Audi have been producing the A4 since 1994 yet it remains one of the most popular cars in the UK.
The compact executive car is one of our drivers’ favourites, and for that reason we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Audi A4.
The exact tyre pressure needed for your vehicle is dependent upon the exact model and year, you can find this precise value in your car owner’s manual.
It is also detailed on the tyre placard which is stuck in your car door’s interior.
The recommended tyre pressure for most Audi A4’s sits between 30 and 32 psi.
The tyre pressure of your Audi A4 can be checked at a petrol station or at home with the use of a handheld pressure gauge.
It’s simple to take a reading with your gauge, it just involves removing the screw caps from the tyre valve.
Next, press the gauge onto the end of the valve and lock into place with the lever.
You can then check the reading on the display screen.
Adjust the pressure to the level needed, then unlock the gauge with the lever and reattach the tyre screw caps.
Repeat this process for all of your tyres.
If the tyre pressure warning light illuminates on your dashboard, the next thing you need to do is to check your tyre pressure levels.
Once these are corrected when you drive again the light should go out. If the light remains illuminated, you may have a puncture and, in this case, contact a mechanic.
Alternatively, and less seriously, your warning light may just need resetting.
Resetting the pressure light of your Audi A4 is a simple process, but first ensure that all your tyres are of the correct pressure level.
Once you have completed this check and are certain you do not have a puncture, you can undertake a reset of the warning light.
Firstly, Turn the key to the "on" position in the ignition.
Press the "car" button on the dashboard.
Now, turn the dial counter clockwise to select "Tire Pressure Monitoring" menu item.
Push the dial button in, to enter the menu.
To store the current tire pressure settings, push the dial in again.
The lights on your Audi dashboard may vary depending upon the version of the model you have and country of manufacture. For a full rundown of your warning lights and their meanings, simply consult your owner’s manual.
The warning light colours also indicate severity of the warning at hand; red needs immediate attention, orange is less urgent but requires checking. Blue and green lights provide information e.g. letting the driver know that your lights are on.
The engine management light illuminates if you have problems related to your engine. If this does occur, we would recommend that you take your car to a specialist Audi garage in our network to get a diagnosis and repair.
Firstly, turn your ignition switch to the ON position but do not start the engine
Press the MENU or CAR button on the MMI controls to access the service menu.
Look at the screen and select CAR or CAR SYSTEM by using the MMI controls.
Scroll down and select “SERVICE INTERVAL”
Then scroll down and select “Reset Oil Change Interval”
When a message appears on the display, select “YES” to confirm it.
Turn off the ignition and start the engine to confirm that the light has been reset.
Your Audi A4 should go in for a full service every 12 months, with an interim service in between if your car undertakes a high mileage especially across lots of short distance journeys as they tend to endure more wear and tear that requires regular monitoring.
This upkeep of services will reduce overall repair costs by nipping any issues in the bud before they develop into something more serious.
The windscreen wipers on the A4 can be problematic; seizing up and eventually stopping working.
If this happens there is still a chance that they can be fixed through re-greasing if not, there are specialist windscreen wiper replacement Audi garages in our network for affordable repairs.
If you are finding that your automatic gearbox is being unusually stiff or clunky it could be that your car is victim to a software problem.
If this is the case, the system in your vehicle will need to be reprogrammed by Audi. This reprogramming service is free if your car is still under warranty.
The Audi A4 is offered as both a petrol and diesel car.
For the petrol version the recommended oil is the 5W40 synthetic oil and 5W30 synthetic oil for the diesel guise.
The exact version of your Audi A4 and the country of manufacture will alter the oil capacity of your vehicle.
You can retrieve the exact value by checking your car owner’s handbook.
The majority of Audi A4 engines have a capacity of 4.6 litres.
Oil leaks can be caused by a variety of component issues and finding the source of a leak and indeed the cause can be half the battle.
That is why professional assistance is best required to resolve any leaks efficiently, contact a garage via our site to receive quotes today.