So, you’re finally behind the wheel of a new or used Audi A3. Congratulations! Packed full of powerful performance tech and other smart features, the A3 offers a thrilling driving experience. Ideally, this experience could last forever, but inevitably you’ll need to bring your Audi in for maintenance.
Whether it’s a regular service or an emergency repair, quality maintenance is key to keeping your Audi performing at its best.
Unfortunately, many consumers feel overwhelmed or intimidated by the idea of auto maintenance. This can lead to an oversight in necessary services like oil changes or tire rotations, which can be damaging to your Audi.
At Jack Daniels Audi of Paramus, we’d like to ease your anxiety. We’ve created an outline of when to bring your A3 in for maintenance on three key vehicle components: brakes, tires, and oil.
While we are focusing on the A3 in this blog, the following outline can apply to almost any Audi vehicle. Check out your Audi’s specific Maintenance Schedule to be sure.
Helpful Tips on How to Effectively Maintain Your Audi A3
Regular brake checks are not only critical to your safety, but can also improve functionality and lengthen the lifespan of your brakes.
The main question our customers ask is: how do I know when my brakes need to be serviced?
There are three main warning signs that your brakes might be failing:
- Increased stopping time after depressing brake pedal
- Vibration of pedal or steering wheel when braking
- High-pitched squealing, grinding, growling, or scraping noises when braking
Even if you don’t notice any of the warning signs listed above, we recommend erring on the side of caution and having your brakes checked every 50,000 miles.
The Audi A3 is built for maximum performance, and that includes its Audi original tires. Properly maintaining these can ensure a dynamic drive for years to come.
Why is tire maintenance important and how do I know when to bring my Audi in for tire service?
Proper, regular maintenance can prolong the life of a set of tires and can actually improve your vehicle’s fuel economy.
On average, it’s recommended that you have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles — you can line this deadline up with your oil changes if it makes it easier to remember. If you notice abnormal wear or low air pressure before the recommended mileage interval, consider bringing your A3 in for a check up.
Oil is the lubricant for all of your engine’s moving parts. So, when you provide your Audi with fresh, high-quality oil, you help it function at the level you expect.
Aside from the recommended interval of every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, you should have your oil checked or changed if you notice:
- Low levels of oil
- The check engine light is on
- The engine is louder than normal
- Dark, silty oil
Quality Service and Audi Original Parts in Paramus, New Jersey
If you have any further questions based on what you read above, feel free to contact Jack Daniels Audi of Paramus. Our experts can address any concerns you may have. You can also schedule a service appointment using our convenient online portal.
Not only is regular maintenance important, but so is the quality of those services. The certified master technicians at our Service Center share 100 years of experience between them and are fully-equipped to perform the maintenance your Audi needs.
Depending on your warranty, you may be entitled to exclusive service amenities like Audi Roadside Assistance. You can also choose to purchase a package called Audi Care for the utmost in service savings.