Oil Changes for 2012 Audi Q7

2012 Audi Q7 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Audi Q7? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2012 Audi Q7 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Audi Q7’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 2012 Q7’s oil should be changed according to Audi’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Q7 in the above table. Your Q7 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Audi Q7. 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 2012 Audi Q7?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Audi Q7 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Audi has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 2012 Audi Q7 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Q7's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Q7 by taking into account your driving style, 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? We carry the best because your Q7 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Audi Q7 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 Audi Q7, refer to Audi's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Audi Q7

The next time your Audi Q7 needs an 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’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2012 Q7 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Q7's engine. 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.

2012 Audi Q7 Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Audi Q7 engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Audi Q7 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Audi oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Audi exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Audi Q7 Oil Changed

Help your 2012 Audi Q7 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.