Even if you’re not the kind of person who likes to read the user manual, you can’t afford to skip Audi’s maintenance schedule. Skipping your car’s scheduled services or failing to follow Audi’s recommended service interval could cause big problems down the road.
A maintenance schedule is a set of guidelines that a car owner needs to follow to keep their car running in top condition. The schedule is designed by the manufacturer and outlines all the important services and checks that your car will need throughout its life. This is created to keep the vehicle running properly and when it should be done. It’s a list of tasks and their corresponding mileage or times that you should perform on your Audi in order to keep it in tip-top shape.
If you purchase a used Audi, you can find a copy of its maintenance schedule in the owner’s manual. If you purchased your Audi pre-owned or you’re missing your owner’s manual, it is also available online.
Why You Should Follow Your Audi’s Maintenance Schedule
Automotive engineers design and build cars to run for a very long time, if they are properly maintained. Audi recommends certain maintenance at specific intervals, which are predetermined by the factory, based on years of testing to determine what is required for each component of your Audi.
If you own an Audi, it’s important to stick to the factory maintenance schedule so that you can make sure that your vehicle stays in great shape for as long as possible. Here are some reasons why:
To protect your vehicle’s warranty
Your vehicle has a warranty in place to protect you from expensive repairs. However, this warranty is only valid if you stay up-to-date with scheduled maintenance. If you miss an oil change or other important service appointment, you could risk voiding your warranty and having to pay for expensive repairs out of pocket.
To avoid costly repairs
Oil changes are one of the most important parts of your car’s maintenance schedule. Old oil is thick and dark and won’t lubricate your engine properly. If you go too long between oil changes, dirt and particles can get trapped in the oil filter and cause further problems with your engine. Oil changes are relatively inexpensive when compared to engine repairs or replacements, so it makes sense to stay on top of them and avoid future problems.
As a result of this, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s recommended oil change interval. Even if you don’t notice any issue with the way your Audi is running, it could be suffering unseen damage that will lead to costly repairs down the road.
Your tires make contact with the road every time you drive. They have an enormous impact on your vehicle’s performance, safety, and ride quality. Tires should also be aligned whenever they’re rotated or replaced to ensure maximum safety while driving. Audi recommends that wheels be rebalanced whenever tires are replaced or rotated.
To Avoid Engine Damage
Your Audi’s engine has dozens of moving parts that require regular cleaning and oiling. If you skip oil changes, your engine won’t be able to effectively remove dirt and debris, which will build up over time and cause damage. Carburetors also need regular cleaning to run properly, so if you let too much time pass between tune-ups, they’ll clog up with gunk and possibly seize.
To Avoid Transmission Problems
Most vehicles today have automatic transmissions, which rely on fluid to lubricate and cool internal components as they move at high speeds. If you aren’t changing this fluid regularly, at least every 2 years or 30,000 miles, it can get thick with age and cause serious damage.
Professional Service for Your Audi
Sticking with maintenance appointments and annual service is key to making sure you avoid any long-term issues that can impact your Audi’s lifespan. At Bavarian Workshop, our certified technicians have helped German auto owners throughout the West Hills area including Agoura, Calabasas, and Woodland Hills take proper care of their cars since 1994.
We always invest in the latest factory-grade tools and equipment available to ensure accuracy and perform everything your car needs including complete maintenance.
* Blue Audi Q3 Car image credit goes to: typhoonski.