Alfa Romeo owners

Roadside Assistance

Alfa Romeo Roadside Assistance provides support 24/7 for 3 years (150,000km)

In the event that your vehicle is immobilised, Alfa Romeo Roadside Assistance will help you to continue your journey with the minimum of inconvenience to you and your passengers. The programme provides support for you and your Alfa Romeo for 3 years from the date of first registration, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Alfa Romeo Roadside Assistance just a phone call away

Should you require assistance, simply call the toll-free number that is printed on your Alfa Romeo membership card 1800 870 713. Our experienced Customer Service Advisers are on hand 24 hours a day to provide you with advice and help.


Alfa Romeo Roadside Assistance includes the following benefits:
  • Technical assistance (where vehicle immobilization is due to mechanical problems)
  • Non-technical assistance (in cases such as a flat tyre, running out of fuel, etc.)
  • Help with lock-outs and lost keys
  • Assistance following an accident
  • Assistance whilst touring with your Alfa Romeo
  • Assistance with home emergencies

Important Fuel Information


New Alfa Romeos sold from 1998 onwards must use Premium Unleaded Fuel with a minimum R.O.N. rating of 95. Using the incorrect grade will cause running anomalies and warning signals.


All Alfa Romeo vehicles imported since 1998 must run on minimum 95 R.O.N. fuel (premium unleaded petrol), but will operate satisfactorily on E5 (5% ethanol blended petrol as long as it is to European Standard EN228). Note: E5 to this standard may not be available in Australia. Ethanol blends higher than 5% (eg E10) are not recommended except in emergency situations as there may be material compatibility and drivability issues.


Use only Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel Fuel. Alfa Romeo only recommends the use of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (USLD) that complies with the Fuel Quality Standards Act (FQSA as at 1 January 2006) in Alfa Romeo vehicles fitted with common rail direct injection diesel engine. Using the incorrect grade diesel fuel will cause running anomalies, possibly activate warning signals and also possibly cause component damage. Consult your fuel reseller when refuelling if in doubt.

Bio-Diesel Fuels

The inconsistent nature of Bio-Diesel fuel, typified by large particulates and various contaminates, can cause severe damage to the various components of common rail direct injection diesel engines. Any bio-fuels must conform to the standard EN590. Alfa Romeo DOES NOT recommend the use of Bio-Diesel fuels that can't be certified to this standard. Any consequential damage caused by the use of Bio-Diesel fuel will not be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

Engine Oil Tips

Selenia Oil

Oil is the lifeblood of every car, and Selenia is the lifeblood of every Alfa.

From the very first beat of every Alfa Romeo's engine, Selenia oil is the difference between it running as intended.

Only Selenia meets the exacting demands of Alfa Romeo's engine design. Its synthetic formulation goes beyond international engineering specifications, maximising engine performance and protection - even under the most testing conditions.

Selenia motor oil is formulated with the correct balance of ingredients, whether you drive an advanced direct injection, multi-valve engine or the latest variable-geometry turbo-diesel. Its unique compositions minimise friction and fuel consumption over the entire oil change interval.

Selenia protects your Alfa's engine from the instant you start, to the moment you switch off.

Selenia oil top-up packs are available from your authorised Alfa Romeo Dealer.


What does engine oil do for my Alfa?

Engine oil performs three basic roles.
  • It coats the moving parts of your engine, preventing wear and damange.
  • It cleans the engine of debris and build-ups, scrubbing them through the oil filter.
  • It transfers internal heat away from the engine, radiating it into the air for cooling.

Why do I need to check the oil level?

Maintaining the correct level and grade of oil is vital to your car running properly. Too much oil can be just as damaging to your engine as having too little.

How do I check the oil level?

Refer to your Alfa Romeo Owner's Manual for full instructions.
  • Ensure that your car is parked on flat, level ground and is switched off
  • Check the oil either first thing in the morning, or after letting your car stand with the engine switched off for at least 5
  • minutes
  • Open your car bonnet.
  • Beware that the engine may be hot if it has been running recently
  • Locate the engine oil dipstick, with its yellow handle (it will be labelled with a small 'oil can' symbol). If you cannot
  • locate it, check your Alfa Romeo Owner's Manual
  • Slowly remove the dipstick, and wipe it clean using a clean cloth or paper towel
  • Now 'dip the stick' by re-inserting the dipstick all the way back down into its sheath
  • Remove the dipstick again and check how far the oil has reached
  • The oil level should always lie between the dipstick's Minimum and Maximum marks.

If your oil level is at or below minimum

Never top-up with (i.e. mix) oils of different specifications to those already used in your car. Selenia oil top-up packs are available from your authorised Alfa Romeo Dealer.

Do not top-up your oil level beyond the Maximum mark. If the oil level gets above the Maximum mark, contact your authorised Alfa Romeo Dealer to have the correct level restored.

Repeat the following steps until the oil level is between the Minimum and Maximum marks. As a guide, the interval between the Minimum and Maximum marks represents around one litre of oil:

  • Remove the oil filler cap, near the Alfa Romeo logo on top of the engine
  • Pour in a small amount of oil at a time
  • Allow the oil to settle for a few minutes each time
  • Re-check the oil level each time.
  • When the oil level is correct, replace and tighten the oil filler cap