What’s in a Oil Change?
Any old place can change the oil in your Volkswagen, right? Changing oil in a car is no big deal – lots of folks even do it themselves! A Dallas oil change can be done on the cheap… some local joints will even do it for $15 or less. But will the oil they choose hold up to our Texas summer? Here at Lewisville Volkswagen, we know which oils are designed to keep your car at its best, even in extreme conditions. Our oil change is not just any old oil change – we’ll keep your engine running better longer with oils that meet Volkswagen’s quality standards.
What Makes a Volkswagen-Quality Oil?
A lot of motor oils are labeled “synthetic,” but there are no generally-accepted definitions of synthetic oil and no industry standard. We at Volkswagen have created our own quality control standards to ensure that your motor oil is optimized for the needs of your Volkswagen automobile.
An oil that meets Volkswagen’s quality standards helps keep your engine clean, helps it to turn over easily, and reduces heat and engine wear. High-quality synthetic oil remains stable at higher temperatures, lubricates engine components to increase horsepower by reducing friction, and can even improve fuel economy by five percent or more! If your car is under factory warranty, please remember that using a Volkswagen-approved synthetic oil is probably a condition of your warranty.
Changing Your Own Oil
If you’re a do-it-yourself type and want to save money by changing your oil yourself, choose an oil that conforms to VW standard VW 502 00, or a diesel engine oil that complies with VW 507 00. Call or come by your local Lewisville Volkswagen dealership and ask us for more information if you need help choosing a synthetic oil. It’s our job to make sure your engine runs at peak performance, even in extreme Texas conditions.
Let Us Do It
We always recommend allowing an approved Volkswagen dealer to change your oil. When you let us do it, you ensure that you’re receiving a full-service, high-quality oil change. You’ll rest assured that your car will run at peak performance, your oil will be properly disposed of, and you’ll avoid the hassle of an oil change in the Texas summer heat. At Lewisville Volkswagen, we’re always here to do the dirty work for you!
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