Audi cars may be known as one of the most reliable luxury cars you can buy, but they are still prone to certain issues from time to time. If you don’t keep up a regular car servicing schedule, the cost of Audi repairs can become quite steep if problems are ignored for too long.
If you’ve just purchased a new Audi vehicle or you’ve recently noticed some strange sounds coming from your car, here are some of the most common Audi car problems and how you can solve them.
1. Oil leaks
Audi engines can be susceptible to oil leaks, which are the result of various issues such as a worn-out oil filter or broken gasket. It might not sound that urgent, but oil leaks can be fatal as they can cause engine failure or even start a fire if they damage the car’s electrical system.
The best way to prevent this issue and mitigate further damage is to take your Audi in for regular services, so that the engine’s parts can be professionally looked over, maintained, or replaced if needed.
2. Electrical component issues
Issues with electrical components such as the lights, starter motor, and battery tend to be more common with modern Audi cars. These occur simply because of use over time, but it can also be due to neglected services or poor driver habits that damage your car.
Fortunately, Audi does offer a warranty for some parts to be replaced free of charge and it’s relatively easy to find replacement parts if required.
3. Noisy or vibrating constant velocity axle boot (CV Boot)
Have you noticed an odd sound when taking a sharp turn on the road? This may be coming from your Audi’s CV boot, a part in your car which acts as a joint between the transmission and wheels to move the vehicle forward and facilitate turning.
A CV boot that is coming loose or is damaged from dirt and moisture can cause vibrations and clunking sounds, and it must be repaired or replaced to prevent further erosion and damage to your car’s axle.
If you notice these symptoms of a failing CV boot, you should take your car to be seen by a qualified Audi mechanic before the problem gets any worse and more expensive to fix.
4. Damaged or failing spark plugs
The typical signs of failing spark plugs are decreased acceleration, engine misfiring, a marked increase in fuel consumption or problems starting your car.
Obviously, making sure your Audi’s spark plugs are kept in optimal condition is key – when your spark plugs start to fail, this can start to impact other parts such as your car battery and pile on even more issues and parts to be repaired or replaced.
To continue driving without fear of your car failing and being stuck in the middle of nowhere, make sure your car is being regularly serviced by a professional who can quickly diagnose and fix the root cause of the problem.
Every car model has their own unique problems to look out for, but many of them can be easily and cheaply resolved by taking your vehicle in for its scheduled service and paying careful attention to any issues that arise.
At EE, our mechanics specialise in luxury European cars; so if you’re looking for professionals who can provide Audi repairs and servicing in Perth, contact us today on (08) 9309 3636.