How to Extend the Life of Your Car

How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Greenville, SC

Here at Audi Greenville, we know that life can be hectic sometimes. When you’ve got a lot on your plate, you can rely on our service team to take care of your vehicle quickly and accurately. Whether you need routine maintenance, such as an oil change or tire rotation, or a major repair to your engine or transmission, our highly trained technicians know Audi vehicles inside and out, so you can be confident that your model is in good hands. If you’re looking for ways to elongate your model’s lifespan and avoid serious issues in the future, regular maintenance and care is key. Follow these steps to keep your vehicle in excellent shape for years to come, and if you have any questions for our team, we’ll be more than happy to help.

Wash & wax your vehicle regularly.

Washing and waxing your vehicle isn’t just for looks — it can help protect your car’s exterior and reduce damage caused by harsh weather conditions, salt from wintery roads and more.

Don't forget the interior.

Regularly vacuum the interior of your vehicle and deep clean the seats to remove stains, if necessary. If you have leather-trimmed seats, it’s important to use a leather cleaner and protectant to keep them in good condition. If your seats are covered with fabric, upholstery cleaner and fabric protectant will help your vehicle’s interior look newer for longer. If you’d rather not put in the effort to clean your vehicle, hire a professional detailer and they’ll make sure it’s squeaky clean for you.

Keep an eye on your tires.

Your tires are essential to a safe and comfortable driving experience, so it’s a good idea to check your tires regularly. Ensure that all four of your tires have deep tread and that they are filled to the correct pressure (as detailed in your owner’s manual). We also recommend having your tires rotated on a regular basis so that they wear down evenly, helping you avoid blowouts. If your tires need to be replaced, we’ll be happy to help you find the right tires for your model.

Fill up with care.

Did you know that it matters where and when you fill up your gas tank? We recommend always choosing trustworthy gas stations with a reputation for quality, and never fill up at a pump at the same time as the fuel truck is replenishing the tanks. As the tanker refills the pumps, sediment is stirred up in the gasoline, and this sediment can clog your vehicle’s fuel filters and fuel injectors.

Keep up with oil changes.

It can’t be overstated: Oil changes are vital to your vehicle’s health and longevity. Take a look at your owner’s manual to find the recommended oil change schedule for your model, and when your oil is due for a change, have the service performed as soon as possible.

Change the filters.

Your filters are also very important to your model’s health (including the oil filter, fuel filter, transmission filter and air filter). Check your owner’s manual for guidance on when to change each one or just have them changed when our technicians recommend it.

Repair damage to your windshield as soon as possible.

A small crack in your windshield can cause a major amount of damage over time. If you see a chip or crack, have the damage repaired as soon as possible. If you ignore it, the crack could spread to the point that your entire windshield must be replaced.

Use genuine OEM parts.

It matters what type of parts you use on your vehicle. Only genuine Audi parts will fit your model perfectly, so we encourage you to check with our experts if you need assistance finding the right part. And of course, our service department only uses genuine OEM parts when performing replacements and repairs.

Make sure fluids are at the correct level.

The fluids in your vehicle keep it running smoothly, so check them regularly to ensure they’re at the right levels. If you aren’t sure how often to do this, your owner’s manual contains more information, and if you still have questions, our team of Audi technicians will be glad to perform a fluid check for you.

These are just a few steps to follow in order to keep your vehicle healthy and on the road for a long time. If you have any questions about your vehicle's maintenance, don't hesitate to contact us or stop by our dealership at 200 Duvall Drive, Greenville, SC 29607. We look forward to serving our customers near Spartanburg, Anderson & throughout the Upstate.