Oil Changes for 1998 Audi A4

1998 Audi A4 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Audi A4? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1998 Audi A4 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Audi A4? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 1998 A4’s oil should be changed according to Audi’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics 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, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Audi if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Type of Oil Does My Audi A4 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Audi A4 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Audi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1998 A4. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your A4’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Audi's recommendations to select the right  1998 A4 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. 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. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Audi's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 Audi A4.

Where Can I Get a Audi A4 Oil Change

When the time for your A4’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your A4’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1998 Audi A4s. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your A4's engine. 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.

1998 Audi A4 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Audi A4? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your A4’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Audi A4 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Audi A4 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Audi A4 Oil Changed

Help your 1998 Audi A4 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.