Audi Air Filter
What drives your Audi engine? You said fuel. Actually you're correct but partially. Every internal combustion car engine including your Audi engine runs on an air and fuel mixture in appropriate ratio. The required air is drawn from the atmosphere. The air outside is rarely clean and contains containments like dust, dirt, harmful gases, pollen etc. which can harm your Audi engine. Your Audi air filter functions to filter the air that is supplied to the engine from any harmful material and supply only clean air to the engine.
Audi air filter is a part that's often disregarded, we have at times had stories of an Audi which delivers low on mileage and performance though everything from the spark plugs to the ECU has been checked, repaired or even replaced. What did they miss? It was the Audi air filter in most of such cases. A clogged Audi air filter gives rise to various complicated issues in your Audi, the worst thing with Audi air filter is that it doesn't necessarily appears dirty when it really is. While driving in average conditions the Audi air filter is due for replacement in a year's time, however in an area with dirt roads or heavy pollution the replacement should be done more quickly.
An Audi air filter is usually pretty cheap, its construction is a paper-like or fibrous matter, folded in squeezebox like manner and set onto a plastic or metal frame in order to fit your Audi's air filter holder. An air filter may also be made from a cotton- or fibrous stuff oiled in order to enhance the increase airflow through the filter.
You must have understood by now that how important is a clean Audi air filter for your Audi's performance. The air filter should be changed regularly or the gas mileage and performance of your car will suffer. A jammed air filter also affects the other systems of your car, like the emissions control system (it regulates the car's air-fuel mixture ratio), the spark plugs (it ignites the fuel in the combustion chambers). Get a mechanic to examine your Audi air filter, and replace it if required, while undergoing oil change for your car or the yearly tune-up.
It's also a common practice to replace Audi air filter with more performance oriented air filters to get your Audi deliver the extra power.
You may plan to change your Audi air filter on your own, check for the large plastic tube coming out from the top of the engine. The tube connects with a sizeable box either round or square in shape, made out of plastic or metal. This is the air filter box and it normally has a top that opens up allowing you to access your Audi air filter. A blackened filter material is sign of the dirt limiting the passage of air and such a filter must be replaced immediately.
Audi A6, Audi A8, Audi Q5, Audi TT Coupe, Audi R8 or any other Audi model you would never want a part as small as the Audi air filter to ruin your whole Audi experience. Replacing Audi air filter is a simple maintenance job that you should do regularly to get the best out of your Audi. It is a good idea to keep a record of any maintenance performed on your car including the mileage and date, this helps you remember if the Audi air filter is due for inspection.