How to Tell When Your Audi is Ready for an Oil Change

Is Your Audi Showing Signs?

Audis are sleek, fast, and fashionable. Their owners love them, and they are worthy of bragging rights. But, no matter how exceptional your Audi is, it will need an oil change. You can put it off as long as possible, but your Audi will let you know it’s time to get it done. All vehicles need an oil change to run smoothly and protect your engine. Your Audi will let you know it’s ready for an oil change. The expert technicians at IMA Motorwerke have put together a list of signs you should look out for when it’s time for an oil change.

The Light is On

If your check engine or oil light is illuminated on your dashboard, you need to get it into the shop. It indicates your oil is in bad condition and needs to be changed. Your old oil could be causing engine problems as well, causing the light to come on.

Strong Odors

If you get into your car and smell oil, it’s time to get into the shop. You should never smell your motor oil inside your Audi. More seriously, the smell could mean a leak, or your engine is overheating. Don’t let this problem continue. It could lead to expensive repairs.

Smoky Pipes

The exhaust system indeed removes impurities from the engine. However, smoke coming out of the exhaust system is not normal. If you see this happening, it’s time for an oil change.

Engine Noise

Many Audi models have sporty engines. As a result, the engines can make a bit of noise. But, the sound of your engine should not be so loud you can’t hear anything else. If you hear rattling noises coming from under the hood, you probably need oil. This is because the metal parts of your engine are rubbing together without lubrication.

Keeping up with your Audi’s oil changes is essential for its longevity. Your car’s engine depends on oil for its health—the healthier the oil, the longer your engine life. The certified technicians at IMA Motorwerke in Chantilly, VA, are here to help you schedule and maintain your oil changes. We love your Audi as much as you do and are ready to keep yours running longer.

Written by IMA Motorwerke