The simplest of automotive maintenance items is also the most vital to your Volkswagen's reliable performance and longevity. Of course, we're referring to the oil change. Metals like steel and aluminum alloy resisting sliding against each other due to their high friction coefficients. But in an engine, they not only have to slide but also do so thousands of times per minute. So, oil is necessary to create a thin film between the parts so that they can slide freely.

Unfortunately, oil doesn't last forever. The engine heat will eventually degrade the oil, and the filter will eventually reach capacity as it continually collects contaminants. And if left for too long, the oil can go from mitigating friction to facilitating it. And that's why routine oil changes are a critical aspect of proper vehicle maintenance.

How often should you change the oil in your Volkswagen?

Volkswagen recommends that the oil be changed every 10,000 miles. However, the amount of time engine oil remains viable depends on many factors like the type of oil, driving conditions, and driving style. Conventional and blended oil can have lifespans of 3,000 to 7,500 miles, while full synthetics can more readily last 10,000 miles or more.

How long does an oil change take?

An oil change and diagnostic test can be completed in 20 to 40 minutes. If you are having other scheduled maintenance performed, like a brake inspection and tire rotation, the appointment may take a little longer. If you'd like more information about oil changes and the recommended maintenance for your VW, please reach out to Volkswagen of Norwood at your convenience. And if you're looking to schedule an appointment near Dedham or Canton, you can schedule VW service online quickly and easily. We're looking forward to assisting you.

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