Post on April 27, 2021 by ultimateauadmin
No matter what type of Audi you own, the best way to ensure that it runs smoothly is by regularly taking it to a mechanic for scheduled maintenance. However, there is a bit more to scheduling maintenance than calling your local auto shop and setting up an appointment.
Below are some important tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Audi’s maintenance appointments.
Review Your Audi’s Service Manual
Audi, like most vehicle manufacturers, offers lists of the mileages at which its vehicles should have certain kinds of maintenance done. For example, your Audi’s list may recommend that you have the vehicle’s brake system checked after 10,000 miles and the oil filter replaced after 20,000 miles.
Each model’s list may differ slightly, but fortunately, your Audi’s specific recommendations can be found within its service manual. Therefore, before scheduling a maintenance appointment for your vehicle, you should check its service manual to determine what type of maintenance to request.
Schedule an Appointment
Once you have determined the type of maintenance that your Audi requires, your next step is to schedule an appointment at a reliable auto shop. If this is your first time taking your Audi to a mechanic, you may wish to research a few options in your area and get quotes from them before setting up your appointment. While doing so, keep in mind that not all auto shops are equipped to work with European vehicles such as Audis, so it may be wise to select a shop that specializes in European or luxury vehicles.
After you’ve chosen the auto shop that you want to take your vehicle to, you should contact them to schedule an appointment. Many businesses are happy to schedule appointments online or via email, but some may require that you call them instead. These preferences, as well as the relevant contact information, should be listed on each business’s website.
When you set up your appointment, you should mention the type of work you want done on your vehicle and get a quote if you haven’t already. Additionally, you should be sure to record the date and time of your upcoming appointment so that you don’t miss it!
Know What to Expect the Day Of Your Appointment
When the day of the appointment arrives, there are several important steps you should take to ensure that it goes smoothly. First of all, before travelling to the auto shop, you should locate and print out any recalls or Technical Service Bulletins that have been issued for your Audi. Although the shop will likely have this information on file, it is better to be safe than sorry, and having it on hand may help you secure better service for your vehicle.
Upon arrival at the auto shop, the first person you will interact with will be a greeter, who will take down your Audi’s vehicle identification number (VIN) and mileage. After this, you will have a moment to clear your purse, wallet, laptop, and any other necessities from your vehicle before it is driven away.
While your vehicle is brought to its designated space within the auto shop, you will be taken to meet with a service advisor, who will work with you to finalize your vehicle’s maintenance. Some service advisors may recommend maintenance that is not listed in your vehicle’s service manual, but are important to the upkeep of your Audi.
If you have noticed problems with the systems that they recommend having maintenanced or if the technician notices these problems while working on your vehicle, it would be prudent to allow service of these systems.
Be sure to get a quote for all suggested services before agreeing to them, and do not hesitate to get a second opinion on quotes for recommended non-emergency repairs or modifications.
Again, following these steps will help you get the most out of your Audi’s maintenance appointment.
How We Can Help
When it’s time to set up your Audi’s next maintenance appointment, you’ll want to work with an auto repair shop that you can trust. Here at Ultimate European Repair, we are proud to offer consistent, high-quality service to customers in Goodyear, Buckeye, Avondale, Phoenix, and Peoria, AZ. Our talented mechanics have years of experience working with BMW, Mini, Audi, VW, and more, so give us a call or book an appointment online today.
* Audi Car image credit goes to: tomeng.
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