Tips for checking your Volkswagen oil level

July 12th, 2017 by

As most drivers on the road will tell you, your Volkswagen model is only as durable and efficient as the oil that you’re putting inside it. The right synthetic materials can make a world of difference for your vehicle, helping to keep your drive smooth, responsive and reactive through any situation. Today we’ll show you some tips for checking your Volkswagen oil level so you can have a better idea of where you stand!

How to check the oil in a Volkswagen vehicle
Oil can be a forgotten component in your Volkswagen model’s engine, but it’s essential to keeping your vehicle properly maintained. Luckily for all of us, keeping tabs on your oil level is easy! Here’s how:

How to check the oil in a Volkswagen vehicle

In most VW models, your dipstick is labeled with an orange or yellow handle. Take it out to start the process of checking your oil.
There will be excess oil on your dipstick which won’t help too much if you’re looking to get an accurate reading. Wipe your dipstick down with a microfiber rag or paper towel and put it back in place.
Take your dipstick out of its holster one more time; the grooves on its opposite end from you act as a gauge so you can get a better idea of where your oil level is at.

How often should you be getting an oil change?
Though the old rule of thumb that states you should be getting an oil change every 3,000 miles or so is still professed, it’s not entirely necessary. The majority of Volkswagen models on the road today can travel between 5,000-7,000 miles before you should be taking them in for service. To stay on the safe side, however, if your oil level is reading at lower than half on your dipstick, you should be getting your Volkswagen a fresh batch.

Read More: Top five ways to pass the time when getting car service

Schedule Service at New Century Volkswagen
If you ever run into trouble with your oil system or just need routine service done on your VW model, feel free to schedule service with our team here at New Century Volkswagen. We’ll get you back out on the road in confidence for the road ahead. Stop in and see us today!

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