Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 2012 Audi A3

Tune-Ups to Help Your Audi A3 Run Better

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you drive a 2012 Audi A3. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your A3’s power on the road. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Audi's recommendations, you invest in your A3's long-term health and engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Audi A3

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Audi A3 engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. The second service focuses on your A3's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your A3's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your A3 can determine what kind of service it needs. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where to Get a Audi A3 Tune-Up

If you’re looking for 2012 A3 engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Audi's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

2012 Audi A3 Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • Will it hurt my Audi A3 to drive with old spark plugs? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Audi A3 mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Audi A3. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my A3 engine? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

2012 Audi A3 Maintenance

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your Audi A3 so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

Repairs on Your 2012 Audi A3

Your Audi A3 runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 2012 Audi A3 repairs below.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Audi A3 Tune-Up

If your A3 is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.