How to Keep Your Audi Coupe Quattro in Good Condition with Minimal Spending
From a square speedster to a sophisticated beauty, the Audi Coupe Quattro has evolved into a stunning two-door coupe. From the exterior frame to the brand's well-known interior design, this car shines just like a diamond under a ray of sunlight. Making a healthy amount of torque and zero to 60 miles in 6.5 seconds or less, you'll be surprised that the Quattro can still maintain a high fuel economy despite such power. But that's only the way this car was manufactured—how it's going to keep running is up to you the moment you drove off from the dealership and into your home.
- Prevent breakdowns by maintaining the HVAC system.
Regularly check the coolant level and other heating and cooling components of your Audi Coupe Quattro. While it's easier to have a mechanic do the inspection, you can do this by yourself, too. If you see that the coolant level is too low, refill it; if it looks dirty or contaminated, flush out the old fluid and the dirt trapped inside. Check each component to make sure they are all working accordingly.
- Avoid getting your car seriously damaged by keeping it rust-free.
The Audi Coupe Quattro is well-made and pretty much rust resistant if given proper care. However, the older it gets, and if it spends more time outdoors and endured over a dozen winter seasons, then it is likely to have small patches of surface rust that will exploit any paint weaknesses in non-visible areas. Over time, these will get larger and may even start going through the body if left untreated. Do not let this happen by doing proper maintenance on your car. Wash it every two weeks, or once a week if it is wet with salt from the roads or if you live by the ocean. You should also clean the underside of your car and the wheel wells when they are filthy or at least once a week during a snowy winter. Wax your car every four months. Clean the interior as well, and clean up after any spills as soon as you can. As an extra precaution, right before the first snowfall, clean your car then spray it with an all-around lubricant suitable for vehicles. You could also have it painted with a proper coating if you are willing to splurge.
- Ensure vehicle safety by checking on the suspension regularly.
Your Audi Coupe Quattro's suspensions system might be something you have been taken for granted. However, you must remember that this set is responsible for letting you control your car, especially when stopping and turning. Inspect them regularly for any signs of physical damage and excess wear. Check the shock absorbers for any fluid leaks. Additionally, when you're driving, try to sense for any abnormalities, like steering wheel vibration or nose driving whenever you stop. If you need to replace a suspension component, you might want to consider replacing the entire assembly at the same time to avoid further dismantling in the future, which may damage the other parts.