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Audi Auto Service

Audi Maintenance: 1997 Models and 98-00 V6 & V8's
The Audi Maintenance Schedule to keep your car in top shape

Your Audi vehicle is built to last, and the Audi Maintenance Schedule is designed to help your vehicle see it's full longevity while giving you the best performance possible. 1997 Audis and 1998-99 V6 & V8 A4, A6 & A8 models follow the service schedule included below. year 2000 models will follow the same schedule but at 8,000 mile intervals instead of 7,500 mile intervals. For information on maintenance for the 1.8T engine A4 and TT from 1998-00, please see the Audi Servicing service page for those models. For information on other model years, please see our complete service list.

Maintenance at 7,500 miles
  • Change your oil and oil filter,
  • Check fluid levels,
  • Check auto-shift lock,
  • Check shift and clutch interlock if you have a manual transmission,
  • Rotate wheels, and
  • Reset your service reminder (all models except the Cabriolet).
Model Specific Tasks:

If you drive an Audi A6, clean the Plenum Water Valve at 7,500 miles. Maintenance at 15,000 miles and each subsequent 30,000 mile interval:Maintenance at 15,000 miles includes all of the elements of the 7,500 mile maintenance service except for tire rotation. In addition to these tasks, you'll also need to:

  • Check battery level,
  • Replace the dust and pollen filter,
  • Check cooling system levels,
  • Check and add fluid (if necessary) to your W/W System,
  • Clean and lube rails on sliding roofs,
  • Check transmission for leaks,
  • Check lubricants in trans final drives,
  • Check brakes and drive shaft boots,
  • Check condition and pressure of all tires, including the spare,
  • Check DTC memory,
  • Check and adjust exterior lights, and
  • Lubricate door hinges.

After all of the checks are performed your technician should take your Audi out for a road test during and after which he will check various elements of your Audi for optimized performance.

Model Specific Tasks:

On the Cabriolet, you will also need to lubricate the roof mechanism. At 45,000 and 135,000 miles, you will also need to replace the ATF for the Cabriolet and A6 models. If you drive an Audi A6, clean the Plenum Water Valve. For 1999 A4 and A6, replace the Timing Belt Tensioner Roller at 75,000 and 120,000 miles.

Maintenance at 22,500 miles and each subsequent 15,000 mile interval

This will be your most concise maintenance schedule appointment. At this mileage, you'll need to complete all of the tasks included in your service at 7,500 miles except for changing your oil filter and rotating your tires. Clean the Plenum Water Valve in an A6.

Maintenance at 30,000 miles and each subsequent 30,000 mile interval:

At these segments in your maintenance schedule you will perform all of the elements of your 15,000 mile inspection with the addition of a few other tasks:

  • Replace air cleaner,
  • Check dust seals, ball joints, and tie rod ends, and
  • Replace spark plugs.

You will also need to replace your brake fluid. As a special note, this should be done every 2 years, regardless of mileage. If you drive an Audi A6, clean the Plenum Water Valve.

At 90,000 Miles:

At 90,000 miles, you will need to perform tasks from the 30,000 mile maintenance schedule checklist as well as replace your ribbed belts. There are also a few added model specific tasks:

  • Cabriolet and A6: Replace the ATF
  • A8: Replace timing belt
  • 1.8T: Replace V-Belt
  • A6: Clean the Plenum Water Valve
Audi Maintenance for 1.8T A4 and TT
Audi Service for 1.8T engines 1998-2000

Certain Audi's feature a 1.8T engine that requires more frequent service intervals than it's V6 andV8 counterparts. The 1998 A4 was the first Audi to feature the 1.8T, joined by the TT in Quattro in 2000.
To give your 1.8T engine Audi the best care possible, your maintenance schedule will follow different Audi servicing requirements and intervals than other models from the same year. Please follow the schedule below. You will need service every 5,000 miles:

Audi Service for 1.8T engines at 5,000 Miles:
  • Change your oil and oil filter,
  • Check fluid levels,
  • Check auto-shift lock,
  • Check shift and clutch interlock if you have a manual transmission,
  • Rotate wheels, and
  • Reset your service reminder (all models except the Cabriolet).
Audi Service for 1.8T engines at 10,000 miles:

Maintenance at 10,000 miles for your 1.8t engine includes all of the elements of the 5,000 mile maintenance service except for tire rotation. In addition to these tasks, you'll also need to:

  • Check battery level,
  • Replace the dust and pollen filter,
  • Check cooling system levels,
  • Check and add fluid (if necessary) to your W/W System,
  • Clean and lube rails on sliding roofs,
  • Check transmission for leaks,
  • Check lubricants in trans final drives,
  • Check brakes and drive shaft boots,
  • Check condition and pressure of all tires, including the spare,
  • Check DTC memory,
  • Check and adjust exterior lights, and
  • Lubricate door hinges.

You will need to schedule this same service every 20,000 miles (10,000, 30,000, 50,000, etc). At 30,000 miles you will also need to replace your spark plugs. This will also apply at every equally spaced, subsequent interval (60,000, 90,000, etc).

Audi Service for 1.8T engines at 15,000 Miles

Every 15,000 miles and subsequent 10,000 mile interval (25,000, 35,000, etc) you will need to complete all of the tasks from the 5,000 mile Audi servicing checklist except for the oil filter replacement and tire rotation.

Audi Service for 1.8T engines at 20,000 Miles

At 20,000 miles you will complete all of the tasks included in the 10,000 mile maintenance as well as:

  • Replace air cleaner,
  • Check dust seals, ball joints, and tie rod ends, and
  • Replace brake fluid.

You will need to schedule this service every 20,000 miles. At every other 20,000 mile appointment, i.e. 40,000 and 80,000 miles, you will also need to have your timing belt inspected. At 80,000 miles and every 80,000 mile interval after that, you will also want to replace your ribbed belt and v-belt.

Audi Service for the 2001 Model Year
Maintenance Schedule for All Audi Models made in 2001

For model year 2001, Audi had one set service schedule for all models. This schedule applies to the:

  • 2001 Audi A4,
  • 2001 Audi A4 Avant,
  • 2001 Audi S4,• 2001 Audi S4 Avant,
  • 2001 Audi All-Road Quattro,
  • 2001 Audi A8,
  • 2001 Audi S8, and the
  • 2001 Audi TT.

All 2001 Audi models follow a service schedule with 5,000 mile intervals. At the specified intervals, you will need to have your technician complete the listed tasks.

Audi Service for 2001 models at 5,000 miles
  • Change engine oil and filter,
  • Reset service indicator,
  • Check fluid levels,
  • Check Auto-shift lock,
  • Check manual transmission for shift and clutch interlock, and
  • Check brake system.

During your first inspection you should also rotate your tires.

Audi Service for 2001 models at 10,000 Miles

At 10,000 miles, you will need to perform all of the service tasks from your 5,000 mile service as well as:

  • Examine exhaust system,
  • Inspect cooling system levels,
  • Check TDC memory,
  • Lubricate the door hinge mechanism,
  • Check and add fluid (if needed) to the W/W System,
  • Check battery,
  • Check condition, tread, and pressure of all tires, including the spare,
  • Check interior and exterior lights,
  • Check boots on drive shafts, and
  • Take your Audi on a road test.

You will need to perform this same service every 20,000 miles.

Audi Service for 2001 models at 20,000 miles

At 20,000 miles, you will need to perform all of the Audi service checks from your 10,000 mile service, as well as:

  • Inspect the engine and transmission for leaks,
  • On the front end, check dust seals, ball joints, and tie rod ends,
  • Check lubricant for the trans final drive,
  • Replace the dust and pollen filter,
  • Clean and lubricate rails for sliding roof, and
  • Adjust head lights as necessary.

If you drive a TT Quattro, you will also need to change the Haldex Clutch oil and filter. This service will need to be performed every subsequent 40,000 miles, or at 60,000 miles, 100,000 miles, etc.

Audi Service for 2001 models at 40,000 Miles

The 40,000 mile service interval for your 2001 Audi includes all of the inspection points of the 20,000 mile service, as well as:

  • Checking the power steering fluid level,
  • Replacing the air cleaner, and
  • Replacing your spark plugs.

You will need to repeat this same service at 120,000 miles. If you're driving an A4 or TT 1.8L you will also need to inspect your timing belt every 40,000 miles.

Audi Service for 2001 models at 80,000 Miles

The 80,000 mile service checklist is much like the 40,000 mile list, but with just a few added items. In addition to the tasks listed for the 40,000 mile service, you'll also need to replace your ribbed belt, and, if you're driving a 1.8L Turbo, your v-belt.

Audi Service for 2001 models at 105,000 Miles

Service at 105,000 is only necessary for certain models. If your Audi is a 1.8L, 2.7L V6 or 4.2L V8, then you will need to replace your timing belt. If driving a 2.8L V6, you will need to replace your timing belt tension roller as well.

Service regardless of mileage:

Regardless of mileage, every 2 years you will need to change the brake fluid in your 2001 Audi.

Audi Maintenance for 2002 and 2003 Year Models
The Audi Service Schedule for Models Released in 2002

In 2002, Audi models started to follow a more streamlined maintenance plan overall, though still with some variations for each model. This maintenance schedule more closely resembles the Audi service plan used on newer models from 2003 to present.

Audi Service for 2002-03 Models at 10,000 Miles

This service is the most basic service your Audi will receive. You will need to repeat it every 20,000 miles.

  • Change the oil and oil filter,
  • Check cooling system levels,
  • Check exhaust system levels,
  • Check on-board diagnostics and clear faults,
  • Lubricate door hinges,
  • Check battery levels,
  • Check wipers and add wiper fluid if necessary,
  • Check Auto-shift lock,
  • Check tire condition and pressure,
  • Check shift and interlock on manual transmissions,• Check brake system,
  • Check drive shaft boots,
  • Reset system indicators,
  • Check lights,
  • Perform a road test.
Audi Service for 2002-03 Models at 20,000 Miles

At 20,000 miles, you'll need to perform a more expansive check-list at your Audi service appointment. This checklist will need to be repeated every subsequent 40,000 miles. It includes all of the items from the 10,000 mile check list as well as the following:

  • Check engine for leaks,
  • Check dust seals, ball joints, tie rod ends on the front axle,
  • Check transmission for leaks,
  • Replace dust and pollen filter,
  • Inspect headlights, and
  • Clean and lubricate sliding roof rails.
Audi Service for 2002-03 Models at 40,000 Miles

At 40,000 miles, you're Audi will undergo the most extensive check-list in your Audi service schedule. This checklist will need to be repeated every subsequent 40,000 miles. It includes all of the items from the 10,000 mile check, the additions from the 20,000 mile check, and the following:

  • Change ATF in the multitronic transmission,
  • Check power steering fluid,
  • Replace air cleaner filter,
  • Replace spark plugs, and
  • Inspect the timing belt.
Audi Service for 2002-03 Models at 105,000 Miles

At 105,000 miles, your Audi will need just a few service tasks performed, but not an entire check list. Service at 105,000 miles only has just a couple of tasks and only applies to certain models:

  • In the 1.8T and 3.0L, check the ribbed belt and replace the timing belt.
  • In the 1.8L engine, replace the timing belt and tension roller.
Audi Maintenance for 2004-2006 Year Models
Audi service plan for vehicles made in 2004, 2005, and 2006

Your 2004-2006 Audi is still in great condition because it was built for optimal longevity and performance. Keep your vehicle going strong by following the Audi service and maintenance schedule. This plan was designed by Audi, for your vehicle, to help it give you the best driving experience for as long as possible.

Audi Maintenance at 5,000 miles and every subsequent 20,000 mile interval

This service appointment will be one of the most abbreviated services in your schedule. More extensive maintenance comes at other intervals.

  • Change oil and replace oil filter,
  • Check wiper, washer, and headlight washer adjustment and functionality and add fluid if necessary,
  • Rotate tires (done at 5,000 miles only),
  • Check all tires, including spare, for pressure and wear,
  • Check brakes for damage or leaks, brake pads for thickness, and brake fluid level, and
  • Reset service reminder.

For 2005-06 models, you should also check the wiper arm pivot points.

Audi Maintenance at 15,000 miles and every subsequent 40,000 mile interval

At 15,000 miles and following intervals, you will need to complete all of the maintenance tasks from the 5,000 mile checklist as well as the following:

  • Check cooling system and add fluid if necessary,
  • Check exhaust system for damage or leaks,
  • Check fault memory for on-board diagnostics,
  • Check engine compartment for leaks,
  • Check battery electrolyte level and add if necessary,
  • Replace dust and pollen filter,
  • Check transmission and final drive for leaks,
  • Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends on your front axle,
  • Check all lights for functionality and brightness,
  • Check drive shaft boots,
  • Lubricate all doors and check straps, and
  • Take a road test to ensure your Audi is functioning to the best of its ability.

For 2005-06 models, you'll also need to check the underbody for leaks.

Model Specific Maintenance:
  • For the TT, you will also need to change the oil for your Haldex Clutch.
  • If you have a sunroof, clean the guide rails and lubricate rails with grease spray.
  • At 55,000 miles only for the Allroad 4.2, S4 and A8: Replace spark plugs.
  • At 55,000 miles only for the A4 and A8: Clean housing and replace air filter.
  • For the A4, clean the snow screen that comes with the air filter.
  • For the A8, lubricate the rear lid hinges.
Audi Maintenance at 35,000 Miles and 75,000 Miles

This is the most extensive service appointment you will make for basic maintenance on your 2004 Audi. It includes all of the elements of your Audi maintenance at 15,000 miles as well as the following tasks:

  • Change ATF in your Continuously Variable Transmission,
  • Check power steering fluid and add if necessary,
  • Clean your air filter housing and replace the filter itself (except for the A4 and A8), and
  • At 75,000 miles only, replace ribbed v belt (see model specific maintenance for notes).
Model Specific Maintenance:
  • For the TT, change the oil and replace the filter in your DSG (direct shift gearbox) (3.2L only). You'll also need to change the oil and the filter in your Haldex Clutch.
  • For the A4, A4 Avant, A4 Cabriolet, S4, S4 Avant, S4 Cabriolet, A6 and A8: Remove the cover to the plenum panel to check water drains and clean if necessary.
  • If your Audi features a front sunroof, be sure to open the sunroof to check front water drain and clean if necessary.
  • At 75,000 miles for the 1.8T, 3.0L and 4.2L V8 except Allroad V8 and S4, replace the timing belt. For the 2.7L turbo, also replace the Timing Belt Tensioning System.
  • Change your spark plugs at 35,000 miles and 75,000 miles for all except Allroad 4.2, S4 and A8
  • Ribbed V Belt: For the 3.2L VR6 and 3.0L V6, you'll only need to check the condition, not fully replace the belt.
Audi Maintenance Regardless of Mileage:

Every two years, replace your brake fluid. For the Audi A4 Cabriolet cloth top, check the function and rollover protection every two years.

Audi Service for 2007 and 2008 Year Models
Maintenance Plans for Your 2007 or 2008 Audi Vehicle

By the late-2000's, Audi had made great strides from their 1990s models to bring drivers a more capable, longer lasting driving machine. While the service plans for 2007-2008 models are much like those for 2004-2006 models, there are some variations, so read closely. For model specific notes, if a year is not specified, assume it applies to all year models in this category.Audi Service at 5,000 miles and subsequent 20,000 mile intervals This is the shortest of the service task lists included in regular maintenance for your Audi. This task list will be used as a building block for your other Audi service appointments.

  • Change oil and replace oil filter,
  • Check wiper, washer, and headlight washer adjustment and function; add fluid if necessary,
  • check wiper arm pivot points,
  • Check tires, including spare, for pressure and wear,
  • Check brakes for damage or leaks, brake pads for thickness, and brake fluid level, and
  • Reset service reminder (except for '07 and '08 Q7, and '08 TT, A5, S5 and R8)

At 5,000 miles only, you will also need to rotate your tires.

Audi Service at 15,000 miles & subsequent 40,000 mile intervals

Audi service at 15,000 miles includes the items on the maintenance task list for the 5,000 mile checklist as well as the following:

  • Check cooling system; add fluid if necessary,
  • Check exhaust system for damage or leaks,
  • Check fault memory for on-board diagnostics (Except in the Audi Q7),• Check engine compartment for leaks,
  • Check battery electrolyte level and add if necessary,
  • Replace dust and pollen filter,
  • Check transmission and final drive for leaks,
  • Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends on your front axle,*
  • Check drive shaft boots,
  • Check the horn,
  • Check the underbody for leaks, and
  • Take a road test to ensure your Audi is functioning to the best of its ability.

*Note: This is not necessary for 2008 Audi Q7, TT, A5, S5 and R8.

Model Specific Maintenance:
  • On the 2007 A8, 2008 A8 and S8 only, check all lights for functionality and brightness, lubricate doors, and check straps.
  • For the 2007 TT, 2008 TT, and 2008 A3, you will also need to change the oil for your Haldex Clutch.
  • If you have a sunroof, clean the guide rails and lubricate rails with grease spray.
  • At 55,000 miles only except 3.2L VR6 and 6.0L engines: Replace spark plugs.
  • At 55,000 miles only for A3, A4, A6, S6, S8, Audi Q7 3.6L and A8 4.2L: Clean housing and replace air filter.
  • For the RS4 only, check the condition of the ribbed v belt and tensioner and replace if necessary.
  • For the 2007 A4 and A6, and 2008 A4, A5, S5 and A6 only, clean the snow screen that comes with the air filter.
  • For the 2007 A8 and 2008 A8 and S8 only, lubricate the rear lid hinges.
Audi Maintenance at 35,000 Miles and 75,000 Miles

This is the most extensive service appointment you will make for basic maintenance on your Audi. It includes all of the elements of your Audi maintenance at 15,000 miles as well as the following tasks:

  • Change ATF in your Continuously Variable Transmission,
  • Check power steering fluid and add if necessary,
  • Check all lights and headlight adjustment (Except Audi Q7, TT, R8, A5 and S5),
  • l=Lubricate doors and check straps,
  • Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends on your front axle,
  • Clean your air filter housing and replace the filter itself (except for the A4 and A8), and
  • At 75,000 miles only, replace ribbed v belt (see model specific maintenance for notes).

For 2008 models, also check brake disc thickness and interior lights.

Model Specific Maintenance:
  • For the 2007 A3, change the oil and replace the filter in your DSG (direct shift gearbox) You'll also need to change the oil and the filter in your Haldex Clutch.
  • For 2008 Audi Q7, TT, A5, S5 and R8 only, check lights using instrument cluster.
  • For the 2008 A3 and TT only, change oil and replace filter element in the S Tronic.• For the A4, A4 Avant, A4 Cabriolet, S4, S4 Avant, S4 Cabriolet, A6 and A8: Remove the cover to the plenum panel to check water drains and clean if necessary.
  • If your Audi features a front sunroof, be sure to open the sunroof to check front water drain and clean if necessary.
  • At 75,000 miles for the 1.8T, 3.0L and 4.2L V8 except Allroad V8 and S4, replace the timing belt. For the 2.7L turbo, also replace the Timing Belt Tensioning System.
  • Change your spark plugs at 35,000 and 75,000 miles for 3.2L VR6 and 6.0L engines only.
  • Ribbed V Belt: For the 3.2L VR6 and 3.0L V6, you'll only need to check the condition, not fully replace the belt.
  • Clean the housing and replace the air filter at 35,000 miles for the RS4 and A8 6.0L. Do the same at 75,000 mils for the RS4, Audi Q7 4.2Land A8 6.0L.
  • At 75,000 miles for the 2007 (2.0 TFSI, 3.2L, 4.2L FSI and 5.2L only) and 2008 (2.0L, 3.2L, 4.2L FSI and 5.2L only), check the condition of the ribbed v belt and tensioner and retention if necessary. for the S4 for both years, replace these elements.
Audi Maintenance Regardless of Mileage and Other Exceptions:

Every two years, replace your brake fluid. For the Audi A4 Cabriolet cloth top, check the function and rollover protection every two years. At 110K miles (175,000 km) replace the timing belt in the 2.0 TFSI engine only. Check condition of timing belt tensioning system, dampening pulleys, and idler pulleys and replace if necessary (2.0 TFSI engine only).

Audi Service for 2009 Model Year Vehicles
The Maintenance Schedule for your 2009 Audi

2009 Audi vehicles were an exception to the otherwise similar 2007-2008 model year maintenance schedule and the 2004-2006 model year maintenance schedule. A few model changes make the 2009 Audi's a bit different, lending them to a few more exceptions and changes to the general schedule.

2009 Audi Service at 5,000 miles and subsequent 20,000 mile intervals

This is the shortest task-list your Audi will undergo during routine maintenance and serves as a base for more expansive maintenance appointments. You will need to:

  • Change oil and replace oil filter,
  • Check wiper, washer, and headlight washer adjustment and function; add fluid if necessary,
  • Check wiper arm pivot points,
  • Check tires, including spare, for pressure and wear,
  • Check brakes for damage or leaks, brake pads for thickness, and brake fluid level, and
  • Reset the service reminder.

At 5,000 miles only, you will also need to rotate your tires.

Model Specific Maintenance:
  • For the Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only, you will also need to fill the Adblue Fluid completely with new fluid, which should take 23 liters.
  • At 125,000 miles for the Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only, check ash content within the Diesel Particle Filter (DPF). Replace DPF with an ash content greater than or equal to .46 liters.
Audi Service at 15,000 miles & subsequent 40,000 mile intervals

Audi service at 15,000 miles includes the items on the maintenance task list for the 5,000 mile checklist as well as the following:

  • Check cooling system; add fluid if necessary,
  • Check exhaust system for damage or leaks,
  • Check engine compartment for leaks,
  • Check battery levels,
  • Replace dust and pollen filter,
  • Check transmission and final drive for leaks,
  • Check drive shaft boots,
  • Check the horn,
  • Check the underbody for leaks, and
  • Take a road test to ensure your Audi is functioning to the best of its ability.
Model Specific Maintenance:
  • Check fault memory for on-board diagnostics for the A3, A4 Cabriolet, S4, A6, S6, A8 and S8 only.
  • Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends on your front axle, for the A3, A4 Cabriolet, S4, A6, S6, A8 and S8 only.
  • On the A8 and S8 only, check all lights for functionality and brightness, lubricate doors, and check straps.
  • If you have a sunroof, clean the guide rails and lubricate rails with grease spray.
  • At 55,000 miles, except A3 3.2L, TT 3.2L, A4 2.0L TFSI, A5 2.0L TFSI, TTS and A8 6.0L: Replace spark plugs.
  • At 55,000 miles, except for except Audi Q7 4.2L and A8 6.0L: Clean housing and replace air filter.
  • For the RS4 only, check the condition of the ribbed v belt and tensioner and replace if necessary.
  • For the 2007 A4 and A6, and 2008 A4, A5, S5 and A6 only, clean the snow screen that comes with the air filter.
  • For the Audi R8 only, check condition of the ribbed v belt and tensioner and replace if necessary.
  • For the A8 and S8 only, lubricate the rear lid hinges.
  • For the A4, A5, S5 and A6 only, clean the snow screen for the air cleaner.
  • For the Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only, remove water from the fuel filter.
Audi Maintenance at 35,000 Miles, 75,000 Miles, and 115,000 Miles

This is the most extensive service appointment you will make for basic maintenance on your Audi. It includes all of the elements of your Audi maintenance at 15,000 miles as well as the following tasks:

  • Change ATF in your Continuously Variable Transmission,• Check power steering fluid and add if necessary,
  • l=Lubricate doors and check straps and hood latch (all except A8 and S8),
  • Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends on your front axle,
  • Check brake disc thickness,
  • Check interior lights,
  • Clean your air filter housing and replace the filter itself (except for the A4 and A8), and
  • At 75,000 miles only, replace ribbed v belt (see model specific maintenance for notes).
Model Specific Maintenance:
  • For the A3, A4 Cabriolet, S4, A6, S6, A8 and S8 only: Check all lights.
  • For the A3 and TT only, change the oil and replace the filter in your DSG (direct shift gearbox). You'll also need to change the oil and the filter in your Haldex Clutch.
  • For the A6, A6 Avant, S6, A8 and S8: Remove the cover to the plenum panel to check water drains and clean if necessary.
  • If your Audi features a front sunroof, be sure to open the sunroof to check front water drain and clean if necessary.
  • Change your spark plugs at 35,000 and 115,000 miles for: A4 2.0L TFSI, A5 2.0L TFSI, TTS, A3 3.2L, TT 3.2L and A8 6.0L only. Change them at 75,000 miles for: A3 3.2L, TT 3.2L, A4 2.0L TFSI, A5 2.0L TFSI, TTS and A8 6.0L only
  • Clean the housing and replace the air filter at 35,000 miles for the A8 6.0L only; at 75,000 miles for the Audi Q7 4.2L and A8 6.0L only; and at 115,000 miles for the A8 6.0L only.
  • Check the condition and replace the ribbed v belt and tensioner if necessary for the Audi Q7 3.6L, A8 6.0L, and Audi R8 only.
  • Replace the ribbed v belt and tensioner at 75,000 miles for the S4 only. For the V6 FSI, V6 TFSI (rear belt), 2.0L TFSI, 5.2L FSI, and 4.2L V8 FSI, you'll need to check condition and replace if necessary, as well as check tension of belt drive with manualtensioner and retention if necessary. For the 3.0L TFSI only, replace only the ribbed v belt for the compressor drive.
  • Check lights with an instrument cluster for the Audi Q7, A4, S4, Audi Q5, TT, A5, S5 and Audi R8 only.
  • Replace the fuel filter for the Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only.
Audi Maintenance Regardless of Mileage and Other Exceptions:

Every two years, replace your brake fluid. For the Audi A4/S4 Cabriolet and A5/S5 Cabriolet cloth top, check the function and rollover protection every two years. At 110K miles (175,000 km) replace the timing belt in Audi TT 2.0L with front-wheel drive, Audi TTS and A4 Cabriolet 2.0T only. Check condition of timing belt tensioning system, dampening pulleys, and idler pulleys and replace if necessary (Audi TT 2.0T with front-wheel drive, Audi TTS and A4 Cabriolet 2.0T only).

Audi Maintenance for Model Years 2010-2013 Audi Service Schedule for Models Made in 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013

In 2010, the Audi Maintenance Schedule made several large changes getting further away from the more uniform Audi service schedule of for 2009 and earlier model years. For Audi vehicles made between 2010 and 2013, please use the service schedule included below. For other model years, see our other guides.

Audi Maintenance at 5,000 Miles

This Audi maintenance task list will first be used at 5,000 miles and then again every 20,000 miles for your service appointment. Other service intervals will build upon this list.

  • Change engine oil and oil filter,
  • Check for tires, including spare, for wear, pressure and damage. Reset Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS),
  • Check wiper blade condition and replace if necessary,
  • Check windshield wipers, washers, and headlight washers' adjustment and function; add fluid if necessary,
  • Check brake system for damage, leaks, pad thickness, fluid level, and
  • Reset Service Reminder display.

During the 5,000 mile service only, you'll also want to rotate your tires.

Model Specific Maintenance:
  • For the 2010-2013 Audi Q7 3.0L TDI and the 2013 A8 3.0L TDI only, fill Ad-Blue Fluid completely with fresh fluid (maximum capacity: 23 liters) and adapt learned values for Ad-Blue tank under guided fault finding after filling fluid.
  • Diesel Particle Filter: In the US at 125,000 miles for the Q7 3.0L TDI and A3 2.0L TDI only, and in Canada at 205,000 KM for the Q7 3.0L TDI and A3 2.0L TDI only, check ash loading according to manufacturer’s work procedure and replace if necessary. For 2013 vehicles, this applies to the A8 3.0L TDI.
Audi Maintenance at 15,000, Miles

This task list will be performed at 15,000 miles and every subsequent 40,000 mile interval. At this secondary service interval, you'll need to complete the task list from the 5,000 mile service as well as the following:

  • Check cooling system level, add if necessary,
  • Check engine compartment for leaks,
  • Check battery terminals (no corrosion), housing, and no damage; replace if necessary; check the acid level of battery only if the level can be seen through the housing and fill if necessary (except for the 2013 Q5 hybrid),
  • Replace the dust and pollen filters,
  • At 55,000 miles only, replace spark plugs* (Please note exceptions below),
  • At 55,000 miles only, replace air filter and clean housing** (Please note exceptions below),
  • Remove cover for plenum panel to check water drain and clean if necessary (Except 2010 A3 and Audi Q5),• Check tires for wear, pressure and damage; check renewal date of tire repair set (where applicable), then reset Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS),
  • Check front and rear lighting,
  • Check horn,
  • Check exhaust system for damage, leaks,
  • Check drive shaft boots,
  • Check front and rear axle for excessive play, check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends,
  • Check transmission and final drive, as well as underbody, for leaks, and
  • Perform a road test.

*2010 Exceptions: A4, A5 and TTS with 2.0L TFSI engine; 2011 Exceptions: A4, A5, Q5, TT and TTS with 2.0L TFSI engine; 2012 Exceptions: except A4, A5, A6, Q5, TT and TTS with 2.0L TFSI and A8 W12 engine 2013 Exceptions: A4 2.0L TFSI, A5 2.0L TFSI, A5 Cabriolet, allroad, A6 2.0L TFSI, Q5 2.0L TFSI, Q5 hybrid, TT, TTS, TT RS, A8 W12, all vehicles with 2.0L TFSI Flex Fuel engines, and all vehicles with 4.0L V8 TFSI engines. For the 2013 RS 5 only, complete at all mileages included in this service interval.

**2010 Exceptions: Audi Q7 4.2L; 2012 Exceptions: TTS and TT RS; 2013 Exceptions: S6, S7, A8 3.0L V6 TDI, A8 3.0L V6 TFSI, A8 4.0L V8 TFSI, TTS and TT RS

Model Specific Maintenance:
  • 2013 Q5 Hybrid only: Check small (12-volt) Side Battery in the trunk compartment on left side for clean terminals (no corrosion), properly mounted housing and no damage; replace if necessary.
  • For 2011 A3, A6, S6, and A8, as well as 2013 flex fuel vehicles only, check fault memory in Engine On-Board Diagnostics.
  • For the 2010 R8 and 2011-2012 R8 and R8 Spyder, as well as the 2013 R8 Coupe, R8 Spyder only check the Ribbed V Belt and Tensioner condition and replace if necessary.
  • For 2012 Q7, A6 and A7 with 3.0L V6 TFSI: At 55,000 miles, replace the front V belt for the compressor drive.
  • For 2010 and 2011 A4, S4, A5, S5 and A6 only, clean the snow screen for the air filter. This also applies to 2012 A4, S4, A5, S5 and Q5.
  • In the 2010 Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only, remove water from the fuel filter. For the 2010 A3 2.0L TDI, 2011-2012 A3 2.0L TDI and Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only, replace it.
  • For 2010 A8 only, lubricate doors and rear lid hinges, check straps and hood latch. For the 2011 Audi Q7, A3, A6, S6, TT, TTS, R8 and R8 Spyder, as well as the 2012 Q7, A3, TT, TTS, R8 and R8 Spyder only, lubricate door hinges and straps. For 2012 R8, R8 Spyder, TT, TTS and TT RS only, also lubricate the hood lid hinges.
Audi Maintenance at 35,000, 75,000, and 115,000 Miles

At this stage your 2010-2012 Audi will experience its most comprehensive service appointment yet. This Audi maintenance interval will include all of the elements of the 15,000 mile service as well as the following:

  • Check power steering fluid and add if necessary,
  • Replace air filter and clean housing*,
  • Check all interior lights,
  • Lubricate door hinges, straps, locks and hood latch,• Check brake disc thickness, and
  • Chang ATF for Continuously Variable Transmission (multitronic).

*For 2010 models, this only applies to the Audi Q7 4.2L. For 2011, all models at 115,000 miles only. For 2012, at 35,000 and 75,000 miles for the TTS and TT RS only and at 115,000 miles for all vehicles.

Model Specific Maintenance:
  • • Replace spark plugs for: 2010 A4, A5 and TTS with 2.0L TFSI; 2011-2012 A4, A5, Q5, TT and TTS with 2.0L TFSI; and the 2012 A8 W12 engine only.
  • Check ribbed v belt and tensioner condition and replace if necessary for 2010-11 Q7 3.6L 2010-12 R8, and 2011-12 R8 Spyders.
  • Check the ribbed v belt condition, and replace if necessary as well as check tension of belt drive with manual tensioner and retension if necessary on 2010-11 V6 FSI, V6 TFSI (rear belt), 2.0L TFSI, 5.2L V10 FSI, 4.2L V8 FSI and 2012: TT RS, V6 FSI, 3.0L V6 TFSI (rear belt), 2.0L TFSI, 5.2L V10 FSI, 4.2L V8 FSI at 75,000 miles only.
  • Replace only the V belt for the compressor drive at 75,000 miles for the 2010-11 3.0L TFSI and 2012 front belt on the S4 and S5 with the 3.0L V6 TFSI only. You'll also need to do this at 115,000 miles for the 2012 front belt on the Q7, A6 and A7 with 3.0L V6 TFS.
  • Clean the snow screen on the air filter for all 2010-12 A4, S4, A5, S5 and A6.
  • For 2010-12 A3, S4, SS and TT and 2011-12 TTS, and S5 with S tronic only, change oil in the Haldex clutch and the DSG and replace the oil filter in the DSG.
Maintenance Regardless of Mileage and Other Specifications:
  • Timing Belts should be replaced at 110K miles (175,000 km) on TTS or 130K miles (205,000 km) on A3 2.0L TDI only.
  • Replace brake fluid every 2 years regardless of mileage.
  • Check cloth top function and rollover protection every 2 years regardless of mileage (A5/S5 Cabriolet, R8 Spyder only)
  • Replace AdBlue Fluid every 4 years regardless of miles/kilometers only if AdBlue has not been filled within the last 4 years (Q7 3.0L TDI only)
  • Check Crash Active Headrest function every 2 years regardless of miles/kilometers (A8 only).