The Audi emblem identifies one of the oldest and most respected German luxury car automobile manufacturers in the world. If you’re lucky enough to own one and are looking for an Audi repair shop, you want the best – not just any mechanic will do. It’s also highly recommended that you find a good auto repair shop before you actually need one because you’ll be able to make better decisions if you don’t feel rushed.
Common Audi Repairs
Some of the common Audi repair problems include electrical component failures such as the console, dashboard, display issues, erratic lights, tail lamp, sunroof and window regulator. Ignition coil failure is another problem with some Audi’s, causing engine misfire issues. Audi A4s that have the 1.8T coil pack installed often experience failure problems. The 1.8T coil pack problem prompted a recall by Audi however it only had an impact on a small number of Audi owners. Additional common maintenance issues include oil leaks, catalytic converters, loose fuel caps and exhaust gas re-circulation.
The majority of the common and bigger, more expensive repair problems can be avoided by taking your Audi in for regular maintenance (oil changes, etc.). While the problems listed above are typical, you should never settle for a “standard” repair shop.
Finding the best Audi repair shop and having regular maintenance performed will ensure that your Audi will continue to be a reliable investment for years to come. Here’s what you should look for when it’s time to get your Audi repaired.
- Master ASE Certified Audi Repair Shop
If you want to put the repair and maintenance of your investment in the hands of professionals, make sure they’re a Master ASE Certified Audi repair shop. This is a special certification provided by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) after the mechanics have gone through extensive training.
Finding out how long an Audi repair shop has been operating, along with reading, online reviews and looking for the blue ASE seal will help confirm the experience. The ASE recognizes the best automotive repair shops through their Blue Seal of Excellence program.
Find out about the warranty that the Audi repair shop provides on their work. Warranties vary between auto shops, so ask about it ahead of time. Use a typical repair, like brake work, as a guide.
- Customer Service
Expertly operated auto repair shops have helpful, courteous staff on-site. The owner, manager, and technicians must be willing to answer all of your questions thoroughly.
- Recommendations and Reviews
Ask family, friends or co-workers that have an Audi for recommendations. In addition, take the time to do an online search, reading through business reviews and check out the shop’s Facebook page. You can find out a lot about a repair shop and its employees on social media.
Phoenix Audi Repair Shop
We repair all Audi’s including Audi sedans and coupes including the Audi A3, A4, A6, A7, A8, S4, S6, S7, S8, RS 7 and R8. We also repair Audi SUV’s and crossovers, including the Allroad, Q3, Q5 and Q7. Learn more about our Audi Repair Shop here.