Audis are known for being reliable and unique cars, but they’re also one of the most expensive vehicles to maintain. There’s a certain cost attached to European cars and their maintenance, especially sourcing parts, that can put off some prospective buyers.
At the end of the day, Audis are luxury cars and they come with a variety of features and intricacies that reflect this. So, is an Audi worth the additional cost?
What’s the cost of maintaining an Audi?
According to The Drive, “The total maintenance costs of the average Audi over a 10-year span is $12,400. For reference, mainstream brands like Toyota, Ford, and Honda average $5,500, $9,100, and $7,200 over a 10-year period respectively.”
Ultimately, Audis cost more to maintain than the average car, which is due to a variety of factors. As the owner of an Audi, you can expect higher costs for certain parts as well as general maintenance. Not only does it cost more to fix in general, the cost of Audi parts in particular are more expensive.
However, this comes with a positive: they’re more reliable than your average car. Audis are known to be better for new vehicle dependability, but over time can develop issues and these can be more costly to fix.
There is also insurance to consider. Because of their more luxury nature, many Audis are more expensive to insure than the average car. The typical Audi insurance costs $1,606 (USD) per year, 36% more than average. In addition, some models are more expensive to insure than others.
The higher price of insuring an Audi is largely due to the reduced availability of Audi parts, since Audi is a European make.
It’s a luxury car, so it needs specialised servicing
This is less of a negative and more of a caveat. When you buy an Audi, you need to keep in mind that there’s a very specific way of maintaining and servicing them. Because of this, you should go to a servicer who specialises in European cars, especially Audis.
At Elite Euro, because we have a wealth of experience across Audis, VWs and SKODAS, we will ensure that your Audi gets a comprehensive service that follows factory schedules. We can also work on any model, rather than just a few, and all of our technicians are experienced and factory trained. If you’re in Perth, get in touch to chat more about your car and your requirements.
What should an Audi service include? It should always include a full diagnostic scan, complete vehicle inspection, as well as a safety check. Your mechanic should have a comprehensive understanding of Audi servicing to ensure that they deliver a service bespoke to your car.
Special Audi features
Respective to their luxury status, Audis have a variety of unique features that are a large part of why they’re so popular.
Some of these features include:
- Active suspension
- Ventilated seats
- Semi-autonomous driving
Audi vehicles are also known for being high-performance.
So, is it worth it?
When it comes to Audis, you have to weigh up the pros and cons of luxury and performance versus higher expenses and potential issues. If you seek a transparent and affordable Audi specialist for your services, you shouldn’t have issues.
Deciding whether an Audi is worth it for you will always depend on your individual situation, what car you’re buying (also whether pre-owned or brand new), and what your budget is.
If you’re looking for an Audi, Elite Euro can help. We offer pre-purchase inspections to conduct a full diagnostic test and inspection of a pre-owned Audi.
If you’ve recently bought an Audi and need a servicer that’s experienced with European cars, Elite Euro is a fully-registered workshop and any work carried out will be to manufacturer specifications so it doesn’t risk compromising your new car warranty.
No matter the situation, we’re here for repairs, servicing and any advice you need for your Audi. Get in touch with us here or on (08) 9309 3636.