Maintaining an average oil level in your engine is an very important condition for proper management of your Audi A3. Indeed, if you typically ran out of oil, you could seriously damage your engine or various essential parts. The oil is used as a grease for the various mechanical parts that are regularly subjected to various pressures. Without it, the shocks would be much more violent and so would damage the various parts extremely.
The idea of this article is basically to tell you how to find this oil dipstick on your Audi A3 and how to use it effectively. We will give you the different steps to follow in order to be efficient in the procedure.


It is possible to find different types of oil dipsticks on your Audi A3:

On your dashboard you will find an oil level indicator. Be vigilant however, this one could be damaged, nothing replaces a manual check to guarantee the level.
Then, under your hood, you will find your oil reserve under the lower crankcase of the engine and the dipstick that goes with it.
Having said that, there are a few recommendations before performing the test on your Audi A3:

  • Make sure the engine is off.
  • Make sure you have allowed enough time for the oil to cool and return to the reserve, otherwise the test would be wrong (at least 30 minutes)
    Then, look for the oil tank of your Audi A3, which is often identified as yellow or bright. Open it, then take the oil dipstick, which is similar to a metal rod. Clean it properly with a cloth. This will enable you to see clearly where your reserve is located.
    Once clean, you can distinguish two levels on this rod. One is the maximum recommended oil you should have on your Audi A3, and the other is the minimum wanted.
    Slide the metal rod gently into your oil tank to the bottom. Gradually pull it out and see the oil mark that determines your level.
    If your oil dipstick is below the minimum, this check has therefore been essential. If you were above the recommended maximum, try to find out why, it may be abnormal. (Unless someone else has recently refuelled.)
    If necessary, fill in the reserve of your Audi A3.
    The idea is to have slightly less than the maximum recommended in order not to be bothered.
    Once the procedure is complete, replace the rod in the tank, close the tank properly and you are ready to go again.

Conclusion on my Audi A3

Here are the different things to check as regards the oil level, it is recommended to do this manipulation every 2000 Km approximately on your Audi A3, and most importantly before long journeys to avoid issues.

In the event that you have any additional questions about the Audi A3, do not hesitate to consult our Audi A3 category.