All of us here are Volkswagen/Audi enthusiasts as well. They are usually our year-round drivers and generally the workhorses of our families. Few cars compare when winter hits. Here is a condensed version of the modern Audi Maintenance Schedule. This is certainly not comprehensive so make sure you check your owner’s manual or the maintenance schedule for your vehicle.

The Minimum Service You Should Carry Out Based on Factory Recommendations

This is mostly an Oil Change Service and checking the following:

  • AdBlue (if it’s a TDI)
  • Brake System
  • Service Reminder Reset
  • Tire and TPMS System Checks
  • Windshield Washer and Headlight Washer checks
  • Wiper Blades – check condition and replace if needed

This includes the Standard Maintenance, and adds the following:

  • Drivetrain, check for leaks
  • Battery – check terminals and clean as needed
  • Cabriolet front latch (lubricate)
  • Cooling system – check coolant level
  • Lubricate door hinges and checks
  • Check driveshaft boots/axle shaft boots
  • Replace Pollen Filter
  • Check engine compartment area for leaks
  • Check exhaust system for leaks
  • Check front suspension and rear suspension components for wear and damaged boots
  • Check Horn operation
  • Check all lights
  • Check for transmission leaks
  • Check plenum water drains
  • Check belts for wear and cracks
  • Road Test Vehicle to check operation
  • Clean Sunroof guide rails and lubricate with grease
  • Check date of tire repair set and replace if necessary
  • Check underbody for damage and leaks
  • Check paintwork for corrosion and paint damage
  • Air filter – Clean housing and replace filter
  • AWD Clutch – change oil (if equipped)
  • Brake Discs – Check Thickness
  • Brake Fluid – Replace every 2 years
  • CVT Transmission fluid – Change first at 35.000 miles and thereafter every 40,000 miles
  • Convertible Top – Check cloth top function and rollover protection with cloth top down

Every 2 years

  • Crash Active Headrest – Check function every 2 years regardless of mileage
  • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) – check ash loading, replace if necessary (TDI Vehicles)
  • Fuel Filter – Replace (all TDI models)
  • Check Interior lights
  • Power Steering Fluid – Check Level
  • Rear Sport Differential – Change ATF for clutch hydraulics and differential oil
  • Ribbed V-Belt – Replace only the belt for the compressor drive
  • Ribbed V- Belt – Check and Replace if necessary – first at 75,000 miles and thereafter at 80,000 miles
  • S-Tronic Transmission – Change fluid and filter element for clutch hydraulics

Additional Audi Maintenance Items we recommend:

Timing Chains on 2.0T engines (Four Cylinder Engines):
We’ve found that there are a lot of 2.0T engines that have timing chain stretch in the 80,000- 100,000 mile range. Usually this is detected by a reluctance of the engine to start. There is an inspection window on these engines that allows the technician to see the timing chain stretch and see how badly the chain has stretched at the time of service – we recommend checking the chain stretch annually. This will usually allow the owner to estimate when the chain will need to be replaced and work it into their schedule.


More frequent Pollen Filter Changes:
Since most of the Audi’s we work on are used year round, and we live in New England – we recommend replacement of your pollen filter annually (if you live in a dusty area like on a dirt road especially). It is surprising how dirty these filters get in a year. Much like the air filter in your house if you have forced air heat, they should be replaced more often than the suggested 2 year interval


More Frequent Oil Changes:
We are big believers in preventative maintenance, and highly recommend changing your oil and filter every 6 months or 5,000 miles instead of the Audi suggested interval of 1 year or 10,000 miles. In our opinion, leaving contaminants in the oil for 10,000 miles at a time reduces the service life of many of the components in the engine.

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  • Alton, NH
  • Wolfeboro, NH
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