Question:

I have a 2010 4-cylinder Audi A4 with about 90,000 miles on it. My car is suddenly running rough. It’s leaking oil and also makes a tapping noise. What should I do? Should I drive it to the shop?

Answer:

If your Audi A4 is running rough and exhibiting the other symptoms you’ve mentioned, you should stop driving and tow the car to the shop. You may have a stretched timing chain, or a defective timing chain tensioner. To be safe and protect your car from possible further damage, you will want to tow the car to the shop to let a certified technician look at it. And keep in mind that you should always feel free to call us at (650) 558-8999 to talk over any issues you’re having with your car.