2011 Audi Q5 Oil Change

2011 Audi Q5 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2011 Audi Q5? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2011 Audi Q5 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2011 Audi Q5? Get the advice you need at 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.

Audi recommends having your 2011 Audi Q5’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Q5 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of 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 go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Audi Q5. 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 Type of Oil Does My Audi Q5 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2011 Audi Q5 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Audi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2011 Audi Q5 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Q5’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Audi? Your Q5 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. 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. 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified 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 2011 Audi Q5.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Audi Q5

The next time your Audi Q5 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Q5’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Audi Q5 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Q5’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

2011 Audi Q5 Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Audi Q5 motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Q5’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Audi Q5 oil at home? 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Audi Q5 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2011 Q5

Help your 2011 Q5 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!