Oil Changes for 1998 Audi Cabriolet

1998 Audi Cabriolet Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1998 Audi Cabriolet Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1998 Audi Cabriolet? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 changing your 1998 Cabriolet’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Cabriolet may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle 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 long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Audi Cabriolet. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Audi Cabriolet Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Audi Cabriolet motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Audi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1998 Cabriolet. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Cabriolet's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your 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 mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Cabriolet deserves the best. 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 instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1998 Audi Cabriolet, defer to Audi's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1998 Audi Cabriolet Oil Change

The next time your Audi Cabriolet needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Cabriolet’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Audi Cabriolet oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Cabriolet’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

1998 Audi Cabriolet Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Audi Cabriolet motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Audi Cabriolet engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Audi oil on my own? 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. 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 Cabriolet 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, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Audi Cabriolet Oil Changed

Give your Cabriolet’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.