How Frequent to Get Your Oil ChangedIf you've stumbled upon this article, you've likely been cruising around Miami, Hollywood, or Miami Beach in your Audi luxury vehicle or other car for some time now. Or, at least, enough time to wonder when to schedule your first oil change. Fear not-Audi North Miami has you covered.

In this article, we'll give you information on how often you should change the oil in your car, to give you some peace of mind. Read on to learn more about when to schedule an oil change, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Your Oil Change Interval

Get Your Oil ChangedYou should always check your owner's manual for the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for your specific make and model. If you drive an Audi luxury vehicle, you should have your filter and oil changed every 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first.

However, many vehicles need oil changes every 5,000 miles or 6 months. Regardless, it's important to read your manual and find the ideal interval for your car. You don't want to wait too long to drain and replenish your engine oil, but there's no need to change it more often than needed, either.

Why You Need to Change Your Oil

Like alignments, tire rotations, and brake inspections, routine oil and filter changes are a necessary part of maintaining your vehicle. Oil keeps the various moving metal parts in your engine lubricated, so they don't generate friction and heat as they rub against each other.

By turn, this will help you avoid an overheated engine and potentially permanent engine damage. The oil filter, meanwhile, keeps your oil free from contaminants, so it can perform better. By following the oil and filter change recommendations of your car's manufacturer, you can extend your engine's life, and save on more complex repairs.


Engine Oil Indicator & Physical Checks

Oil Change Dashboard Light MeaningMost vehicles, including Audi models, have a dashboard warning light to alert you when you need an oil change. It'll typically look like an oil can and glow red, orange, or yellow. When you see this light begin to glow, it's important that you stop the engine and check your oil levels. If you're running low on oil, it's time to refill.

This dashboard light is no substitute for following your maintenance guide, however. It'll alert you when your oil levels are low, but it doesn't track the physical condition of your oil. You can check that yourself by reading the oil dipstick. If the oil looks thick and dark instead of clear, it's time for an oil change.

Other Warning Signs

Aside from a dashboard warning light and change in oil color and consistency, there are other warning signs that indicate an oil change is needed. They include...

  • Loud engine noises: Clean engine oil protects against metal-on-metal contact with the engine's moving parts. However, when the oil breaks down, it won't lubricate the parts as well. This results in a loud knocking sound coming from the engine.
  • Exhaust smoke: It's normal to have a transparent vapor coming out of your car's tailpipe when the weather gets colder. However, if you start to see smoke, then check the oil. There could be a leak in the engine, which would need to get repaired right away.
  • Burnt oil smell: Another indicator of a leak is a burnt oil odor inside the cabin. If the smell is mixed with the smell of gasoline, then the vehicle is overheating, and oil is burning into the exhaust area.

These warning signs are clear indicators that an oil change is warranted. However, if there are no warning signs, but you can't remember the last time you had an oil change, you should get one as soon as possible. Once you get the oil replaced, write down the date, and be sure to stick to a healthy schedule. This is so the engine will stay strong for a long time and prevent you from having to replace it.

Getting an Oil Change

Wheel Alignment in MiamiIf your automobile is needing an oil change, then bring it to our state-of-the-art service center. Here, you'll find certified technicians with years of experience. Because of this, they can perform an oil change quickly and efficiently. Plus, they'll only use high-quality, Audi recommended oil, so your vehicle can run well for many years and miles.

Furthermore, we have lots of service and parts specials, for your convenience. Not only can they be for oil and filter changes, but they can also be for:

  • Wheel alignments
  • Battery checks
  • AC system checks
  • New tires

These specials do change from time to time. Therefore, you'll want to double-check what we're offering today before scheduling an oil change.

Visit Our Service Center for Your Next Oil Change

The best way to determine Audi oil change frequency is by following the recommended maintenance schedule or consulting an expert auto technician to find the right interval for your vehicle.

When you need an oil change near Miami, Miami Beach, or Hollywood, you can schedule an appointment at our service center at Audi North Miami. Our factory-trained, experienced team can handle all your auto service needs.

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