1996 Audi A6 Quattro Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1996 Audi A6 Quattro

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1996 Audi A6 Quattro?

1996 Audi A6 Quattro Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Audi A6 Quattro? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

What to Know About 1996 Audi A6 Quattro Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Audi A6 Quattro to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your A6 Quattro. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine A6 Quattro maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 Audi A6 Quattro!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Audi, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your A6 Quattro's life, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 Audi A6 Quattro problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Audi A6 Quattro Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 Audi A6 Quattro for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your A6 Quattro. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1996 Audi A6 Quattro? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Audi A6 Quattro battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your A6 Quattro stranded. Your Audi A6 Quattro won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 Audi A6 Quattro running newer, longer. See Audi's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 A6 Quattro in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 Audi A6 Quattro? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Audi A6 Quattro 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. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Audi A6 Quattro steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Audi A6 Quattro's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Audi A6 Quattro maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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 A6 Quattro engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Audi A6 Quattro radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 Audi A6 Quattro maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1996 Audi A6 Quattro Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Audi A6 Quattro. Get answers to common Audi A6 Quattro maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Audi A6 Quattro? 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 should I use high mileage oil in my Audi A6 Quattro? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Audi A6 Quattro engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Audi? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Audi A6 Quattro 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 A6 Quattro

Your Audi A6 Quattro isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.