10-16-2002, 09:08 AM
I just got my 97 A4 2.8 a couple weeks back. It's about to hit 30k. I'm looking to get an oil change as soon as possible. I already did a search for oil changes around the chicago area. From what I read, I shouldn't get it done at any quickstop place, like Jiffy Lube. It seems the strong choices are to go get it done at a dealer, a european tuning shop, or do it yourself. What do you guys think? What are some good places to get an oil change in the west chicago and suburbs area? I don't know much about Audi's yet, to do it myself. Does anyone know of any links to a how-to about oil changes for my type of car? Sorry I'm asking so many questions, just trying to take care of my car properly. Better safe than sorry. Thanks for the help.
10-16-2002, 09:11 AM
It's me agian. What about TRD Performance in Naperville? Are they a good place? I'm from around that area, so that would be good for me.
10-16-2002, 10:24 AM
I agree with you about the jiffy lube point, Not that they are bad or anything like that but you have too much to risk if something goes wrong and if I had to guess jiffy lube does not do many Audi's. Here is my suggestion.
If you are anywhere near Westmont Take your car to Laurel. I bought a 2000 2.7 from them and 95% of the time the service was Great. The oil change and Filter will run you about $ 40.00. Not Bad at all. When you think jiffy lube will charge you about $30.00 the extra 10 or 15 Bucks in a No Brainer. Also i have heard goods things about Continetal in Naperville , Although I have no person experience with Them.
As for doing it yourself, That is always an option but I heard it is a Pain and when you think about it you will probably have to go to the dealer to buy the filter and then buy the oil ect ect ect.
Also it probably is a good idea to find a dealer or Independent shop you like for future work and an Oil change is good Place to start.
10-16-2002, 11:15 AM
thanks for you reply, I want to do it myself eventually. For this first time though, I might give that continental place a call. That's right around my neighborhood, about 10 miles away. Thanks .
10-16-2002, 01:10 PM
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10-17-2002, 06:05 AM
get the Oil Extractor from Griot's Garage. It's around $70 and you just fire a little tube down into the dipstick and pump the sucker and it draws all the oil out (I pulled the plug to make sure and less than one ounce came out). You can change the filter from the top too. Certainly better than jacking the car, removing the pan, etc.