Audi highly recommends that you avail of an Oil Change after every 15,000 km or after every year, whichever it is that comes first. If you change back the interval display of the service from the time you last had a change, it will alert and notify you a few hundred miles prior to the service due. Even before you set on changing the car oil, you also need to raise the frontal end of the vehicle so that you can fit beneath the car. However, this step can be optional. The only specific tool that you will need for this task is an oil change filter, which may be available at any Audi dealer. Make sure that you only get one from this reliable source so that you can be assured that you only get the right kind.
Raising the Frontal End of Your Car
This is the first thing that you need to do for an Audi Oil Change. First, it is important to set the emergency brake. Then, you need to jack up the left or right front side of your car with the use of an emergency jack. Place the jack around six inches at the back of the front wheel. You will see some notches that you can guide you where you can place the jack. Slide the stand next to your emergency jack, lowering it down to rest the side on the stand.
Another way to do so is by driving the front wheels of your A4 car to a drive on ramps. Then, you can place rubber mats underneath, as this can help in preventing skidding. If you are planning to work on an incline, make sure that the ramps are positioned downhill. Failure to do so will prevent the car from going up the ramps. Make sure that the emergency brake is also set up after the car is on the ramp.
Start the Oil Change
Place your engine in neutral mode until its radiator fan is turned on. Doing so will thin the oil so that it will drain more fully. At this point, turn the engine off. Let the oil to settle to the drain for a few minutes. Then, unscrew the oil filler cap of the filler, but do not remove it yet completely. This is only done so that the oil will drain. You may locate this refill cap on the right side of the car engine.
Go underneath the engine. Locate the oil drain bolt, which should be the lowest bolt located on the engine. You might be confused with the transmission fluid drain plug, but you can tell the right one when the metal surrounding the oil drain bolt remains hot after running the engine.
The next thing that you need to locate is the filter. This filter is connected to the underside of the engine. Fit the wrench to the filter, turn it counter clockwise, using a socket wrench filling in its center hole. After doing so, you may just screw it off using your hand. However, make sure that you don’t put your face under because it is already filled with hot, carcinogenic used oil.
After that, screw the drain plug in after draining the oil for about an hour. This is to get it ready for an Oil Change. If you are using a torque wrench, you may tighten the bolt. It is also recommended replacing the washer after each oil change. This is because drain plug washers are quite compressible and they may wear quickly.
The next thing to do is pulling the O-ring seal from the oil filter cavity in its engine. Make sure that any residue is cleaned up by using a rag. Then the new seal can be coated with the use of clean oil, holding it in place, and screwing the new filter right to the engine. You may continue doing so until you feel resistance. Make sure that you exercise proper control and avoid overtightening it because it may just cause an oil leak.
To complete the process, you can start pouring motor oil on the opening. Make sure that you choose the right type of oil for your car. After screwing the filler cap back on, you can now start the engine of your car again. Put it in neutral mode until the radiator fan turns on.
You can see the process of changing on this video: