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Volkswagen Passat Oil Type

2022 Volkswagen Passat
If you recently purchased a Volkswagen Passat, you’ll enjoy a dependable vehicle for many years. Routine Volkswagen Passat oil changes are among the keys to maintaining your new investment, but what type of oil should you request? The Volkswagen Passat oil type is any of the following: 5W-30, 5W-40, and 0W-40 oil. These oils are VW 502 00-compliant, meaning they comply with the Volkswagen Group’s oil code.

All of the recommended Passat oils are fully synthetic. Learn more about synthetic oil with Volkswagen La Crosse and contact our service center if it is time to schedule a Volkswagen Passat oil change!

Conventional vs. Synthetic Oil: The Differences Explained

Conventional oil is crude oil from the ground that has undergone a refining process. Once this process is complete, the oil is ready for vehicle engine use. Synthetic oil is manufactured, usually from modified petroleum components, though other materials may also be utilized. It is considered the superior oil for reasons such as:

  • Fewer carbon deposits due to a meticulous refining process
  • Fewer impurities
  • Reduced engine friction and wear
  • Improved temperature regulation

What Happens To Your Vehicle if You Don’t Replace Your Oil?

No matter which recommended Volkswagen Passat oil type you use, it must be replaced every 7,500 to 15,000 miles to avoid premature engine wear and other issues such as:

  • Sluggish engine performance
  • Reduced fuel economy
  • Engine overheating
  • Possible engine failure

Oil becomes dirty from contaminants like road dust, dirt, and metal shards. It eventually thickens into sludge that does not lubricate the engine’s many moving parts, causing friction and excessive heat. The engine uses more fuel to compensate for reduced performance, meaning you’ll make more trips to gas stations around Winona and Tomah.

Request a Volkswagen Passat Oil Change With Volkswagen La Crosse Today

Is it time to have your Volkswagen Passat oil type changed? Call (608) 519-4287 or use our online service scheduler to make an appointment! We look forward to helping you keep your Passat in pristine condition. For additional maintenance-related reads, check out our posts on car battery longevity, the Volkswagen maintenance schedule, and more about how often you should schedule oil changes. See you soon!


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