The Audi A5 was first launched in 2007 and is currently sold as a 2-door coupe, a 2-door cabriolet and a 5-door sportback. It is often thought of as the more athletic cousin of the A4 and A6, occupying that space between the two flagship executive/family sedan cars.
The A5 has undergone a number of changes over the years and since 2016 has been in its second full generation, with an S5 version being released in 2017.
Audi A5 runs on several powerful engine options ranging from 2.0L to 3.0L V6 turbodiesel options. There are also mild hybrid options within the A5 range of vehicles. Below are its principal dimensions (second generation coupe/cabriolet):
- Wheelbase – 108.8 inches
- Length – 184.0-184.9 inches
- Width – 72.7 inches
- Height – 54 inches
The A5 is a much-loved sports-look sedan because it combines so many elements of the other A models but with its own unique athletic twist. That being said, being around since 2007 hasn’t prevented quite a number of people from becoming unaware of the recommended service schedule for their Audi A5 cars. The team here at Beach House Imports has put together the following information to help drivers know better when to bring in their Audi A5 for servicing.
About 1 year after taking delivery of your Audi A5, it is recommended by Audi that you bring the car to an Audi repair center for the first milestone checkup. This should happen either at the 12-month mark, or when you reach 10,000 miles, whichever comes first. The first service will include several important things, including:
- A multi-point Audi inspection
- Checks on your brakes
- Service reminder indicators reset
- Tire repair kit completeness check
These are considered “minor maintenance” in the Audi service schedule and are the focus of the first 10,000-mile service. After that first service, they should be checked again at 20,000-mile intervals (or 2 years).
Besides getting your tire repair kit checked out, the check should also include a quick look at your tires for wear and tear. If you haven’t had the tires rotated already, they may also do that. Under normal circumstances, the best interval to rotate your tires on the A5 is every 5,000 miles or 6 months.
The items in the general “standard maintenance” list below are required in the Audi A5 every 20,000 miles or 2 years unless otherwise stipulated. One particular one for those who own the Audi A5 Cabriolet is the mechanism on the convertible top which needs lubricating.
The Audi A5 also has a connected box battery which needs to be checked with a vehicle diagnostic tester every 2 years. That applies to the Audi A5 45 TFSI models.
Other standard maintenance on the Audi A5 includes:
- Inspection of the body and chassis for signs of corrosion or paint damage
- A full road test
- Checking the engine cooling system
- Exterior and interior lighting checks
- Tires and alignment checked
- Windshield washing system check
- Axles and suspension checked
- Door hinges checked and lubricated
- Seatbelts checked
- Horn function
- Tire pressure and tread wear
- Wiper blades
- And more…
Additional Milestone Maintenance
Besides the fairly exhaustive standard maintenance list being carried out every 20,000 miles or 2 years, there are some other items you’ll want to mark on your long-term service plan. First, there are some unique to the A5, which are as follows:
- Spark plugs replacement every 40,000 or 6 years on Audi A5 45 TFSI
- S-Tronic transmission fluid change every 40,000 miles on Audi A5 45 TFSI
Besides these two A5-particular items, you’ll want to be mindful of the following items which are necessary on all Audi models:
- Changing the brake fluid every 20,000 miles or 2 years
- Changing the dust and pollen filter every 20,000 miles or 2 years
- Replacing the air filter every 60,000 miles
- If your Audi has a panoramic sunroof, its system needs a check every 20,000 miles or 2 years
Audi A5 Repair
The key to avoiding unforeseen major repairs is to stick as closely as possible to the OEM-recommended Audi A5 service and maintenance schedule. There remain, however, times when things are out of your hands. Your Audi A5 might experience an unexpected fault like a broken alternator or a slipping transmission; something that can be dealt with easily by the right experts, but for which you aren’t always prepared.
Some components burn out prematurely from time to time, and then of course there are times when we might be in a small accident that means we need bumper repairs, wheel realignment and ADAS recalibration, headlight repairs and more. It’s all possible, because life is what it is. In the event you run into difficulty, always ensure you seek out the proper expertise in Audi A5 repair.
Audi A5 Servicing in Costa Mesa
The Audi A5, like all other Audis here in Southern California, is a car that is worthy of expert and skilled professional attention. You don’t have to spend more money going to the dealership to get that, because right here in Costa Mesa you have an Audi-focused team of technicians with more than 20 years’ experience in servicing, maintaining and repairing Audi cars. If you’re in need of assistance with your Audi A5 or any other Audi car, then come visit us at our Costa Mesa location, or contact us first to learn more about our Audi and VW services.