Audi Oil Change in Minneapolis, MN


Audi Oil Change in Minneapolis, MN

You probably heard your dad say it when you first got a car…"get your oil changed every 3,000 miles if you want to get the most miles out of that engine." Motor oil has changed a lot and the 3,000-mile rule is a thing of the past, but your dad was still right. The best way to get some real longevity out of your engine is with regular, routine oil changes.

Getting your oil checked and changed every 6 months will help preserve your Audi's longevity and ensure it's operating at peak performance for years to come. At Audi Minneapolis, our service team is here to keep your Audi in its best condition. Our team of Audi-Certified technicians can provide your luxury vehicle the specialized care and maintenance it deserves. We provide complete care at Audi Minneapolis. From oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and more, our team of Audi experts are here to help. Visit our Audi Service Center in Minneapolis today.

Why Service at Audi Minneapolis?

Our Audi repair and service center in Minneapolis is equipped with all the latest technology to ensure your Audi is getting the best care possible. Our Audi repair technicians are regarded as the best in all of Minneapolis. You can feel confident when you drop off your car at our service bay that we will have it back on the road quickly. When you choosing to service or repair your new or used Audi with us, you'll unlock an array of impressive benefits that include:

  • Access to our certified Audi parts center with Audi-approved products
  • Service deals and coupons
  • Affirm service financing
  • Genuine parts and accessories
  • Access to our Audi tire center with all major brands at competitive prices

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

The friction between moving parts in an engine generates a tremendous amount of heat, as does the combustion process. A film of oil is a necessity to keep moving parts lubricated - without it, the engine would seize within minutes. Unfortunately, oil also becomes contaminated with carbon, microscopic particles of metal, water vapor, and acids from the combustion process. The oil filter traps these contaminants, but when the filter's element is saturated the oil will start to break down and lose its lubricating ability. 

If left in the crankcase too long, old oil will start to degrade engine parts through excessive wear and sludge deposits will build up on assemblies like bearings and valvetrain components.

Synthetic or Conventional?

After years of debate, research, and real-world use, the jury is in: synthetic oil outperforms conventional oil in about every respect. Here's how:

  • Synthetic oil won't thicken in cold weather or thin out in hot weather, unlike conventional oil. This is especially important at startup when the oil needs to move to the upper end of the engine quickly.
  • Synthetic oil has greater shear strength at the molecular level, meaning the molecules can't be torn apart when under extreme pressure due to tight tolerances.
  • Synthetic oil is free of paraffin-like impurities that can be found in conventional oil.
  • Synthetic oil's additive packages of detergents and friction modifiers outperform conventional oil.
  • Synthetic oil is more expensive per quart, but the extra cost is offset by a longer oil change interval of about 10,000 miles (check your owner's manual for manufacturer's recommendations).
Manufacturers now specify synthetic oil for new vehicles, and often a low-viscosity oil that cuts internal friction and makes for a more efficient engine. Using a different oil can void a factory warranty.

What Oil Does Audi Recommend

Audi recommends Castrol® EDGE® Professional engine oil. To be sure that you are using an approved oil, check the container label, which should carry the specification, or see your authorized Audi Dealer, who will have approved oil in stock and available for purchase.

How to Checking Oil Levels

Help keep your Audi's engine running in optimal condition with regular oil checks once a month from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a flat surface and ample cool-down time to get accurate results. Plus, regular oil checks can help you find any issues early on before it becomes too costly. Follow the simple steps below to ensure an accurate reading:

  1. Park on a level ground
  2. Wait for your engine to cool but isn't cold (about an hour)
  3. Review your Audi's Owner's Manual to find oil location and additional instructions
  4. Open the hood and find the oil location
  5. Remove dipstick found under the hood
  6. Clean thoroughly and re-insert again to get an accurate reading

Recommended Maintenance Schedules

Help maintain your Audi's value and performance by keeping up with recommended routine maintenance. From self-assessing your tires, oil, and brake pads once a month to bring in your Audi every 6 months for an inspection and oil change, keeping up with Audi's recommended maintenance schedule can help you save you time and money in the long run. Recommended Audi services intervals include:

  • Every 5,000 - 10,000 miles: Inspection, engine oil change, engine oil filter change, tire inspection, and tire rotation. 
  • Every 15,000 - 20,000 miles: Exhaust system, brake pads, and rotors inspections.
  • Every 30,000 - 50,000 miles: Battery inspection, tire replacement, multi-point maintenance inspection, alignments.

Service intervals can vary depending on model year, driving habits, and weather conditions. Older Audi models may require more regular maintenance and inspections to ensure their longevity and performance.

Oil Change FAQs

Yes, your Audi’s engine requires lubrication with clean oil which will help unlock optimal engine performance.

Audi-certified technicians have been specially trained and understand what it takes to keep your Audi running in optimal condition all year around. Certified technicians will work within the bounds of your warranty, only using genuine parts and accessories for all your maintenance and repair work.

Yes, routine maintenance helps protect you and ensure your car's performance and longevity.

Routine maintenance includes:

  • Brake inspection and repair
  • Tire rotation
  • Fluid and tire check
  • A/C and heating inspection
  • Transmission flushing and repair
  • Wiper blade replacement
  • Battery test
  • Engine checkup

Motor oil should be changed at least every 7,500 miles. Older model cars should be changed more often to ensure longevity and performance.

You should get your Audi’s oil and oil filter changed at the same time, around every 6 months.