Tips for Keeping Your Audi Happy and Healthy in the Windy City

Posted by Daniel Lawrence on July, 2019

You are proud to call Chicago your home. You’ve noticed your life has adjusted to the rhythms of this particular city, creating a special connection between the two of you. Did you know that the same is true for your Audi? Chicago life can actually have an impact on the frequency of maintenance and repairs you will need to keep your vehicle in top shape. Here are some tips for Audi repair in Chicago.

Brake Fluid Flush

It’s hard to understate the importance of reliable brakes. The levels of moisture and humidity in Chicago can contribute to corrosion to your brake lines as well as other components of the braking system. That’s why it’s a good idea to have the brake fluid flushed at the 10,000-mile mark or every other year.

Engine Air Filter

Replacing this on a yearly basis is best even if city life means you only drive infrequently. Rain and winter chill can still do damage to the engine air filter while the car is sitting parked outside. For our climate, an upgrade to a cold-weather filter might be in order.

Front Suspension Inspection

Getting around the city often means getting plenty of chances to practice our parallel parking skills. This can lead to more problems in this area. For this reason, it’s prudent to start thinking of having an inspection after the odometer hits 40,000.

Fuel Filter

There are a lot of great things about living in the Midwest. Unfortunately, diesel fuel quality has not been one of them. A new fuel filter every year is a wise investment if your Audi runs on diesel.

It’s kind of comforting to know that your car has adjusted to life in Chicago and nowhere else. Contact the experts at VFC Engineering if you’d like to learn more about how to optimize your Audi maintenance to match this city’s conditions.