Oil Changes for 2012 Audi R8

2012 Audi R8 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Audi R8? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2012 Audi R8 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Audi R8’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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.”

Audi recommends changing your 2012 R8’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your R8 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Audi R8. 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 R8 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Audi R8 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Audi has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2012 Audi R8 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your R8’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your R8 by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Audis

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Audi? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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 tested and trusted. For instance, 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] And Pennzoil? 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline 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. Always refer to Audi's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Audi R8.

Where Can I Get a Audi R8 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 Audi R8 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your R8’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2012 R8 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your R8 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.

2012 Audi R8 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Audi R8? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your R8’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Audi R8 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Audi R8 Oil Changed

Help your 2012 R8 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!