General notesGeneral notes  - Engine oil - Checking and topping up fluids - General maintenance - Audi A4 Owner's Manual - Audi A4

We recommend that you have the oil change carried out by an Audi dealership / qualified workshop according to the intervals stated in the Service Schedule or according to the service interval display in the instrument cluster.

Whether your vehicle is serviced at flexible service intervals or fixed service intervals is shown in the Service Schedule.

The correct oil specifications for your engine are listed in the Technical data section, Performance, weights and dimensions.

Check that the specifications quoted (VW standards) appear on the container either singly or in combination with other specifications.

Flexible service intervals (Audi LongLife Service*)

Special engine oils, Performance, weights and dimensions have been developed as part of the Audi LongLife Service (⇒ Service Schedule).

This type of oil must be used if you intend to take advantage of the extended maintenance intervals allowed by the Audi LongLife Service.

  • Do not mix the LongLife oil with oil intended for fixed service intervals, as the requirements for the extended service intervals are then no longer guaranteed.
  • In exceptional circumstances, if the engine oil level is too lowgggggg 258 and you cannot obtain the specified LongLife oil, you can put in a small quantity of oil for fixed service intervals -, Performance, weights and dimensions. This should not be done more than once and no more than 0.5 litres should be used.

Fixed service intervals (Inspection Service)*

If you do not take advantage of the LongLife service for your car, you can use the oils for fixed service intervals -, Performance, weights and dimensions. In this case, your car must be serviced after a fixed interval of 1 year / 15,000 km (9,000 miles) see Service Schedule.

In exceptional circumstances, if the engine oil level is too low and you cannot obtain the oil specified for your vehicle, you can put in a small quantity of oil conforming to the specification ACEA A2 or ACEA A3 (petrol engines) or ACEA B3 or ACEA B4 (diesel engines). This should not be done more than once and no more than 0.5 litres should be used.

Vehicles with diesel particulate filter*

The Service Schedule states whether your vehicle is fitted with a diesel particulate filter.

  • Vehicles with diesel particulate filter must only be filled with engine oil VW 507 00. This oil can be used regardless of whether the vehicle is serviced at flexible service intervals (Audi LongLife Service) or fixed service intervals.
  • Avoid mixing this oil with other engine oils.
  • In exceptional circumstances, if the engine oil level is too lowgggggg 258 and you cannot obtain the oil specified for your vehicle, you can put in a small quantity of oil conforming to the specification VW 506 00 / VW 506 01 or VW 505 00 / VW 505 01 or ACEA B3 / ACEA B4. This should not be done more than once and no more than 0.5 litres should be used.