1996 Audi A4 Scheduled Maintenance

1996 Audi A4 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Audi A4? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Here’s Why 1996 Audi A4 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Audi A4 to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your A4 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine A4 maintenance. Just follow your 1996 Audi A4 maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Audi, your vehicle manufacturer. 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your A4's life, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 Audi A4 problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Audi A4 Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1996 Audi A4 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your A4's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1996 Audi A4 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your A4 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 A4 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 A4 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 Audi A4 running newer, longer. To learn how often Audi recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 A4, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 Audi A4? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Audi A4 can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Audi A4 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Audi A4's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Audi A4 maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 A4 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Audi A4 radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1996 Audi A4 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 1996 Audi A4. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Audi today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Audi A4. Get answers to common Audi A4 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Audi A4? 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 A4 need high mileage oil? If your Audi A4 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 A4 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.

Maintain Your Audi A4

Your Audi A4 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.