Oil changes are one of the most common maintenance items on your car's routine service schedule because of the role they play in keeping your engine running smoothly. So, when does your car need an oil change? Most cars need an oil change once every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or so, or every six months. Oil changes keep the oil fresh, which helps your engine last longer and perform better by keeping the various fast-moving parts lubricated and cool. Our team is ready to help you stay on top of regular oil changes so that you can get the most out of your engine.

Oil Changes Based on Mileage

Mileage is one of the main factors to consider when scheduling oil changes. Why? As you drive your Volkswagen around Norwood, your engine works hard to move your car along. The more you drive, the more your car's oil gets exposed to things like dust and the tiny metal particles that break off from your engine's parts. Dirty oil can't lubricate your engine as effectively as fresh oil, so you might notice poor performance and even an increased risk for engine damage if you don't change your oil regularly.

Oil Changes Based on Time

What if you don't rack up miles very quickly? Regular oil changes are still recommended even if you don't drive much. If it takes you a while to accumulate miles, we recommend that you still get your oil changed every six months. Oil breaks down over time, which lessens its ability to lubricate your engine as you drive around Boston and Stoughton. Changing your oil on a time basis helps to ensure that your car's oil is fresh and able to do its job properly.

Schedule Service

Oil changes help to keep your adventures around Dedham and Canton going smoothly, so please don't hesitate to make an appointment for professional Volkswagen service here at our dealership. We'll be happy to help you keep your engine in tip-top shape here at our service center near Foxborough!

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