2012 Audi A6 Quattro Oil Change Service

2012 Audi A6 Quattro Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Audi A6 Quattro? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2012 Audi A6 Quattro Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Audi A6 Quattro? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.

Audi recommends having your 2012 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 vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Audi if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Audi A6 Quattro. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Audi A6 Quattro?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Audi A6 Quattro motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Audi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2012 A6 Quattro. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your A6 Quattro's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and odometer.

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. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Audi A6 Quattro 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. 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] 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer 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 2012 Audi A6 Quattro.

Where to Go for 2012 Audi A6 Quattro Oil Change

When the time for your A6 Quattro’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. 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 motor oil at the right 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. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Audi A6 Quattro

  • Should I check my Audi A6 Quattro motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Audi A6 Quattro engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Audi A6 Quattro 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Audi A6 Quattro spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Audi A6 Quattro Oil Changed

Help your 2012 A6 Quattro engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!