In March 2015, a story went viral in automobile online communities and social media about an Audi TT owner who, for some reason, drove his car for more than 83,000 miles without a single oil change. That the engine was able to drive that long without proper maintenance is amazing, and is a testament to Audi’s engine quality. But without any Audi oil change at all, the engine looked like a person’s lungs 50 years after smoking 3 packs a day. It seemed like it was dipped in lava. It’s not a pretty sight at all.
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|Conventional Oil Change||$47.99|
|Synthetic Blend Oil Change||$69.99|
|Full Synthetic Oil Change (depends on engine size)||$99.99-$124.99|
HOW TO SAVE ON YOUR AUDI OIL CHANGE AND WHEN YOU SHOULD GET YOUR AUDI OIL CHANGED
An Audi oil change in itself will already save you a lot of money in the long run so before you complain about the costs, you should know that you’ll spend a lot more if you don’t take good care of your car and follow proper maintenance guidelines. In any case, here are some tips to help you save more money:
First, you should know when it’s time to change the oil. For Audi automobiles, there are two indicators. If it’s been a full year since your last oil change then it means it’s due for another oil change. Another way to find out is if you’ve driven it for 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers).
If you notice an indicator light that looks like a wrench on your dashboard, that also an indicator that you should go for your next maintenance checkup. Of course it’s not an emergency that you need to take care of right away. It’s more like a friendly reminder that perhaps you should schedule a maintenance check over the weekend.
Another option to save money is by changing the oil yourself. You can do this if you want to, and only if you have the expertise, the tools, and the patience for it. It’s not really a question of whether you can. It’s more a question of whether you should.
After all, changing your vehicle’s oil is just one of the many maintenance requirements your Audi needs to run at its peak efficiency. Your engine, brakes, transmission, tires, and onboard computer must be checked out too. Since you can’t do all these things yourself, you should let the pros change the oil. At least by letting the pros do it you can be sure it’s done right, and you save yourself the trouble.
OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN CHANGING YOUR OWN AUDI OIL
Before you do anything drastic (like changing your Audi’s oil by yourself) keep in mind that it is very easy to make a mistake and it can end up being an expensive one. For example, you may use the wrong engine oil. Audi has a list of approved engine oils that you can use. Always make sure the oil your using is approved by Audi.
You also have to be extra careful not to splash oil everywhere and when putting in a new oil filter you should hand-torque so removing the oil filter in the future doesn’t become difficult.
Then there’s the matter of making sure you don’t put too much oil. This can be just as problematic as having too little oil, and you may actually overfill the system and cause some serious damage to it.
Perhaps what you can do to save money is to develop good driving habits. Your driving habits and conditions will also affect how much oil your engine uses up. City driving, with constant starts and stops uses up more engine oil than driving on highways and longer distances. The same is true when you also redline the engine which is often the case for race car driver wannabes.
While sometimes its better to pay a professional to get the job done, doing your own Audi oil change can be fun and rewarding. Just make sure to do it right!
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