Seacoast Specialist Cars | Candia, NH

Audi Repair Services

Audi repair can be a scary term, but it doesn't have to be. Seacoast Specialist Cars is proud to offer expert Audi repair and maintenance services to customers in the Manchester, NH area, southern NH, southern Maine, and northern Massachusetts. Audi vehicles are some of the best in the world. We consider the maintenance schedule to be the minimum service you should carry out based on factory recommendations. Generally, a well-maintained Audi should last well over 200,000 miles – and our customers have proven it! Here is a condensed version of the modern Audi Maintenance Schedule. This is certainly not comprehensive so make sure you check your owner’s manual or the maintenance schedule for your vehicle.

Minimum Audi Service Based on Factory Recommendations

This is mostly an Oil Change Service and checking the following:

  • AdBlue (if it’s a TDI)
  • Brake System
  • Service Reminder Reset
  • Tire and TPMS System Checks
  • Windshield Washer and Headlight Washer checks
  • Wiper Blades – check condition and replace if needed

This includes the Standard Maintenance, and adds the following:

  • Drivetrain, check for leaks
  • Battery – check terminals and clean as needed
  • Cabriolet front latch (lubricate)
  • Cooling system – check coolant level
  • Lubricate door hinges and checks
  • Check driveshaft boots/axle shaft boots
  • Replace Pollen Filter
  • Check engine compartment area for leaks
  • Check exhaust system for leaks
  • Check front suspension and rear suspension components for wear and damaged boots
  • Check Horn operation
  • Check all lights
  • Check for transmission leaks
  • Check plenum water drains
  • Check belts for wear and cracks
  • Road Test Vehicle to check operation
  • Clean Sunroof guide rails and lubricate with grease
  • Check date of tire repair set and replace if necessary
  • Check underbody for damage and leaks
  • Check paintwork for corrosion and paint damage
  • Air filter – Clean housing and replace filter
  • AWD Clutch – change oil (if equipped)
  • Brake Discs – Check Thickness
  • Brake Fluid – Replace every 2 years
  • CVT Transmission fluid – Change first at 35.000 miles and thereafter every 40,000 miles
  • Convertible Top – Check cloth top function and rollover protection with cloth top down

Every 2 years

  • Crash Active Headrest – Check function every 2 years regardless of mileage
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) – check ash loading, replace if necessary (TDI Vehicles)
  • Fuel Filter – Replace (all TDI models)
  • Check Interior lights
  • Power Steering Fluid – Check Level
  • Rear Sport Differential – Change ATF for clutch hydraulics and differential oil
  • Ribbed V-Belt – Replace only the belt for the compressor drive
  • Ribbed V- Belt – Check and Replace if necessary – first at 75,000 miles and thereafter at 80,000 miles
  • S-Tronic Transmission – Change fluid and filter element for clutch hydraulics

Additional Audi Maintenance & Repairs You Should Know About:

Audi Timing Chains on 2.0T engines (Four Cylinder Engines):
We’ve found that there are a lot of 2.0T engines that have timing chain stretch in the 80,000- 100,000 mile range. Usually this is detected by a reluctance of the engine to start. There is an inspection window on these engines that allows the technician to see the timing chain stretch and see how badly the chain has stretched at the time of service – we recommend checking the chain stretch annually. This will usually allow the owner to estimate when the chain will need to be replaced and work it into their schedule.


More frequent Pollen Filter Changes:
Since most of the Audi’s we work on are used year-round, and we live in New England – we recommend replacement of your pollen filter annually (if you live in a dusty area like on a dirt road especially). It is surprising how dirty these filters get in a year. Much like the air filter in your house if you have forced air heat, they should be replaced more often than the suggested two-year interval.


More Frequent Oil Changes:
We are big believers in preventative maintenance, and highly recommend changing your oil and filter every 6 months or 5,000 miles instead of the Audi suggested interval of 1 year or 10,000 miles. In our opinion, leaving contaminants in the oil for 10,000 miles at a time reduces the service life of many of the components in the engine. Additionally, your car is now not being inspected for an additional 5,000 miles which is plenty for something that has gone wrong get worse.

Audi Repair FAQ

Audi ownership can be difficult to navigate as your Audi gets older and you put more miles on it. However, it can be made easy with the right guidance. We're here to help answer any questions you may have about your Audi, and can provide you expert service when you need your Audi repaired or maintained.

Audi cars do tend to be more expensive to repair than average vehicles. However, it’s important to consider what these cars can do when compared to “average vehicles”.

As an Audi owner, you regularly enjoy the premium driving experience your Audi was designed for. Other cars, even similarly priced ones, don’t offer the same experience – which is likely why you bought your Audi in the first place. Additionally, Audi’s are generally reliable cars, which we will touch on in the following section.

Audi reliability overall falls above average. Most models excel in reliability while some of the high-performance models require more attention.

Certain Audi models consistently shine in reliability surveys, including the A3, A4, Q3, and Q5. Many Audi owners (our customers especially!) also report their vehicles lasting for years with proper maintenance.

Common Audi problems include oil consumption, timing chain tensioner and guide failure, and water pump leaks.

Oil consumption issues were mostly contained to the pre-2013 2.0T engines. Timing chain tensioner and guide failure is unfortunately a symptom of wear and should be treated as a maintenance item after ~100k miles. Lastly, water pump leaks are also similar to timing chain issues. As the components age, they wear out and become due for replacement.

Our Location:

  • We are a 30 minute drive from Audi Nashua
  • We are a 26 minute drive from Audi Stratham
  • We are a 50 minute drive from Audi Burlington

Our Audi Customers Come From All Over New Hampshire

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