Audi DRC Suspension Service And Repairs
Some Audi variants come with a Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) suspension, which gives you incredible stability and comfortable rides. Currently, this system is installed in the RS4, RS6 and RS 7 models. If your Audi is equipped with this high-end feature, it makes sense to get it checked and optimised to continue enjoying its benefits.
Understanding The DRC And Its Benefits
A running car is constantly exposed to forces that make it wobble from side to side or front to back. These forces are more pronounced when you turn, brake or accelerate quickly. At highway speeds, these forces can make the car relatively difficult to control or throw you around resulting in a relatively bumpy ride.
The DRC is a mechanical system that reduces the movement of the car about its front to back axis (yaw) and about its left to right axis (roll). The result is a car that’s easier to control and offers smoother and more comfortable rides. Being a mechanical system, the DRC detects and instantly responds to road and ride conditions. This instant response is hard to achieve in electronically driven systems.
In models equipped with DRC, each pair of diagonally opposite shock absorbers are connected using hydraulic lines through a central valve. When the car sways laterally, the valves regulate the oil flow to instantly generate a corrective force on the opposite side to damp the movement. This improves ride dynamics giving you better control and comfort. While the DRC performs well for years, being a hydraulic system, you can expect gradual deterioration in its performance with age.
Reasons For DRC Performance Deterioration
Hydraulic systems like the DRC are very effective and efficient, but they all suffer from one disadvantage: fluid loss. With time, the suspension lines and valves will lose fluid through leaks or worn out hydraulic lines. Without the optimum amount of oil, the performance of the suspension is compromised and service or repairs will be needed to restore it.
The symptoms of a DRC problem are all related to ride quality and control. If you notice any of the following symptoms, get your suspension checked.
- Rides become rougher than normal and you observe increased swaying from side to side or front to back during cornering, acceleration and braking.
- You have to go more slowly during cornering to maintain control because the steering accuracy and performance is reduced.
- Increased pedal vibrations.
Servicing or repairing the DRC will restore the performance of the suspension and your car. However, it’s important to get it done at the right garage. All garages, including some dealer garages, may not be equipped to fix the problem. For a DRC service in Oldham, Bury, Manchester and surrounding areas, you can count on Volksmaster. We have everything needed to check and service the DRC.
Why Choose Volksmaster For DRC Servicing And Repairs
At Volksmaster, we have the equipment and technical support from Audi to check, service and repair your DRC suspension system. We perform all types of Audi DRC servicing and repairs for Audi owners in Manchester and surrounding areas.
We will check the DRC, replace faulty lines and components and re-pressurise your suspension if necessary. After service, your car’s performance will be fully restored. Even if you are not experiencing any major issues with your car’s DRC suspension, but wish to get it checked and restored back to specification, we can do it for you.
The Volksmaster Advantage
1. Excellent Reputation
Volksmaster is a specialist garage for a number of premium brands like Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Mini, Škoda, Seat. As a specialist garage, we get direct and preferred support from the manufacturer when it comes to equipment, software, documentation, employee training and spares. Our garages at Oldham and Bury provide high-quality service and repairs for all types of cars and vans in Manchester and surrounding areas.
2. Unbeatable Quality At Competitive Prices
At Volksmaster, you get a significant price advantage compared to the dealer without any compromise in the quality of service. You will always get accurate diagnosis, genuine spares and high-quality service and repairs. Being a specialist garage, we will also able to upgrade your car’s software to the latest version. We are very sure about the quality of our work. That’s why most repairs performed at Volksmaster come with a warranty.
3. Convenient Service
The best thing about Volksmaster service is that it’s convenient and hassle free. We believe in offering friendly and personalised service. You can bring in your car, drop it off and pick it up later or wait while your car is being serviced or choose to use our free pick-and-drop facility.
If you choose to wait with your car, we offer you a nice waiting area with complimentary hot and cold drinks. You can also watch your car being serviced from our viewing area. In the unlikely situation where your car needs to remain in the garage for more than a day, you can book one of our courtesy cars and stay mobile.
If you don’t have time to visit the garage, you can use our free Collection and Drop Off facility. Our driver will collect the car from your home or work place and return it after service. For any issues discovered during the service, we will give you the details with an estimate and seek your approval before doing the additional work. You can get your car serviced or repaired without leaving home.
4. No Worries About Warranty
Getting your DRC system fixed at Volksmaster will not void your warranty. We use only good-quality spares and approved consumables. As a specialist garage, we will update your service book and your digital service records. This keeps your service history updated and helps preserve the value of your car.
For Audi DRC service or repairs in Manchester and the surrounding areas, contact our garage at Oldham or Bury or make a booking now. You can also drop your car off at the garage during working hours and it will normally be ready for collection the same evening. For all types of Audi service and repairs in Manchester, you can depend on us. Try us once and you will never think of using another garage again.
Arranging Your Service
Drop your car off
Simply drop your car off with us between 8am and 10am and in most cases your vehicle will be ready for collection the same day between 3.30 and 5.30. Outside these hours you are welcome to park.
Wait with your car
Most servicing and repair work can be done while you wait. If this is your preference we have a superb waiting area equipped with free hot and cold drinks and a interesting viewing area where you can watch our trained technicians working on your vehicle.
If your vehicle needs to stay with us for 1 day or longer then you are able to pre-book one of our courtesy vehicles to keep you mobile.
Pick up / drop off
The ultimate hassle free solution; one of our drivers will arrange to collect your vehicle from your home or place of work at a pre-arranged time and then return your vehicle when the work is complete. Our service advisors will contact you when the vehicle arrives on site during the day to discuss the progress of the work and then advise you of the time you can expect your vehicle back. Contact our service advisors for more details.
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