Audi and Volkswagen vehicles are a result of years of manufacturing experience, quality materials used to build them, latest technology and precision German engineering. They are powerful, reliable and comfortable. But a car cannot last forever and will not last long without proper maintenance. Here we can tell you about a few simple tips on how you can help your car keeping running after hundreds of thousands of miles on the clock.
Regular mechanic appointments are must
For one, you should regularly visit your mechanic for scheduled maintenance appointments, and you should make sure your mechanic is a skilled professional. But even without the mechanic you can do a few little things in your garage. Just a few simple diagnostic and maintenance procedures will make sure you can drive away safely and avoid additional, unwanted repair costs.
Know your car well to prevent possible problems and complications
First of all, you should always check the car thoroughly before use. Check the tire pressure, have a look on the dipstick for oil level, clean out the debris on the wiper blades, and make sure you do not have any foreign bodies on the car body. Next, have a look at your service book, so you always know your next service interval. This way you will not miss your next appointment, and you will know your car is regularly serviced, by its age and mileage. Also, turn off the radio from time to time so you can listen to any kinds of strange noises coming from the engine bay. If you happen to notice a bang, squeeze or a clack coming from the engine or the transmission, call up your mechanic and schedule a visit.
If you feel that your car is not steering right, that there are vibrations in the steering wheel or strange sounds when turning, your steering system might need rebalancing, realignment or repair. Keep an ear out for noises coming from the suspension systems because worn out bearings will usually sound off with an occasional knock. Also, check under the car for any signs for liquids. It will usually mean a bolt or a clip loose. Do some first aid and tighten the clip or the bolt as hard as you can or use a piece of cloth, leather or rubber to plug it or to reduce the noise level so you can get to the mechanic as soon as possible. Finally, check the tension on your timing belt from time to time so you can see the tension and the position of this crucial part.