-of-the-line yet easy-to-use technology. Millennials appreciate the spacious interior for kids. Finally, Gen Z sees it as a “young” car with its sleek design and high performance. From sporty sedans to powerful SUVs and crossovers, Audi has a car for every generation.
Audi is also a good choice if you happen to live in cold climates that have significant winter weather. With it’s quattro all-wheel drive system, it ensures you’ll not only have a safe amount of traction in all weather conditions, but you’ll find it enhances handling and cornering performance in dry weather conditions as well.
In short, an Audi is made from the inside out to make everyone a fan.
But if you want to make sure your Audi is in tip-top shape and is running as smoothly as it was designed to, proper maintenance and care are vital. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about taking care of your investment and enjoying every part of your driving experience in your Audi.
How to Care for Your Audi
When it comes to getting the most out of your Audi, the secret is preventative maintenance. This is going to ensure that everything is running smoothly before they turn into big and expensive problems. Regular maintenance of several vital components of your car is essential to making sure you get years and years of Audi enjoyment. Make sure you are keeping up with the following components:
Audi is known for advanced engine technology. That means you should take care to make sure your engine is maintained. One of the best ways to make sure your engine is taken care of is by conducting regular oil changes.
It's recommended that you have your oil changed every 7,500 miles for normally aspirated engines and every 5,000 miles for supercharged and turbocharged engines.
The type of transmission in your Audi can vary depending on what model you have. That’s why it’s important to consult your owner’s manual or talk to a trusted mechanic about when you should get your transmission serviced. Don’t skip this important maintenance — transmissions are expensive, and replacing one will put a serious dent in your wallet. Typically, an Audi requires transmission fluid to be changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.
Steering systems are another area where Audi showcases advanced technology. No matter your model, you will experience a steering system that feels sporty with precise feedback from the road. Driving your Audi is virtually impossible if your power steering system is disabled.
That’s why you want to make sure you have it inspected and maintained to keep it operating. Once again, for your best performance, check your owner’s manual for how often you should have your steering fluid flushed and replaced.
As part of the most important safety feature in your car, your brakes should undergo regular maintenance like clockwork. The thickness of your brake pads should be regularly checked to make sure your brakes are working to their best ability. Meanwhile, it’s recommended that you have your brake fluid flushed every two years.
Your cooling system is vital to making sure your engine doesn’t overheat, something that could require an expensive replacement. Audi recommends that coolant should be checked at every service and flushed and replaced as needed or miles or whenever a cooling system part is replaced.
Keeping your Audi’s tires filled and in good shape is not only going to improve the performance of your car, but it’s going to be one of your first lines of defense when it comes to safety on the road.
Regularly check the tire pressure and make sure it stays to the recommended level you’ll find in your owner’s manual. Additionally, you should have your tires rotated to make sure the wear on the tread is even. Depending on your model, you should have them rotated from every oil change to every other.
Tips to Keep Up with Maintenance
1) Budget Ahead
Affording regular maintenance is easier when you plan for it. Adding maintenance of your Audi into your budget is going to ensure you don’t get surprised with a big repair bill later.
2) Watch for Warning Signs
You are also the first line of defense as the person who drives your car daily. Don’t ignore the noises that usually aren’t there and wait for a warning light to come on. Delaying in contacting your mechanic for an inspection could lead to something bigger and more expensive later.
3) Follow Your Maintenance Schedule
Your Audi has a specific schedule for regular maintenance, depending on what model you have. You can access your car’s schedule online or by consulting your owner’s manual or mechanic.
4) Find a Trusted Mechanic
At the end of the day, a lot of problems can be avoided or addressed when you partner with a mechanic you trust — like the experts you’ll find at Euro Motorworks. Our experts will make sure your Audi is getting the best care to optimize its performance for years.
Euro Motorworks has been providing Audi owners with the best possible service in the Indianapolis area since 1993. Schedule an appointment today with one of our expert technicians to discuss how we can work together to keep your Audi in pristine condition for years to come.