Post on August 13, 2019 by ultimateauadmin
Audis are durable, reliable, fast, and fun to drive. They are one of the world’s top luxury vehicles. Even though they are at the top of their game and known for being dependable, they still experience wear and need to be serviced. Keeping up on routine maintenance will help you prevent expensive maintenance bills in the future. Audis are high tech and are equipped with an advanced electronic system that is able to notify you if there is a problem. One such problem could be the coolant system in your Audi. In this article, let’s take a look at the mechanics of the coolant system, how to identify problems, and where to go for repairs.
Preventing Coolant System Failure
The cooling system in the Audi is known to experience problems, so here are a few ways that you can prevent future issues.
Check Your Coolant Level
Always check your coolant level to make sure it is at its proper level. You can have your service technician do this during regular maintenance, but this is also something that you can probably do without help. Keeping your coolant at its proper level and free from unwanted contaminants will help to prevent overheating.
Watch for Leaks
Parking in a garage or on a paved street can make it is easier to notice if your Audi is experiencing a leak. If there is a puddle underneath your car, this should have you worried. In some instances, it may only be condensation. Check to see if the liquid is just water. You will be able to tell if it is coolant by its color. Coolant is usually green, pink, or orange in color. If you are experiencing a leak, have a technician diagnose your issue right away. A coolant leak could indicate a serious problem with your radiator or water pump.
Keep an Eye on Your Thermostat
The thermostat in your Audi circulates coolant by opening and closing. If it malfunctions it could stay closed and lead to overheating. An old thermostat that is showing signs of wear should be replaced to save you time and money later.
Examine the Radiator
Inspect your radiator regularly to check for leaks, corrosion or other damage.
Inspect Your Heat Exchangers
Heat exchangers can cause performance issues if they are dirty. These parts can have dirt and debris accumulate over time leading to cracks.
Check Engine Light
If your check engine or warning light is illuminated this may be a sign that you are experiencing a cooling system issue. There are many reasons that this light can come on. If the light has been triggered, take it to your technician so that they can run a diagnostic scan and diagnose the exact problem.
Protecting Your Audi
Having your scheduled maintenance and routine services performed are the best ways to protect your Audi. Maintaining your vehicle is essential in prolonging its life. It will help to reduce the risk of experiencing serious future problems and will improve driving quality.
In most cases, having regular maintenance performed is easy. Make certain to take it to a technician who is knowledgeable with the Audi brand. They will service the vehicle and look for any possible issues. In doing so, they are helping to prevent impending issues and major failures.
We Can Help
Audis are notorious for expensive cooling system repairs. Here in Arizona, the cooling system’s components experience a lot of wear from the extreme heat. By having Ultimate European Repair flush your cooling system every 3 years or 50,000 miles, and performing regular maintenance, you will be able to avoid component failure.
About Ultimate European Repair
After years of experience in dealerships and privately-owned repair facilities, Andrew Durkin became discouraged by the way he saw customers being treated. He knew that he could do better and in 2016 opened Ultimate European Repair.
Our goal is to treat our customers right and provide great service and communication. We give each and every customer the personal care that they deserve. We do things differently here, and with Andrew’s experience, we are certain that we are able to offer a level of service that is unmatched in our line of business.
Contact us Today
If you are having any type of issues with your BMW, MINI, VW, or Audi, contact us today. You can reach us at 623-776-6126 or simply fill out our easy-to-use appointment form. Ultimate European Repair services the Goodyear, Buckeye, Avondale, Peoria, and Phoenix, AZ areas.
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