1998 Audi A6 Oil Change

1998 Audi A6 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Audi A6? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1998 Audi A6 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Audi A6’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1998 A6’s oil should be changed according to Audi’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your A6 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Audi A6. 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 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1998 Audi A6 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Audi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1998 A6. 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 A6’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your A6 by considering your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Audi? We carry the best because your A6 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Audi A6 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Audi's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 Audi A6.

Where to Go for 1998 Audi A6 Oil Change

The next time your Audi A6 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Audi A6s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1998 A6 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your A6's engine. 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.

1998 Audi A6 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Audi A6? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your A6’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Audi oil on my own? 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Audi exhaust smoke gray or blue? 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 damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Audi A6

Help your 1998 Audi A6 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.