Oil Changes for 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.

How Often to Get 1996 Audi A6 Quattro Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Audi A6 Quattro? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Audi recommends having your 1996 Audi A6 Quattro’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your A6 Quattro may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Audi recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Audi A6 Quattro. 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 A6 Quattro Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Audi A6 Quattro motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Audi has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 Audi A6 Quattro vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your A6 Quattro’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your A6 Quattro by taking into account your driving preferences, 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. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened 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 1996 Audi A6 Quattro.

Where Can I Get a Audi A6 Quattro Oil Change

When the time for your A6 Quattro’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your A6 Quattro’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Audi A6 Quattro oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your A6 Quattro 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.

1996 Audi A6 Quattro Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Audi A6 Quattro engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Audi A6 Quattro engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Audi A6 Quattro oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Audi A6 Quattro

Help your 1996 Audi A6 Quattro run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.