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Audi Warranty

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Audi manufactures some of the most luxurious, exciting, and high-tech vehicles on the market today. Unfortunately, these qualities can make repairs expensive for Audi owners, and this is where Audi warranties come into play. Audi warranties cover repairs, no matter how small or significant they may be, keeping you from having to pay for costly repairs out of pocket. Let’s delve into what an Audi factory warranty covers and why you may want to consider purchasing an extended car warranty.

Audi New Vehicle Limited Warranty

Under Audi’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, you will find standard bumper-to-bumper coverage lasting four years or 50,000 miles. The warranty ends when one of these is reached, regardless of which one comes first. Bumper-to-bumper coverage includes systems and components, such as:

  • Braking
  • Suspension
  • Fuel delivery
  • Electronics and electrical systems
  • Steering
  • Vehicle body
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Engine, transmission, and drive axles

Items typically excluded from bumper-to-bumper coverage are:

  • Tires
  • Bulbs
  • Wheels
  • Upholstery
  • Clutch linings
  • Glass
  • Fuses
  • Bumpers
  • Wiper Blades
  • Brake pads

According to Automoblog, unlike other luxury brands, Audi doesn’t offer a dedicated powertrain warranty, instead bundling comprehensive powertrain coverage with its standard bumper-to-bumper plan. Powertrain warranties, by design, protect the systems and components that are responsible for making your Audi move. These components typically consist of the transmission, engine, and drivetrain. The powertrain warranty will cover damages or defects experienced by your Audi’s drive components. Since this warranty is bundled with Audi’s bumper-to-bumper warranty, it will also expire in four years, or 50,000 miles, depending on which comes first.

Here are the standard components that a powertrain warranty will cover:

  • Engine:
    • Engine mounts
    • Cylinder block
    • Cylinder heads
    • Engine gaskets and seals
    • Pistons and compressor gaskets
    • Fuel injection and hydraulic/oil/water pumps
    • Timing chain
    • Valvetrain
    • Flywheel
    • Timing gears and belts
  • Transmission:
    • Transaxle
    • Torque converter
    • Transfer case (all-wheel and four-wheel drive)
    • Hydraulic lines
    • Central gear set
    • Clutches
    • Actuation sensors
    • Transmission fluid lines
  • Drive system:
    • Differentials and differential housing
    • Propeller shafts
    • All internal joints
    • Drive shaft and axle shafts
    • Constant-velocity (CV) and universal (U) joints
    • Axle hubs
    • Intake manifolds
    • Wheel bearings

Remember that the standard Audi bumper-to-bumper coverage will only last up to four years or 50,000 miles, leaving you holding the bill for costly repairs if you don’t have an extended car warranty. So you may want to consider checking with Audi about an extended warranty from the factory or finding a third-party provider so that your Audi retains protective coverage.

Audi Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty

The Audi Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Limited Warranty is only for used Audi models that have been thoroughly inspected and are approved for this program. This transferable warranty contract mirrors the Audi New Vehicle Limited Warranty, minus a few of the minor powertrain components. Your Audi’s eligibility for the Audi CPO Limited Warranty generally depends on if your CPO Audi is still under an active warranty plan when you purchase it. If so, your Audi will be protected under this plan until the remaining term is finished. After the factory warranty ends, your Audi will have an additional year of coverage.

Depending on your Audi model, its warranty will hinge on several requirements:

  • Audi Q5 Hybrid: An authorized Audi dealer with an Audi Q5 specialist designation is the only place this Audi model can receive service.
  • Audi R8: An authorized Audi dealer with an Audi R8 Certified Point designation is the only place this Audi model can receive service.
  • Audi A3 e-tron: An authorized Audi dealer with an Audi A3 e-tron specialist designation is the only place this Audi model can receive service.

Keep in mind that the Audi CPO Limited Warranty will only give you one year past the Audi New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Therefore, if you intend on keeping your Audi past the expiration of either the new or CPO warranties, you may want to consider an extended car warranty to cover unexpected and costly repair bills. This warranty can come from Audi or a trusted third-party extended warranty provider.

Audi Extended Car Warranty

If you choose to keep your vehicle past the factory warranty’s expiration, Audi offers an extended warranty with protection for up to 10 years or 120,000 miles. There are three extended car warranty plans you can purchase from Audi::

  • Platinum:
    • Engine
    • Drive axle
    • Climate control
    • Front suspension
    • Fuel system
    • Steering
    • CV boots
    • Audio
    • Transmission
    • Hybrid/electric
    • Shocks
    • Rear suspension
    • Electrical system
    • Brakes
    • Navigation
    • High-tech
  • Gold:
    • Engine
    • Drive Axle
    • Climate control
    • Front suspension
    • Fuel system
    • Transmission
    • Hybrid/electric
    • Shocks
    • Rear suspension
    • Electrical system
  • Powertrain:
    • Engine
    • Drive axle
    • Transmission
    • Hybrid/electric

Additional benefits that come with an Audi extended warranty include:

  • Audi parts for every repair
  • Access to any nationwide authorized service provider or Audi dealership for repairs
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Flat tire assistance
  • Fuel or fluid delivery
  • Up to $100 for lockout service
  • Battery service
  • Up to $100 towing reimbursement to an authorized service provider or Audi dealership
  • Rental car reimbursement of up to $35 per day for 10 days
  • Up to $200 per day for five days to cover trip interruption, not to exceed $1,000 per incident
  • Ability to cancel the extended warranty any time after 30 days; however, there is a $50 fee

If you consider Audi parts necessary should your vehicle need repairs, the Audi extended warranty is the best choice. Though an Audi extended warranty can cover a lot, you may want to consider a third-party warranty provider if you can live without Audi parts. With third-party extended car warranty providers such as Endurance, Carchex, or CarShield, you can get the comprehensive coverage you want at a reasonable cost.

Ultimately, the choice is yours, but you will definitely want to consider having additional coverage over and beyond your Audi’s factory warranty. By having an extended warranty in place, whether from Audi or a third-party provider, you won’t have to cover costly repairs out of pocket. While your Audi will provide you with many years of service, it could need repairs at some point. So it’s best to be prepared for such an event with a warranty to help mitigate potentially high repair costs.

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At FIXD, our mission is to make car ownership as simple, easy, and affordable as possible. Our research team utilizes the latest automotive data and insights to create tools and resources that help drivers get peace of mind and save money over the life of their car.

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