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Volkswagen Oil Service

A short stop for a long engine life.

Extend the life of your engine - with Volkswagen Oil Service. Your advantages: We change engine oil, filters and seals with our know-how as a manufacturer. And we only use engine oils and parts that were specially developed for your Volkswagen.

Time for an oil change? The service interval icon in the main display will remind you

Your owner's manual will inform you when it's time for an oil change.

Every 15,000km, but at least once a year (whichever comes first)

 

Why change the engine oil?

The engine oil fights tremendous pressure, resistances and temperatures. It neutralises particulates, acids and water. But even the very best engine oil wears out over time. Residues begin to collect.

Should the filter be changed at the same time as the oil?

The oil filter collects combustion residues and the dirt absorbed by the oil in the engine. This all builds up over time. So, it should be changed at the same time. At Volkswagen, we'll also change the seals and the oil drain plug.

Which is the right engine oil?

An engine oil that is perfectly matched to your Volkswagen.

Warning lights for engine oil

Even the best engine oil needs the correct fill level to protect your engine. Too little oil: Metal rubs on metal and may damage the engine. Too much oil: It can get into the combustion chamber and damage the catalytic converter. So make sure you check the oil level on a regular basis.

Engine oil level too low or engine oil level faulty


  • Illuminated:
    Engine oil level is too low. Switch off the engine and check the oil level.
  • Flashing:
    Engine oil system faulty. Visit a specialist and have the engine oil sensor checked.

Engine oil pressure too low


  • Switch off the engine and measure the oil level.
  • Are the lights still flashing?
    To avoid any damages, switch off the engine immediately and seek assistance from a specialised company.

Measuring the oil level correctly

Driving with too low an oil level puts the engine at risk - too much engine oil is just as damaging. Read here how to correctly measure the oil level.

01

Warm up your Volkswagen by driving at least 10 km.

02

Park your car on a flat surface and switch off the engine. Leave it to stand for two minutes so the warm engine oil can collect in the oil pan.

03

Open the bonnet and remove the oil dipstick.

04

Clean the oil dipstick with a lint-free cloth.

05

Finally, insert the dipstick in the measuring opening slowly to prevent the oil from sloshing around.

06

Carefully remove the oil dipstick and read the oil level: The oil film must be between the min. and max. markings. If it is, you can completely reinsert the oil dipstick and carry on driving. If not, you should either refill the engine oil or contact your specialised company.

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