Over the years, Audi has made some great cars from the rally-inspired Quattro to the mid-engine R8 to the hotly anticipated RS6 Avant. Owners love these vehicles and want to keep them in the best shape possible. However, it is no secret that Audi maintenance bills can be steep. So, how much of that bill is going towards parts?
Typical Costs for Audi Parts
Audi parts are roughly the same as other luxury brands. They are more expensive than non-premium brand parts, as you may expect. However, you can still save by doing the job yourself. If you took your vehicle in for a brake replacement, expect to pay around $350 to $400 per set (so, up to $800 for all four). Conversely, you could get high-quality brake pads for around $50 a set if you learn how to change brake pads yourself.
Expect a battery replacement to be between $200 and $300. If you purchase an OEM or aftermarket battery, it will be between $100 and $200 depending on the quality you choose.
Purchased separately an Audi A4 air filter is less than $30 (unless you buy a performance filter such as a K&N). To get the filter changed would be up to about $130. Overall, although Audi A4 auto parts and parts for other popular Audis are relatively expensive, they aren’t so pricey that they will break the bank if you are doing the work yourself.
How To Find OEM Parts for Audi
If you want to find OEM Audi parts, you have a few options. You can go to a dealer; however, the service department will likely want to install them. You can also sometimes order parts through Audi’s website.
Alternatively, you can check out a major automotive website such as AutoZone. This is a reliable way to find parts (both OEM and aftermarket) at great prices. It is also a good way to find information to help fix your car. So, if you need to find the Audi A4 evaporative emission canister purchase solenoid valve location, you can look it up.
How To Make Sure You Buy Correct Parts
If you choose to shop for aftermarket parts, the main challenge is making sure that you are buying the right parts. Fortunately, this can be done surprisingly easily online. If you go to a website such as AutoZone, you will find a filter that lets you select your vehicle. Just input the year, make and model of your car. This will filter all the parts to only show ones that will fit your car or truck.
You can also sometimes do this using your VIN. This is a good option if you aren’t certain exactly which model-year you own. Filtering will help you find multiple options so you can compare prices and specifications.
Maintain Your Audi
Get started working on your Audi today to keep it running smoothly for longer. A few tools, some patience and a little bit of love can go a long way. Plus, you will get to enjoy a much deeper Audi ownership experience.