If your lifelong dream has been to own an Audi R8 and now you have one, you probably think of it as your new "baby". And just like any baby, taking care of it is a full-time job. Of course, like any car, it should be subject to regular check-ups, but this model in particular requires regular TLC in order to keep it in good condition.
You don’t have to spend all your spare time looking after your car, but you will no doubt want to keep it looking new. So invest in wheel protectors or a cover to protect the entire vehicle when not in use. If you’re not 100% sure how to take care of your Audi, these tips should help.
Servicing Your AudiThere is a need to keep up to date with the service of your Audi to ensure that it’s not only suitable and safe to drive, but that it’s also performing in the correct way. These services will need to be carried out very much dependent on the way you drive. The more miles you drive, the more likely it is that your Audi will need a service more regularly. You may want to talk to someone at your local service center or your personal mechanic to see what a good service timetable would be for your specific R8 model.
Clean The Interior And ExteriorOf course you want your pride and joy to look the part. Keeping it clean both inside and out is imperative to the care of your R8. It’s highly unlikely that you will see a vehicle such as this in an untidy condition, so don’t be the first to make that mistake.
Regularly vacuum any dirt from the inside of the car, and don’t forget to wipe down the doors and dashboard to avoid leaving fingerprints or letting dirt settle. For the outside of the car, you will need to wash it regularly. Don’t depend on anyone else to do this (unless you know a company that specializes in high-end luxury cars) as it comes with a real risk that they could scratch the paintwork. Wash it yourself to avoid any damage that may be caused not only by other people but any carwash machines too.
Protect Your AudiIf you're super protective of your car (like anyone would be with an Audi R8), then you're probably constantly thinking of ways to protect it. Why not invest in a cover to completely protect your vehicle from the weather when it’s not in use? This is a useful way to protect your precious car, especially if you don't have a garage to place it in.
You may also want to think about rim protectors of your alloy wheels or ensure that it’s regularly waxed to protect the paintwork on the car. When waxing your car, make sure to use a high quality wax to protect the paint from environmental damage and UV degradation.
There are various little steps that you can take to protect your Audi, but these are definitely the most important!
Complete Regular Check-UpsLike any car, you will need to complete regular check-ups on your Audi to ensure that everything is working correctly. Check the oil levels, the screen wash and the power steering fluid to make sure that your car is safe to drive.
It’s also vital that you check the tires on a regular basis, especially if you're racking up the mileage. As a high performing sports car, the Audi R8 can be driven at a top speed of 205.1 mph. Not to suggest that this is what you’d be doing, but we both know you didn’t buy this car just because it looks nice. Make sure the tires are safe enough and legally road worthy.
So now that you’ve read through these tips, you should have a better idea of how to take care of your Audi R8. Don’t just buy it and assume that it’s self-containing, because it’s not. This vehicle is amazing but, believe it or not, it cannot do everything.