Audis are known for their perfect balance between sport and comfort. Punchy, high-end performance combined with ultra-refined handling and class-leading levels of comfort. But how do you maintain performance and comfort? The only way to keep striking this balance is to prioritize Audi repair and maintenance. How do you know when you’re due for a service? Here are the top Audi repair and maintenance tips to keep your Audi on the top of its game.
Oil performs two important jobs. It keeps your engine lubricated, and traps debris within the engine cavity. It also keeps your engine running smoothly and prolongs its lifespan.
Oil runs at a hot temperature and starts to degrade over time. It begins to lose its effectiveness which is why prioritizing oil changes is a wise move. Oil changes are an effective way for your mechanic to gain insight into your engine’s overall health.
If deposits are found in the used oil, this can serve as a warning sign for another potential problem in your engine. Audi oil changes include a new washer for the oil sump plug. This is to ensure that the seal remains intact to prevent any oil leaks.
Replace The Filters
Your Audi contains several filters which all perform important tasks. Your car’s engine system contains oil, fuel, and air filters, all of which help to prevent carbon build-up in your engine.
Carbon build-up leads to limited performance and increased consumption and emissions. In severe situations, it can even lead to engine failure. But these aren’t the only filters in your Audi. There are also filters responsible for overall passenger health. Pollen and dust filters drastically improve the air quality that enters the cabin. Any dust, soot, pollen, and airborne contaminants are prevented from entering the ventilation system.
It’s important to get these filters replaced regularly as part of a preventative Audi repair and maintenance program. Don’t try and monitor all of these filters alone.
Fluid Top Offs
Your Audi contains several fluids to keep everything running smoothly. These include brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, and the headlight and windscreen washer fluid. All of these fluid levels need to be monitored and checked regularly.
Knowing when to perform these checks and top offs rely on your Audi’s model and spec. Various fluids will be replaced at different service intervals. Transmission fluid changes, for example, will rely on the type of transmission that your Audi has. A reputable Audi repair and maintenance facility will also check your Audi for any leaks while checking your various fluid levels.
CAN Bus Inspections
Newer Audis all run with a standard CAN Bus system. This system acts as the brain of your car and manages several systems involved in the running of your car.
Whether it’s a faulty light bulb, and an engine error, the CAN Bus system keeps account of all error codes. Knowing how to deal with the CAN Bus system alone is a daunting process and it’s best to entrust this into the hands of a skilled technician. They will be able to access the CAN Bus system, repair any faults, and clear the error codes. They will also reset the service interval reminder, so you know when your Audi is due for its next service.
Important Audi Repair Intervals
It’s best to follow an Audi scheduled maintenance interval program offered by a reputable repair facility. The two major Audi service intervals are the 20,000-mile and 40,000-mile intervals.
Here are their associated checklists:
20,000 Mile Interval
- Oil and oil filter replacement
- Fluid replacement
- Brake pad and brake fluid checks
- Tire inspection and rotation including TPMS reset
- Air condenser check
- Windshield wiper and headlight cleaning system check
- Service reminder display reset
40,000 Mile Interval
- All of the above checks and these extras
- Full engine and transmission check
- Comprehensive wheel and brake service
- Chassis and underside inspection and service
- Secondary system check and component replacement
Your Audi Repair Specialists
At Foreign Affairs Motorwerks, we offer both of these Audi factory-recommended interval services. As a full Audi line-up service facility, you can rest assured that your Audi will be taken good care of. By leaving your vehicle in our hands, we’ll ensure that you enjoy top performance and comfort from your Audi for a long time to come. Call us today at (954) 746-0488 to schedule an appointment!