A Look at the Common Issues in Audi Carsby Dutch Silverstein November 10, 2017
All cars have technical issues from time to time, and even the most well engineered vehicles, such as Audis, are not without their faults. It is important to keep in mind that regardless of the brand of car you drive, it is inevitable that parts will begin to wear out and need replacement or repair eventually. Cars are an investment, even if an unwelcomed one; finding automotive professionals who can help you maintain your Audi is the best way to prevent some of the common issues that Audi drivers face. When symptoms of car trouble arise, it can be stressful and problematic; having an auto shop that you trust to diagnose your Audi’s issues is critical. Not all Audi’s will experience the same problems, particularly because everyone’s driving habits are different and unique. Therefore, it is helpful to know what the common issues in Audis are and how you can keep your car in the best running condition at all times. To help familiarize yourself, let’s take a brief look at some of the common issues in Audi vehicles.
Your Audi needs to maintain a steady level of coolant to help regulate the running temperature of the engine. When coolant begins to leak, you may notice a puddle of sweet-smelling liquid beneath your engine. If you suspect that your engine is leaking coolant, you should have the problem diagnosed by a trusted automotive specialist immediately. Leaking coolant could point toward more sinister issues like a cracked radiator or a corroded seal or hose somewhere in the cooling system of your Audi’s engine which can lead to serious car trouble in a short timeframe. Coolant leaks are often experienced alongside engine overheating because the coolant can no longer maintain the optimal engine temperature; if your car overheats, you should not drive it until the problem is addressed and fixed.
Like coolant leaks, oil leaks are concerning for Audi drivers. Motor oil is a dark colored fluid that will puddle beneath your engine over a period of time. Sometimes if your engine is leaking oil it can create a thick, black smoke coming from the exhaust. This smoke indicates that your oil is leaking throughout your engine and hitting the hot exhaust, burning the oil. Your Audi will be able to sense a loss of oil and indicate this to you via your dashboard notifications. It is critical to have these notifications brought to an automotive professional who can find the source of the oil leak. The oil leak could be due to a relatively simple issue like a loose cap, or it could be due to a more serious issue. Regardless, the longer it goes unaddressed, the more damage will be done to your engine.
One of the most concerning sights while driving your Audi is when you notice the check engine light is illuminated. Hopefully there are slight symptoms leading up to the visible check engine light that can help professionals diagnose the issue. One of the symptoms commonly associated with Audi vehicles is engine misfiring. You may notice that your Audi is running particularly rough, and not as smoothly as it usually tends to. Engine misfiring could be due to any number of issues including problems with fuel injection. Malfunctioning ignition coils are another common Audi issue that is sometimes covered by the manufacturer.
Our Promise to Audi Drivers
Audis are one of several German-engineered brands that hold a special place in the heart of car enthusiasts and the average driver alike. At A&M Auto Service, we provide specialized automotive services for Audi drivers in the Pineville, Charlotte, and Greensboro, NC, areas. We are familiar with the typical maintenance schedule for all Audi models and maintain a high level of quality in all of our repair work that stands up to the exceptional design and engineering of your Audi. Dealerships tend to overcharge for unnecessary procedures, but we provide warranties at no additional cost, employ technicians with the same training and qualifications as dealerships, and utilize only the best quality auto parts for our clients. If you need help maintaining your Audi, contact us today to learn more about our philosophies on customer service and vehicle care. We are always happy to help!
Featured image credit goes to: volkan.basar.