Audi cars are considered to be among the most expensive automobiles in the market today. Not only are they built for luxury but they are also known for their durability and efficiency. Thus, the price tags that come along with Audi cars are not only for show – they are also for the promised exquisite car performance that only an Audi car can offer.
However, no matter how wonderfully built an automobile is, it is not destined to last forever. True to all cars, an Audi will eventually deteriorate. However, with proper Audi servicing and maintenance, car owners are given more opportunity to delay the need for car repair shop trips in the near future.
The first thing that every Audi owner must remember is to know when their car is scheduled for maintenance. They can check this out from where they bought their car or from a trusted and accredited Audi repair and service shop.
However, there are also maintenance works that can be easily done at home by car owners. Here are some of them:
Among the most common mistakes that car owners forget is to check debris that gets trapped in the wiper blades. Small as they are, debris can scratch the windshield. Glass scratches are very unsightly and hard to remove. In most cases, these small scratches would cause the glass to easily break. Debris can also cause the blades to get stuck and might prevent them from functioning well. Thus, before starting those wipers out, make sure that they are clean. Also, if the wiper blades seem all worn out, they should be replaced. Information on the size and type of blades to buy can be found in the car manual including the installation guide.
Be wary of unusual noises. Chances are there might be a bolt or screw left loosened or there are foreign objects trapped somewhere in the interior of the car. Trace where the sound is coming from and inspect if it is due to a loose bolt or screw. Get rid of the foreign object once found as it might cause damage to other car parts. If there is a squealing sound, it could be that there is something wrong with the alternator belt which could be checked out with the help of a mechanic. There is also a big chance that the problem could be caused by accumulated water in the engine bay which needs to be dried up immediately.
Lastly, always make sure to check out the car’s engine, battery, exterior and interior before taking it out for a ride. Not only will this give owners the opportunity to spot possible damage or cause of damage right away, it will also help prevent road accidents. Check the tires if they are aligned and if they have the desired pressure. Failure to do so will lead to unbalanced steering and wheels which could be dangerous. Inspect if the engine oil is still in the desired level and is not yet due for changing. The same goes for the transmission oil, brake oil and as well as the coolant. The battery should have enough power and the fan belt is running in perfect condition.
For those who intend to do their own minor maintenance works, it is still important to note that proper Audi servicing works at the car shop should still be done regularly. This minor servicing is only advisable as a self-preventive measure to avoid major car damage especially if the car is not yet due for servicing. It is also very helpful to prevent the need to send an Audi for a possible luxury car repair which is most likely very expensive.