2011 Audi A3 Maintenance Schedule

2011 Audi A3 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2011 Audi A3? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2011 Audi A3

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2011 Audi A3?

Here’s Why 2011 Audi A3 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Audi A3 and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your A3 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your A3, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 2011 Audi A3 maintenance schedule!

Audi knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your A3 perform better, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 2011 Audi A3 problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Audi A3

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2011 Audi A3 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your A3. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2011 Audi A3? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your A3 may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Audi A3 battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your A3 stranded. Your Audi A3 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2011 Audi A3 engine. To learn how often Audi recommends you have the oil changed in your 2011 A3, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2011 Audi A3.

Routine upkeep for your Audi A3 suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Audi A3 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Audi A3's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Audi A3 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Audi A3 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Audi A3 radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2011 Audi A3 maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2011 Audi A3 Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2011 Audi A3. Get answers to common Audi A3 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Audi A3? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Audi A3 need high mileage oil? If your Audi A3 has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can Audi dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Audi A3 in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Audi A3

Take care of your Audi A3 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.