As an Audi owner, you may enjoy its smooth, superior performance above its many perks. You want the most knowledgeable and reputable technicians to keep your car running well. The EGR valve is a critical component of your Audi’s engine system, and because it is so important, the consequences of not replacing it when it is failing can hurt your Audi’s power and speed. Our technicians at St. Matthew’s Import Service are experts at handling any case of EGR valve replacement.
The EGR valve is responsible for constricting the harmful release of air pollutants, specifically nitrous oxide. It does this by regulating the temperature of gases through recirculation, which passes through the valve itself. As well as keeping the air around us clean, it keeps the engine from overheating. Although physically a small part, it is vital to your Audi’s health. Replacing the valve and getting preventative care will reduce the likelihood of your engine failing so that you can enjoy worry-free driving.
EGR systems filter out unnecessary pollutants from the exhaust system. This keeps excessive amounts of nitrous oxide out of the air and in cars. Over time, the EGR valve collects the product of this constant recirculation and filtering. The buildup causes the valve’s piston to become stuck and no longer able to serve its purpose.
When pollutants cause the EGR to be coated with remnants, it blocks the engine’s flow. It would be easy to mistake the engine’s breakdown as the result of a different problem. Looking out for other symptoms, such as those below, can help you pinpoint the valve’s insufficiency.
The carbon buildup on the valve can be cleaned instead of replaced. A regular trip to St. Matthew’s Import Service can accomplish this for you. We will also check the health of the EGR system so that preventative measures can be taken if necessary.
Some signs of a malfunctioning EGR valve are visible and some need more investigation. Below are the most common symptoms that your car will present if the EGR valve needs cleaning or replacement:
St. Matthews Import has multiple locations in Louisville, KY. Our experts are enabled to give your Audi unmatchable care. We always keep up to date on the most recent Audi tools and supplies so that we can be your one-stop-shop. Bring your Audi concerns to us, EGR valve or other problem, to our Hubbards Lane location for automotive service and repair.