1998 Audi A4 Quattro Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 1998 Audi A4 Quattro Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Audi A4 Quattro? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Audi recommends changing your 1998 A4 Quattro’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Audi-recommended oil change intervals, your A4 Quattro may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Audi if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Audi A4 Quattro. 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 A4 Quattro Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Audi A4 Quattro. Audi has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1998 A4 Quattro. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your A4 Quattro’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your A4 Quattro engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Audi's recommendations to select the right  1998 A4 Quattro oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Audi's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 Audi A4 Quattro.

Where Can I Get a Audi A4 Quattro Oil Change

The next time your Audi A4 Quattro needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your A4 Quattro’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Audi A4 Quattro oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your A4 Quattro 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.

1998 Audi A4 Quattro Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Audi A4 Quattro? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your A4 Quattro’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Audi A4 Quattro oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Audi A4 Quattro exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Audi A4 Quattro Oil Changed

Help your 1998 A4 Quattro engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!