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Have you been wondering when it may be time to schedule an “oil change near me?” This vital service should be done at certain intervals, and it helps your car perform at its best around Norwood and Dedham.

On this page, we’ve listed oil change information connected to your neighborhood. Simply choose the link you want, and learn about oil changes performed by Volkswagen Norwood for Newton and Sharon, MA, car owners like you.

When Should I Schedule an Oil Change?

Once upon a time, car owners scheduled oil changes around the same time. Three thousand miles served as the gold standard that everyone followed. Of course, this made it easy to remember, but did it dovetail with each car’s needs?


When Cars Need Oil Changes

When Cars USED to Need Oil Changes

5,000 miles

3,000 miles

7,500 miles

10,000 miles

15,000 miles


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Now, with technological advances made in the automotive industry, cars react well when you adhere to an oil change schedule. To find out when your car requires one, it’s best to review the owner’s manual, or consult with your friendly service technician.

As it stands now, many cars must have an oil change between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. However, cars that use synthetic oil can wait a little longer. At around 10,000 or even 15,000 miles, these vehicles will need an oil change.

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Why Does My Car Need an Oil Change?

So, what’s the big deal with oil changes? Are they really that necessary? “What could they possibly do to make my car run better?” you may be thinking.

Let’s start with what oil does for your car. Oil lubricates the parts associated with your engine so that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.

After a while, though, your car attracts all types of dirt, dust, and debris from the roads traveled. The oil collects this matter, which makes the parts sluggishly crawl.

Learn the signs that your car may need an oil change soon. They include:

  • Oil change dashboard light flicks on
  • Oil smell in cabin
  • Blue exhaust smoke
  • Knocking noises
  • Dark, sludge-like oil

If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s best to schedule a service appointment as soon as you can. Sticking to your car’s individual maintenance schedule can prevent most of these signs from occurring.

How Long Will an Oil Change Take?

With such an important purpose, this must be a monumental task, right? While it’s very important, it doesn’t take forever. Our skilled service technicians pride themselves on attending an oil change as efficiently as possible.

Unless you’re catching up on all kinds of routine maintenance, your oil change will probably take under an hour. It’s a procedure that our techs do so often that they just need the right materials.

Can I Just Add Oil?

Changing the oil does not mean just adding oil. This common misconception comes up from time to time. While you can add oil to temporarily fill up if you’re low, there’s more to it than that.

When a tech changes the oil, the tech will replace the filter and pour oil that starts out as clear and gold colored. While they’re performing this task, they will look around to make sure everything else is ship-shape.

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Schedule an Oil Change near West Roxbury MA

Now you know the best time to schedule an oil change near me. Check your car’s manual and make an appointment at Volkswagen Norwood when you’re available. We’re conveniently located near Norwood and Dedham—and cater to customers from the surrounding areas of Newton and Sharon, Massachusetts, too.

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