Tips To Extend the Lifespan of Your Audi

How To Extend Your Cars Overall Life

Audi makes some excellent cars that can keep running and performing well for years. Of course, even the best-made vehicles require maintenance to ensure they stay in optimal condition. At Dave's Ultimate Automotive, we work with a wide range of brands, including Audi. We can help you keep your car in the best shape possible.

Engine Maintenance

Audis sometimes suffer water pump leaks. If there is a leak you take of the splash pan, you will likely see a coolant trail from the pump to the lowest spot on the engine. Addressing this quickly will help you avoid more significant Audi repair jobs.

Like all vehicles, Audis eventually need a timing belt service. This can be a big job because the engines are relatively complex. Consider lining up other maintenance tasks at the same time to save on labor.

Brake Maintenance

Brake fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles on an Audi. You can save time by doing it when the brakes are being serviced since many of the steps are the same. Modern Audis show a brake light when the front brakes need to be replaced within 3,000 miles. The rear brake pads don't have a sensor, but they have a metal indicator that makes a screeching sound when they need replacing.

Steering and Suspension Maintenance

If you hear a humming sound while driving, it may mean that your wheel bearings need to be replaced. It will sound low pitched below 35 miles per hour and higher-pitched on the highway. If you are in a hot climate (like Texas), the steering fluid needs to be replaced every 30,000 miles. Not every vehicle has a fluid system. Check your owner's manual for more details.

Transmission Maintenance

Replace the transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Most transmission issues are indicated by a check engine light and trouble code. We can check the code for you if you bring your car in.

Get Audi Servicing in Austin

Dave's Ultimate Automotive in Austin, Texas, is your source for car and truck maintenance. We regularly work on Audi and many other brands. If you need Audi repair or maintenance services, schedule an appointment online or visit one of our convenient locations.

Written by Dave's Ultimate Automotive