2012 Audi A4 Maintenance

2012 Audi A4 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Audi A4? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Audi A4

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2012 Audi A4?

Your Guide to 2012 Audi A4 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Audi A4, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your A4 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your A4, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2012 Audi A4!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Audi, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your A4 running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Audi A4 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Audi A4

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2012 Audi A4 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your A4’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 2012 Audi A4 be ready for a new battery? 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall 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! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your A4 stranded. Your Audi A4 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 2012 Audi A4's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2012 A4. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Audi A4.

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!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Audi A4 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Audi A4's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Audi A4 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. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Audi A4’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Audi A4 radiator? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2012 Audi A4 maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 2012 Audi A4 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 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? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Audi A4? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • 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.