Driving tips for your brand new Audi

There are few things in life as exciting as buying a brand new Audi!And to get your new vehicle performing at its very best there are a few things you should bear in mind for the first couple of months or so.

Marshall Audi recommends following the advice of the Institute of Advanced Motorists’ RoadSmart division during the initial ‘running in’ period.

1.        Start driving your Audi gently.  Try to avoid accelerating harshly or braking heavily, because the brakes need a little time to bed in.  You will also find your tyres last longer if you treat them gently for the first few hundred miles.

2.        For the first 1,000 miles, it’s best to avoid running your engine for a long time at a constant speed.  Varying your speed initially will help the engine parts in your Audi to work together better.

3.        You might find that your oil consumption is relatively high for the first few thousand miles.  It is nothing to worry about and will soon settle down once the engine parts have loosened up.  But do make sure you check your oil and coolant levels often.

4.        You might also find, to begin with, that your fuel economy isn’t quite what you were expecting.  This is perfectly normal.  Your fuel consumption will gradually improve to where it should be as the moving parts start to wear in. ​

“Buying a new car is a substantial investment,” the Head of Riding & Driving Standards at IAM RoadSmart, Richard Gladman, said. “Treating it with a little restraint to begin with will help all the parts to perform at their best for longer and more reliably.This will also help you get the feel of the car before you fully exploit the performance.”

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