27 Apr 2021
With proper maintenance and expert care, your Audi will continue to perform at its best for a long time. Whether this is your first car or the latest addition to your automobile collection, regular servicing can help keep your Audi in excellent condition.
What’s covered in an Audi servicing
When you send your Audi for its standard annual servicing at the Audi Service Centre, all aspects of your car will be inspected such as lights (interior and exterior), safety belts, horn operation, door locking system, windscreen and headlight washer system, and wiper blades.
Under the hood, the Audi Service Team will check for engine leaks and damages, and assess the condition of your car battery and tyres. The cooling, air conditioning, comfort, power steering, running gear, brake, and exhaust systems will also be reviewed, and a computer diagnostic check will be carried out.
You don’t have to worry about missing a service schedule as your Audi has an indicator on the instrument panel to prompt you when it’s time to bring your car in. And if you have opted for it, you will also receive a service reminder from the Audi Service Team.
The car battery is responsible for powering up various electrical components including the high resolution display screen and sound system. Hence, it is essential that the battery is kept in good condition to ensure that your car is always at its peak performance. Audi servicing guidelines recommend that the car batteries be changed every 2.5 years although this may also vary depending on usage. Don’t wait for signs of car battery failure before sending your car for servicing. The best way to maintain your Audi is to have the car battery replaced on a regular schedule.
Oil keeps the internal parts of your car moving smoothly. It helps to reduce friction between the moving parts to prevent overheating. Over time, lubricants degrade and pick up sediments becoming less effective. Having fresh lubricants protects the car.
Oil keeps all the parts working efficiently, and your Audi’s synthetic engine oil is changed every 15,000 kilometres or in the first year of servicing*. Depending on the model, gearbox or transmission fluids may be changed every 60,000 kilometres or in the fourth servicing year*. Some Audis are equipped with transmissions that do not need an oil change.
Dust and pollen filters
Your car’s dust and pollen filters keep the air that’s being circulated in your car clean and fresh to protect you from pollutants. This is incredibly important especially for people who are asthmatic, have allergies or other respiratory conditions.
At the same time, these filters help to absorb micro-organisms and particles which cause unpleasant odours. They also maintain and restore the functions of your car’s air conditioning system for cleaner air and to prevent windows from fogging up as a result of poor air circulation from ineffective filters.
Your Audi’s dust and pollen filter are replaced every 15,000 kilometres or at the first year of servicing*.
Your car tyres are crucial to your car’s overall performance as they directly affect steering, braking, acceleration, and safety. Your car tyres are inspected yearly at servicing. But the rate in which your tyres wear out depends on your driving style and usage. For example, if you’re always driving on rough roads your tyres will wear out faster.
Your car tyres are typically replaced when the tyre tread thickness reaches 3 millimetres or below. A wheel alignment may also be carried out (after assessment and diagnosis) if you’ve recently experienced some impact on the wheels or tyres that might have caused misalignment.
Brake pads are constantly put under immense friction and pressure whenever you apply the brakes on your car. The condition of your brake pads influences the stopping distance of your car. Just like tyres, how fast they wear out depends on how you drive and the driving conditions.
Along with tyres, the brake system is inspected at every servicing. Your Audi will receive fresh brake fluid every 30,000 kilometres or at the second year of servicing*. Your car will get new brake pads if the Service Team find that your brake pad lining has reached the recommended millimeter range or when your car’s brake pad warning light comes on. The millimeter range of the lining varies depending on your car model and usage. For example, the brake pads in the Audi A3 are switched out when the lining hits 9 millimeters.
*Whichever occurs first.
You don’t have to wait until it’s time for regular servicing to bring your car in. The Audi Service Centre will perform ‘in-between’ servicing if you require. The Audi Service Centre also has a 24-hour Roadside Assistance service you can turn to should you find yourself in a pickle.
Your Audi is in good hands with the Audi Service Team
No one knows your Audi better than the Audi Service Team. The team has years of experience under their belt, and they each have to clock 40 hours of training annually to ensure that their skills are up to date with the latest technological advancements that Audi has. They also use state of the art servicing equipment to test, diagnose, repair or service your car.