Why the Audi Is a Top Notch European Automobile Option

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Form, function, and reliability. Audis are the total package for luxury cars.

There’s a lot to love about European engineering, especially when it comes to optimal performance and quality response. Audis are among our favorite cars, and while there will be times that you will need a local Audi mechanic here in Cleveland to get you back up and running, few cars are as reliable and inexpensive to maintain as this mighty little vehicle.

We aren’t the only ones who think this small European luxury auto brings a lot to the table, as it is has been previously rated by Consumer Reports magazine as the most reliable European car brand out there. CNN has rated them in the top three. No matter what list you look at, Audi is a brand that is consistently in the top five of annual reviews discussing the best vehicles out there.

While the Audi’s reputation is well deserved, this Volkswagen based luxury brand is also well thought of because it is simply built to last. That being said, even the finest of vehicles will need maintenance and repair – especially after several hundred thousand miles of use.

Our Audi car repair specialists understand the importance of detail oriented maintenance and careful repairs to make sure your Audi runs at its best. Whether you’re coming to us for Audi maintenance, Audi repairs, or even some important Audi detailing to make your car look its best, you can count on the team at Larchmere Imports to get the job done right.

Audi Maintenance Tips

We love Audis just as much as you do and are always happy to give your car the same level of care we would our own. Keeping your Audi in tip-top shape is a team effort though. Owners of these luxury cars need to take some basic maintenance steps to ensure they get the longest possible life.

Not sure of what these are? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re checking up on your vehicle in the spring or looking for ways to optimize your car’s performance on the road, following these six Audi maintenance tips will help make sure your auto is running at its highest possible level!

Always Check Your Oil

No matter how good your vehicle is, if you don’t change the oil for 20,000 miles then your engine is going to have a bad time. Audis are no exception. Checking the oil of your Audi on a regular basis and making sure it has enough leads to better gas mileage, a happier engine, and getting the most out of that European engineering.

This doesn’t just apply to making sure you have enough oil, but also scheduling full oil changes at the appropriate time to make sure everything in your Audi’s engine is running smoothly. On average, this is usually once a year or after 10,000 miles (whichever comes first), but this figure can fluctuate depending upon your driving habits, weather conditions, and other factors.

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Make sure you check your car battery and tires before winter blankets the Cleveland skyline in ice and snow. You’ll thank us later.

Prep That Battery Before Winter

This shouldn’t be a news flash of any kind, but batteries don’t respond well to cold winter weather. The older the battery the more true this statement is.  Every fall before those cold winds off Lake Erie let you know winter’s coming in Cleveland, you will want professional European automotive specialists to take a look at your battery and run a diagnostic review to make sure your Audi is ready for next winter’s weather!

Tire Pressure Matters

Do you know what your ideal tire pressure is for an Audi? Are your tires all in the proper range? If even one of your tires is a little bit off, that can really affect performance in a way that is, frankly, unacceptable. Spending time regularly checking the tire pressure can make sure you get the most out of your Audi whenever you take it out.

Our certified technicians are more than happy to check your Audi’s tire pressure with every maintenance check and make sure you’re riding in that ideal green zone for optimum performance.

Check Out Your Wipers

You don’t want to realize with the first heavy rain in spring or the first heavy snow in winter that your wipers are dirty, grimy, or too old to work. That’s a major hazard, and yet it is so easy to prevent. Checking out your wipers and making sure they are in good shape is an easy piece of maintenance that will keep you safer on the road.

While you’re making sure that the wipers are in good shape, you might as well check the wiper fluid levels while you’re at it.

Watch That Check Engine Light

While it’s a running joke that every car runs with the check engine light constantly on, most of the time when it pops up in an Audi it’s not a short. If you drive a vehicle that is renowned for a lack of mechanical issues and being able to run a long time without needing replacement parts, you should ALWAYS keep an eye out for when that light pops on. When it does, find time to bring your Audi in for a quick checkup. Better to fix a problem when it’s small than face a major maintenance issue down the road, after all.

Listen for Odd Noises

Do you hear a grinding noise when you press the brakes too hard? That’s a sign your Audi needs new brake pads. Do you notice spots of fluid when the car has been parked for a while? That’s never a good sign. Is there a new knocking or whining noise from the engine? That means it’s definitely time to see one of our local Cleveland Audi specialists.

Listening for odd and new noises and making sure to stay on top of them will often keep affordable inconveniences from becoming expensive disasters like engine replacement.

Keep an Audi Maintenance Schedule

Finally, if you don’t already have one, take a look at getting an Audi maintenance schedule that lines up with your particular make, model, and mileage. This will help you know when it’s important to bring in your Audi and get your regular checkup and maintenance to make sure it’s running at its best.

If you don’t have an up to date schedule for Audi maintenance, take a look at this resource to find a schedule that works for you and your car.

We’re the Cleveland Audi Mechanics You Can Trust

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When it’s time to come in for your Audi’s checkup, you need European import specialists who know how to review and take care of every single detail. Our certified specialists offer their outstanding skills and experience to your Audi, or any other European import for that matter, at both Cleveland and Chagrin Falls locations.

At Larchmere Imports, we take pride in sharing our knowledge about these amazing cars, and in providing you the absolute best service when it comes to meeting each and every one of your automotive needs. Book an appointment with us today and let us show you what sets us apart from the rest.

Cleveland Audi Maintenance & Repairs: (216) 229-8000

Chagrin Falls Audi Maintenance & Repairs: (440) 591-5488