Audi Maintenance: 1997 Models and 98-00 V6 & V8's

The Audi Maintenance Schedule to keep your car in top shape

Your Audi vehicle is built to last, and the Audi Maintenance Schedule is designed to help your vehicle see it's full longevity while giving you the best performance possible.

1997 Audis and 1998-99 V6 & V8 A4, A6 & A8 models follow the service schedule included below. year 2000 models will follow the same schedule but at 8,000 mile intervals instead of 7,500 mile intervals. For information on maintenance for the 1.8T engine A4 and TT from 1998-00, please see the Audi servicing schedule page for those models. For information on other model years, please see our complete resource list.

Maintenance at 7,500 miles

  • Change your oil and oil filter,
  • Check fluid levels,
  • Check auto-shift lock,
  • Check shift and clutch interlock if you have a manual transmission,
  • Rotate wheels, and
  • Reset your service reminder (all models except the Cabriolet).

Model Specific tasks:

If you drive an Audi A6, clean the Plenum Water Valve at 7,500 miles.

Maintenance at 15,000 miles and each subsequent 30,000 mile interval:

Maintenance at 15,000 miles includes all of the elements of the 7,500 mile maintenance service except for tire rotation. In addition to these tasks, you'll also need to:

  • Check battery level,
  • Replace the dust and pollen filter,
  • Check cooling system levels,
  • Check and add fluid (if necessary) to your W/W System,
  • Clean and lube rails on sliding roofs,
  • Check transmission for leaks,
  • Check lubricants in trans final drives,
  • Check brakes and drive shaft boots,
  • Check condition and pressure of all tires, including the spare,
  • Check DTC memory,
  • Check and adjust exterior lights, and
  • Lubricate door hinges.

After all of the checks are performed your technician should take your Audi out for a road test during and after which he will check various elements of your Audi for optimized performance.

Model Specific Tasks:

On the Cabriolet, you will also need to lubricate the roof mechanism. At 45,000 and 135,000 miles, you will also need to replace the ATF for the Cabriolet and A6 models. If you drive an Audi A6, clean the Plenum Water Valve. For 1999 A4 and A6, replace the Timing Belt Tensioner Roller at 75,000 and 120,000 miles.

Maintenance at 22,500 miles and each subsequent 15,000 mile interval

This will be your most concise maintenance schedule appointment. At this mileage, you'll need to complete all of the tasks included in your service at 7,500 miles except for changing your oil filter and rotating your tires. Clean the Plenum Water Valve in an A6.

Maintenance at 30,000 miles and each subsequent 30,000 mile interval:

At these segments in your maintenance schedule you will perform all of the elements of your 15,000 mile inspection with the addition of a few other tasks:

  • Replace air cleaner,
  • Check dust seals, ball joints, and tie rod ends, and
  • Replace spark plugs.

You will also need to replace your brake fluid. As a special note, this should be done every 2 years, regardless of mileage. If you drive an Audi A6, clean the Plenum Water Valve.

At 90,000 Miles:

At 90,000 miles, you will need to perform tasks from the 30,000 mile maintenance schedule checklist as well as replace your ribbed belts. There are also a few added model specific tasks:

  • Cabriolet and A6: Replace the ATF
  • A8: Replace timing belt
  • 1.8T: Replace V-Belt
  • A6: Clean the Plenum Water Valve