Suspension Service & Repair for 2011 Audi A3

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2011 Audi A3

When does Audi recommend steering and suspension service for 2011 Audi A3s?

Does Your 2011 Audi A3 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 2011 Audi A3, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your A3 feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2011 Audi A3, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Audi A3’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Audi A3

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2011 Audi A3 suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2011 Audi A3’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Audi A3 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2011 Audi A3’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2011 Audi A3 Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Audi's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why should my Audi A3 get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Audi A3 power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we can fill it per Audi's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Audi A3 Steering & Suspension Services

When your 2011 A3’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Audi will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.