1997 Audi A4 Oil Change

1997 Audi A4 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Audi A4? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 Audi A4 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Audi A4’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Audi recommends having your 1997 Audi A4’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your A4 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your A4 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Audi recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Audi A4. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 Audi A4?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 Audi A4 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Audi has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 Audi A4 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your A4’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your A4 by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your A4 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Audi A4 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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 instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1997 Audi A4, refer to Audi's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Audi A4

When the time for your A4’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Audi A4s. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1997 A4 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your A4 today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

1997 Audi A4 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Audi A4? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your A4’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Audi A4 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Audi exhaust smoke gray 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 damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Audi A4 Oil Changed

Help your 1997 Audi A4 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.