2012 Audi A3 Maintenance

2012 Audi A3 Maintenance Schedule

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

Your Guide to 2012 Audi A3 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Audi A3, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your A3. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get A3 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2012 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your A3's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 2012 Audi A3 problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Audi A3

Bring your 2012 Audi A3 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2012 Audi A3. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your A3 may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Audi A3 battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Audi A3 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2012 Audi A3 running newer, longer. To learn how often Audi recommends you have the oil changed in your 2012 A3, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Audi A3.

Maintaining your Audi A3 steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Audi A3 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing 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!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Audi A3 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Audi A3? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2012 Audi A3 maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 2012 Audi A3. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Audi today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Audi A3. Get answers to common Audi A3 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Audi A3? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2012 A3 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Audi A3 to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Audi A3? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my Audi dashboard lights on? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Audi A3 to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

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