2010 Audi A3 Oil Change Service

2010 Audi A3 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2010 Audi A3? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2010 Audi A3 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Audi A3’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 2010 A3’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Audi-recommended oil change intervals, your A3 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Audi recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 2010 Audi A3 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Audi has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2010 A3. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your A3’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other 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 preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your A3 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Audi A3 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For example, 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] There's also Pennzoil. 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Audi's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2010 Audi A3.

Where Can I Get a Audi A3 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2010 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 oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2010 A3 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your A3’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 2010 Audi A3

  • Should I check my Audi A3 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much 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.
  • How hard is it to change Audi A3 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, 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. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Audi A3 Oil Changed

Help your 2010 Audi A3 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.