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Keeping Your Vehicle In Great Condition

Purchasing A New Audi? 4 Tips To Take Care Of Your Investment

by Ana King

If you are purchasing a new Audi, you need to take care of this investment so your car will last you a long time. This will also help keep you safe while you are driving, especially at night. Continue reading to learn four tips on caring for your new car.

Check Timing Belt

The job of the timing belt is to open and close the engine's valves and rotate the crankshaft at the same time. For example, when the valves open the crankshaft has an intake stroke at the same time. When the valves close, the crankshaft has an exhaust stroke at the same time.

Unfortunately, you need to hire a mechanic to check the timing belt on your car. This is because you cannot see this belt as it is enclosed in a housing. Never try to remove the housing on your own. The mechanic can easily gain access to it to see if the belt is worn out or loose.

Check the Oil

Two important things in your car is the oil and the transmission fluid. The oil keeps the parts in your engine lubricated so the engine can run properly. If you do not change the oil, it gets gunky and has fragments in it. These fragments scrape up against the internal components of the engine causing problems. The oil also will not be able to flow into all areas as it is too thick. This will cause friction between the parts.

Check the owner's manual to determine how often you need to change the oil on your Audi, as well as what type of oil you need to use.

Check Transmission Fluid

The transmission fluid lubricates all moving parts inside the transmission. This fluid also acts as a coolant to keep your engine cool and provides power from the transmission to the engine. The transmission fluid can become low over time, as well as dirty. Once this happens, the fluid cannot do its job.

If you change the transmission fluid on your own, check your car's owner's manual to determine what type you need to use.

Check Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is also referred to as hydraulic fluid. This fluid moves the components of the brake system for your Audi. The fluid is made to withstand high pressure and high temperatures, and if your car is low on this fluid, your car would not stop properly when you press on the brake pedal.

There are signs your brake fluid is getting low. For example, you may hear your brakes groan or squeal wile you are braking. This is because metal is rubbing against metal inside the brakes. You may also feel your car shudder a little when you press the brake pedal.

Your car's user's manual will have instructions on how to check this fluid, as well as to add more in it is low.

The best thing you can do is to take your car to a service center, like Euroclassics Limited, for maintenance on a regular basis.