Produced since 1994 by the German car manufacturer Audi, the A4 is a line of compact executive cars that has been rated to be one of the best upscale sports sedans on the market. Over 25 years of development, the A4 has been redesigned and upgraded to be an excellent luxury small car that offers strong performance, elegant interior designs, and tech-forward personality. Owners of Audi A4 are proud of its high level of refinement which makes their daily commuting enjoyable and pleasing.
The Audi A4 cars are available in both front-wheel drive or “quattro” all-wheel drive. Empowered by a seven-speed automatic transmission and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the A4 can smoothly speed up on the highway while providing nimble, playful handling. In the standard front-wheel-drive models, this machine makes 188 horsepower. For drivers that seek for more drive aids and ample power, an upgrade to the all-wheel-drive models is available as an option. With a slight upcharge, the vehicle comes with a 248 horsepower which is able to speed up from 0 to 60 mph within only 4.4 seconds acceleration time.
Luxury car owners look for exquisite interior designs and Audi A4 is one of the best candidates at its price point. While many rivals would only come standard with synthetic leather and request an upcharge for real leather seats, Audi A4 offers standard leather upholstery with high-class materials which make it extremely comfortable for long rides.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named Audi A4 a Top Safety Pick in 2019 rewarded A4’s amazing safety features such as a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and many other features that included in Audi Pre Sense City and Audi Pre Sense Basic.
Audi A4 Cylinder Heads
Whether you are interested in or already own an Audi A4, it is beneficial to be aware of known common problems. The 5 potential trouble spots of Audi A4 are ranging from the transmission, brakes, power equipment, electrical system and the most common is the engine, especially the cylinder heads.
Let’s look at the Audi A4 engines which have 3 major components: the engine block, the cylinder head and the head gasket which is a layer of durable material. When tightened down, the cylinder head crushes the head gasket into the cylinder block and seal the whole engine as one piece. Oil, coolant and combustion gases, therefore, cannot escape the engine.
If you experience some symptoms such as a decreased power, smoke coming from the exhaust, or oil and coolant leaking, high chances that your A4 has a cracked or warped cylinder head or cracked engine block. At this point, it is recommended to consult professionals as soon as possible to either repair or replace the cylinder heads. Driving with a cracked cylinder head is not recommended since it will eventually ruin the whole engine and make it even more expensive to fix.
There are also some maintenance tips to help prevent engine failures in advance. The engine must run at the proper temperature by avoiding aggressive driving. Dirty or contaminated fluids should be replaced on schedule, and the cylinder heads should be professionally cleaned every 20,000 miles at a car repair facility.
Why Choose CCH for Audi A4 Cylinder Heads
Clearwater Cylinder Head Inc. (CCH) is a reputable experienced (over 25 years) dealer. We specialize in providing quality and warranty-backed rebuilt cylinder heads for a variety of vehicles (cars, trucks, boats, etc). With a massive online catalog, you can easily view our inventory of Audi A4 cylinder heads. The knowledgeable staff at CCH would also be happy to help you choose the cylinder head that is right for your needs. Contact Clearwater Cylinder Head Inc. toll-free at 1-800-572-1963.
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