When does the oil really need to be changed on your Volkswagen?

May 18th, 2018 by

How often do I need to change the oil on my Volkswagen?

Unless your car is clicking, grinding, or making a strange gurgling sound that slightly resembles a garbage disposal with a spoon stuck in it, if can be difficult to tell whether something is wrong or if you’re on the brink of a problem.

Keeping up-to-date with routine vehicle maintenance is the best possible way to combat mechanical problems, and an oil change is one of the key steps to prolonging the lifespan of your vehicle. Because makes, models, and automakers all so greatly differ, there are different frames of reference when a vehicle needs an oil change, but how often do I need to change the oil on my Volkswagen?

Of course vehicles are continuously advancing and progressing; but in the not-so-old days, the suggestion was to have the oil changed every 3,000 miles. Fortunately newer vehicle engine are able to go more than double this distance.

The current suggestion for most newer vehicles is to have the oil changed every 7,000 miles or so. Vehicles built with premium grade parts and drink the manufacturer-recommended fuel are able to last even longer, and this is the precise case for Volkswagens. A large majority of new Volkswagen models require an oil change closer to the 10,000 mile marker.

Just to be on the safe side though and have a definite number to go by, simply reference the owner’s manual of your Volkswagen Passat, Jetta, etc… and if you’re looking for a reliable service department near you, we would like to welcome you here to Baxter VW. Our team is always here to help, give you the best deal in town, and treat you with 100% honesty and respect.

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