Even the most reliable of cars will start to wear down and fail over time, and Audi vehicles are no exception. If you own an Audi, one of the problems you should look out for as the car ages is oil leaking from the valve cover. Luckily, some common symptoms will help you determine that there is something wrong, and after that, a professional can narrow it down further and get the problem fixed.
One of the most obvious signs that you have an oil leak on your hands is if you actually see the fluid pooling underneath your car. However, even if you don’t notice this, there are still some easy ways to tell when something’s wrong.
The above are some of the more common symptoms of valve cover oil leaks. Before we move on though, we want to mention one more symptom: fire. It’s rare, but oil leaks can actually cause your vehicle to catch on fire, which is very dangerous and scary. That’s why it’s so important to get your Audi checked out as soon as you think you might have a problem, so you can be certain to keep yourself and your passengers safe.
The primary cause of this issue is natural wear and tear on the valve cover. The engine bay of a car is a very volatile place, constantly in motion and jostling around, and that environment means that parts will break and crack. Valve covers on Audi vehicles are made to last a long time and, but without proper maintenance, they’ll break too, leading to leaks.
Another possible cause of valve cover problems is extreme temperature changes. When things heat up, they tend to expand, and when they cool down, they contract. This means that, when the valve cover is exposed to very intense heat and then suddenly exposed to very intense cold (or vice versa), sometimes it will expand or contract too quickly. This leads to cracks.
Here at Tanner Motors, we’re dedicated to giving our customers the best possible Audi car repair service around. Our experienced technicians work exclusively on Audi and a few other European car brands, so we have specific training on the intricacies of your vehicle.
If you need assistance with your Audi or you’d just like to learn more about our services and what we can do for you, contact us today or stop by our shop!