Oil Changes for 2018 Audi A3 Quattro

2018 Audi A3 Quattro Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Audi A3 Quattro? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2018 Audi A3 Quattro Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2018 Audi A3 Quattro? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Audi recommends having your 2018 Audi A3 Quattro’s motor oil changed 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Audi if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Audi A3 Quattro. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2018 Audi A3 Quattro?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2018 Audi A3 Quattro motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Audi has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2018 A3 Quattro. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your A3 Quattro’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your A3 Quattro by considering your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Audi? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Audi's recommendations to select the right  2018 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2018 Audi A3 Quattro, refer to Audi's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Audi A3 Quattro

When the time for your A3 Quattro’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Audi A3 Quattros. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2018 A3 Quattro oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your A3 Quattro's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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 2018 Audi A3 Quattro

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Audi A3 Quattro? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Audi A3 Quattro engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Audi oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Audi A3 Quattro

Help your 2018 A3 Quattro engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!