2009 Audi A3 Oil Change Service

2009 Audi A3 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2009 Audi A3? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2009 Audi A3 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2009 Audi A3? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Audi recommends changing your 2009 A3’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your A3 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 car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Audi recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Audi A3. 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 Type of Oil Does My Audi A3 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2009 Audi A3 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Audi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2009 A3. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your A3's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your A3 by taking into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your A3 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Audi's recommendations to select the right  2009 A3 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 champions. 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 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Audi's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2009 Audi A3.

Where Can I Get a Audi A3 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2009 Audi A3 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your A3’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2009 Audi A3s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your A3 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.

2009 Audi A3 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Audi A3? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your A3’s engine to fail. 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? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Audi A3 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Audi A3

Help your 2009 A3 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!