2013 Audi A3 Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2013 Audi A3

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2013 Audi A3?

2013 Audi A3 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Audi A3? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Your Guide to 2013 Audi A3 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Audi A3 to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your A3 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your A3, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2013 Audi A3!

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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your A3 perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2013 Audi A3 problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Audi A3 Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2013 Audi A3 and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your A3’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2013 Audi A3. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. 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 help your 2013 Audi A3's engine run smoother. See Audi's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2013 A3 in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2013 Audi A3.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Audi A3 can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, 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 (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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. Need a new Audi A3 radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2013 Audi A3 maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

2013 Audi A3 Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2013 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? 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 should I use high mileage oil in my Audi A3? 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!
  •  Why are my Audi dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Audi A3, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Audi A3

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Audi A3 maintenance appointment today.