1997 Audi A8 Scheduled Maintenance

Your Guide to 1997 Audi A8 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Audi A8 to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your A8. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your A8, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1997 Audi A8!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Audi themselves. 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 oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your A8 perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1997 Audi A8 problems later.

Overview of Essential Audi A8 Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1997 Audi A8 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing 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 A8. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1997 Audi A8. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to 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 A8 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 A8 stranded. Your Audi A8 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1997 Audi A8 running newer, longer. See Audi's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1997 A8 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. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1997 Audi A8.

Maintaining your Audi A8 steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Audi A8 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Audi A8's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Audi A8 maintenance, 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Audi A8 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Audi A8? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1997 Audi A8 maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1997 Audi A8 Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 Audi A8. Get answers to common Audi A8 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Audi A8? You know your Audi A8 better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Audi A8? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Audi A8? 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.
  •  Why are my Audi dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Audi A8, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Audi A8

Your Audi A8 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.