Oil Changes for 2012 Audi A3 Quattro

2012 Audi A3 Quattro Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Audi A3 Quattro? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2012 Audi A3 Quattro Oil Changes

Need more info about 2012 Audi A3 Quattro oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Audi recommends changing your 2012 A3 Quattro’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your A3 Quattro may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Audi if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Audi A3 Quattro. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Audi A3 Quattro Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Audi A3 Quattro. Audi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 A3 Quattro. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your A3 Quattro's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your A3 Quattro by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your A3 Quattro deserves the best. Consult Audi's recommendations to select the right  2012 A3 Quattro oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2012 Audi A3 Quattro, defer to Audi's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2012 Audi A3 Quattro Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 Audi A3 Quattro oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your A3 Quattro’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Audi A3 Quattro oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your A3 Quattro’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Audi A3 Quattro

  • What can low oil do to my Audi A3 Quattro engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your A3 Quattro’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Audi oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Audi exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Audi A3 Quattro

Give your A3 Quattro’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.