1996 Audi Cabriolet Oil Change

1996 Audi Cabriolet Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 1996 Audi Cabriolet Oil

Need more info about 1996 Audi Cabriolet oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.

Your 1996 Cabriolet’s oil should be changed according to Audi’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Audi-recommended oil change intervals, your Cabriolet may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Audi recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Audi Cabriolet. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 Audi Cabriolet?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Audi Cabriolet motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Audi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 Audi Cabriolet vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Cabriolet’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Cabriolet engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Audi Cabriolet 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'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] There's also Pennzoil. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made 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. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1996 Audi Cabriolet, refer to Audi's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Audi Cabriolet Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 Audi Cabriolet oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Audi vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1996 Cabriolet oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Cabriolet’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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 1996 Audi Cabriolet

  • What can low oil do to my Audi Cabriolet engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Cabriolet’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Audi Cabriolet oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 Cabriolet exhaust smoke grayish 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. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Audi Cabriolet

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