Regular oil changes are a vital part of taking good care of your vehicle. When your Volkswagen needs an oil change, we invite you to come to LaFontaine Volkswagen of Livonia, your local source for VW service near Westland and Redford Charter Township. Find out more here, and then stop by next time your VW is due for an oil change!
If you drive an older VW model or a non-VW vehicle, you can use conventional oil or a synthetic blend. However, we still recommend synthetic whenever possible since conventional and semi-synthetic oils don’t perform as well or last as long.
Since 2004, VW engines have required synthetic oil. It makes sense: synthetic oil is by far the superior choice. It provides better lubrication than conventional oil, and it stands up better to extreme heat and cold. Its detergent additives mean that synthetic oil also keeps your engine cleaner. Since it takes longer to break down, you only have to have synthetic oil changed about every 10,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first.
If your vehicle has a diesel engine, it requires a special type of oil. Diesel oil generally has a different viscosity than the oil used for gas engines. In addition, it comes with additional anti-wear additives that are required to keep diesel engines from excessive and premature wear but would damage the catalytic converters of gas-powered vehicles.
When you’re ready to bring your VW in for an oil change, we make it easy at LaFontaine Volkswagen of Livonia. You can either call us to set up your appointment or use our online service scheduling tool. Whichever way you schedule, we look forward to seeing you soon here at LaFontaine Volkswagen of Livonia.