Audi Service Maintenance Schedules

Audi Service Maintenance Schedules

The engine and transmission powering your new Audi are state-of-the-art engineering marvels, but to keep them performing as designed, they do require periodic maintenance. It's essential to perform these services on time and as-scheduled to ensure your Audi remains "state-of-the-art". Read below to learn more about Audi service maintenance schedules and what services are performed at each interval. If you haven't already, we recommend talking to your Audi Santa Monica Sales Representative to receive a service maintenance schedule brochure to keep in your glove box, so that you'll always have this information handy.

2004 to 2016 models

The first minor maintenance service is due at 5,000 miles or 1 year after delivery, whichever occurs first. Minor maintenance services thereafter occur at intervals of 20,000 miles or every 2 years, whichever occurs first. First standard maintenance services thereafter occur at intervals of 20,000 miles or 2 years after the last standard maintenance service, whichever occurs first.

2017 or newer models

The first minor maintenance service is due at 10,000 miles or 1 year after delivery, whichever occurs first. Minor maintenance services thereafter occur at intervals of 20,000 miles or every 2 years after the last minor maintenance, whichever occurs first. First standard maintenance service at 20,000 miles or 2 years after delivery, whichever occurs first. Standard maintenance services thereafter occur at intervals of 20,000 miles or 2 years after the last standard maintenance service, whichever occurs first.

Minor Maintenance Service

Minor Maintenance Intervals for 2004 to 2016 Models: 5k, 25k, 45k, 65k, 85k, 105k, 125k

Minor Maintenance Intervals for 2017 or newer Models: 10k, 30k, 50k, 70k, 90k, 110k, 130k

First minor maintenance service due at 5,000 or 10,000 miles (depending on the model year) or 1 year after delivery, whichever occurs first. Thereafter, every 20,000 miles or two years, whichever occurs first.

  • Brake system - Check the thickness of the disc brake pads
  • Engine Oil and Oil filter - Change oil and replace filter
  • Multi-Point Inspection - Completed
  • Service Reminder Indicator display - Reset display
  • Tire Repair Kit - Check and record the completeness and expiration date (if equipped)
  • AdBlue fluid - Fill completely with fresh fluid (All TDI models)
  • Windshield washer and headlight washing system - Add fluid if necessary. Check adjustment and function
  • Wiper blades - Check condition and replace if necessary
  • Tires and spare wheel - Check for wear and damage. Check tire pressure. Reset Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Standard Maintenance Service

Standard Maintenance Intervals for 2004 to 2016 Models: 15k, 35k, 55k, 75k, 95k, 115k, 135k

Standard Maintenance Intervals for 2017 or newer Models: 20k, 40k, 60k, 80k, 100k, 120k, 140k

First standard maintenance service due at 15,000 or 20,000 miles (depending on model year) or two years, whichever occurs first. Thereafter, every 20,000 miles or two years, whichever occurs first.

  • 12 volt (small) side battery located in the trunk compartment on left side - check for clean terminals (no corrosion), properly mounted housing and no damage; replace if necessary (Q5 hybrid only)
  • Automatic transmission and final drive - Check for leaks
  • Battery - Check for clean terminals (no corrosion), properly mounted housing and no damage; replace if necessary. Also, check the acid level of battery only if the level can be seen through the housing and fill if necessary (except Q5 hybrid)
  • Charging socket: Check for damage and make sure the socket is dry (A3 e-tron only)
  • Crash active headrest - Check function (A8 only)
  • Cooling system - Check coolant level, add coolant if necessary, and check protection to spec -25°C
  • Doors - Lubricate straps, locks (all), and hood latch (R8 only)
  • Drive shafts - Check boots
  • Dust and pollen filter - Replace filter
  • Exhaust system - Check for damage and leaks
  • Front headlights - Check adjustment
  • Front lighting - Check function of parking lights, low beams, high beams, fog lights, blinkers & hazard lights
  • Front and rear axle - Check for excessive play. Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends
  • Hood Safety Catch - Lubricate (all) except A4, Q7, and TT with integrated catch
  • Horn - Check function
  • Instrument cluster - Check warning and indicator lights
  • Interior lights - Check all interior lights and glove box compartment illumination
  • Manual transmission and final drive - Check for leaks
  • On-board tool kit - Check for completeness
  • Panorama sunroof systems - Check functionality for all models (except A8L, Q5, and Q7)
  • Panorama sunroof systems - Clean guide rails and lubricate with grease according to description in ElsaPro (A8L, Q5, and Q7 only)
  • Plenum Panel - Remove cover for plenum panel to check water drain and clean if necessary (all models except A3, A4, Q3, R8, and TT)
  • Rear lighting - Check function of brake lights (including third brake light), tail lights, backup lights, rear fog lights, license plate lights, blinkers & hazard lights, and trunk light
  • Rear spoiler hinges: Lubricate according to description in ElsaPro (A7, S7, RS 7, and TT only)
  • Road test - Check engine performance, clutch, manual/auto transmission, braking (including hand and foot brake), steering, wheels, wheel bearings, drive shaft, horn, hybrid vehicles (electric drive for operational readiness)
  • Rollover protection: Check function with soft top down (A3 Cabriolet, A5 Cabriolet, S5 Cabriolet, and R8 Spyder only)
  • Convertible top latch - lubricate (A3 Cabriolet, A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet only)
  • Safety belts - Check clip for belt tongue and check function of all safety belts
  • Snow screen for air cleaner - Clean (A5, A5 Cabriolet, S5, S5 Cabriolet, Q5, and SQ5)
  • Sunroof systems - Check function
  • Tire repair set - Check for completeness and renewal date (where applicable)
  • Underbody (including front and rear closeout panels) - Check for damage and leaks
  • Visual check - Check the chassis for possible paint damage and corrosion, from the inside and outside with the doors as well as hood and trunk lids open
  • Visual check - Check that the wheelhouse liners, underbody panelling and lines are correctly mounted
  • Check water drain in fuel filler door (R8 only)
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