Maintaining Your Audi

Maintaining Your Audi from a Certified Audi Mechanic

Audis are renowned for their exceptional quality, luxury, and high-performance features. Regular maintenance, performed by an Audi-certified repair facility like SAS Automotive Repair in Reno, will ensure your Audi’s optimal performance and longevity. Here are some of the essential maintenance tasks that every Audi owner should be aware of:

    • Oil Changes Regular oil changes are critical for keeping your Audi’s engine lubricated, cool, and clean. Your Audi’s oil and oil filter should be changed every 5,000 miles or six months, depending on your driving habits.

    • Tire Maintenance Adequate tire pressure and proper tire tread depth are critical to your car’s handling, stability, and safety. Check your tire pressure regularly and replace your Audi’s tires when they are worn or damaged.

    • Brake Service As an essential part of safe driving, your brakes require regular inspection and maintenance. You should have your Audi’s brakes checked every 20,000 to 30,000 miles, or as whenever you notice any unusual sounds, vibrations, or pulling to the left or right when you step on your brakes. Typically Audi brake pads and rotors will need replacing at 30,000 to 80,000 miles.

    • Fluid Checks Your Audi requires a range of fluids to operate, including coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. Make sure you check these fluids regularly and replace them as needed. If any significant leakage occurs for any of these fluids, call SAS Automotive in Reno to have the related system inspected for problems.

    • Air Filters Clean air filters are critical for your Audi’s engine performance and fuel economy. Replace your air filters every 10,000-30,000 miles, depending on your driving conditions. (Driving in desert dust is likely to cause a need for more frequent replacement.) Have your air filter checked when you have your oil changed.

    • Timing Belt Replacement   Some Audis use a timing belt to synchronize the movement of the engine’s camshaft and crankshaft, some use a timing chain. While chains last longer – often as long as the life of the car – a failure in either of these parts can cause severe engine damage. If your Audi is equipped with a belt, it will likely need to be replaced at 40-60,000 miles, depending on the model. Most Audis built after 2005 typically have timing chains. To ensure that your timing chain is working correctly, have the tensioner checked as recommended for your model, particularly after 80,000 miles. Smoky exhaust, difficult starting, or revving between 2-4000 rpms can indicate belt or chain problems. If you’re not sure, ask SAS Automotive of Reno to check your belt or tensioner.

By following these essential Audi required maintenance tasks, you can ensure that your car runs smoothly, reliably, and safely for many years to come. Remember to refer to your Audi owner’s manual for specific recommendations, and consult with the certified Audi technicians at SAS Automotive if you have any questions or concerns.

Audi models that we service at SAS Automotive in Reno, NV:

A Series:

  • Audi A1 (2010–present):
    • Audi A1
  • Audi A3 (2003–present):
    • Audi A3 Sportback
    • Audi A3 Sedan
    • Audi S3
    • Audi S3 Cabriolet
    • Audi A3 Cabriolet
  • Audi A4 (1994–present):
    • Audi A4
    • Audi S4
    • Audi RS4
    • Audi A4 Avant
    • Audi A4 Allroad
  • Audi A5 (2007–present):
    • Audi A5
    • Audi S5
    • Audi A5 Sportback
    • Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • Audi A6 (1994–present):
    • Audi A6
    • Audi S6
    • Audi A6 Avant
    • Audi A6 allroad quattro
  • Audi A7 (2010–present):
    • Audi A7
    • Audi S7
    • Audi RS7
    • Audi S7 Sportback
  • Audi A8 (1994–present):
    • Audi A8
    • Audi S8

TT Series:

  • Audi TT (1998–present):
    • Audi TT Coupe
    • Audi TT Roadster
    • Audi TT RS Coupe
    • Audi TT RS Roadster

Q Series:

  • Audi Q2 (2016–present):
    • Audi Q2
  • Audi Q3 (2011–present):
    • Audi Q3
    • Audi Q3 Sportback
  • Audi Q4 (2021–present):
    • Audi Q4 Sportback
  • Audi Q5 (2008–present):
    • Audi Q5
    • Audi Q5 Sportback
  • Audi Q7 (2006–present):
    • Audi Q7
  • Audi Q8 (2018–present):
    • Audi Q8
    • Audi Q8 Sportback

R Series:

  • Audi R8 (2007–present):
    • Audi R8
    • Audi R8 V10
    • Audi R8 Spyder
    • Audi R8 GT

S and RS Series:

  • S Models:
    • Audi S3
    • Audi S4
    • Audi S5
    • Audi S6
    • Audi S7
    • Audi S8
    • Audi SQ2
    • Audi SQ5
    • Audi SQ7
    • Audi SQ8
    • Audi S3 Sportback
    • Audi S4 Avant
    • Audi S6 Avant
    • Audi S5 Cabriolet
    • Audi S3 Sedan
    • Audi S5 Sportback
    • Audi S4 Avant
  • RS Models:
    • Audi RS 3 Sportback
    • Audi RS 4 Avant
    • Audi RS 5
    • Audi RS 6 Avant
    • Audi RS 7 Sportback
    • Audi RS Q8

Porsche and Audi, both Volkswagen Group subsidiaries, share a close relationship marked by collaboration in developing advanced automotive technologies. While maintaining distinct identities, the brands jointly commit to innovation, performance, and luxury.

SAS Automotive, a trusted service provider, specializes in skilled repairs for various Porsche models. With precision and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, SAS Automotive offers reliable and top-tier services, catering to the exacting standards of Porsche enthusiasts.

Porche models that we service at SAS Automotive in Reno, NV:

Porsche Panamera (2009–present):

  • Porsche Panamera
  • Porsche Panamera Executive
  • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
  • Porsche Panamera Turbo
  • Porsche Panamera GTS
  • Porsche Panamera 4
  • Porsche Panamera 4S
  • Porsche Panamera S
  • Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
  • Porsche Panamera Turbo S
  • Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne (2002–present):

  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Porsche Cayenne Coupe
  • Porsche Cayenne Turbo
  • Porsche Cayenne GTS
  • Porsche Cayenne S
  • Porsche Cayenne S Coupe
  • Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid
  • Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

Porsche Macan (2014–present):

  • Porsche Macan
  • Porsche Macan S
  • Porsche Macan GTS
  • Porsche Macan Turbo
  • Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package

By choosing to repair your Porsche at SAS Automotive, you can guarantee that your car operates smoothly, reliably, and safely for many years. Call us for precise recommendations and reach out to the certified technicians at SAS Automotive for any questions or concerns.

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